Tuesday, June 28, 2011

School's Out! Summer's Here!

Today was the last day of school. Summer vacation! I remember last days of school, being SO excited to stay up late, playing outside until after ten o'clock and it was still light out but getting a bit chilly. Who needs a sweater? The dew felt good! Doing handstands on the front lawn with my sister and waving to cars as they go by to see who would wave back. Playing with my friends, riding my bike to the park, going on vacation in my Grandma and Grandpa's motorhome, playing hide and go seek with the kids on our block and we used the ENTIRE block so it was harder to find everyone.

The summer seemed ohhh so long. Heavenly. Now summer is about figuring out how to keep the kids entertained and before we know it, it's time to start back-to-school shopping. Oh boy, sorry I said THAT! Let's not think about that today! Today is about a summer that awaits us, playing in the sprinklers, going to the park, riding bikes, amusement parks, camping, crafts and movies on rainy days and just generally hanging with my girls. I am not working this summer for the first time in forever so I actually get to spend the summer reliving those days through the eyes of my girls. I can't wait!

~ Cookie photo from sweetsugarbelle.com

Friday, June 24, 2011

Lucky 13

This Monday is my and hubby's 13th wedding anniversary. I didn't know it was possible but I love him more today than I did the day we got married. He is so good to me and is a wonderful Daddy to our girls. He always always ALWAYS knows the right things to say and has an amazing outlook on life. He has made me better and I love him for that.

We are spending Sunday together, without the kiddies and I can't wait! I am hoping to go out for a yummy dinner. Will update to let you know.

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful guy. I love you so much!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Special Moments and a Frozen Pizza

Let's face it. There are days when you either don't have time to cook a decent meal or you really just don't feel like it. Today was the latter for me so frozen pizza it was! We bought some thin crust pizzas that are really delicious! This one was Buffalo Chicken. I did make corn on the cob too. That took a teeny bit of effort.

And maaaaybe the reason for my lack of supper-making motivation was because I had my head buried in my computer. I do that way too often and sometimes I feel that I need to do it less so as not to miss out on special moments. Like this one.

I caught one of my girls out on the deck reading to her imaginary class. So sweet. She is so excited that she can read better and better everyday and I LOVE that. I love to read and I want my girls to have the same passion for a really good book. I'm so glad I came up for air long enough to see that. Must do that more often. ♥

Tell me about one of your favourite reads!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Colourful Destinations and Summery Cupcakes

As you know, if you have joined me here before, I am a big fan of colour. I saw an article on MSN the other day with these gorgeous photos of colourful destinations. I would love to visit each and every one of them!

Punda, Willemstad, Curacao

Miami Beach, Miami

Manarola, Italy

La Boca, Buenos Aires

I would especially love to visit Curacao. A friend of mine said it was one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Sounds heavenly...

Oh and it's summer! Today! And our weather here sure is living up to the first day of summer. I sat in the warm sunshine with my baby girl today (ok, she is a preschool graduate, not my baby anymore). I can't wait until my twin girls are done school too and we can all hang out in the summer sunshine.

For my baby's 'graduation' I decided to make these cute summery cupcakes. The girls LOVED them. I only decorated enough for each of us to have one but that turned out to be a great thing because the girls were dying to decorate a bunch of their own. They did a great job! **sorry the photo quality isn't great**
I made the cupcakes themselves rainbow colours, just by dividing up the batter and adding food colouring. I used vanilla pudding and cool whip for a less sweet icing. Be sure to add the 'umbrellas' just before eating otherwise they will soften and fall over. : P

Welcome, Summer, I have been waiting for you. ♥