Starry Sweets

I am a firm believer that things turn out better when they are done properly from scratch. With that being said, out of exhaustion I chose to buy some sugar cookie mix and save myself some time…BIG mistake!!!
Not only did the cookies not hold their shape, now I just wasted precious time cutting & baking 3 batches of cookies! So I pull out my recipe book and make the cookies from scratch which I will just do in the future (thank you life for this great lesson).
Despite the false start, I love the way the ones from scratch turned out!

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Had to compare both batches lol

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Now THOSE are how sugar cookies are supposed to look 😀

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Happy 4th of July

***Happy Independence Day!!!***

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Today we celebrated the 4th of July with a good ole fashion Water fight (that involved a few thousand people!)

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As you can see Alyssa had a blast getting everyone soaked! It was a great time!

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Muddy Princess

So lately Lyss has been on a mud kick. Friday evening when I got out of work and Josh & I went to pick her up from my parents; we find her in one of her pretty dress up skirts, a white t-shirt, high heels and a purple tiara playing in the mud! When my mom asked if I was mad I just laughed and Josh & I said “god made dirt and dirt don’t hurt” yes I know corny old saying but it’s totally true.

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So yesterday when I walked outside to bust her made her own mud pit I wasn’t all that surprised but had to snap a few incriminating pics as evidence! At least this time she was in a swim suit lol.

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Daddy

I wanted to take a moment and share some thoughts about Daddys, because it has always been my view that any guy can father a child but it takes a real man to be a Daddy.
Josh shared with me that as a kid the thing he wanted to be most when he grew up was a husband and daddy. Well…my loving husband is just that, partly thanks to his best guy role model growing up; his neighbor (Doug Cox) who took time to take Josh places to see new things and experience truly amazing sites (Josh grew up mainly in Montana so their hikes involved glaciers, grizzlies and big horn sheep in the national parks…definitely pretty amazing). Josh has taken this mentality with Alyssa. He always takes the time with her, he ensures we involve her as much as possible from taking her on our easier hikes now that she is still little, to playing a daddy daughter basketball game he wants her to look back and know how much he loves her. When she is having a melt down and I send her to her room he will go and talk it out with her to ensure she understands what she did wrong and how we can work together to fix the problem in the future.
It makes me so happy that Alyssa looks to Josh the same way I look at my Daddy. She thinks that he is Superman and argue with anyone who tries to say otherwise! 🙂 She is always thinking of him and will point out anything that is his favorite color lol (lime green). She runs and will hide behind him whenever there is a scary part on Scooby Doo because she knows he will protect her and the way she looks at him with admiration and love when he isn’t looking is breathtaking at times.
So honey, even when Alyssa is being difficult and continues to argue over every little thing and your patience is starting to wear thin remember that she only has one Superman Dad and loves you so very much!!!

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Sunday morning cuddly photo shoot

Sunday morning Alyssa snuck into our room already fully dressed, cowgirl boots on & hair combed and popped up at the foot of our bed and shouted WAKE UP MOM & DAD!!!! It was super cute and very surprising to say the least lol. She then pulled me out of bed because she needed help with her photo shoot. As soon as I walk into her room I immediately see her toys carefully posed on her bean bag ready for their 15 minutes of fame (seriously our little girl is so darn cute! I know…I know I’m totally biased)

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Mommy took these of Alyssa and her babies.

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Alyssa’s artwork.

Last Day of School

So today is the last day of school and I can only say that it is bitter sweet. Us parents were gathered around lingering just kinda taking in the sight of how much our little ones have grown before our eyes. We stood there watching them cling to each other because they know its their last day together in school.

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Bath Goo

So Lyssa and I were bumming around yesterday and ran across something called Bath Goo. So of course we had to try it out and I have to say…bath goo is super cooooool!!! 🙂 We poured Step 1 into the water and it turned the water into this cool goo.

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Then when bath time was over we poured Step 2 into the goo and magically it turned back to water. (Gotta love chemistry!)