Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Break

I loved hearing about the designs you liked best. There were definitely some favorites. So many of you like purple!

It's good to be "back." ; )

My parents came to help kick off the boys (really Zach's) spring break. Jason and I had a date night (yea!), too. Thanks Mom and Dad. Love those!

This is what Colson looks like with his hair combed over. Don't worry, I have only done this twice in his life! Even though he looks like a sweet little boy it's just not for him right now. His hair actually doesn't stay this way because it wants to stick straight up. Ha! I like the faux hawk much better anyway.

My dad and Colson hanging out on the couch.

I love this. My dad (Pappy) was surprised he would actually sit there and play.
Z and my dad flying a kite. A perfect thing to do on a windy day.
My dad said Z hung onto the kite string for at least an hour!
We attempted to get a family picture before my parents left, but this is the best we got. Ha! This boy is glued to my hip, and I kind of like it. He is SO heavy, but maybe I'm getting used to it. ; )
This one turned out well. ; )
I made this chocolate chip cake while my parents were here, and there was not much left when they went home. Delicious! I did send some to our neighbors so I wouldn't eat any more of it.

It's so easy if you want to try!

Chocolate Chip Cake


1 box yellow cake mix
1 sm. pkg. instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs (whole)
1 cup Wesson oil
1/4 cup water8 oz. carton sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla1 cup chocolate chips (can add extra chips)
Blend together ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 or 60 minutes in a Bundt type pan (coat bundt pan with Pam).

I'm working on Reese's spring flowers and will share them soon. They are very similar to the ones I used last year. Very sweet and cheerful.
This is Jonah Zach's new favorite toy. He is really into "nakes" these days. He carries this snake around with him everywhere. He even takes it to the gym to share with all his friends. I'm sure they love this. ; )

The scales began falling off after he got Jonah wet. It was very traumatic. Big time drama at our house! Today I'm gluing it back together but we are missing some pieces. Wish me luck!

Happy Friday. ; )


For great is His love toward us...

Psalm 117:2

16 comments:

Erica said...

Carrying around an adorable heavy baby = awesome arm muscles for mommy! You look great!!

The B's said...

I've made the same cake but with chocolate cake mix and chocolate pudding and to make it even ahem better for you...I make either chocolate icing or white chocolate icing to go on it. That recipe with the pudding and sour cream is one of the best I think! I don't comment often but I have prayed for you over this last year and I am SO thankful for the work the Lord has done in your family and through the life of Reese.

Melissa said...

Love your blog Katie!! I was given the link from a friend and I just got through reading about your sweet Reese. We just lost our daughter, Hadley, on February 28. She was born premature at 22 weeks 6 days because my water suddenly ruptured. I am so thankful for blogs like yours...it is helping me gain strength each day!! I love how people have been honoring Reese's name and I am thinking about doing this with my family and friends. Thank you for being such an inspiration in my time of need!!
-Melissa

Kelly said...

Your sweet Zach remind me of my Ross when he was little. He loved snakes and everything boy! Hang on to the memories, Katie. Ross is going to be 23 in August. The time zips right by!

Summer said...

YOu look so pretty girl and Colson is sooooo adorable I love how he is just sitting there with your dad...how cute all he needs is a faux laptop how cute would that pic be hahahaha....love his faux hawk glad your not retiring it yet friend LOL!

Ooooh date night how fun! Um tell Z to keep his "nakes" in Arkansas hahahaha!! I am so scared of "nakes" we were at the pet store this evening picking out two pink fish for Kelcee and she backed up to a tank with nakes in it and I screeched eeeeeeek and everyone started laughing and the hubs said they are not gonna bite you through the glass and I said that's what you think hahahhah

OK I had to share that tidbit...the hubs also likes to plant Kelcee's real like "nakes" all over my house to freak me out...funny guy I tell ya...LOL

Ooooh that choco cake sounds AMAZING! With this big steroid pulse 3000 mg they just gave me I am craving choco LOL so I prob will make that when I get to feeling better!

love ya girl
Sums

tiffany said...

You look beautiful, as always! Happy spring break!

Melanie Mueller said...

What a great Spring Break! Such cute and priceless pictures of Zach and your dad. Aren't grandparents the best? Your boys are so lucky to have that extra spoiling!! We are so blessed to have tons of that in our family too.
Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds so yummy!! I am going to have to try it!
You look beautiful as always!! =)

The Guerra's said...

Aww I love his hair combed over to the side....he looks like a little man! Soo cute! your kids are precious!

hi-d said...

You look fantastic! What a pretty mommy!

Justin and Lara said...

I'm going to have to try that cake! I make one that's almost exactly the same, but with butterscotch pudding and a whole bag butterscotch chips - so yummy! Never thought of switching it out for chocolate!

Rebekah said...

Family pictures are thing of the past around here! That cake is one of our favorites! Yummy! Glad you had a good visit with your parents! Thank you Lord for wonderful parents who love to spend time with their grand babies!

Lauren said...

Precious pictures!!!! :)

Donna said...

Katie...they get cuter every day....and so do you!!
You'd better get used to snakes with a house full of boys!! lol

Dianna said...

The cake looks delicious! I am going to have to try it! Good luck repairing the snake!

Chelsey said...

Hi. My name is Chelsey. Just wanted to know if you got my e mail having to do with your name gallery.

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Mara said...

My kids have that same naptime. It works so well because my husband gets home at 5pm. I like to think I am only working 6am-2pm, lol!

 
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