Monday, December 20, 2010
Here are the poor little snowman cookies my mom and I made Sunday!
What we used....
FOR THE BODY
Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough
White Cookie Frosting (I think it is Betty Crocker and found near the candles)
Small Tube of Brown Gel Frosting
Small Sharp Knife
FOR THE HEAD
Small Tube of Black Frosting
Fondant (We found some that was pre-colored orange at Michaels)
White Chocolate (to melt)
Light Corn Syrup
NOW THE FUN BEGINS
1. Roll out your dough and cut out a blob shape with a sharp knife. If the edges are rough from cutting, pat with your fingers to smooth. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet and follow the temp and time written on the dough package.
2. While they are baking, melt the white chocolate and dip the malt balls in the chocolate to make the head. Place the covered malt balls on a cooling rack or cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and place in the refrigerator to cool.
3. Once the cookies are cool you can ice them. Once the icing has harden you can take the heads and glue them to the body by carefully dabbing the bottom into the corn syrup.
4. To make the noses just pinch off a little of the fondant and roll it into a carrot with your fingers. Glue to the head with the corn syrup
5. Now you can finish decorating by gluing on your buttons and drawing the face and arms!!
Posted by emily at 7:05 AM
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
So I was looking back through some pictures and started cracking myself up..... Yes Jack, these are going to be your parents....... :) I apologize in advance for all the moments that I know we will embarrass you....
Posted by emily at 6:31 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Last night we had our first "birth and baby" class. The most memorable quote from the nurse was, "Ok dads, this Life Saver (the candy) represents your wives cervix and you are going to suck on it until it dissolves to represent the thinning of her cervix."..... At that moment I about pee'd my pants. I can only imagine what was going through Jason's head at that time. Of course Jason only lasted sucking on the Life Saver for about 1 minute and then you heard a big crunch as he bit into it and the teacher called him out....Way to go J. :) Now, I am officially freaked out about giving birth and we've only been to one class. On a side note, I did get a lovely back massage from Jason as we practiced our first breathing technique. However there was a moment of Jason getting bored so he decided to start spelling things on my back.... not very helpful J......I was trying to concentrate....
Posted by emily at 5:53 AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
At my OBGYN appointment today I spent a LOT of time just waiting all alone in the exam room. So I looked at all the adorable baby pictures along the wall making me excited for Jack's arrival....and then after looking at them all and the Dr. was still not there I began looking at the hand drawn picture a little boy had drawn the Dr. that was framed on the wall right in front of me and thought, "aw isn't that sweet." After a few seconds of trying to figure out what the picture was all about I noticed the little man in the top right corner with HIS HEAD CUT OFF! Really??? I mean first, who would give anyone a picture like that and second, who would frame it on a wall??? Is this what I have to look forward to with a little boy??? Oh my I am scared!
Posted by emily at 9:41 AM
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Well, I finally bought my first article of baby clothing! I had decided that I was going to work really hard to not buy any myself because I KNOW Jack is going to be spoiled and will have tons of clothes!! But.....then I saw the little football hat.....Oh how could I resist!!! Even Jason got a cute little smirk on his face when he saw it!
Posted by emily at 4:58 AM
Thursday, October 7, 2010
We have been super busy moving in and unpacking. We are finally beginning to settle down a little! But I wanted to give everyone an update a baby Jack!! (excuse the lack of make up) He's growing and becoming more and more active!! I can usually look at my stomach and tell where he is now!! And lucky me...he found my ribs Monday night.....but it is nice to know everything is going well in there :) = me being positive. Hopefully I will add pictures of the house this weekend!!
Posted by emily at 4:48 AM
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Well I have had another first.... it seems my legs are getting longer...or wait maybe it's the large round stomach in my way. I was getting ready for work the other morning and remembered I needed to trim my toe nails, well you would have thought I was playing twister! It was like I've never given myself a pedicure before! I couldn't figure out how to get to my toes!! Well... I GUESS this means I will start having to drag myself to the nail salon and sit in those big leather massage chairs while reading my favorite magazine.....oooo the sacrifices I make...... :)
Posted by emily at 7:56 AM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Well my mom helped me check one more thing off my list this weekend....registering at Babies R Us.....wow talk about an overwhelming day!! I have never been so tired, stressed, confused and overwhelmed in my life! It started out kind of rough....you would never guess how many different options there are for one of the options on the checklist....however, we started getting the hang of it and were moving at a good pace until we came to IT...... the STROLLER.... and just so you know.... neither one of us have been around a stroller in YEARS. We must have looked like the biggest idiots in that store. Once we FINALLY figured out how to fold the stroller down we couldn't open it back up! We were standing in the middle of the aisle with a stroller laying across the floor...stepping on one wheel and pulling at the handle.....it was pretty rough. But. we finally picked one out!! and yes it was the easiest one there!! Baby B better like it :)
Posted by emily at 12:52 PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Well it's official, I am now experiencing the world of pregnancy cravings.....and what I want more than anything is a SLUSH PUPPY...not a slushy.....a Slush Puppy! I got one on our way to The Homestead in Virginia and it was heaven!!! But now I don't know where to find one!!! Ahhh it's killing me!! Ohhh...what is a pregnant woman to do!!
Posted by emily at 6:36 AM
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Last night I started Prenatal Yoga! I was a little nervous of course because I had no idea what to expect. But it was fantastic!! I loved the class......a few moves not so much.....but I know it is going to pay off so much!! At the beginning of each class the instructor reads a birth experience. It is interesting, intimidating and educational to hear things people went through. I can't wait until my next class on Thursday when I get to (as the instructor says) take the baby on a ride :)
Posted by emily at 5:10 AM
Monday, June 21, 2010
Well...we are near the end of the first trimester and my belly is starting to pop..... so I figured it's time to share with all my favorite people! However, you must be patient with me because I am new to this!!
Posted by emily at 7:09 AM