Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lego cookies

The beginning of March was my oldest brothers birthday. He has always loved Legos! As he is in his 30's and I can't really buy him Legos for his birthday, I decided to make him some Lego cookies.

I have been following a cookie blog The Adventures of Sweet Sugar Belle and not to long ago she showed how to make these Lego cookies. When I saw them I knew I needed to try my hand at them and send them to my brother.

There is definite room for improvement, but for a first attempt at cookie decorating, I am quite pleased with them.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Today is officially the first day of spring. For ND we are having an unseasonably WARM Spring, but we are not complaining. There is no snow left, so as you can see from these photos, they are a little over a week old.

The other weekend it was so nice we had to get outside! Last year I picked up 2 squirt bottles in some stores dollar section (probably Target, but I can't remember), and those have been the prize toy outside for the last week. The boys have loved watering the "grass", the side of the house, washing the cars and anything else they I will let them squirt water at.

We also took a walk around the block. Little insisted on pushing the bubble mower, which was fine and I fully anticipated carrying it most of the way. To my surprise he pushed it the entire way! Big was the one who ended up hopping in the stroller a few times to ride.

Bubbles have also been a big winner outside for the boys. I think there was one day last week that they were both soaked in bubbles! We made sure that night was bath night!

My parents were up and while Little napped they were outside with Big and built this cute little snowman. (The only one of the season). He didn't last long though and not because he was melting!

You may have also noticed that the name of my blog has changed from "The Game of Life" to "Home Grown". I'm working on some branding currently and didn't think the The Game of Life would fly later on as it is already taken.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Big's 3 Year Photos

I recently took Big in for his 3 year photo shoot. Being that he is now 3 1/2, I'm only a little behind on this. But better late than never. Below are just a few of my favorites from the shoot. He was a bit of a stinker right away, but thanks to some jelly beans and a bird puppet we were able to get him to smile!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Our Little Man

Recently I entered Little in the Cutest Baby Face Contest. He didn't get chosen for one of the top 3 finalist, but in my blog stalking yesterday I did notice that he was given a nod for a top 20 honorable mention. And when there are over 500 entries, I couldn't be happier.

Click Here to see the blog post.

I'm one Pround Mama of my little guy!