Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Been A Year!? Really? A Year? Wow!!!

So I realized a few weeks ago that it had been forever since I had blogged. Then realized that the last time was on Amelie's Birth day last year. Wow!! I decided that today would be the day I started blogging again. It has been a crazy year. I have been on a roller-coaster the past year. Bipolar-type mood shifts, bad decision making, the verge of insanity at a few points. I am trying to get back in rhythm and balance. I am feeling tons better. Through all of this I have learned a lot about myself.

But really today is all about my super special birthday girl. Amelie!!! The second daughter. My shining star. My headache maker. My inquisitive detective. My ballet dancing, messy tiny chef. All with a heart of pure gold. She loves everyone. She is sweet, sensitive, cuddly, active, spirited, and well just plain sprightly!!! We all love her.

So today we woke up and made Oaty pumpkin pancakes. I'll post a recipe soon. Made two different types of cupcakes. Both of which where made with secret ingredients vegetable purees. I found Jessica Seinfeld's great cookbook, Deceptively Delicious at the thrift store awhile back and scooped it up. We made the Yellow Cake with Pumpkin and the Chocolate Cake with Beets. I probably won't do the Yellow Cake again; it tastes great, but it was a little too moist for my taste. But that Chocolate Cake with Beets...DIVINE!!! It's so good you have no clue that there are beets. It calls for melted chocolate--which I didn't have--so I just used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa. But it turned out fine.

We went to the park and took the Cupcakes with us. It was Homeschool Park Day. We go every week, but since it's been so crazy hot here, not many people make out. But I have to get out of the house, so we go even when its hot. Today Suzanne and her kiddos came, so we weren't all it alone and the girls made friends with a little girl named Hailey. They had a blast. It decided to rain a bit, but we stayed through. But after the rain, instead of cooling off, it turned into a sauna. Suzanne and I both said, "This is just too gross" and loaded up the kids and headed out. We came home and chilled till it was time to get Daddy.

Amelie decided she wanted to go to Chick-fil-A for her birthday dinner. It's tradition around here for the birthday kid to get to pick a place to go for lunch or dinner. It just happens that Thursday nights are Kids Nite at our local Chick-fil-A. They have a craft and face painting for the kids. Free Icedream for them as well. "Cowie" is my girls' favorite part (that's what my girl's have chosen to name the person in the cow suit). The person in that suit must feel so loved at the end of the night. All the kids love it, but mine will follow that cow around almost the entire time we are there. It's cute. Tons of hugs and dancing with the cow.

We went about a month ago and found out about the Kid's Nite and this was the second time we've been. I have to say we are huge Chick-fil-A fans around the Sprightly Household. Mr. Sprightly is a huge fan of the new Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Anyway, my beer is getting warm. So I think I'll stop her and go sit with the fam on the couch for some "wii movies" (Netflix thru the wii). Peace Love and Birthday Cake!!!!!

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