Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We had a birthday Shout Hooray!

I can’t believe that my baby is 4! It seems that only yesterday we were bringing him home... but enough with the sad mommy stuff and let’s get on with the ever massive picture post!

So when I asked Beckham what kind of party he wanted he was quick to answer and said Dinosaur!

Here is the dinosaur that greeted the guests along with his invitation that we framed up!

What would a party be without decorations? We had dinosaur tracks everywhere!

We had dinosaur noise makers!

A few non-related decorations

After the peeps arrived we played a few games!

For this game we made our own fossils! (stamped our hands in cement)

We whacked at a dinosaur!

Then we had a fossil to excavate!
(these little babies we found at the dollar store! Score!)

We opened a few gifts!

Had some delicious mud cake and cupcakes

(this was wrapped around my glass bowl! There was no way I was going to attempt to pipe his name in frosting!

Snaped a few pictures

And gave away some favors!

attached to the favors were a Rex juice box, 3-D dinosaur book, extra cupcakes and their party hat! There was also a dinosaur gummies and fruit roll-up but I wasn't fast enough to snap a picture! LOL

All in all it was a great party!

All of the decorations that I made up were made from the kit prehistoric by gg digital designs.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Move into the county Gonna eat a lot of peaches!

So my grandpa has apricots and sweet peaches coming out of the wa-zoo! Literally. Two days ago we picked over 150lbs of apricots and you can't even tell. Anyone want apricots? Here is the huge lug we brought home to share with Justin's family.

So what to do with all of these apricots? We usually make apricot jam, juice (my favorite), dried apricots that are de-lish and we do some canning. Seriously though, after peeling that many apricots I get bored really quick. Good thing I have help on the canning today!

As for peaches, well that's a different story! I have tons of recipes that call for fresh peaches. I made not one, but 2 fresh peach pies today! Look at my Becky homemaker skills!

After making the pies I still had a ton of peaches left over so I decided to make a peach smoothie. Then I realized that I had a ton of raspberries in the garden so I made me a raspberry-peach smoothie for me and Beckham! He was very happy!

Can you believe that still, after all of that, I have a ton of peaches left over!? I'm going to have to freeze them and save them for future smoothies~ I get more peaches today too! I bet I bring home another 40lbs! No joke...

With sweet peaches or "cling" peaches you can't really put them up (can them) because they cling to the peach nut and peeling them can be very difficult. So we use them for the baking, eating, freezing, jam, and late night snacks. The canning peaches hopefully won't be ready for another month or so... because I'm kinda tired of peeling peaches to be honest.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Babe!

Does anyone else call their hubby babe? I know that my sister Michelle calls her husband baby. Beckham actually started calling me Babe there for awhile. Maybe it's just a family thing.

Any ways... I wanted to share some of the photos we have of Justin's birthday retreat. His uncle Doug was generous enough to let us stay in his cabin up Logan canyon for the weekend and boy did we have fun! I think that the best part of the cabin is that we are so close to Bear Lake, Franklin Basin, red banks and tons of cool fishing locations.

We decided to take beckham to the usual "guaranteed to catch a fish" spot and it was successful yet again! Beckham was able to catch 2 fish with the help of casting from daddy and grandpa.

After fishing we headed back to the cabin for some Oreo Ice Cream cake! It was Delicious!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wall Design

So I finally settled on a design for the baby's room! After looking for days and days, visiting many wallpaper stores, and convincing Justin that it was cool for a boys room here she is!

I'll be posting on how to make your own stencil soon... so stay tuned. It'll be sometime in 2 weeks because the family and I are going to st. George for the week~

As for the color... maybe we'll be able to decide on that one faster.