Friday, March 23, 2012

Yo Yo Yo Insta Friday In The House

This week is a blur.
The days just seemed to all mesh together.
(Is this because I'm getting older...or because I'm tired?)

Anyway, here we are with
another retrospective Insta Friday.

This is my fave post every week.

life rearranged

Kate and I made the most amazing cupcakes last Friday night.
Cherry-Almond Vanilla and Orange Cream Pop


The Orange Cream Pop ones were my favorite.
In fact, I think Abby's next birthday party should be centered around
this little cupcake of Orange Cream goodness.

Although my days were a blur,
I do distinctly remember looking forward to indulging in a cupcake...or 3 every day.

If you are local and ever get the urge to just bake cupcakes,
call me. I will drop everything, and we will have ourselves a good 'ol time.
I will even bring these.
Oh yeah baby.
This is how I roll.
3.2 from the grocery store
We made our traditional pilgrimage to the St. Patrick's Day parade,
and were not disappointed.
Seriously, the light rail ride is the best part.
The crowds are...intense.
I say next year, we are IN the damn parade!
Not kidding.
This is going to happen.
And oh yeah. We partook in corned beef and cabbage, Irish chocolate cake,
and someone even had a green beer.
Best $10 ever spent.
Andy was on birthday party duty while AJ and I went to my busy bag exchange.
And we just happened to squeeze in a little Sonic happy hour drink.
Quality mother son time right there.
And Broderick Allen had his 6 month check up.
6 months.
Half of his first year is over.
It's a blur.
But a happy blur.
One year a student brought me a Spring Break gift.
It came at the perfect time.
A time when I needed a break and a treat like no other.

And that day I declared I would always gift the kids' teachers with such a treat.

Now I like sweets.
Love sweets actually.
But one of the kids' teachers is very health conscious.
How do you do fun and health conscious?
Jamba Juice it is!
I h.a.t.e when my head phones get tangled.
So I was crazy excited to see this solution on none other than the awe inspiring Pinterest.
It was like I was transcended back in time and
was making my BFF's in middle school friendship bracelets again.
It was therapeutic making all those knots.
And I'm only half way done!
Best spent morning ever.
A new magazine and a good drink.
I am so stoked for gardening this year!
I want Lilac bushes and Lavender Veils!
Thank you Better Homes and Gardens...
and the best sister ever that gifted me with such a treasure!
Oh Pinterest.
How you motivate me.
I was so excited for this project,
but the kids would only eat so many oranges the other day.
We'll keep adding to the jar.
This kid hates tummy time.
But we still torture him with it a couple times a day.
His little cry is so melodramatic.
It has quite the build up.

First, the crinkled up nose and eyes squeezed shut tight silent cry.
Oh this part is gut-wrenching for any bystander...
because you never know at what given second the great wail is going to come.
And then it comes...oh and it comes with such intensity...
followed by the great suck in of air, head back and the short, powerful, gusts of wails.
The resolve shattering, urgent wails.
And the crocodile tears roll down his cheeks.
It is the saddest thing in the world.
But it is a necessary evil.
Family Fun magazine saves me every month.
Seriously a balloon, some string, a straw and some tape.
And hours of fun and giggles.
I love this song.
Especially at the beginning of spring.
A 98 cent bag of jelly beans might do it.
These little beans of sugar may be the key to potty training Abby.
Thank God.
Did you know if you cut off the bottom of a stalk of celery, soak it in water, and then plant it...
it will regrow a new stalk of celery?!
It's been in the water a couple days and look! It is already starting to grow!
That is so cool!
Growing things fascinate me.
Totally fascinate me.
Have a great weekend!
Listen to What A Wonderful World and play in the dirt!
I'm going to!


Angela King said...

cupcakes, flip flops, wine coolers and embroidery floss??? we are long lost sistahs. :) thanks for the blog love. and that babe, oh so stinkin' cute.

Kelly said...

That is crazy about the going to try it!

Looks like you had a great week. :)


Denissa said...

Ok since celery is the one veggie my kids will eat I could have about 100 new stalks! haha
The cupcakes look delish! Your baby is too dang cute, and awe he is so sad w/ tummy time!! :(
Sonic happy hour rules! Thanks for stopping by :)
Have a great weekend!

Marla said...

Those cupcakes look so yum!! And that is so neat about the celery. I did not know that!

Kate @ Songs Kate Sang said...

I love the idea about the headphones! Awesome!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Those cupcakes look to die for & the shamrock hair?! LOVE!!! Great instaFriday pics!

Lisa said...

I love the shamrock hair! I didn't know about celery doing that. I do it with green onions. I'll have to try with celery now. I've got 4 containers of orange vinegar in the works on my counters. I can't wait to try them!