Thursday, December 29, 2011

Play room redecorate

We've thrown around the thought of painting our play room for a while. First we couldn't decide on a color, but then I thought about it. The play room also doubles as our front entrance way. I didn't want it to be too brightly painted, but I wanted something a little less boring.

This is what we came up with:

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I LOVE how much brighter and fun it makes the room seem. Another way to up the color is we finally bought the second 2 chairs for the kiddie table. We bought 2 chairs with the intention of buying the other 2 when we had our next kid. Pink for girl or green if it was another boy. So, we've added these today which should brighten the room up that much more.
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Now if only we can keep all the toys under control. Lol. With a second child coming in about 2 months I know there is no hope for that.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quick 101 in 1,001 update

For those of you who even care about my 101 things in 1,001 days journey, my days are all done... And yet my items were not. I thought I would be fairly disappointed in it, but I did a bunch of stuff off my list and enjoyed doing it. I think I might do the list again, but make sure I have a concrete list ready before I start the project. I'm postin from my phone right now but later I will do a full recap on just what I accomplished during my 1,001 days

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cake pop update

I covered a dozen of the cake pops today and took them to dinner with our neighbors. They were a hit. The hardest part about putting the colored chocolate on the pops was trying to get the chocolate to melt to the proper temp ke without messing it up. The best part was that because the cake pops came out of the freezer it didn't take long for the chocolate to harden on the pops.

Again, this whole thing, SO easy.

And don't they just look so pretty?!?!
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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas baking

Ok, so I've really wanted to try cake pops. They taste delicious but I've never gotten the urge/ambition to make them. Until now.

Santa isn't getting cookies tonight, he's getting cake pops.

Now let me tell you, it is crazy easy. I thought it was some drawn out long hard baking to-do. I'm here to tell you it's not. I made a cake, according to the directions on the box. When the cake is finished crumble it into a bowl. Add 3/4 can of frosting. (thank you to my MeMo's for that tip instead of using a full can) stir it up, and ta-da!!
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Then, get messy and roll the cake into balls. Put on a cookie sheet and put into the freezer.
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I bought some red and green chocolates to dip my frozen balls into (bahaha, balls) and hopefully everything turns out yummy!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Too bad it's not real

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This lovely beach picture.

Today we bought passes for the west Edmonton mall. Earlier this year you may remember we bought a 3 month pass and used it like crazy. We were easily at the mall 2-3 days a week. *for those of you that missed my post in Feb, a single admission to the water park is $30ish. A multiplay one day pass that gets you into everything (watermark, amusement park, sea lion show, aquarium, mini golf, bowling, etc) is $59. We got a great deal during family day. We had to buy a 4 pack of 3 month passes, and each pass worked out to $56 per person. Austin being under 2 was free, so we had our friend Lindsay and my mom take the other passes.* this time I studied te prices and based on our past use (2-3 times a week at a cost that should have been $59 per visit) we decided to splurge for a 1 year pass. Yes, it was a lot of money today, but even if we come once a month for the next 12 months, we will get our money's worth. The cost equalled out to $175 per person, and sadly Austin being 3 now he had to have his own pass. I just keep telling myself that we only need to use our cards 3 times to pay it off. 3 times in a year is more than manageable. Especially since Austin loves the water slides and mini golf and watching the sea lions.

When this new baby comes I won't be able to do the water park with Austin alone, but there are enough other activities like the aquarium or mini golf, or even the amusement park on things like the carousel.

As I type this Austin and daddy are off playing in the kiddie pool on the watersides, while I am sitting in a beach chair with my toes in the wave pool. I'd say this is a great way to spend a tuesday.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pet peeve

I just need to get this pet peeve out. We decided to take in candy cane lane in Edmonton this weekend. It was a nice warm night for walking. Basically, it's 8 blocks of houses decorated with lights and other Christmas items. It's been going every Christmas since 1968. I couldn't even imagine. Anyways, we parked and started walking. Like I said it was a great night to walk. You can drive but they prefer that people walk. I have no issues with those who chose to drive..... Except those with the following kids. Or I guess I should note people with the following young kids. I kid you not, while walking I saw....

A rather large pick up truck. With 2 children standing on the back seat with their heads out the sunroof. Or the kid hanging halfway out the back window of a car. Come on people!!!!! I don't care if you are driving 1 kmph. You can still get into an accident and your children could get seriously hurt. I wanted to just start yelling at people to buckle their kids up!!!! This wasn't a one way, do 5km/hr and everyone doing the same thing. It was a still fully functioning road with stop signs and 2 way traffic and side roads. It's just not a smart thing to do!!! If your kids can't see the lights while buckled in, then walk. Don't put your child's life in danger.

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