Thursday, April 17, 2014




 It got down in the 30s this week which is really weird.  I had to dig out that sweater Aaron owns and Abby wore her winter boots.
 When we went to eat lunch with Aaron the wind was blowing like Crazy!  Abby never got warm enough to take her coat off!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Five things going on in our house right now

 1.  Aaron has started reading.  He has a lot of sight words he recognizes and he is sounding out words.  It's still limited, but it is amazing to us.  He was looking at his Monthly Interview from last month and he said, I said my favorite animal was a zebra.

2.  Abby is extremely animated.  All the time.  About everything.  This is especially fun in public.  Strangers are smiling to themselves in the grocery store as she is chirping about whatever such thing.  She always has something to say and her expressions are priceless.  Tonight as she was putting on her tutu that she sleeps in over her PJs she said, "Do you know what the word Tu Tu means?  It means you are a princess."

3.  Jory's grandmother, Big Mom, passed away a week ago today.  It was expected but still very sad.  She was an incredible woman.  It was a wonderful thing to see so much family this week, though.  Kim kept the kids for a couple of days while we went to the funeral and other things.

4.  Aaron is extremely into making up animated stories while he plays with his toys.  Mostly his two fighter jets from Planes, but other toys, too.

5.  Aaron and Abby really play well together.  Obviously not all the time, but they do enjoy each other and they enjoy the same things.  I love to listen to them playing together and watch them outside together. 

Masters Sunday

On the Sunday of the Masters Tournament we all wear green.  Because we are that really weird family.  After church on Sunday, we met the Huffrmans, Elliotts and Savages at Chipotle

 It was really fun.  We very rarely have gone out to eat after church, so it's a fun treat.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Abby's Monthly Interview

What is your name? Abby
How old are you? Three
What is your favorite color? Blue
Who is your best friend? Bubby
What is your favorite animal? A rabbit
What do you want to be when you grow-up? A rabbit
Who is your favorite person? Bubby
What is your favorite book? Elmo
What makes you happy? Cheerios
What makes you sad? Chex
What is your favorite food to eat? Cheerios
What is your favorite song to sing? Twinkle
What do you like to play? Crayons


Easter Egg Hunt


 I think one of our favorite traditions has been the Nash Farm Easter Egg Hunt. 

The kids (and we) were so excited.


But it has gotten really big, so it's a bit crazier than we'd like

And Abby fell on the way in.  It was a little, normal fall and she wasn't hurt at all, but it really freaked her out.  We were told this would be normal for a while after her big fall last week.

 But she was more upset than we've seen her and she really didn't end up regrouping before the hunt was over.


 Aaron got a ton of eggs, though, and that was really cool.

Afterwards, we went to the Farmers Market and had a great time.  That's one of our favorite things to do and we got lots of yummy goodies to enjoy for lunch!

As a side note, the day after Abby got hurt last week, she woke up and wanted Chex for breakfast.  We didn't realize that she wouldn't be able to eat for a while and the pain of trying even something as simple as cereal in milk really upset her.  Even though she was back to eating normally within three days, she refuses to try Chex again.  She says, "One day, I ate Chex and it hurt me."  So now she eats Cheerios. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014


 Abby made her first trip to the emergency room.  (And as an aside, don't her legs look soooo long in the above picture)?
She fell hard off the piano bench onto the hard wood floor and she busted her chin.  HARD.  The gash was deep - I got a glimpse of it before it filled up with blood.  We took her to have it stitched up.  The doctors were great with her.  She was so scared, but she was a trooper.  The doctors said it would scar a bit, but should fade in a couple of years.  She was pretty shell shocked for a day or so after, but she's back to her old self and we are so glad!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mama's Clothes

 I love, love, love when I can dress the kids in clothes that were mine or Doug's or our parents.  My grandma made me this outfit.  You can't see the stitching detail, but I love it.  It fit Abby well and she had some room in it.  I loved seeing her in it!



Easter Egg Hunt

 This hot mess had a great time at the Mom's Group Egg Hunt at the Botanical Gardens.


 She was SO in to finding eggs and filling up her bucket.  She was on a mission.  She wants more hunts! 
 I just love that part of this age.  They are able to do things and enjoy them all so much.

 We went to the park connected to the gardens after, but she never put down her bucket.  She did finally take off her bunny ears, though.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Stuffed Shells

I am linking up with Kelly's blog for Show Us Your Life Friday.  The topic is pasta recipes and I couldn't pass it up, because I LOVE the stuffed shells recipe I make.  It is family friendly and it makes enough for two families.  I take it A LOT for meals and I always get rave reviews.  It is easy, it tastes great and kids love it!

Stuffed Shells
Category:  Main Dishes
Sub Category:  Pasta
Source: Real Simple
20 Jumbo pasta Shells
24 oz jar Marinara sauce
2 (15 oz) containers Ricotta
2 c chopped baby spinach
½ c grated Parmesan
½ t salt
¼ t pepper
1 c grated mozzarella

  1. Set an oven rack to the highest position and heat oven to 400.  Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and run under cold water until cool
  2. Spread Marinara sauce in bottom of a large baking dish
  3. In a bowl combine ricotta, spinach, Parmesan, salt and pepper
  4. Spoon mixture into shells and place on top of the sauce.  Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake until shells are heated through, 10-12 minutes
  5. Increase heat to broil.  Broil until cheese begins to brown, 2-5 minutes


Aaron's Monthly Interview

Ignore the picture, it was slim pickings

What is your name? Aaron

How old are you? Five

What is your favorite color? Blue

Who is your best friend? Mommy

What is your favorite animal? A zebra.

What do you want to be when you grow-up? An alligator

Who is your favorite person? Daddy

What is your favorite book? Steam Train, Dream Train

What makes you happy? When I get to eat treats

What makes you sad? When I get spankings

What is your favorite food to eat? Oatmeal

What is your favorite song to sing? Do you want to build a snowman

What do you like to play? Simon Says
There weren't a lot of changes, but I do like the Simon Says.  He learned that at school and he enjoys playing it with us.