Monday, October 26, 2009

The boy LOVES to sing...

So those of you who get to spend any amount of time with Tripp know that he talks non-stop. He's been talking in sentences since he was 20 months old! When he's not talking he's singing. Check out this video...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chocolate Cobbler

Many of my facebook friends asked for the chocolate cobbler recipe, so I'm finally posting it. I can't take credit for the recipe, it came from my friend Georgi. Sorry, I didn't take any pictures.

Ingredients:
3/4 stick of butter
1 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup sugar
11/2 T cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
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1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
11/2 cup boiling water

The key to this dessert is how you assemble it...it's all about layering it, and NOT mixing!
Use an 8x8 pan.
Melt butter in 350 degree oven
Combine the ingredients above the stars to make a batter, then spoon over butter. Do NOT stir!
Next combine 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa and sprinkle over batter

Finally pour 11/2 cups boiling water over the above mixtures (i boiled the water in the microwave)

350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes

Enjoy! I think you will love the yummy dessert!

Monday, October 19, 2009

BIG news!

Not only am I getting bigger, but my little man is a BIG boy now! With less then 4 months to go before the next little man gets here, it was time to whip this monster into shape!!! Tripp is in his BIG boy bed now (since about the middle of September), and is officially in BIG boy underwear only! The BIG boy bed transition was honestly a breeze. He's been going to the potty for a while, but we took the plunge and are VERY consistent with only BIG boy underwear. We picked out all new undies (Diego, Elmo, and Handy Manny at the moment), read Elmo's potty book, and have our treat cup right above the potty. He's doing great! I figured better now then when the baby is here. We are so proud of our BIG boy! Here's a couple pictures of our BIG boy bed and our BIG boy underwear! The rest are random pictures from this summer. Is is too late to blog about summer???? Prayers with Daddy in his BIG boy bed!I went on a BIG girl trip this summer with my best friend Georgi. A 30th birthday treat from her hubs! Thanks to her sweet husband, the trip was free for me. Are you ready for this??? He gave us a trip to Puerto Rico to the Ritz Carlton! Talk about about a blessing!!!!! I didn't get a decent picture of the two us(well, one that Georgi would approve of considering she was 8 months preggo)! In other summer news, we visited Guntersville Lake several times and took a trip to Louisville to see Dave's family! These three were having the best time! Ellie, Saddler, and Tripp. Who knows what they were talking about??!
In Louisville, we stayed with Valerie (dave's sister). Tripp, Harrison and Garrett probably rode the Gator 3 hours of each day. They LOVED it! Tripp would have ridden all day if we would have let him. Garrett and Harrison have been driving the gator since they were Tripp's age, so I didn't worry a bit. When Tripp wasn't riding the Gator, he was swimming with his cousins. Don't ask me why I have about three pictures total of this trip. We saw 13 of Tripp's cousins, not to mention three aunts and three uncles, and I managed to get these two pics. Oh well, good thing we're going back for Thanksgiving...I hope!