Archive for March, 2010


Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

See…I told you that you’d meet the little ones soon…this is Madi…after enjoying a Maggie-Moo cupcake!! Yum! And oh, another thing…she LOVES Spiderman. We have her big brother to thank for that, I’m sure. She’s a hat lover. She used to pick up my husband’s baseball hats and put it on and run around with it…but she’s always let him take it back and put it away. For some reason, one day, a month or two ago, she put on Niko’s Spiderman hat and will NOT part with it! She sleeps with it, wakes up and finds it in her crib if it fell off and immediately puts it on. She takes it off to get dressed but keeps it close and puts it right back on. She’ll take it off for baths and let you comb her hair and then she’ll run to where she left it and…yup, you guessed it…PUTS IT RIGHT BACK ON!! She’s funny, we laugh about it all the time. The other day, Niko left his ND beanie on the stairs…I saw her take a seat, take off her Spiderman hat, try on his ND beanie, said “no” and removed it to put her Spiderman hat back on.

Here she is riding Nikolas’ old Spiderman scooter…

Here she is trying to scale the fridge….???

Here she is eating an ice cream sundae…

Oh! and here she is in an owl peasant dress that I made…I knew I could tie it in to HBD somehow!! ; )

A Lesson for the Dogs…

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

It was a busy morning today…sent Niko off to school and the insurance guy came by. The big girls slowly rolled out of bed…Livi snatched a popsicle out of the freezer. After the insurance guy left, Madi woke up and I fed Fiona. Got the girls ready for ballet and we were off to their classes. Meanwhile, my neighbor had met Niko at the bus stop and kept him until after classes. We swung by and picked him up…he says, “That was fun! Can we do it again tomorrow?!??” So funny…I told my neighbor to let me know when she was up for another playdate with Nikolas. I had to run by and drop off an order and then pick up some pics from my sister’s work. Whew! Here’s a few pics…

These are my girls…my big girls (as opposed to my little girls…you may meet them sometime soon!) Olivia sure is a little stinker, isn’t she?? That face says it all!! : )

And here are my boys…Niko and my nephew, Caleb. Need I say more? Well…maybe a teeny bit more…here’s a little story from his short stay at the neighbor’s after school…they have a big boy dog (Oden) and a little girl dog (Angel) and Niko was giving Angel a treat and she snatched it from his hand. Mrs. M explained that she always snatches the treat because she thinks Oden will take it and Nikolas tells her “that’s okay, my dad taught me to be nice to girls so maybe Oden should be too”.

**Oh and thank you to Uncle Shaun for the pics!!**


Friday, March 19th, 2010

What a week it’s been…just full of the usual craziness, my husband has been flu-ish for the past 3 days, Fiona has been fussy (can she be getting a tooth at 4 months?) and it’s been a great week to start suffering from insomnia. So this morning I was greeted by 5 over-ripe bananas and looked up a recipe for banana bread. Simple enough:

  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar (used 1/2 white, 1/2 brown)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • **I also added 1 tsp vanilla and 4 small handfuls of chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×5 inch pan.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, then bananas. Add flour and soda, stirring just until combined.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour (or till toothpick comes out clean). Remove from pan and let cool, store in refrigerator or freeze.
I got Nikolas off to school and it was all done by the time my girls woke up. For those of you that know me, you know that I don’t get much done before the kids get up. I’m usually waking up WITH the kids or they’re waking me up. So this was quite an accomplishment…especially for a Friday.
So while I was on a roll…I took out my Nora Fleming rectangular platter (love nora) and popped in my Bunny mini and my chocolate chip banana bread was looking fabulous…until Madi climbed up and attacked it with both her fists. I’ll save you the mess…but doesn’t the platter look fabulous anyway??
Here are the next mini’s I’ll be purchasing from Nora…check her stuff out at
At only $12.50 each…you, too, can have a dish for every occassion!! Even just crazy Friday mornings!!

New home…

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

welcome to our new home! I swear, we’ll stay here for a while! I have been working with a really great gal, Emily, at She has created this new site for the hazel brown goodies and our blog. stop by and visit often! I’ll be posting on home life, hbd life and everything in between!