Friday, March 11, 2011

Where has time gone?

My little girl, my baby, turned 3 last week.

I look at her and still see my infant girl swaddled in pink.

She proves she is three, however by having strong opinions in almost everything. From what she is going to wear to not liking her hair in a ponytail to loving all things Strawberry Shortcake.

She announced to us a couple weeks ago, she was going to start going to the potty. Then did.

She is all girl and loves all things girlie. I especially love it when she gets up from her nap. I know she has gotten up because she wears play heels out of her room and the "clomp, clomp" sound is like a trumpet announcing her arrival.

She is fierce.

I want her to stay like this forever. Knowing who she is. (A beautiful, confident child of the king)

My prayer is that she will be fierce in her beliefs and stay true.

I know its going to be a long road.

She is pure joy.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: Party on !!

I don't know about you but I hate trying to find things to fill birthday goodie bags. I have kids attend our parties that range in ages 14 - newborn so you see my dilemma. Batman coloring books for the 14 year old? I can see the embarrassment on his face already.

If I want to please everyone, I have to shop several different stores and I end up spending alot more sanity and money that I intend to.

This year for my daughters birthday party I tried something new which worked wonderfully!

Instead of goodie bags, I had a candy bar ....

I choose many different candies that would work for all ages and I placed them in several glass containers that I had. I provided some Chinese take out boxes and scoops and let all my guests belly up to the bar and fill their own favor boxes with the candy that looked good to them.

It was very economical as I bought candy after Valentines day when it was 75% off and even found some great candy at the dollar store! (I ended up spending way less than I usually do on goodie bags )

Everyone was happy that they didn't have one more trinket cluttering up their house and I could eat the leftovers :)

And that works for this mama......

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Balanced eating continues!!

I am well into a couple weeks of healthier, balanced eating and I have to say it has been delicious. (Along with hubs being thrilled he is losing weight :) ) I have included 3 more diabetic recipes that look just as yummy and I am excited to try them. I hope y'all have a an awesome (and healthy) week!!!

Monday: Grilled lemon pepper chicken, grilled asparagus, cheddar onion perogies

Tuesday: Beef Teriyaki skewers, Asian mixed vegetables, spring rolls

Wednesday: Leftover buffet....if its not movin

Thursday: Elbow pasta w/ Prosciutto,olives and marinara, spinach salad with cheese & bacon

Friday: Pizza Night with salad

Saturday: Chicken breast with Rosemary, green beans, tomato salad and whole wheat rolls

Sunday: Spicy shrimp kabobs on the grill, broccoli salad, corn on the cob