Tuesday, July 24, 2012

whats been going on in the ABC house...



 It was my birthday on Friday, Daddy B brought me home flowers and cards from him and C Bear.  He picked them all out and they were in our wedding colors; pink, green and orange. So thoughtful!  He also brought home steaks and some different pasta salads. Everything was delicious!

For my birthday lunch at my parent's house we had panini's. My Mom lays out a bunch of different lunch meat, veggies and cheese and then we make our own sami's.  
My Mom also made some cream cheese roll-ups and a few of you asked for the recipe.  She made two different types.
taco cream cheese roll-ups:
8 ounce pack of cream cheese
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 package of taco seasons
1 small can of chopped black olives
1 cup of mexi-shredded cheese
mix all ingredients together, smooth over a softshell and roll it up, stick them in the freezer for 10 minutes, take out and cut up.  Sticking them in the freezer makes it much easier to cut them up. You could also add jalapenos if you wanted extra heat.
cream cheese veggie roll-ups:
8 ounce pack of cream cheese
1/2 cup of sour cream
bell peppers, all colors (my mom used yellow, orange, red and green)
a dash of onion powder and garlic powder
mix all ingredients together, smooth over a softshell and roll it up, stick them in the freezer for 10 minutes, take out and cut up.  Sticking them in the freezer makes it much easier to cut them up. 
We also had an amazing turtle pie!

Cullen is so quick, I can't seem to turn my back for a second....

We have been playing outside a lot and Cullen throws an all out fit when we come in almost every.single.time. Sometimes when we are outside he just takes off running down the sidewalk as if he is running away from home already ;) 
 Cullen and I went to the mall on saturday, I hadn't been FOREVER. I think since we moved so that was almost 4 months ago!  I had items to exchange for Cullen and since back to school sales are in full force we stocked up on ALL of this loot! If I told you the teeny tiny amount of money I spent that day you would probably all not like me ;) I know daddyB was very impressed.  We went to all our favorite stores, children's place for stretchies, hanna andersson for soft comfy clothes and pj's, carters for onesies, socks,  and a few solid color pants and zip up's for fall, and of course to gymboree for all those cute airplane clothes, some jeans and shoes.
 I decided to buy some gold jewelry, it was a first for me.  I owned nothing in gold! I have to say I love my new purchases! :)  all from express.
 Cullen has been extra cuddly lately so of course I take full advantage! In that bottom pic he was laying on my lap, such a sweet boy.
I finally found a snack container that Cullen can not get open! I have bought other snack containers for him but he always bites the lids off and then just dumps everything out.  he can't get this one open and to be honest, either can I! haha!
Now cullen can snack on his snacks wherever he pleases or snack on hockey sticks and spatulas. 
 sweetest little sleeper ever!  
I love that he still sleeps like he did when he was a tiny baby...


Today we have a jam packed day, including Cullen's 15 month appt (not looking forward to shots) & I should actually probably be in the shower right now.  I will have a giveaway up tomorrow for more Earth's Best goodies AND I will pick winners tonight for my last two giveaways, I've just been too busy to tend to everything.  I will have a winner picked this Saturday for my most recent giveaway.  If you haven't entered, you still can!
FOR A CHANCE TO WIN --> enter HERE

We have also been spending a lot of time working on our non-profit organization, Beyond the Pond.   There is a chance to win $500!! & we have set up a donation button on our website!  Thanks for those of you who have contacted me about supporting our non-profit and for those of you who have donated!  We appreciate it a lot!  Billy just started designing the website so if it's not perfect yet, it will eventually get there!
click here for my recent post --> BEYOND THE POND
On top of all that we have still been picking up furniture and painting away, oh and enjoying the waterpark!  Always so much going on! 
Have a great day everyone!!

16 comments:

Jessica said...

You hit the motherload shopping girl!!

Shannon Dew said...

Whoever says boy clothes aren't as cute as girl clothes obviously hasn't seen Cullen's closet! Too cute mama!

{annie_loo} said...

Dang! You did get a bunch of good stuff! Good for you girl! He's too cute!

undomestic chica said...

I would like to know how you end up spending so little. We don't even have a Hanna Anderson store, so the items they carry in Nordstrom are expensive! With two boys, we need to save every chance we get.

The Moon & Me said...

I have got to get that snack container. LOVE IT!

The Moon & Me said...

I have got to get that snack container. LOVE IT!

April said...

Those taco roll ups look AMAZING!!!! Going to have to try those out!!
I love your chain bracelets ... I am totally loving this trend right now!

Meagan said...

Can you just buy everything double and send it to me and I'll pay you back? Thanks!

The Pink Growl said...

Those flowers are so cute! I have been getting more into gold jewelry too, and I must admit that I love it!

Lana said...

Love the snack container! Where did you get it??

Lindsey said...

Ummm you have found the cutest boy clothes ever!!! Can you let me know the best places you like to shop because now that my BFF had a boy I see a lot of boy clothes shopping in my future- hehe :) PS loooovvvee the jewlery and pics of C!! too cute!

LWLH said...

What a cute container! :)

Brittany Walsh said...

I love taco roll ups! I had no clue other people knew about them :)

Happy belated birthday!

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Brittany Walsh said...

I love taco roll ups! I had no clue other people knew about them :)

Happy belated birthday!

thisbeautifullifeblog.blogspot.com

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! It looks like you had a good one!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! It looks like you had a good one!

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