Wednesday, June 27, 2012


 James has really impressed us this season. He went from hanging out in the back and always passing the puck to the other players, to taking the puck right to the goal! He has so much motivation this season to improve his skills and it has been paying off:) He is making a goal at almost every game!
 James is playing against a friend on another team. He was not about to let him get this puck!!!
His hard work payed off. He got the puck and made a goal!!!
 Such a little stud:)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Camp Boothroyd

 Kayla was so sad to be leaving Rancho this year so I told her we would have several "hang out" days with some of her friends over the summer. She planned a little pool party for some of her school friends and skating friends. She was so excited when Karalynn, Allie, Taylor & Kaylee were able to come. And of course we let James have his little buddy Gavin come to keep him entertained:)

They all started out in the our pool swimming and eating fruit until Grandma Anna came over to get some help bringing pool toys over. As she gather up the toys she heard the girls jump into her pool! thing I know they are over here asking if they can all go swimming over there. I'm said SURE, thinking it would be a great opportunity to make them the cupcakes I has been dying to make! 

Working up quite an appetite swimming they all came back ready to make their own homemade pizza. 
Click HERE to get the recipe.
These cupcakes were devoured after everyone had finished their pizza. 
I found the Mint Cupcake recipe HERE but I did not use their frosting. I'm not a big fan of using vegetable shortening so this is the recipe I used. 

Mint Oreo Frosting
 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
pinch of fine grain sea salt
1/2 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1-2 cups of crushed mint oreos


1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy add in salt. Slowly add in confectioners' sugar, and continue creaming until well blended. 

2. Add salt, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. Blend on low speed. Add a little more heavy cream until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

3. Add 1-2 cups mint oreos and blend on low speed

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Ella's 2 months

Mommy's sunshine!
I can't believe Ella is 2 months already. She is such a joy to have around. 

Right now she LOVES:
to nurse
play under her mat
be held
Kayla (she the favorite sibling right now)
chew on her hands
reach for her toes
tummy time
to be talked to
her blanket
to smile
She doesn't like:
to ride in the car
her binkie
to be cold (the ice rink)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer fun

Summer is always filled with lots of pool time. 
Thank Kim for inviting us to come cool off in the pool! 
The kids had a blast and can't wait to do it again.