Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peacocks and Peanut Butter Smooshies

So I don't know who invented the whole blood born pathogens safety nonsense and all that, but every time I get pregnant, I get the itch reallllllll bad.

No, not THAT itch.

The itch to get tattooed.  I know it is probably just because I can't, but it is always magnified when I am in the "family way".  Cory and I get tattooed (not nearly as much as we would like) every couple of months or so, so being pregnant puts a damper in the sitch.

I told Cory that he can tattoo me as soon as I push out this fruit of his loins, so I have been thinking about what to get.

Trashy rose that says I Love Cory?  

Oh oh oh I know- a yin/yang sign!

Or how about a word that is spelled wring in Chinese?


I know what I want to get, I want to fill in the space on my forearm that I have been saving.

With my peacock.  There are only a few things that I collect- vintage eyeglasses, anything Miss Kitty, and Peacocks.

What do ya think?  Peacock it is? Help me, to help you, to help me decorate my body.

Talk amongst yourselves.

But while you do- make yourselves these cookies.  They are fab!

(shown here is the buttascotch, yo! version)
I got the recipe years ago out of a cookbook that I (snagged from my dad who originally) bought at a boat store.  Random.  It is called 6 ingredients or less, which is perfect if you ask me.

It is an odd recipe because there is no flour, but if you FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS they come out every time.

Peanut Butter Cookies-

1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 
1/4 cup chopped walnuts 
(You don't actually NEED the walnuts or chocolate chips, but you NEEEEEEED them)

Combine ingredients and mix well.  Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until batter starts to firm up and lightly brown.  Makes about 2 1/2 dozen (they lie)

I usually cook mine for a little longer, closer to about 12 minutes.  You have to let them firm up and cool, otherwise you will just be eating hot peanut butter. Which is pretty good too.

I like them because they are super easy, and every pantry has these things.  No store!  SCORE!

So, now that you are done- peacock?

Let's Recap-

These are backwards, starting from his THIRD, and last birthday party...

My mom came down with my brother to see me!  Ok, ok, really just for Oliver.
You got me.

After a HUGE BBQ, he got to pick out his own ice cream cake.  He wanted to pop the balloons.

This was his second birthday party.  It was just a boring little ole house party with the 'rents.

He was stoked, especially since this was the second time in one day he got to have cupcakes.  We made three dozen homemade rainbow cupcakes for his class that day.  And we crafted up some thank you cards for his BFFS that came to his partay.

This was the after math of his first party at Nanny Robins.

Holy Cow!  After his presents, she got him his very own cake!

Alas, the party that started it all (well, not really that was mom and pop!).  His Nanny threw him a party at a place here in town that has everything a toddler could want in a party.  And everything a parent could want too!  Which meant, they did everything for us!

I think that Oliver has just had a birthday party for every member in his immediate family!  We will all be forced to forfeit our own birthdays out of sheer over celebration!

But they are only young once right?!  And if it weren't for nannies, the world would be a terrible terrible place.

So what else- I am so behind on my blog, and I am so sorry.  I know I said I had a giveaway last week, BUT......drumroll please-  I am working on another site!  Yes mam, a review/giveaway site.  So I stocking up on the posts as we speak and I am so excited for it!  I can't wait for everyone to see it so I can give away all these goodies!  I am reviewing so many awesome things, and I can't wait to share them with you.

Mother's day went well...dirty dish extravaganza and all (I LOVE YOU HONEY)....finals are almost over.  I have one more to go, tomorrow, and then this semester is wrapped up for me.

I have some copy editing work lined up for the summer, and some research work, which will keep my brain busy so I don't get stuck on diapers and choo choos.

AND....Cory and I have some serious decision making to do in the near future...about a few things....but for now, I am day dreaming about it and doing my homework!

So kind of mundane, but at least now I feel caught up.  Now I can go on about my blogging.

Thanks for waiting for me-