Saturday I am going to get my hair trimmed and colored. I canceled last weekend, as things were scary with my dad, and the fact that a nasty cold had set up shop in our home. Madison has a Confirmation activity during the afternoon, and then her Initiation Mass at 5:00. The girls and I will be attending with her, and Steve will be home preparing dinner. I am planning grilled chicken breasts on the Foreman Grill...love that thing!...with some mashed potatoes and broccoli. Steve always grills extra chicken and we use it on salads throughout the week. Yum! After dinner, Steve and Rhett are going to late Mass because Rhett is serving.
Sunday we have no plans except count down the hours until The Walking Dead returns at 9:00!!!! If you have not tried the show, please do. Really. Once you get past the yuck factor, it really is a great show. It is not about gore or zombies. It is a show about how people survive and adapt and adjust to a whole new way of life. The characters are amazing. : ) I am planning on brunch Sunday afternoon with waffles and sausage and scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. Then I think we may make some pizzas to eat during the show. And that is our February weekend. I hope yours is happy, and cozy, and fun, whatever your plans may be. Thanks for visiting. : )
Peyton stayed home with Flynn last Friday when we went to be with my dad, and when we got home we found that she and Flynn had gotten all ready for our Chinese New Year dinner. : )
Peyton made these up herself. She is the sweetest!
Flynn's favorite was the Chinese lantern...
Saturday afternoon she dressed up in love for Mass and to go visit Grandpa. : )
Sunday morning we woke just in time to see the little guy tell us to snuggle back in for 6 more weeks. And that is alright with me.
Sunday afternoon we started our little party prep with table decorations...
and awesome cake baking. Peyton outdid herself with this one.
A close up...just because...and if you want to try it yourself...
Whoopie Pie Cake
- 1 box Chocolate cake mix (prepared per package directions) + 1 extra egg
- *cocoa powder for dusting the pan
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
How to Make
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Grease 2 9x13 sized pans with butter and dust with cocoa powder, set aside.
- Prepare cake according to package directions, but add in an extra egg to the mix.
- Split the batter evenly between the 2 pans and bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow cakes to cool completely.
- In stand mixer beat butter and Fluff together until smooth.
- Turn mixer to low and slowly add in powdered sugar. Turning mixer back up, continue mixing for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
- Spread the filling on top of one of the cakes. Top the filling with the other cake.
- In small saucepan bring the heavy cream to almost a boil. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and then pour over top of cake.
you could also bake this in 2 9x9 round pans
Thanks to Pinterest and http://cookiesandcups.com/whoopie-pie-cake/ for the recipe!
Love Day Apparel is what my little lady is loving theses days...
and painting all things Valentines as well. : )
Steve took the older kids on a "Field Trip" this week. They went to Harrisburg to the Great American Outdoor Show. This is the biggest Outdoor show in the world. There are miles upon miles of all things hunting, fishing, and outdoors. They were soooo excited to meet Lee and Tiffany from The Crush...their favorite hunting show on The Outdoor Channel.
How happy does my son look here? ; )
Steve is a wonderful Dad. : )
Flynn and I stayed home and had a cozy day together...and were thrilled with the treat they brought home for us!
Happy Weekend, friends!