Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pizza Rolls

This is a family favorite around here. I refuse to buy frozen pizza rolls...These have so much more flavor and are fresh plus fast. Its an easy go to lunch that makes my 3 year old as well as my husband happy.

A few very simple ingredients:

1 pkg crescent rolls
pepperoni slices
string cheese sticks
pizza sauce

Easy right! 

Throw them in the oven at 350 for 12 minutes.

 Then they should look something like this....

If you want to make it a little healthier throw some veggies together and make a side salad..


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ty talk

Ty is talking so much now.
 He is saying and doing things that make us laugh...
Things we want to remember always. 
Some are funny, some are mean, some sweet and some are just ridiculous.

Ty and I are laying on the bed while Daddy is in the other room. I'm cuddling and singing to him... One of those moments when I sit there and think how loving and sweet he is... All of the sudden he jumps up says "No mom" runs over grabs my stuffed animal and hands him to me... Then says "snuggle it." Sits back on the bed but this time a few feet away from me. Silly kid. I guess sometimes he just doesn't want to snuggle. 

So I think when it comes to boys and girls Ty is a little confused. How do you have that talk with a 2year old? When I change Embers diaper he runs over and says "Mommy, Ember no peanut?" Me... "Uh, No Ty, Ember is a girl. They don't have those" Just to be clear...I don't think its cute to make up fake names for body parts just to leave kids confused later. I told Ty what his man business is called he just can't pronounce it. I have made an effort now to tell Ty "You're a boy like daddy, Ember is a girl like mommy." I think that is as much of a talk we need for now. 

When we are about to leave the apartment to go outside we have to go down the elevator. At least that is how we say it. Ty says "Mommy, lets take the alligator." Pretty adorable...

I also find myself saying things like:

"Ty, don't sit on your sisters head"
"Ty, don't use Ember as a step stool" 

Poor Ember... I will say this, She will be tough! 

He also has been doing a lot of "My do it" or "No I do it"

If he needs to wash his hands and I happen to take a towel and wipe them down for him he gets them messy again, then says "No, I do it" and washes his hands himself.

Or if I put his pants on and he decides he wanted too. He takes them off says "I DO IT" then puts them on himself...

Mr. Independent lately. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Monday, September 9, 2013

White Coat Ceremony

I don't think I could be more proud of Jayson.
 He has worked so hard to be where he is today. 
Long hours of studying...
Papers to write...Books to read...Tests to take. 
He has been busy, busy, busy...

We celebrated his White Coat a few weeks ago. This is the start of big changes in our life.

We are about a month into school and if I had to know all the things he does my head would for sure explode. He loves it though. He comes home happy and eager to tell me what he learned and how he can apply it in real life. He definitely picked a carrier where he will be happy.. 

He works so hard at home and school. 

He is my rock. 

I love him with all my heart and am proud to be his wife!


Jayson was watching the football game, Ember was sleeping and Ty well Ty was just being Ty. . . Everyone was doing their own thing so I thought I would cross one of my pinterest projects off my list. I love Sew much Ado. She made the most adorable felt flash cards...Hers are pretty fancy, my version is pretty basic but believe me Ty still loves them.

I didn't want to buy anything for this project. I wanted to use things I already had in my craft boxes. I had two felt pages the same color so they became the base of the flash cards.

I cut them 3x5 with a rotary cutter and mat.

Pulled out some scraps for the numbers and shapes. Yes, I totally keep my scrap felt in bread bags...Works great! Thanks mom for the good tip!

Found some colors I liked and pulled them out. I traced out the numbers with a disappearing ink pen. That way I didn't have to print out a pattern.

They are not even close to perfect, but I think Ty will still learn his numbers with them! The ink also goes away with in a few hours.

I sewed the numbers on with white thread. See how you can't see the ink on the 1 anymore! I also sewed on shapes. I put the numbers on top of the shapes and hole punched them. I used a regular paper hole punch and punched through the felt. It worked fine but had to do one layer at a time. Then I pinned them together and sewed around the edges.

Put a ring through the holes and it makes a cute little flashcard book! I wanted to make more. I think a second set would be fun so he can also use them as matching cards but I ran out of the cream felt. Maybe I will have to go to JoAnns shopping (dang it!! Lol). As for right now at least we can work on our numbers, shapes and colors.

One of the very best parts about making you kids things rather than buying them all is when they say "Mommy made it!" So sweet!

Even if you don't have all the supplies on hand this project would still be really cheap to make. Also if your making them for little hands like I am you don't have to worry about your flashcards ripping... My kids are little and pretty rough on things...Paper doesn't last long in this house.

We have been doing really good at "Home-PreK." I had the good idea from a friend who also has a husband in Pharmacy school. She has a daughter who is just older than Ty and when her husband has to study or do homework...(Something Jayson does a lot of) they also have homework or study time. So now in the morning we all eat breakfast together and get ready. Then when daddy is off to school we start school. We do about a half hour (as much as Ty can take) of learning. Then we try to have singing time, snack time and then back to learning time. He thinks its pretty cool when I tell him daddy is at school learning too....even though I am pretty sure Jayson isn't having singing time.  

Ember isn't really learning her numbers, shapes or colors....but she does like to flip through the pages... She is still learning though...just like looking at a book. Seeing new shapes and colors is good for her little brain. It also keeps her entertained for awhile!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Man time

What happens when your 2 years old and your dump truck breaks?!

Simple. You wait for daddy to get home and ask him to pull out his tools.

Pick out what ones look the best and get to work.

Busy, busy, busy...I love to watch my men work.

Watch and learn little man, daddy will teach you well.

Those little hands melt my heart.

I think its so important for the kids to get time with both of us and time one on one. Jayson and I call his and Ty time "man time". Even if its as simple as taking the trash out, its still bonding. With Jayson back in school and studying so much Ty is stuck at home with us girls all day. So when Jayson gets home he makes a real effort to do things with Ty. Play blocks, cars, tool....whatever Ty wants. As long as me and Ember are rocking in the chair and not disturbing "man time". Ty is always happier, plus he talks about it all day. "Mommy, Daddy and I build blocks" "Mommy, Daddy and I fix my dump truck" "Mommy, Daddy and I play doctor". Totally random and totally adorable.