Monday, March 20, 2017

Sons and Sweet Frog

Tonight, a local frozen yogurt shop had what they called a Mother- Son Lego Batman night! I had gift cards, so we went! (We only ended up paying $3.00!)
There was a little bit of Lego,
and a Batman coloring page and photo opp,
but the highlight was the treat and toppings! (I love the little orange jello balls they have!)
It was very crowded, so we took ours to go (good thing, because it ended up being a weird night-I got a splotchy floater headache in my eyes (ocular migraine?)and later, my left hand fell asleep while I was lifting weights with E!).

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Saturday morning started with me cleaning like crazy because I thought Kari and Doug were coming over to do their taxes. Without telling me, E planned to go to their house instead after he finished emptying his mom storage shed! That meant I had to do the grocery shopping during the busy afternoon. Totally earned my nap!

That night, we dropped the boys off at church for a movie night

While E and I split some sushi and a hibachi meal. I had asked E multiple times during the week if he had made a reservation but he never answered, so I made one. When we got there, we had TWO reservations!
After dinner, we stopped by Kari and Doug's to pick up my laptop (E being silly on their new doorbell. He is dressed up because his jeans were in the dryer.)
then made E's dreams come true by buying a TV for our bedroom! It was all his idea, but he called Me "an expensive date". (It took almost 14 years of marriage for him to get one because I still have the vivid memory of him watching Ed, Edd and Eddy on our honeymoon while I was trying to nap! Lucky for him, March Madness wore me down!)
When we picked up the boys, we found out that B had lost another bottom baby tooth on a hard rice crispy treat!
Tooth Fairy comes tonight!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Upward Awards Night

End of a great season!

The cheerleaders did a cheer, (except for Bree who was on crutches...)
then sat in the balcony.
Look, there is E! (I didn't realize when I took this that W is in the front row....didn't get his face :(
The coaches were recognized (a gift card!), then the youth pastor preached a five minute salvation message. We watched a short highlight video (which included a slow motion of our cradle from a ground up!) and were dismissed to get gifts.

The basketball players got basketballs and the cheerleaders got picture frames. I had a great squad (even though they acted like this sometimes)
and assistant coach this year! (Bummer that two girls couldn't make it!)
Before we left, I got a couple of pictures of my handsome boys!  
Now to go workout and try to avoid watching basketball on TV!

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day

Shirts for the boys (bought on clearance after last year),
some green (and a jello leprechaun hat!) in their lunch!
That, bedtime books, a song,

and a fun dessert (made the night before because we had the Upward Award Ceremony)

and the boys were all set!  (Ok, I also made W a little math project...Got to sneak some learning in somehow since all they are doing this week is AIR testing and watching movies!)

I went all out for the kitchen
and myself.....
I didn't think it was over the top, until E's boss Karen brought three tour groups around...boy, did I get some looks! 

My plan was to make an Irish chicken casserole that had potatoes and cabbage in it, but we were busy and the boys were full from their Shamrock Shake snack(I couldn't resist. I love treating my Schmoops!) so I went with a much easier dinner instead! (Shrug. I'm not that Irish anyway!)

St. Patty's Day smooches!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pi Day 2017

Special shirts for the boys....
and me!

Treats and a comic for the lunchboxes....

made a peanut butter pie to take to the Throckmortons and their new baby, and we played a family Pi Day card game! (Had to lay down in cards in Pi order- I printed off a paper. If don't have it, draw a card and turn over. First one to use all cards wins!)
B won because the rest of us got tired of how long it was taking!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup

The boys each had two helpings of this! (Of course, they loaded them down with toppings-pickles, extra cheese, diced tomatoes and French fried onions!)

Low Carb Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup

  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1.5 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups diced celery about 8.3 oz (I only used one stalk.)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 32 ounces beef broth
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded (shred it yourself, it will melt SOOOO much better!)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk (I used 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound cauliflower florets fresh or frozen (I used small head of fresh.)
  1. Cook garlic and onion in skillet with hot oil until fragrant.
  2. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Remove from heat and drain oil (if needed)..
  3. Transfer cooked beef into a 4 or 6 quart crock pot. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Stir to combine ingredients. Cook on low 4-6 hours.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Last Upward Game and Fun with Falks

B's last game of the season...
He only played two periods,
but when he got in, he rocked it!

He caused two jump balls, had only one major foul and made SIX shots,
including this one we captured in slow motion! VIDEO

W's last Upward game EVER!
 During half-time, he and the other "graduating" sixth graders were honored.  They signed a jersey and got a treat!

My cheerleaders did awesome, too! We did a split lift, honored our sixth grader with a formation during a time out, and did a Swedish fall with a twist down at half-time!

Right after my game, we met the Falks at Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate Z's 6th birthday! (Recognize that shirt? B wore it when he was four!)
 Next, dinner at Chick-fil-A!
 (no candles were lit in the making of this picture!)
Lots of events, but our day wasn't over! Grocery shopping at Fresh Thyme,
then back home to clean out the fridge,
put away food and (for E and I) work out!
Busy day!