Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Recap- Easter 2011

We had such a nice weekend! It started on Thursday night- Hunter had buddies over for the night and we had consoled a friend who had gone through a bad breakup. We drank wine, ate pizza and hung out. I did have plans to go out to dinner with a few girlfriends but this took priority so I rescheduled for May. Friday morning I had all intentions to scrub my house from top to bottom while the babies were at daycare. At least I thought about it. I took the boys to McDonalds for breakfast, went grocery shopping, did a quick return at Old Navy and settled at home while the boys played. Hunter's friends stayed all day Friday and Friday night too- it was like they were permanent fixtures at our house. I love that we're a house the kids hang out at!

While they played, I prepared our jello mold for Easter and a new cookie recipe. They were fabulous. Sean said the best cookies he's ever had. So- that means a lot because he likes cookies!

I found a blog a few weeks back and had been dying to make this yummy goodness!
They looked a little messy but were fantastic. Must try them if you never have. From the

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Pudding Cookies2 sticks softened butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 oz box instant chocolate pudding mix
10 oz bag peanut butter chips
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or line with a silpat liner.
2. In a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.
3. Place flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with chocolate pudding mix, peanut butter chips and marshmallows. Mix until just combined. With a medium cookie scoop, place onto baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring.
Makes 3 dozen cookies

Mine made about 2 dozen (if that) cookies but my scooper may have been a little large. Also- next time I make them, I'm really going to try to keep the marshmallows inside the dough more. It melted out if they were on the outside of the cookie.

We woke up Saturday morning and drove to the farm. Jennifer (Sean's sister) rode with me as Sean had a fishing tournament and planned to meet us down there. We took a ride and stopped in Amish Country to pick up a gorgeous toy box that Sean's mom bought Quinlin for her birthday (it took 12 weeks to make). It's so nice- I'm afraid to put toys in it. I put it in Quinlin's room and am moving blankets into it for right now along with a few stuffed animals.

We did an Easter egg hunt (Owen raced and tried to steal all the eggs) on Saturday and the kids played outside. Sean took Hunter turkey hunting and let him practice shooting for the first time. He loved it. They went out Easter morning in the rain and camo gear and hunted for a few hours. He had a blast! Owen fished for the first time and really had a nice time down there.

Owen looking for frogs in the creek

with cousin Gracie and Grandma

Easter Egg Hunt!

Admiring his prizes!

Quinlin just wanted the candy inside

Gracie took Quinlin's basket

Daddy loves his baby girl!

Sean's brother Chuck and his family

The kids got matching sleeping bags

We had Easter dinner on Sunday and got home about 6pm. Sean told Owen he left binky at the farm. So- last night was night 1 of no binky- and it was such a success! He's counting the days until he sees Grandma to get it back so we're hoping he forgets about it by then anyway. (he didn't really leave it- so it's high up in a cabinet for now...)

I have more pictures but on the regular camera. Will post those this week!

1 comment:

  1. Awe, looks like a fun weekend.

    Yay to no binky!!

    And your friend is so lucky to have you:)