Thursday, August 27, 2009

Make Ahead Meals

I've recently been talking to a bunch of moms about how hard it is to get dinner on the table and to come up with something different to eat then the same thing.
I found this great website that has some great ideas for make ahead meals.
Now the challenge is just finding a weekend to make them and freeze them!!,28747,1839071,00.html?iid=edit-ws-031909

Go to Menus and parties for the ideas.

I also think it would be fun to get a couple of girls together and do this or all make a couple of the same meals and then swap!!!

Just thought I'd share this with you all!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Playing in the Rain!

A Couple of weeks ago it was really storming here and I suggested that the boys go play outside....they both looked at me like how can we play outside when it's raining!! I said go get your rain jackets and boots and go have fun!! Boy were they excited!! They had lots of fun and were able to do it again this week!

Being Like Daddy!

Cayden and Blake have really been into doing things that we do. Here there dressed in dad's shoes and cayden's got the coffee mug and a pretend folder like Justin has before he leaves for work.

They've also dressed up as a baseball player since he plays baseball on monday nights. And they've also pretended to be andrew and mommy....Blake sits in the stroller and cayden takes him for a walk. It's so funny to watch them and hear what they say because they repeat actual things we say to them!! So it's been a great chance for us to see how we sound!

A to Z Pizza

When Jake and Kari were here visiting the Bangtson family took them to this cool pizza place that we've been too before that is very unique!!
It's out in the middle of know where on this farm, this place is only open on Tuesday's and does not doing any advertising. It's crazy to see the amount of people that are there. They make there pizza in a wood stove and use fresh toppings on there pizza. You also have to bring your own drinks, silverware and plates!! Whats so fun is too see what everyone brings. Some people go all out and bring card tables with candles and appetizers along with wine!! I love going just for the atmosphere and I love being able to snap a couple of photos in front of the great barns that they have there!!! Justin is not so fond of it and things that we should start making pizzas out of our garage!!
Andrew totally looks like an old man in these photos!!

Uncle Jake and Blake
Aunt Kari and Andrew

Our new water toy!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cayden's birthday party!

This was the first year that we didn't have Cayden's birthday at the lake but we still had a great time. We ended up having it a Lake Elmo and had so much fun. This place is a great park with a man made lake and a huge park! The boys swam the whole time besides taking breaks for eating and opening presents!!! The picture above I was lucky to snap fast as it turned in to an argument on who got to have there arms around each other!!! (typical)

Cayden's 4!!
Racing to the water!!

This was not posed!! Funny how they have the same stance!
Cayden's new watch, he thinks he knows what time is it!! Plus he's like dad now!
They got these tiny little wakeboards and it turned into them riding them....everything around our house turns into a wakeboard!! I love listening to there imaginations right now!!

Cayden helping bury Uncle Jake.

And again everything is wakeboarding at our house, we even had to have a wakeboarding cake!!
Blake fell asleep during the singing and the cake and when he woke up he was so sad that he missed singing Happy Birthday to Cayden!

Yeah...finally a picture with all my boys!!! Can you tell Cayden was tired! But what a fun day we had!!