Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ashton 9.0

Ashton turned nine last week. NINE! I was just getting used to eight. Ashton is always so kind and helpful, and she didn't complain that we did our annual heart cake decorating on her birthday (any time with the cousins is a fun time). We are so happy to have our smart and beautiful girl in our family. HAPPY (very belated) BIRTHDAY ASHTON!!!

I think she's about 8 months here (sorry about the quality picture of a picture)

We went to Chevy's for dinner so Ashton could get sombrero and free ice cream

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hand Jive!

Last week Aiden's was in the "Fabulous Fifties" program at school. His class was featured in the Hand Jive and as Aiden put it his hand jive was "faster than all of track three combined!" The room was pretty packed, and we were in the very back so we only got a little bit of video. The whole program was very cute and Aiden loved being part of it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rasberry Brownie Trifle (or Chocolate Passion Bowl)

The last time I posted a recipe Kaylee told me I didn't really seem like the type to post recipes, but I think I will be doing it more often. The recipes I'll put up are ones I use often, so why not make them easier to find.

I found this recipe on kraftfoods.com and it is a hit every time I make it. I think it is DE-LI-CIOUS, so I only make it when there is a big gathering so I don't eat the whole bowl myself. Make sure you use the frozen raspberries with no added sugar so you whipped cream doesn't deteriorate.

Raspberry Brownie Trifle

3 cups cold milk
2 pkg. (3.9 oz each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
(I use 2 tubs)
1 baked 9-inch square brownie layer, cooled, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 5-1/2 cups)
(I use a 9x13 pan of brownies)
1 pt. (2 cups) raspberries

BEAT milk and pudding mixes with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP.

PLACE 1/2 of brownies in 2-qt. bowl; top with layers of 1/2 each pudding mixture, remaining COOL WHIP and raspberries. Repeat all layers.