Monday, April 27, 2009

New Soup

Vaughn got movie The Tale of Despereaux for Easter. We were watching it the other night and there is a part in the movie where the Queen eats some soup. Vaughn said, "I want to make that soup mom." So, I got online to see if I could find the soup recipe and when I couldn't find it I searched for a recipe that looked like the soup in the movie. I was lucky enough to find one. Soooo tonight we made it and tomorrow it simmers in the crock pot all day. We now have a new meal on our menu, we've named it Despereaux Soup.
The movie that inspired it all. :)

Vaughn working on his soup.

Despereaux Soup

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We had so much fun with Vaughn this year! He started the morning following the Easter Bunny Footprints the Easter Bunny had left behind to find little surprises and then his Easter Basket. The Easter Bunny didn't forget about Mya either, but he has a rule that you don't get to follow footprints until you can walk:)

We went to Tippy Country Club for Easter Brunch. They had face painting and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. If you find the Golden Egg you win a prize. Below are pictures of our fun day AND Vaughn found the Golden Egg!!!

Our personal Easter Bunny.

Mya enjoying brunch.

Vaughn hunting eggs.

Close-up of our egg hunter!

Vaughn found the Golden Egg!!!

Vaughn celebrating with the Easter Bunny.

Vaughn collecting his prize.

Celebrating one more time with the Easter Bunny.


Our friends have 2 children with birthdays 2 weeks apart so to celebrate Andrew's 6th birthday and Morgan's 4th birthday they decided to go to Chicago. Andrew wanted to go to the Lego store and Morgan wanted to go to American Girl. We tagged along and had a really good time. Thanks Eytcheson's!!!

First stop, Shedd Aquarium
Vaughn next to his "big catch!"

Vaughn looking at all of the different fish in the HUGE aquarium.

Mya enjoying her first view at all of these fish! Their bathroom at home is all "under the sea" theme, thanks to the hardwork of Grandma!! :) When we got home from Chicago Mya all of a sudden understood the theme of their bathroom and spent lots of time talking and touching all of the fish on their walls.

Mya and Daddy.

I thought these blue frogs were cool.

Goofing around in the camping part of the aquarium.

Vaughn is jumping ship!

Done at the aquarium, now time to hit the cold streets of Chicago - TOO THE LEGO STORE! :)

Andrew, Vaughn and Morgan posing with a lego man outside the store.

Posing with R2D2.

I wasn't able to get Morgan in the American Girl Store. When Rachea and Morgan saw it they took off and I couldn't catch them to get Morgan's reaction upon entering, but I can say Morgan had a BLAST in there!

Mya is very angry she can't get into her favorite snack, Oatmeal Cream Pies.

Mya giving up on the oatmeal cream pies and working on the Teddy Grahams.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More Videos

Here is Mya drinking from a straw for the first time. This was taken a few months ago.

Here is Mya on one of the first nice days we've had enjoying her swing.

Vaughn was helping me keep Mya entertained one evening while I was making dinner.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Some favorites

More of my favorite pictures....

Dirtbiking with my buddy Andrew!

Taking a joy ride with my buddy Morgan!

Hammin' it up for the camera!

6 precious reasons 3 moms go to the store a lot more often to stock up on snacks over the summer!!! :)

We finally had a nice day and Mya went outside and was able to test out her swing! I'll have to post the video, her giggles are so sweet!!!

We had lunch with some friends of ours and as you can see Avery and Mya played well together.

Mya exploring her big rocking chair.

Mya got these cute tights for her birthday. She fell asleep like this and you guessed it, I ran to get my camera! :)

Jumpstart on that baby fat!

Jeff takes the kids while I make dinner and plays with them. Vaughn usually picks dancing to REALLY LOUD music. Now that Mya is mobile and everything on her level (in her mind) is free game to explore she found some old 1lb weights. In this video she's trying to figure out what these weights do and dance at the same time. Combined it looks like she's working out!!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009


That's right! I figured out how to post video! I'm so excited!!

Sledding the Dyson way.....

Sledding the Eytcheson way.