Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's official

We are moving back to Alabama at the beginning of May!  I am super excited about this.  Alabama is where Dave and I spent our newlywed, pre children years (er - year and 10 months) before moving up here to New York.  Now that we have movers scheduled to get our stuff, and a small u-haul trailer rented to pull our necessities, it feels so much more real.  This also should mean at least 2 years living in the same house!  And no deployments for Dave during those 2 years.  I don't know what we will do with ourselves, but I know we will enjoy it while we can.  
Our first spring in Alabama (2007)

Now it's time to sort out what we can part with before the move.  I think we have our work cut out for us over the next 7 weeks.  Hopefully we can take one more trip over to Vermont before we leave, I need to stock up on maple syrup!

Hayride in October 2008.  Pregnant with Audrey and weeks away from moving to NY
I can finally say that I have enjoyed living in New York, and appreciate what this area has to offer.  And although I am from Michigan, I'm a southern girl at heart, and I'm ready to get back to my sweet home Alabama.  

Thursday, March 8, 2012

baby boo is 1

I can't really wrap my head around my baby being 1!

She is too little to even reach the floor on her new bouncy toy. But her HUGE personality makes up for her small size. We can't decide if we will call her by her full name or give her a nickname yet... right now we call her Boo Bear. As much as I love my Boo, I can't see her going to kindergarten with that nickname! :D
We all happened to be sick on her birthday. Poor thing ended up at the doctor that day - I knew we all just had colds, but I didn't want to end up in the ER at 10 at night worried about her breathing. She slept most of the day in her swing, and then was ready for a special pancake dinner in her honor!She chowed, happily. Of course she did, she is a Fish! Pancakes are a great dinner in this family. It doesn't matter what kind - buttermilk, pumpkin, blueberry, *filled with frosting* we all love them! Because we had her party the Saturday before her birthday, I was a little making cake-ed out. But I had leftover white chocolate mousse filling, and pink buttercream just calling from the fridge to be used. So I made these pancakes. It's one of our many go to recipes, and this one is simple and quick. I love Nigella.

Just made teeny tiny pancakes, smooshed some of the mousse in between, thinned the buttercream with milk, drizzled it on top, sprinkles, candle... birthday cake/dinner!

And a content one year old.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's about the little things

All she needed was a sink full of soapy water and a bowl.

And she was a happy, prune-y fingered 2 year old for an hour!