Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday, Madison!

Wow....My baby girl turned 4 today! I can't believe it. I have told her repeatedly since she turned 3 that 4 was it! NO MORE BIRTHDAYS after this one. She just can't get any older!!! ;) She tells me she can't help it. That she can't stop growing! Hee, hee! Although, I am excited to see what her future holds, I would love to keep her this age forever!


We are gearing up for SUPER FUN cowgirl party on Saturday. We can't wait!!!

Happy birthday to my fun, beautiful, smart, sweet daughter, Madison! Mommy loves you to the moon and stars and back a bazillion times and more!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

25 Fall Family Activities

All over blog land I see families creating activity lists for various seasons. I have never created one until NOW! I am so excited for the arrival of fall. It is only 5 days away!!! There are so many things I like to do during that season. So I decided to create a list of goals for my family. I hope we get to mark off every activity!!! I used ideas from lists I found online in addition to my own ideas.


25 Fun Fall Activities

1.   Take a Nature walk
2.  Collect leaves, identify, sort and do leaf rubbings
3.   Decorate the porch and mantles with fall decor
4.  Make corn prints and/or apple prints
5.  Make applesauce from scratch
6.  Make homemade apple cider
7.  Go to a fall festival
8.  go to a pumpkin patch
9.  go to a farm
10.     Carve Pumpkins
11.   Roast pumpkin seeds
12.   bake pumpkin pies
13.    Make a scarecrow
14.   enjoy a fall picnic
15.   Roast marshmallows over a fire
16.   HOst a halloween party
17.   Ride 4-wheelers at Pawpaw’s hunting camp
18.   Read books about fall
19.   watch The wizard of oz
20.  go camping
21.   Bake loaves of pumpkin bread and deliver it to neighbors
22.  Make homemade bird feeders
23.   Host a tailgating party
24.   Go to a football game
25. Check out fall themed books from the library

Friday, September 2, 2011

South Georgia Caviar

I love Paula Deen's South Georgia Caviar during the summer. It is a nice cold dip that lasts in the fridge up to two weeks! It makes a large batch too. This is slightly different from her recipe. The following is how I made it with what I had on hand:

2 cans black eyed peas (drained & rinsed)
1 can corn (drained)
1 can rotel
1 large green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
8 oz Italian dressing

Serve with tortilla chips. Yum!



The original recipe came from this cookbook:


(sorry I can't rotate the pic on my phone)

Happy Labor Day weekend!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Madison's 1st Day of Preschool

My baby girl started Preschool today. I am so excited for her, because I know she loves to go hang out with kids and she has a love for learning too! Chi-ching! I get to pick her up in a little over an hour. I can't wait to hear all about her day!!!

I have seen this idea all over blogland and I plan to keep it up every year:


We gave a flower arrangement just like this to her teacher last year too. Check it out here. I got the idea from this site.

At school:

Madison and her teacher, Ms. Ashley


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Brantley's 1st Birthday Party: Nautical Theme

Today we celebrated my son's first birthday! I truly can't believe it has been a year since he was born. We had such a great time with friends and family. I appreciate them all for coming out to make this a special day. Here are a few pics from the party:

The birthday boy:


Our happy family:


The adorable cake was created by my mother. I showed her some inspiration pics that I found online and she created this two tiered masterpiece!


The food table. We served sandwiches, chips/dip, fruit skewers, pickles & goldfish.

Fruit skewers:

The birthday boy's throne:

The birthday boy with his smash cake:


Yum!

It was such a great time! Now, I need to get off here so I can get ready for my father-in-law's birthday celebration!



Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Our day is going great so far! We started it off with an old-fashioned bike parade in our neighborhood.







Then, some of our neighbors came over for a quick swim.
After lunch, my little family headed out to the fireworks stand. My husband is a bit of a pyromaniac. Can you tell? :)



Then, since the local snow-ball stand packed up and headed for the Watermelon Festival, we went to Sonic.


Blue Coconut and Grape Cream-Slushes!!!


Now, we are headed home. The family is coming over in a short bit for a cookout. Then, we will top off the night by going to view the city's firework display.
Happy Birthday, America, from the Guy Family.






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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Reversible Bib

I wanted a project to work on while we relaxed at the beach. So I brought all of the supplies for a reversible bib. Since we are planning a trip to Disney, I appliqu├ęd Mickey on one side. The other side is an airplane. I freehand my designs. The Mickey is an easy one...just find two circles that are proportional to Mickey's face. I drew the airplane while looking at a design online.










Supplies:
Fabric
Felt
Coordinating embroidery thread
Needle
Heat-n-Bond
Iron
Sewing Machine/thread


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

May Days

Hi! I have been MIA on my blog. Sorry! I do have "stuff"to show off, but for now I'll just tell you about our day.


It still feels good outside in May...warm but not too hot. Today has been great. It began with a brisk walk with my neighbor. Then, my lovely niece came over to hang out for a few hours. The girls swam in the pool until thunder forced us inside.


Then we enjoyed a yummy treat. Banana pudding!!! Isn't that a perfect spring/summer dessert?!


Even Brantley got a special (mushed-up) version.




Now the girls are showing off their art skills on the easels.



Hmmmm...the rain is gone. Maybe it is time to get back in the pool! Toodles!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter/Spring Fun-Part 1

So, I haven't posted in a while. Our external hard drive is messed up and that is where my mac is set to store all of my pics. Since I don't know if enough about computers, I haven't been able to go around this. My husband has been far too busy for me to beg him to fix the issue just yet. So, I finally decided to use his laptop. :)
Here are a few pics from our Easter happenings.

This was a family day. We drove to Fairhope and took pics at the pier. Madison had a small egg hunt by the water (mostly so I could take pics).  Then, we ate a yummy lunch while listening to some live music in the quaint downtown area. What a fun day!






This is from our neighborhood Easter egg hunt:







We made Easter cookies with some neighborhood friends. I love the hands on learning of the real Easter story. Madison is old enough now to begin to understand what really happened on Easter Sunday. You can find the recipe here. I completely forgot to take a picture of the baked cookie. Sorry!