Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Party at Church

We had a great time at our Church Wednesday night. We had almost 40 kids there!! We ate pizza, salad, and lots of yummy desserts!! After dinner we sat down and had a great message from Lydia. I love the fact that my kids have such great friends from church.

Last Wednesday the kids made Valentines boxes. They were awesome!!!


Jackson made his all by his self and it was like a football field!!
The kids took their boxes around to the different tables and got goodies!!


After the party we came home and I let the kiddos have 2 small treats!





Friday, February 4, 2011

What Jackson and Stephen eat

Today over at Kellys Korner she is doing Show Us Your Life on what Toddlers eat. Since I have a toddler and keep a toddler I decided to join in on the fun!!
This is my sweet niece Jayden and Stephen eating a yummy snack of apples and bananas! I also have an 8 year old son. Both of my boys LOVE fruit. They usually eat an apple and banana a day. They love all kinds of fruit: peaches, pears, strawberries, and blue berries are some of the ones that I can think of. I love to do homemade stuff! I have a bread make and I use it all the time. My families favorites are pizza dough, rolls and cheese bread. We do eat store bought breads though. Right now Stephen's favorite bread item is cheese toast. Ever time I ask what he wants to eat for lunch or breakfast its cheese toast. Matt is my little cousin that I keep during the day and his favorites at my house are PB&J and grilled Cheese. They like to help me in the kitchen!! As you can see Stephen has a big plate full of chicken nuggets and veggies. The veggies are canned and I have no problem serving my kids canned veggies. They eat it and LOVE them. This plate is full of mixed veggies. Stephen, my 3 year old, will eat them, but Jackson who is 8 will not touch them. He is alot like me and will only eat them separated. Except the potatoes. Jackson hates anything potato!
I am a terrible mom when it comes to cereal. I use to never buy it. Over the summer we splurged and I let them have a box of those Reese Puffs! Sugary cereal makes Jackson a little wild so he is not allowed to have it during the school week! This was actually the 1st day of school and for the 1st day of school I did let him have them.
Since my kids love veggies we did a garden this summer. During the summer we ate lots of tomatoes sandwiches with cucumber chips. Jackson does not like tomatoes. Stephen was loving some grilled squash and would gobble up tomatoes. Since we do not have a garden during the winter I am not sure if he would do that now.
Now for a typical day this is what I serve:


Breakfast:

Jackson Loves egg and cheese biscuits, or any kind of meat biscuit just plain, he also loves Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal, cheese toast with yogurt or he is allowed to eat at school or his papa gets him a biscuit.

Stephen loves EVERYTHING and usually breakfast is the only meal I can count on him eating with out me fussing at him to eat. He loves eggs fried or scrambled, cereal, pancakes, oatmeal, cheese toast, bacon, sausage or ham.


Lunch:

Jackson usually eats lunch at school, but he has asked me to make him lunch before and when I do its usually a PB&J with the All Fruit with Fiber jelly and always crunchy peanut butter. I usually pack a thermos with water or milk (they eat at 10:46 so the milk in a thermos is still good), sometimes chips(although he would eat and eat just chips) apple sauce, or peanuts. I have also made him salads to eat at school.

Stephen is not a picky eater he just does not like to sit still enough to eat. He would rather play! Of Course his Favorite right now is cheese toast. I do let him have 1/2 a slice or even a whole slice. He ALWAYS chooses a fruit to eat with his lunch. Besides the cheese toast he is not much of a sandwich eater. He would rather have the meat by its self or a spoon full of peanut butter creamy not crunchy! He does like Chicken nuggets, hot dogs, corn dogs, pizza, and anything else you could think of that is not healthy!! They always have a good serving or two of veggies.


Snack:

At snack time I always have my 3 boys, Jackson home from school, Stephen and Matt. We always have a fruit to eat before anything else and a yogurt. Jackson gets yogurt for his tummy. Stephen will not eat yogurt unless its creamy. If it has fruit or granola in it he will not eat it. Jackson's favorite is Key Lime Pie, Strawberry or Vanilla. Stephen likes vanilla strawberry.

They like pop corn, peanuts, spoon fulls of peanut butter, cheese sticks, and of course crackers and chips which they rarely have.


Supper:

We usually never eat out during the week. We try not to eat out during the weekend to save on money, but we usually eat out 2 times on the weekends. While cooking supper for the whole family I only make 1 meal. If the boys don't like it then I am sorry I am not going to whip something else up! I know what they like and usually stick to that. I rotate my meals every 2 weeks. We like to eat breakfast for supper, spaghetti lasagna or meatballs, any kind of chicken, pork chops except Jackson. He has never liked Pork Chops, but I do make him eat a bite or two. You never know he might like it next time. I always make sure there is plenty of veggies for him to eat that night. My family LOVES me to make homemade pizza. We like meatloaf again Jackson does not like meat loaf, but I do make him eat a few bites and then he can fill up on the veggies. Stephen will eat just about anything. We do hot dogs or hamburgers.


Thanks for readying!!


Snow days Jan 10-15

We had alot of fun during our week off for snow!! We played out Mon, Tuesday and Wednesday!!
The kids loved being pulled behind the tractor. Monday I had an earache so I actually did not go out, but the boys did! Papa left Stephen on the 4wheeler to help Jackson and Stephen took the 4wheeler key out and lost it in the snow! Monday and Tuesday we played at Pam and Farrell's (my inlaws!) We even got yummy lunches cooked for us!! Papa tried building a snowman, but it just wasn't happening! It was a thin layer of ice over the almost 7 inches of snow! He was able to make this big ball so Stephen was happy! He wanted to ride around with it so Daddy put it in the back of the sled!

I was brave enough to let Jackson ride me around on the 4wheeler! He is just about like his dad and this was probably the last time I will ride with him! He went to fast and scared me! ha!! And he is only 8 so know telling what he will be like in a few years much less when he turns 16 and I am not in the car with him!!


He got stuck in the ditch!! He did lots of donuts as well!!



They had fun throwing snow balls at their nana!! I was trying to get a good pic, but Jackson was more interested in hitting nana!!





Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sundays riding adventure!

Sunday was a great day! After a wonderful Church service and a delicious meal at Truett McConnell College we came home and did a little riding. Well the boys did.....not me!!! Bart had an AWESOME idea to make Jackson a motorcross track! Since he is in the bobcat business he got to work!! Most of the day Friday he worked out in the field and made some awesome jumps!!!


Jackson LOVES the jumps and gets better and better at them!!
After the riding at our house the boys were ready to saddle it up!! Its been a while since they were able to ride so Nana and Papa were super excited to get the horses out!

This is Jackson's new horse. It does not have a good name? If you wanna help him name it just leave a comment! He traded Smokey for this horse!

This is Rocket! Jackson got this horse when he turned 2. Stephen did not ride it, but he really enjoyed leading him around!!


This is Smokey!! He was a horse Jackson got for Christmas and I believe he is now Stephens!





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