Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bridal Shower

Just some pictures of what I made for a bridal shower this weekend.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Pumpkin Patch last night! The boys had a lot of fun.

Gavin wanted to know if he could carve a squash....we said no.

Hayden tried to pick up pretty much every pumpkin in the patch.

Getting bigger!

These are the pumpkins "they" picked.

Tomorrow night.....carving time!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Apples

I have had quite a few orders for these this Halloween. They are granny smith apples dipped in home-made caramel and the in milk chocolate. Drizzled with orange tinted white chocolate, sprinkled with black and orange nonpareils and tied with cute Halloween ribbon.
I'm still taking orders if anyone is interested.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Makutus Island

Justin had Columbus Day off (gotta love city jobs) and so we decided to take the boys to do something fun.

We headed on over to Makutu's Island in Chandler. It's a bit of a drive, but well worth it.

If you have never heard of Makutus Island it's basically a McDonalds play area on steroids. There are a ton of tunnels and slides and crawl through spaces and a lot of them go up way high and it's all decorated in a jungle theme.

I thought Hayden would be scared, but he got in there and was all over the place.

The adults can even get in too if you are so inclined (I was not) but Justin climbed up a few things with the boys.

It was a lot of fun and we will definitely be going back.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

I have been longing to make this for a while now but have been waiting for it to start feeling like October before I did. It's been over 100 degrees here in Arizona until yesterday. It was a rainy chilly day and it put me in the mood to bake. So.....let's get started.


In a large bowl:

3 1/2 C. unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon

whisk together until well combined.

In another large bowl combine:

3 C. sugar
1 C. vegetable oil
2/3 C. water
4 eggs
2 C. pumpkin

mix until well incorporated.

Add your wet ingredients to the flour mixture and combine well.

This recipe makes 2 9" loaves so I decided to add chocolate chips to one of the loaves.

Place loaves side by side in a 350 degree oven and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then invert and place back on rack to cool at least 1 hour....unless you like it warm like me! :0) Then you can dig into it sooner!

It is super moist and I have to say I love the chocolate chips in there. Really put me in the mood for the season.....finally!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lost Tooth

My baby has lost his first tooth! We didn't really know it was loose until a few days ago when he was complaining that it hurt to eat. At dinner tonight he was saying it really was bothering him and so Justin inspected and noticed it was very he just reached in his mouth and pulled it out.

He is VERY excited for the Tooth Fairy to come. He called his both his grandmas to tell them the good news. When he told Grandma Heap she said, "oh no!" and Gavin's reply was, " Grandma, this is not a bad thing....this means the Tooth Fairy is going to come and bring me something."
I love this boy so much...and I have to admit, this is a sad moment for me because it means he's growing up... And way to fast if you ask me!

Halloween Centerpiece

Lil Luna posted this adorable paper centerpiece a few weeks ago and I KNEW that I had to make one too.

I used different paper, but I was able to find the same container at Hobby Lobby (the last one) and I am absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out! You can go to her blog to find instructions! She has a lot of cute crafts!
Thanks Kristyn for the adorable idea!