January 25, 2009

...loving a visit from aunt brooke...

the kids love when their aunts and uncles come to visit. we were lucky enough to have brooke come stay the night the weekend before last...and the kids loved every second of it...and so did i...she's such a great helper!


we had to get some sort of treat making in...so we gave suckers a try...which turned out cute & yummy, BUT, it was not the most kid friendly treat to make...seeing as how you have candy cooking in a pot at 300 degrees...yeah, not so much 'kids helping mom' going on.


sooo, to solve that dilemma, we made some chocolates. i bought these molds at orson gygi's for $2 each. and let's just say that it's a good thing that i didn't spend a lot of money because being the smart person i am...i decided to put them in the dishwasher. so...lesson learned. plastic molds are NOT dishwasher safe.


miss emerson had a little too much fun taste testing...


and here's what we ended up with...yummmmmm!

10 comments:

RaeAnn said...

So I was VT-ing last week and saw your dad's picture of you and Brynn and said how I am famous because I know you...and she said that that is her favorite picture and how it "speaks to her" and has been a great comfort. Her mom died when she was really young, and when she saw thought she thought of her mom as her angel leading her throughout life. It was really neat to hear her talk about it, and I know you hear it a lot, but I just wanted to share that I think your dad is amazing and inspired! Now I think I need that picture too!!

Tiffany and Shane Speakman said...

Cute Valentine decor, I love your ideas!!! I think I may try and attempt some sort of banner or something to make it look like we do celebrate fun little holidays like Valentines!!! Hopefully I'll see ya tmrw night!!!

The Popes said...

i love that you spend so much time with your kids .. not because you get to stay at home.. .but because you want make some good quality memories with them. you always go all out and i know your kids must love it-shoot i get excited about it! :) i can't believe brook has grown into a beautiful little lady .. i remember the first time we went to you house and she was seriously running around in diapers and she was sooooo funny! it's cute that she and your kids are semi close in age . . fun for them to have a rolemodel that's not like 20 years older. love emersons cute dress in the post below!

Denise said...

Too cute Lynds. Little Brooke isn't so little any more. She's gettin' too old!

Nicole said...

Cute pictures! The chocolate molds are so cute- and I love the hearts for the windows a few posts back too. So creative!

Aaron & Erin said...

You are so creative. You've been on my mind. We need to connect... via phone sometime. Also, I wanted to say thanks for putting that post about that great book you read. "sink reflections?" was it... I'm excited to read it. It seems right up my alley with life getting so hectic and wanting to do all these extra things I have no time for. Anyway, let Chad know the we say hello too!

brit said...

so dang fun! i love brookie! i still remember her in my sunbeams class. i can't believe how old she is. too cute.
p.s. i got my camera:)

brit said...

so dang fun! i love brookie! i still remember her in my sunbeams class. i can't believe how old she is. too cute.
p.s. i got my camera:)

lynsey said...

really cute ideas! i agree with the popes' comment...you're always doing such fun things with your kids. keep the ideas coming, you're helping me out a ton!

Tanya said...

so glad you liked the pendant. your pictures are amazing. i might be asking you for some help...i have been getting frustrated with my camera :o) love all your ideas!