Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teachers & Bus Drivers :)

I was up super late last night because I am a procrastinator and I waited till the last second to make gifts for Anavy & Khloe's teachers and bus drivers. Brett thinks I always go way overboard with these things but they turned out super cute. For the teachers I made cookies in a jar.

You put all these ingredients in a Mason jar: 
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup -leveled
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cooking oats
3/4 cup m&ms
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Then all the teachers have to do is add:
1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 cup butter (melted slightly in the microwave)
1 teaspoon vanilla

And you end up with yummy oatmeal cookies.

For the bus drivers I put hot chocolate mix, chocolate chips and marshmellos in a smaller jar.

I really am so so so grateful to all of their teachers for all they do. My girls are doing so well and a lot of it is thanks to them. And of course the bus drivers get them to school safely.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

update with pictures!

Savannah has decided that her bed is not for sleeping- it is for just laying there jabbering, crying, pounding on it, jumping on it.... pretty much anything but sleeping. It is an out of the blue habit she has formed and it is exhausting.  The last 4 nights it has taken her an average of 2 1/2 hours to fall asleep.  At night she cries mostly and at nap time, she talks. The frustrating part of it all is that she is so exhausted. I would just take away her daytime naps but she is so tired and sometimes even asks to go 'night night'. But once she gets there, she wont sleep. I am not sure what to do. Any suggestions??

Anyway- Here is my life lately via Instagram (a picture app on my iphone)

  Anavy is doing amazing in school and we are so so proud of her. This is her progress i writing her name.
 Their new favorite thing to do is Skype. They talk to their Nana a few times a week and sometimes with Macy.

 I am working on learning to french braid... I'm getting better.

We turned Savanna's crib into a big girl bed because she was waking us up at night to go to the bathroom. By  the way she hasn't had a accident day or night for 3 weeks. 

We bought new stockings to hang above our fireplace- we have never had a fireplace before. 

All 3 girls had surgery to put tubes in their ears. They had ear drums full of nasty fluid that made it so they couldnt hear very well. Now that they are all cleared out Anavy and Khloe pronunciate words a lot better and are improving faster.  

 We bought a new Christmas Tree and put it up together.

 Signing Time is their favorite time of day. They soak it in so fast and are always signing around the house.
 Thanksgiving holiday was fun- Black Friday was crazy but playing volleyball with the whole family is one of my favorite things to do.

 And then there are the pictures that need no explaination... My girls are happy, funny, loving and messy. Period.