Thursday, June 7, 2012

Riley's Science Fair and Birthday

 Riley had to do a science fair project for school.  I didn't want to do the usual volcano so I was racking my brain to come up with a project.  One night while eating dinner it came to me.  Riley is always asking me to cool down his dinner for him and we do it a lot of different ways.  Sometimes I blow and stir.  Sometimes we put it in the freezer and sometimes I just dish it out first and let it sit. So, we decided to test which method worked the best.  We used a thermometer and timed it.  We made hot chocolate and found that stirring and blowing cooled it down the fastest.  We made a line graph and a bar graph of our findings.  They didn't give any awards but I think if the had, Riley would have gotten one.
  It was a good project.  I think I will like having a kid in school to do fun projects with.

Riley decided he wanted to have a Ninjago (lego ninjas) birthday party.  I made these cupcakes for Riley's class the day of his birthday.

The girl in the pink is Riley's friend Angie.  He has a little crush on her.  She is a cutie.

 Riley has been dying to eat at a Chinese Restaurant so we decided to go for his birthday. 
I made headbands for all the kids and Reid and Riley couldn't wait to put them on.
 Here is the kid sushi for the party inspired by Pinterest.

 The goodie bags were these little take out containers filled with candy.
 We did a ninja training course.  Here are the kids lining up for the races.
It was a successful party.  A lot of kids came and Riley had a great time.  I can't believe my baby is six.  I love him so much and he is becoming such a great kid.  We love him so much and are so lucky to have him.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I always struggle with leftovers, especially ham. I can only take so many sandwiches. I started looking at the website because of my friend Staci. Everything I have ever made from this site is so delicious and practical. Here is a recipe for creamy corn chowder and it was seriously so delicious I wish I would have made more. If you ever need cooking ideas, try here too.

Happy cooking!

Longest post ever!

This was Maggie's first time in her little crib. She is sleeping in it now and loves it.
Riley loves holding Maggie and she loves him.
These are the flowers my sister Mary sent me for my birthday. They are the first flowers I have ever had delivered to me. Look at those orange roses!! Thanks Mary!
This is my little angel on Easter Sunday. Isn't she so pretty?!?!?
This was Mags on Valentines Day. Her little smirk is so cute!

She is such a smiley baby.
Riley lost his first tooth on Valentines Day and his second on St. Patricks Day.

My adorable kids on Easter.

As an update, we are doing well. Chris is loving school so much and we are enjoying some days of nice weather, even though we had snow today!! Reid is giving me a run for my money and Maggie is seriously the light of my life. I love her so much and have to say that I think Chris might love her more. She has him wrapped around her tiny fingers. Riley is almost 6 and is a great kid. He is so smart and talented.

Thanks for checking back. I will try to update more.

Friday, December 9, 2011

I'm kind of back!

My problem has been that Chris always has the computer with him at school and by the time he gets home I don't want to make a post. All the funny things and annoying things that have happened during the day want to, or have been long forgotten. So, with out further ado...

Maggie Rose Andersen has arrived!!!!!

Our sweet girl arrived on December 6th at 12:30 pm. She weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz and is 18.5 inches long. She is so small and adorable. We all love our little baby!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


As soon as I found out I was having a girl I started allowing myself to look at girl clothes. I felt very overwhelmed at first. I think I was just in the wrong stores. I went to Toys R Us today and they had all of their baby clothes on sale. I found a few things for next summer that I couldn't pass on because the price was so good. I feel like I have a feel of what I want my little girl in. I can't wait for winter things to start coming out. I want to buy her a little girly sleeper. So fun!!! I will post a pic of all of my buys.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's a....

GIRL!!! I can't believe it! Our little baby is precious and I can't wait to meet my little daughter. I was just thinking this morning before the ultrasound how fun it would be to have a daughter to teach to cook and get pedicures with. I didn't want to get my hopes up, but I am glad we are having a girl.