I'VE heard this saying but never thought it would become the family THEME...... The "PLAY" part definitely takes precedence. We love ALLEN!!!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Girls Trip to visit Home

My sister-in-law and I decided we were going to load up the girls and take a trip Home to visit.  Well  for me it's almost a 10 hr drive.  I drove down to salt lake the night before and the next day we left for home.  I think I was as bad as the girls on this trip...I wondered if we were ever going to get there.  We did and had a great time

Livi is thinking as to whether she likes the Bumbo...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Girls!! Addison at 23 months Livi at 2 1/2 months

Trying on hats is so much fun.  Just another day in the life of a mom and two girls

It has sure been a lot of fun around her having two girls.  Allen is feeling outnumbered, but he sure loves his girls too!!!  Addie is looking so big and Livi is growing and changing.  I don't know it longating is a word but I think Livi is growing into her baby chub and it's making her look older too.
I think I'm finally getting a few smiles out of this girl.

 Asleep and so precious I think
I really wanted Livi's eyes to stay blue like her sister but I think their going to be brown
She is my outdoor girl.  We are outside most of the day whether it's in the back yard or able to go to the park she takes what every she can get and then cries sometimes when it's time to come in

 It's so fun to see Addie's imagination come to life as she's playing. 

 Livi is starting to watch the tv, and Addie'll let her sit by her and even if she's not happy with it I insist. 

Livi's growing.  I had to adjust the straps in the carseat from the lowest to the middle so she would fit
It seems like Addie is re-discovering everything that Livi is using.  Sometimes it's cute but then others it's annoying because I just need to put the baby in either the swing or the bumbo and I don't need TWO BABIES CRYING. 
This little girl is addicted to otter pops
Livi likes to cuddle and Maggie gets jealous some of the time
Livi has the cutest little look.  Right now she's learning to focus and she goes cross eyed sometimes, so when I think of her this is the face I see. 
This almost 2 yr old is full of energy.  She and I are trying to get through this already terrible two stage.  She is a good girl but has her moments and I just have to remind myself I have those same moments. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Recipes to try.....Lemon Bar Trifle

I love lemon bars and have been in the Trifle making mood lately, so we tried this and it was good.  I doubled the crumble and made the layer itself thicker than it says.

Lemon Bar Trifle

Crust Crumble:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter, melted

Lemon Layer:
  • ½ cups  Sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups cold water
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 4 tsp grated lemon peel
Cream Cheese Layer:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup whip cream

How to make Lemon Bar Trifle

In a small bowl, combine flour and pecans; stir in butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

In a small heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and flour. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in the lemon juice, butter and lemon peel.  Transfer to a bowl. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Cover surface with waxed paper; refrigerate until chilled.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in whipcream. Crumble the baked pecan mixture; set aside ½ cup for topping.
Just before serving, in a 3-qt. trifle bowl, layer 1 cup each  of the pecan , lemon and cream cheese mixtures. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with reserved pecan mixture. Lemon Bar Trifle is ready to serve.
yields: 9 servings

Monday, June 4, 2012

Olivia's Big Weekend (Blessing)

It seem like we just did a weekend like this, but it was almost 2 years ago when we blessed Addison.  Well it was Olivia's turn and we could have any less fun!!  My family came up, we went on the boat, sat around and caught up, blessed the baby on Sunday, and had a family dinner Sunday Afternoon.  It was a very enjoyable Weekend.......

A few things that I remeber most from Olivia's blessing were,
Allen told her she was blessed to have a strong spirit and people would be drawn to her, and that she would be an example to those people. He blessed her that if she would stay strong in the gospel and follow that strong spirit that heavenly father blessed her with, she would have many blessing throughout her life. He admonished her to always remember those gifts and be an example no matter the circumstances.
I am so thankful for a right priesthood holder that can bless our children by the spirit.  Later on that day I asked if he remembered what he had said in the blessing and he said not really, that the spirit was the one doing the talking, and I needed to inform him so I did.  I know Olivia is strong and she will bless a lot of people in her lifetime.  .


Friday, June 1, 2012

Girl Stuff for Summer

I love having painted toes!!!!   So that means so do my girls...it is so fun to say girls!!!
 Liv is getting so cute as she is loving to smile!!!!

Doesn't she look so pretty???  I'm going to have to move my makeup.  She been getting more curious this last week.
My sweet girls.