Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Healthy Cookies

On Monday night for Family Night we made cookies and had them with milk. While we were eating them, Macie said, "Mom, since cookies and milk go together, does that mean that cookies are in the Dairy group?"

Hey that sounds good to me! I have always wanted to have a reason to eat more cookies, now I just tell people that I need 4-6 servings of cookies a day!

Here is a healthy cookie recipe for cookies so you can have a few more servings a day too!

Healthy Cookies
1/2 c. of Margarine or 6 Tbsp. of Brummel and Brown spread (it's where the margarine is, it is just yogart)
1 c. of can omit this if you choose...(i don't)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 whole egg & 1 egg white
2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. low fat milk
2 c. Old fashioned oats (not quick)
2 c. Uncle Sam's Cereal toasted wheats with flaxseed (found in the cereal aisle of Albertsons or Walmart)
3/4 c. bitter sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter & sugar together. Add vanilla, eggs, then all of dry ingredients. Then add milk, oats, and cereal and chocolate chips. Put rounded tablespoon of dough on baking sheet and cook at 325 degrees for 9-11 min.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Picking the "Pretty Pedal"

My good friend Stacy and her sister Suzanne have an awesome bow buisness and I have had such a fun time with their merchandise! Here is my model, Hadlie sporting a few of her many flowers, bows, and hats!

Here is the link to her website if any of you are interested. She has so many more too, I just had to take a minute and show off a small fraction of our supply!

Counting my Blessings

This is one of my three greatest blessings that I have been given!

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Falling" in love with my Kids

Here are some really cute Fall pictures of the little ones!

Friday, November 21, 2008

No more Bad Hair Days!

One of my favorite things about having girls is that I get to do their hair. I have been so lucky that Macie is so tolerant of my fiddling around with her hair, all I have to do is stick her in front of the TV and she is good for a good while for my enjoyment! I was recently shown this darling blog that I just had to share...She Does Hair has so many different ideas of how to do all sorts of hair styles and gives you a tutorial of how to accomplish certain looks. From this blog there are many other links to different hair blogs that I have found many cute new do's to sport on Macie. I hope all of you enjoy it as much as I have...Macie will get up every morning and ask if she can get online and choose what hair do she wants for the day! Happy Hair Doing!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

First Tubby!

Hadlie's first tubby was not her happiest moment. She would get a sad face that could break your heart. She absolutely hates to be out of her clothes, and she is not afraid to tell you!
"What are you doing to me Mommy?"
"Whatever it is, please stop!!"

"Are you done yet?"
She has had it! Better get her wrapped up in a nice warm towel and end this torture!

Found It!

Finally, I found the cord that connects our camera to the computer so I could add some more pictures of Hadlie!
Macie holding Hadlie when we first got home from the hospital.

Hadlie getting ready to go home!
"Team Brown" Ben finally isn't the only one with brown hair!

Sweet little Baby!

Proud big brother Paden holding "Howie"

Monday, November 3, 2008

"We are Boys!"

We were a little worried about how Paden would do once Hadlie was here, and all in all he has done pretty well! I have to say that it is mostly because I have such an awesome husband who is so great with our kids. Ben will take Paden and do "boys" stuff with him so Paden has a little one on one time. The boys will do anything from play GeoTrax trains, "move" (mow) the lawn, clean the garage, or just watch a boy movie (Cars, Thomas, Mickey Mouse). Everytime the boys get together to hang out Paden says, "Dad, we are boys." They even have turned our office downstairs into "the boys' room". I am really glad that Ben and Paden have this special bond!