Saturday, March 26, 2011

We Made Beads


We made our own beads from polymer clay. The girls had a great time and it was so easy. I baked them in the oven at 275 for 15 mins. and then let them make bracelets. I'll definitely let them do this again. It wasn't expensive. I had a 40% off coupon for Micheals and got a pack of 12 colors for $6.00! It wasn't messy. The only thing that needed cleaning up was their fingers. They got to be creative. Plus, they didn't need my help. Which meant I could make some too! All in all for $6 bucks Crea and Abby had fun and it kept them busy for awhile.








Peace, Love & Happiness
Helen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I will live for my kids

I don't have the best parents in the world. My dad checked out when I was younger and my mom about 5 years ago. I've realize that they have their own issues that have nothing to do with me. I think God gave me these parents so I would know how to be a better one. Now, I'm not the best mother and I don't claim to be. I have made many mistakes but, I do the best I can. I know I still have a lot to learn about what it means to be mom and I welcome that. A friend said to me today that people will die for their kids but, will they live for them. Those words were very powerful to hear and I'm here to say, "I will live for my kids".



My Pledge

I pledge alligence to my children, Creanna, Abby & Ericson. I will love you. I will nourish you. I will encourage you to grow and take pride in yourself. I will dare you to dream and dare you to chase those dreams. I will let you blossom and when it's time I will let you go. Just know that I will never quit on you. I will always be your #1 fan and your loudest cheerleader as long as I am on this earth.

Peace & Happiness,
Helen

Saturday, March 19, 2011

OMG! I can't believe it came out.

Abby has a favorite dress(really it's a fancy tank shirt that was her cousins)that
she wears like it's her job. I'm sure those with kids understand the "Favorite" outfit. Anyways, a few weeks ago she was playing across the street and I think they had silly putty because I remember her giving what she had in her hand back to the Dad. Well, Monday I noticed 2 lines of ruffles were stuck together pretty good. I must of washed and dried it at least 5 times before I even knew it was there! So, now it's really glued and I'm going to have to hide or toss this "dress" before Abby realizes it's missing. I had one trick up my sleeve to try first before I did anything drastic. I soaked it for 20 mins. in a heavy degreaser then poured my "liquid gold" one capful at a time on the areas with the putty. Within minutes that putty was peeling up and I used my fingernails to get it all off! I challenge anyone to find were that putty was on that "dress"!





Peace & Happiness-H

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A quick review of last week

I know it's almost Wednesday and I'm talkin about last week but,whatever I wanted to share. I made my first ever batch of cinnamon rolls but, I screwed up right from the start. It helps to read directions carefully. Especially, when you are baking! The yeast directions said to mix on low for 30 secs then on high for 3 mins. Well, after the 30 secs, not thinking I added the flour without mixing it on high for 3 mins. I would have started over but, I only had one pack of yeast so I made them anyway. The one thing I did notice was it took longer to rise but, they actually tasted pretty good. I'm going to try again. The right way. I'll see if they come out any different. It was kinda nice one day and the girls jumped on the trampoline. Fresh air is always good.
Ericson also learned to climb but, has no idea about the getting down part. So, that's been fun. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to keep up with him!

We also celebrated his first birthday. We had dinner with the family and he got to play with his cousins. Auntie gave him a cool riding toy that was a big hit!



Peace & Happiness,
Helen

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Potty Dance Party

I won a Pull Ups Potty Dance party from Houseparty.com. It's a pretty cool site where you can apply to host different parties. They change all the time. If you win they'll send you a party package that will include free swag for you and your guests. Fun, right?



My party package included Potty Dance dvds, stickers, Pull Up coupons, enjoy the ride reward points, coloring pages and dance instructions posters for the guest. As the host I received all of the above plus a pack of Pull Ups and a 1GB jump drive loaded with potty info.



The kids had a lot of fun dancing and coloring and I have had the Potty Dance song stuck in my head all day.



Everyone should visit Houseparty.com and check it out. You might find a party for you!

Peace & Happiness
Helen

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chicken Patties

So it's getting time for me to make a grocery run. The freezer is looking pretty sad, which made for an interesting dinner tonight. One thing that I almost always have in my freezer though is frozen breaded chicken patties. I don't even buy chicken nuggets for the kids anymore. I just cut these up for them. I'll put mine on a salad or make a chicken sandwich. I was looking around the web and came across this site that had a bunch of ways to use patties. Enjoy!

How to Use Frozen Chicken Patties For Fast, Easy Meals | eHow.com

Peace & Happiness
Helen