Thursday, October 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Fingers Recipe

These are the Peanut Butter "Bars" I served at Eliza's first birthday party. They are one of my favorite "quick n easy" treats that will give me a chocolate and peanut butter fix all in one bite. :)
1 C. softened butter
1 C. peanut butter
1 C. white sugar
1 C. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Press into a cookie sheet evenly. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool, then spread frosting.

melt 1 stick of butter
1/4 C. cocoa
4-6 T. milk
dash of salt
3 to 4 C. powdered sugar

Melt butter in a bowl, add cocoa and whisk until smooth. Then add milk, salt, and 3 C. of powdered sugar--mix well. Continue to add powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Sometimes I add less butter and more milk. . . .

Enjoy! Hope everyone is having a wonderful fall!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

We went up to my husband's family cabin over Labor Day weekend. We had a lot of fun! We went canoeing on the reservoir. The boys LOVED it! Tucker and my nephew Saxon went together with grandma and uncle Mike.
Then Brycen and Miley went for a ride together. They were both a little disappointed when their ride was over.
The cat tales were really high around the reservoir. When the kids were all done grandma Nay watched Eliza for me and I went for a canoe ride, but we forgot to take a picture as evidence. You'll have to take my word for it. It was gorgeous.

After canoeing, we played with cat tails. Tucker discovered that if you hold the slender end and start swinging the cat tail around, eventually it will fall off and go flying somewhere. He was very exited and entertained for a long time. Cat tails are so pretty to look at and so fun to play with!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A year of JOY!

This post was supposed to happen a couple of weeks ago, but life has been crazy, so here it is:
Eliza had her first birthday! I can't believe she is already one. I have to keep reminding myself that she is a whole year old. I have been so grateful for everyday we have been blessed to share together on this earth! I don't know what I would have done this last year without her. I think the good Lord knew I needed an angel to help me through everything I have been through this year, and this little lady has just smiled and slobbered (baby kissed) me every time I needed it.
Her first birthday dinner was spent at the new local splash pad with all of her cousins. We made homemade pizza on our little propane grill, and it was so fun! Eliza loved crawling around the kids picnic sheet and snatching other people's pizza, and we let her because she was the birthday girl.
For her cake I decided to make peanut butter bars, because they were a very mobile treat for all the kids to run around with. Due to the amount of peanut butter bars the children consumed, I am sure they were a hit. (I'll have to remember that for future park parties.) Well, there are a couple snapshots to remember the day. . . .
I am so lucky to have this little angel in my home. :) I love my boys a whole bunch, but she is such a little sweetheart, and I love getting to do her hair everyday. Girls are so fun when they are little. I'll have to keep you posted as to how much "fun" my girl is as she grows up.