Wednesday, March 30, 2011

easy blondies

I made these last night... :)

A friend had a baby last week so I'm bringing them dinner tonight. I was so mad at myself for not getting the foil pans to put everything in...BUT it ended up not being so bad after all!

Easy Blondies are SOOOOOO easy and SOOOOOO GOOD!!! I seriously could have eaten the entire pan! Thankfully, these were for a friend so I could only eat two! :) I do not recommend making these if you want to look smokin' hot in your swimsuit this summer...or if you just want to look decent in your swimsuit this summer! This is my warning...they are dangerously good! I got the recipe from Joy's Hope...check it out!

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Garden

We've been talking about having a garden since we moved in the house. But we've also talked about having trees removed, doing a backsplash in the kitchen, fastening door knobs, getting the door bell fixed, installing crown molding, getting the mirrors in the bathroom framed and the list goes on. [my never ending to-do list] So we do a lot of talking...

We hadn't planned on digging up a garden this weekend but my dad rented [in his own words] "killer tiller" and we had to get in on some of that "extra heavy duty" action!

I picked up leaves all afternoon. I have a love-hate relationship with leaves. I like them on the trees but I wish they would stay there. If you came in my backyard right now, I don't know if you would even notice I raked up 10 bags of leaves...that's how many bags are still left to fill. Thinking about it actually makes my arms hurt!

This was William when we fired up the tiller! All SMILES! He loves anything with a motor...vacuum cleaner, dust buster, mower, blower...he loves it! [he also loves lasagna which is all over his face!]

He also loves crackers which kept him occupied while I was bagging leaves!

The backyard lookin' a little red-neck! :)

So, here is where we are right now. It actually looks better than this...I had to stop snapping pics and finish bagging leaves! I'll take more progress pics...we're doing tomatoes, cucumbers and banana peppers. I'm gonna try so hard to keep them alive!!! :)

Dad and Kyle, y'all are the BEST!!! Thanks for all your help! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Cowboy Birthday Party

The big birthday party was Saturday! I had so much fun planning this party. I started surfing [did I really just say "surfing"] the web for birthday ideas a few months ago and came across a picture of a little boy eating his smash cake with a bandana tied around his neck. SOLD...cowboy party for William! :) Here are some pics from the big day...

William was actually sleeping in the pack 'n play in my closet [we had family in town...don't worry, there is an air vent in the closet!]. Not only did he miss half the party but I wasn't able to get my "party clothes" out of the closet before he went down. So I was sporting the work out shorts...for half the party! :)

I love that I have two phones and the monitor in my hands!

A few of the details...

We did a lot of playing...

And eating...

And more playing...

We tried getting a kids shot...

We ate cake...

And the birthday boy had more fun with the wrapping paper and tissue than his presents! :)

What a special day for my little William!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

My Buckaroo turned ONE!!!

It's been a long time and I'm finally posting!!! Let me's been hectic in the Haddox household!

To make a long story short...

We got sick. We had a birthday. We got sicker. We had a birthday party. We got sick AGAIN!

So here goes...

My poor little man started running a fever Sunday morning [his birthday was Monday]. So we actually went to the doctor on his birthday. So not fun!!! And for the 14th time [not really the 14th but sure felt like it] we were told to wait it out...everything looks good. WHY?!?!?!?!? But that nasty fever did not hold us back from celebrating his special day!!!

We started the day off with a doughnut and the happy birthday song! Tiny confession...I went to the dentist early Monday morning and on the way home picked up doughnuts for the birthday boy. There is just something funny about getting doughnuts after you've been to the dentist. Here's the birthday boy with his doughnut...

And we didn't stop with the doughnut...After dinner, he also got a cupcake! And boy did he tear into that cupcake!!! I think it's safe to say he's a chocolate lover...just like his mamma!

He's not looking under the weather at this point. It really started going downhill on Tuesday. Let's just say I went through a bottle of infant tylenol last week! Yeah, it was a rough couple of days. 

Went back to the doctor Wednesday and, because his birthday party was Saturday, she gave him a shot and put him on meds. Wednesday night I was praising the Lord for modern medicine! And by Saturday, my little man was back in business and ready to P-A-R-T-Y! He did sleep through half his party! ha! [poor guy...he was still recovering from a week of sleepless nights!] The birthday party was an absolute blast! The weather was perfect, Sam's pulled through once again with their precooked brisket :), we had cupcakes, cowboy hats, cold lemonade and strawberry Abita. I am so thankful for the wonderful people in our lives...the fellowship could not have been any sweeter! I went to sleep Saturday night [completely exhausted] with a very full heart. 

And guess who woke up Sunday morning with no voice...ME!!!!

Here's the birthday boy... Oh, I could just eat him up!!! :)

love, lauren