Sunday, February 14, 2010


Charli's Kindergaten class had a Christmas party in December, right before they went on winter break. All the kids made super cute reindeer head bands, Santa made a special visit and talked to each kid, the kids filled stockings with gifts from everyone in the class, and Charli and I made Mrs. Levin a couple gifts! I made her some dish towels to match her kitchen and Charli decorated a mug with her very own drawing on it!


In December we had our 2nd annual kids gift exchange with our group of friends, and Santa made a surprise visit! Brooke Well's was very gracious to open her house for the exchange and some how Santa knew all the kids would be together that night! He even brought each child a special gift! Santa was for sure the hit of the party! Charli got a rockstar guitar from Owen and then Charli gave Taylor a transformer.


Mrs. Levin has done it again....Charli's Kindergarten class celebrated Polar Express Day in Dec 09, and they all dressed in their pj's for the day! They where all so snuggly with their pj's, blankets and favorite stuffed animal! Mrs. Levin played the train conductor and punched each ticket so you could board the Polar Express! A movie was enjoyed, cookies where decorated and hot cocoa was was had by all. And Charli and Gracie had to pose for a picture!


Jenna and I held our Christmas Boutique
for a 2nd year
in Dec 2009!
It was a great success and enjoyed
by all that attended.
I featured my Charli'z products
and Jenna featured her Sweet Baby products

Monday, November 16, 2009


Today I made the most yummy lentil soup ever! I have never made this kind of soup before. It was so easy and tasted so yummy. Lentil's are packed with protein and I have been trying to increase my protein this year, for various reasons. You should make this some time.


2 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, cubed (I didn't add onions, I don't like them)
1 tsp minced garlic
3 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
3 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups lentils-soaked, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 cup white wine
2 bay leaves
7 cups chicken broth
1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1.) In a large stockpot, saute the onions in oil until they are glossy. Stir in garlic, paprika, celery, carrots, and saute for 10 minutes.

2.) Once the veggies have sauteed for 10 minutes stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, lentils, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Stir well, then add the wine and bring the mixture to a boil. Slowly reduce the heat and cook for 1 hour on low to medium heat or until the lentils are tender.

3.) Sprinkle the soup with parsley and parmesan (optional)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Trojan's Soccer
Charli's first official sports picture!

Trojan's soccer team: Coach Kristi, Michael, Charli, Gracie, Alli, Braden
Marcus, Aubrey, Martin

Soccer friends!
James (The Cheetah's)
Brian (The Panther's)
Charli (The Trojan's)

Charli, James, Gracie
This day Charli and James played eachother

Charli enjoyed a very yummy snow cone after a hot day of soccer!


My little scarecrow!

Mrs. Levin reading the class a story
Charli was picked to be the helper of the day
notice her sitting in the special chair
in front of the class

Taking pictures outside the classroom
in front of the art wall
with the class scarecrow

Chad took the day off to par-take in the special day.
helping Charli make a crow

Charli passing out the cookies and Halloween candy
that we put together for the class

Look at all those cute Scarecrows!

This was a super fun day in Kindergarten! All five Kindergarten classes participated in this day, and each class had special things going on in their classerooms. Charli's class had face painting (I got to paint faces!), make a crow craft, and games. The school plans a theme for each grade and Kindergarten takes the Scarecrow theme. This is how the school gets around letting kids wear their Halloween costumes to school. Chad took the day off work to par-take in the festivities and I think he had as much fun as the kids.