Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Skating

Kayla and her coach Holly
Kayla skating to Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. 
She did a fantastic job and looked beautiful!

 Haylie and her amazing coach Holly!
 The girls getting ready to perform.

All of Holly's fairies! They all looked so cute out there:)
Haylie, Lily & Jax
These 3 are always keeping us on our feet!
It's a good thing they are all too cute;)
Coach Holly with all of her girls.
Great job Kayla & Haylie! We love to watch you two skate:)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Movie Time

Today we took the kids to see the new Cars 2 movie. I was not a big fan of the first one so I was not really looking forward to seeing this movie. Jimmy, Haylie and James were really the only ones who wanted to see it. Anna, Kayla and I were really surprised from the very beginning that we were actually interested in what was going on! Even when Haylie needed to get up and use the bathroom I wasn't thrilled about taking her. I didn't want to miss anything:) To sum it up this is definitely a movie worth seeing!
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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars with Ganache Frosting

I found this recipe here and just knew I had to make them. I made them for our 4th of July party and they were fantastic! If you love peanut butter and chocolate, these are a must make now!

Peanut Butter Bars with Ganache Frosting

For the Crust:
1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
1/3 cup butter
1 egg

For the Peanut Butter layer:
3/4 c. butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar (about 3 cups)
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped (optional)

For the Ganache:
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips

1) In a large bowl, mix togehter the cake mix, egg, and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

2)In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the peanut butter filling until it is thick and smooth. Spread onto cooled chocolate crust, patting the top down evenly to prepare for the ganache frosting.

3) Pour the chocolate chips and whipping cream into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 60 seconds, then whisk. Microwave again for 30 seconds or so, then whisk again, until the mixture creates a smooth, thick chocolate sauce. Spread chocolate on top of peanut butter frosting. Allow all layers to set and cool completely before serving, about 2-3 hours. Cut into squares to serve.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad

I found this recipes on and it was delicious!
I only used 1/3 cup oil and I substituted Agave for the sugar.
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast meat
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, and cook stirring frequently until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta, and rinse under cold water until cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger, and pepper. Shake well.
  4. Pour sesame dressing over pasta, and toss to coat evenly. Gently mix in chicken, cilantro, and green onions.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

This year James' birthday landed on Father's Day! We honored both our favorite boys by going to Fuddruckers and then to see Rio with Chris, Sabrina and the kids:)

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Happy Father's Day Daddy!
We are so blessed to have such a kind, hardworking father.
Thank you for everything you do for our family!
We love you,
Kayla, James & Haylie

You have grown so much this past year.
You love to read and Haylie enjoys every moment you read to her.
Your always looking out for your sisters.
We are truly blessed to have you as our son.
Love, Mommy, Daddy, Kayla and Haylie

Saturday, June 18, 2011

James' 7th Birthday Party

Happy Birthday James!
For James' birthday this year he wanted to have another army party. We decided that we would not get the obsticale course again since it was really hot last year. We let him pick out a water slide and another jumper instead. We decorated a Mess Hall for the kids to eat in and had cotton candy and snow cones for everyone.

Water Slide Fun

The kids and adults had a blast on the water slide.

The Velcro Wall
While looking for a water slide to rent James seen the velcro wall and was determined we needed it! We tried to convince him to rent the slide but he just wanted this or a dunk tank. I'm glad we decided to get it. Everyone had so much fun on it.

Pool Time
Between time on the velcro wall and the water slide the kids played in the pool to stay cool!

The Mess Hall

Cake Time

Time to open the PRESENTS!

Random fun pictures from the party.

Thanks to everyone who joined James in celebrating his 7th birthday.
He said it was the BEST birthday EVER!!!
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pool Time Fun

Summer has begun!!!!
To kick off the summer we had the Howlands over for some pool time!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Last Day of School

I can't believe I am writing the last day of school! This year has gone by SOOO fast:( The kids all enjoyed the entire year. The are all going to truly miss their teachers. We have been so blessed this year with amazing teachers. Thank you for all you have done for our kids. You will always hold a place in the hearts of the Boothroyd's!

Here are some random pictures from all the kids end of the year parties:)


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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Willy Wonka Spring Show

This years Spring Show at Polar Ice was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. She did 3 performances in 2 days and did AWESOME in all three!

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Great Job Kayla!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Easter is all full of fun at our house. The kids woke up to Easter baskets from the Easter Bunny. A little later Grandma Anna came over with some more Easter goodies for the kids. From candy to stuffed bunnies they had a great time looking at everything!

Our 1st egg hunt! The couldn't wait for the egg hunt. As soon as I got my picture they were off! As you can see in the picture....they love that I make them stop for a pic:) LOL

Now it is time for the big family hunt.
We filled hundreds of eggs and all the guys went out to hind them. I think Haylie was the Most excited to go out again hunting for eggs filled with treasure! She wasn't wasting any time:) I best part of the Holiday was having all the family together. The kids always enjoy getting to play with each other and so do the adults!

Happy Easter!
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Last day of Mini Mites

James had his last day of being a Mini Mite! He is very excited to move up and start playing more games! He's such a cute little hockey player:)
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Thanks Coach Holly for a great season!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kayla's Class Ski Trip

Ava, Kayla and Allie
Kayla, Mom and Ms. Soublis

Kayla and I at the top of the bunny hill:)

Kayla and Shelby

Manal, Kayla, Allie and Ava

Kayla's field trip was a blast! Me, Anna, Kayla and the rest of Rancho's 4th graders left the school at 5am and headed for Flagstaff. For the first part of the day we had lessons. Since they split up the adults and kids I didn't get to see Kayla very much as she was learning to ski for the first time. All I know is that is did a lot better than Anna and I. She was on the bunny hill in no time and doing great! After lunch we were able to have a few hours of free time to ski on our own. Kayla passed me over and over again. She caught on so quick! I was so nervous for her to go on the ski lift by herself. Maybe that's why I didn't do so well! LOL!!! Kayla LOVED skiing so I better get better so I can keep up next time! When we done with dinner we headed back down to Scottsdale. By the time we go home it was 10pm! We were so tired the next day. Good thing we didn't have to go to school:)
We are so blessed to have the kids in a great school. Not only are they getting a great education, they get to experience so many new things!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Party Time in honor of PRINCESS HAYLIE!

Haylie was so excited to have her friends over to celebrate her birthday.
All she talked about for months was her birthday!
She looked just like a little princess:) After I was done getting her ready she danced in front of the mirror taking it all in!

Thanks to PartyDillo we had an AWESOME jumper fit for a princess!
The kids played in it for 3 days and they were still sad to see it leave.

Haylie was very excited to see how her cake turned out. She said she wanted a big giant cake with all the princesses on it. As usual with the help of Grandma Anna it turned out perfect!!!
Better than Haylie imagined:)

The older girls dressed up and came out to surprise all the little girls. It was so cute to see them excited to surprise the little ones:)