Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Secret Project...

It has been a tough last few days around here. Since Thursday, last week the little one has been under the weather. I finally broke down and called the pediatrician's office yesterday after another random episode of vomit. The good news is that they confirmed what I had already suspected that it is a virus going around. The bad news is that it generally last a full seven days. Yuck! By my count we still have about another 36 hours to go! 

I hope the little one gets better soon! 2 am surprise vomit is never a fun time!
In other news , while hubby was working out of town last week he mentioned that he was working on a secret project.  For 5 days I tried to pry out of him what it was... it didn't work. I honestly hate surprises and really dislike secrets (unless it's a secret i'm keeping!). But this secret project is super cool!

Even though it did involve tearing out the garden bed we labored to install last year. Can you guess the secret project?

It's a modular playhouse! Since our house is for sale hubby built a special custom playhouse for the little one. He built it is sections so it can be taken apart to be moved! He arrived home with the four walls already built, they just had to be screwed together!
He worked hard all weekend putting it together!
Even though the little one is sick we still let her go check it out!
It is big enough inside to fit the whole family, dog included!
Yesterday, since the little one was seemingly better, I caught her dancing inside!
She was kind enough to pose for the camera.
Unfortunatly, it was only 20 minutes later that she threw up all over my couch so needless to say we were inside much of the rest of the day! :(
Hubby's secret project was a pleasant surprise, but now the question remains as to how to decorate it!
I am debating back and forth between white with pink trim or pink with white trim. We will also have to incorperate flowers and butterflies since those are a few of her favorite things!
Hopefully the lttle one will be back to her normal self before to long so we can hit up the paint store!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fancy New Things...

In the last few days the little one has really racked up on some super cute clothes! Bappy came for a visit and brought 2 super cute dresses and an awesome sock monkey pair of pants and shirt.
Today was also the semi annual rosalina sale, I was proud of myself for only buying three outfits!
Here is the little one modeling one of the outfits and holding up one of the new dresses.

The great thing about the outfit she is wearing is that it is totaly reversible!

It is a pretty pink on the inside, and I love the Carolina Girl embroidery. Too cute! There is nothing better than 2 outfits in one!

The blue and white polka dot outfit is her birthday outfit. My neighbor had a trunk show for Shrimp and Grits kids clothing and I ordered it from her. I am going to have her initials embroidered on the front at some point before the big day.
Last but not least here she is wearing her normal clothes, Walmart's finest!
I actually went back to Walmart and bought another dress that is the same style in a different color after I saw how cute it was on. 

For $6 it is a great little play outfit.
Especially when most of the time it will be covered with a layer of dog fur!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekend Happenings...

This weekend we marked the beginning of spring with our first trip to the beach. It was great to feel the sand between our toes!
The little one insisted on wearing her shoes though! She didn't think much of the damp sand!
Showing off our shovels full of sand!
Daddy pointing out boats in the distance.
Filling her bucket! It was great to get out and enjoy such a warm day. We are lucky to have the beach so close by. :)

In other news Grandpa and Bappy (grandma) came for a quick visit. So I used it as a good excuse to try out a new dessert Lucious Cream Puffs. The actual recipe is here.

Start with puff pastry sheet baked into round shapes. I used a 2 inch drinking glass as my cutter. The recipe said to use a 3 inch, oops!

When pastry is cooled split in half and top with Jello pudding and Cool Whip combined.

Top with remaining half of pastry. Drizzle with melted chocolate and enjoy! Because I used a smaller diameter of circle cooking time on the pastry was a little shorter and we were all able to enjoy 2 puffs! Yummy!

Since the grandparents were in town Hubby and I decided to take advantage and went to see a movie.

We went to see Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland in 3-D! It was awesome! We have not been to see a movie in almost 2 years so that in itself was pretty remarkable, but the movie was really cool! All of characters really come to life in 3-D, my favorite character had to be the Chesire Cat.
Who doesn't love a magical kitty?! I wish my cats could disapper and reappear. If only they could clean the litterbox by themselves! That would really be magical...

Hope ya'll had a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons...

Over the weekend I decided to try a new recipe. I have had a bag of coconut in the pantry for a while so I figured the time was right to use it. I used this recipe which I found using google. Apparently a lot of recipes call for sweetened condensed milk but since I didn't have any this recipe was totally meant for me.
Mix 1 1/3 cup coconut, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/3 cup sugar in medium bowl.

Add to dry ingredients 2 egg whites (whipped until form stiff peaks) with a little vanilla and almond extract.
Form into rounded teaspoons and bake for 16-18 minutes.
This recipe only makes approximately 18 cookies.

After they cooled on a wire rack I used two unsweetened chocolate bakers squares to dip them in. Yummy! I think I ate the majority of these. Oops!
In other news the little one's hair is finally long enough for actual pigtails so here is a cute pic showing off her new hairdo!
The disgruntled look is disappointment because Elmo was ending!