Tuesday, August 29, 2017

If you do DISNEY... you #1 MUST do this!!!

Yes, I did it. I took my 1 and 2 year old to DISNEY!

And now I present to you... my #1 must do of the trip.

Instead of paying an obscene amount of money, for just one photo of your family in front of the famous castle which will also include tons of people in the background.

It looks something like this... (No, I did not purchase this photo!)



THIS IS WHAT YOU DO!!!

Wait until the parade starts. Not only is everyone so concerned with getting a spot front and center. There is literally not one person in front of the castle. You get a perfect picture and you don't have to worry about people breathing down your back waiting for their turn to take a picture.  




 Isn't this great?! A whole, magical castle all to ourselves! Next time we will let the babies out of the stroller for the picture but we were hustling to meet Mickey at the clock tower!!










Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Preschool Blues

OMG! The day has arrived!

I signed my daughter up for preschool! It feels like she is going off to college HAHA

But on a serious note, I am so excited for her to start her little school but oh so sad at the same time. I feel like this marks the official end of her being a baby.

She has never attended any type of daycare. Lucky enough to have her grandparents and close family watch her when I was working.

I know it is going to be a big transition for her to leave me.  But then again she could surprise me, run into school and never look back.

She was very excited visiting her classroom, checking out all of the new toys and brand new crayons. But she was also very happy to run out the door with mama and blow kisses goodbye.

The director of the school had me laughing. She said we spend more time consoling the parents than the children the first week of school. I thought to myself YUP that's going to be me choking back the tears.

Every mom wants their kids to be comfortable and excited starting school. I have heard the heartbreak of their kid slamming the door in their face saying BYE MOM without a care in the world!

Anyways, I absolutely know that my daughter is ready to go. She is going to love it. Anything that is new or something she hasn't learned yet will get her attention. There is only so much I can do at home with her. (Especially with another little one at my feet who wants to do everything that his big sister does!) Baby girl loves to be creative, imaginative and to be challenged.

 I am not going to lie... I am going to miss her like crazy the second that she leaves. However I will get to spend some great quality time with my son. Something that I will also cherish. Those moments were far and few between having 2 under 2!

It is going to be great for all of us. Again I am not saying I will not cry like a big baby in the parking lot ;)

I can literally feel her excitement in this picture!!! I said "Come on! Let's go see your new school!"



Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DIY Eggrolls (free printables)


I hope I am not alone in my obsession with eggrolls. Especially when I was pregnant with my daughter, I haddddd to have them. (By the way, not a hint, not pregnant here!)

AND to make us feel less guilty, they are mini-sized and made from scratch!

The great thing about this recipe is that you can bake them if you want a little healthier eggroll.

I actually made these on the grill. Just heated a very small amount of oil in a griddle pan and fried them lightly on each side. I can not cook inside during the summer. Too hot.



Here are a few pictures of my assistant and I constructing these delicious eggrolls.



She has so much fun helping :)

She may have taste tested :)


Please notice the top right eggroll. It had to be double wrapped. My cute assistant tried to roll it herself. Which didn't go as planned but will probably be extra flaky and delicious. I love that she loves to cook with me so I let her try to do every step :)

Another thing I love about this recipe is that you can freeze it and use it at a later time. You can prepare them in advance and then just grab them when you need them. Whether it be to a get together or just an easy appetizer or snack for another day at home.