Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthdays, Bikes, Bags and Booty

As you can tell from the title, this is a random bag of goodies tonight.

After my very brief stage mom stint massive failure on Friday night, I got right back on that horse and dragged my kids to a photo shoot the next day. WAIT! Before you send me to reality TV, this one was with my good friend Melissa who has shot all the kids/ family pictures and she needed some models for her fall set. And I needed a few free pictures, so I was all in!
If you want to see all the pictures, you are more than welcome to view them.
Go to http://www.spoiledrottenphotography.com/
Then to “Client Pages” and then “View Proofs and Order Portraits”
Enter your e-mail:hdunham@knology.net
Enter your password:owen

I think she got some cute ones! Let me know if you view them because I'm having a tough time deciding on one of each.

Next, we hopped in the car and headed over to Sarah's house for her twins' birthday party. {Sarah and I graduated from high school together and just happen to live in the same town now. Any friend that has known you that long and is still a friend is wonderful!!}

It was a perfect backyard birthday party! The kids played and played for hours. Ollie didn't leave this pool for much probably not even to go to the bathroom, but we didn't ask any questions

the big bathtub.1

and Henry had a great time with their dog, Coby.
He tried to pawn off his carrots


then learned dogs don't like carrots and he would just have to eat them himself. Recognize that shirt??

Realizing that dogs don't eat carrots.1

We all came home exhausted and the kids slept for 3 hours! By all counts, that makes a perfect birthday party.

That afternoon we rode bikes on our street. Ollie is still learning the finer details of pedaling and Jason is trying to teach him.

lessons from dad.1

Henry has his own bike, thankyouverymuch. And he's pretty happy about it. He races up and down the street and tries to keep up. Then he falls off, we kiss boo-boos and he's back on the road again.

Big man.1

Sometimes I think my kids get tired of me taking their pictures.

Puh-lease quit taking pictures.1

Sometimes I think my husband gets tired of me making fun of his shoes.

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Too bad. They're all stuck with me.

But they might want to stick around because on Monday, I went to my friend Melanie's house and stocked up on food for the freezer! She sells Homemade Gourmet food and seasonings {have you heard of it?} and does a program called 4 meals in 4 minutes. You bring your own meat and stock up on freezer meals.

Watch out freezer.1

Isn't this the best? Have you ever done the Super Suppers or Dinner by Design? I think they are all the same concept, but I haven't done any of the others. This is not the main thing she does, but I try to participate as often as I can.
Because throwing food in a crock pot for dinner is up there with a pedicure.


Ok, that was a stretch. But it IS good stuff.

Finally, {WHEW!} I have to let you know that I have been one lucky chick lately and have raked in some booty!
* I won a $25 Starbucks gift card from Niki at Free 2 Be Frugal.
* Then, a $25 gift certificate to ecostoreusa.com from Lori at Building Our Nest.
* AND, a new Bible from Jessie at Vanderbilt Wife.
It came with a cool box.

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And a stamping for Henry William Berry III.

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Or the IIII {but I think that would be IV} so it looks like that was a mis-stamp! I love it! Always love a prize with a good story.

And a girl with a lot of booty.

But that shouldn't go right next to a Bible picture.
Oh, well. Work in progress.


Eve said...

Wow, Hillary! Those pictures are great! I'm so jealous since Genna has recently decided that getting her picture taken by a photographer is "scary"...along with everything else lately.
Have fun deciding! I know it won't be easy.

Lydia said...

Ok, so I had to stop reading mid-post and look at the pics. Here are my faves: 0512, 0518, 0568, 0579, 0612, 0649, 0654.

I have done Super Suppers and it was fun! When I was in JL we did it with a small group and it was a blast! Definitely nice to have something in the freezer that is easy to serve up.

Congrats on being a lucky girl with a lot of booty! ;-) Unfortunately, I only have the booty.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

oh, the food! the glorious food! someone brought us super suppers once after we had a baby, but i haven't actually gone to do it. i love having 5 options in the freezer!

Ivy said...

Yum yum! That food looks delish...and if it's easy...even better! The pictures you took of the boys on their bikes are great!!

VanderbiltWife said...

Hilary, I am so embarrassed! I bought it on clearance but I had no idea that was WHY it was marked down. If you want a new, unnamed one I will be happy to send it to you...


Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I love it!! Love, LOVE it and think it's perfect! Truly, I love anything with a story and this one has a great one!! And don't be embarrassed; I would have done the same thing. I only wish it had his notes in it!!
It's great! Thanks, again! It will be a treasure; it's not the outside of the Bible that counts... :)

The Gunters said...

Get excited!! Toddlers & Tiaras tonight 10/9c!
We have a Your Secret Pantry here....they have all of the ingredients there and you prepare it, take it home and freeze it. I've only done it once, but it's such a great idea!

Lori said...

You are a lucky duck! I'm interested in the meals you made - that sounds awesome! Enjoy your full freezer!

Jenn McPherson said...

Okay, I have lots to say...First, love the sharing with the dog shot. Second, I will get on later tonight & help you pic pictures (I like to think I have some knowledge in that area...Third, look at all your freebies!! Is there a possible family trip to Vegas in the future???

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the frozed meals. Does your friend open this to the public? What a great way to make a meal in a snap!


The Writer Chic said...

Loved all the pics. Want to come to Hville and do a shoot with all our boys.

J's shoes about made me fall of the bed I was laughing so hard.

I think it's so cool that you won Jessie's oh-so-unique Bible, and...

I can't wait to go to the zoo next week! We decided not to go to P'cola, so I'l be all ready to tackle the ZOO with you guys!

Susannah said...

The pictures are great! I'm going to check out the professional pics right now! And we have done the Super Suppers, and I LOVE it! :) I love the bible too, it's so...I dunno! Wonder where that stamp came from?! HAHA

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Looking forward to meeting you at She Speaks. I recognized your blog header since Design Chicky did mine as well. :) I sell Homemade Gourmet as well and those 4 meals in 4 minutes are the way too go. :0

Tami @ Around the Table with Tami said...

I hopped over here after seeing your comment on "Charlie's" blog [great fun!], and I came to Charlie's blog from Jen's Beauty and Bedlam... so I feel related to you now..Ha!

As the founder of Homemade Gourmet, imagine my DELIGHT to see your picture and testimony of the great freezer meals!! For those that asked in your comments sections, we have consultants all over the country and we can get everyone set up with their own freezer full of great, easy meals made on a budget!

Love your blog and will be back often. Thanks for sharing your love for Homemade Gourmet! (and I'd love to know Melanie's last name so I could give her a 'way to go' reco from me)

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Oooh, you won the Bible from Jessie – congratulations! And your boys – well, they’re just too stinkin’ cute – how could you NOT take too many pictures of them?? Finally, those shoes that your husband’s wearing? Well, I think they might be begging for mockery. But that’s just me. :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Congrats on your booty! Your pics were adorable:)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I love Homemade Gourmet and freezer cooking!!!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

holly said...

ok, so before I saw the close up of the shoes, i was going to comment asking if jason was wearing mary janes. tell him the fashionista makes fun of them too!

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