There are so many proud moments I have as a momma, but today when I walked out of the house into the garage to see my hubby teaching our little girl how to shoot her new Daisy BB Rifle (bday present from us) I was truly so proud of her…especially her accuracy for her first shooting.
We take her with us to the ranch when we shoot, but NOW she can join in on the fun and have a little target practice herself.
FYI her target was a picture she asked my dad to draw specifically for shooting (she wanted to be able to shoot zombies but knows how super afraid of zombies so she asked Pampo to draw a Frankenstein zombie so mommie wouldn’t be too scared…super cute right)
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!
Had to compare both batches lol
Now THOSE are how sugar cookies are supposed to look 😀
As I was creating the dessert list for Alyssa’s Neverland Birthday party I wanted to make a treat that I haven’t made before but doable. In the end I chose to make chocolate covered oreos for the versatility in being able to cover them in any color and pair them with different toppers plus I knew that I wouldn’t be spending tons of time on tedious details (genius thought…I know 😉 )
Alas the party is right around the corner. When we started putting ideas together for Lyssa’s Neverland party I envisioned Captain Hook’s Ship on either the dessert table or a centerpiece…well it came time to draw the ship and once I was done sketching I knew right away it’s place belonged on the dessert table 🙂
After I finished drawing the ship, I used an Exacto blade to cut the ship out of the foam board
Then came a coat of metallic gold acrylic paint
After the paint dried while Alyssa & Josh were out running errands, I sprayed it with gold glitter
When they got back, I thought I would be cute and tell Lyssa that a Tinkerbell came by the house and sprinkled Pixie Dust on the ship…she looks at me with this skeptical look and without skipping a beat asked “then why is the ship not flying then?” I couldn’t help myself.. I let out a laugh and told her that was a very good question and thought that fewer and fewer things are getting past her. lol
I believe that Lyssa’s lunches should be a healthy choice but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be cool so after some google and Pinterest searches here are some of the lunches that I remembered to take pictures of
The one time of year that I completely overdo the celebration is my daughter’s birthday party. I know that her party’s are bigger than needed however I am truly celebrating my little miracle and that she is healthy and happy.
This year we decided to celebrate with a Neverland theme and of course like always the invitations had to match and rhyme 🙂
I will totally admit that I am extremely excited for this party! More details to come…
So remember back to when you were younger and your parents told you that work is its own reward and be the best that you can be? Well as a grown up I completely agree with that advice.
Currently I am at a conference in Dallas, TX for work.
And Shellie the turtle came with us. 🙂