Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fruit Pizza

I have had a headache the last few days and haven't wanted to get out and do much. So today as we were inside we decided to cook. The kids love baking with me, and this was the perfect dessert to make with little helpers. I ate this a lot back when I was young, but haven't made it in years. It was delicious!! As good as I remembered, and I think the rest of the family agreed!!

I pretty much made it from memory. So it may be different than the original recipe...but here is how I made it...

1 large cool whip
1 block of cream cheese
a little vanilla (to taste)
a little powdered sugar (to taste)

2 sugar cookie rolls (you know the slice and bake kind in the fridge section)

crushed pineapple
mandarin oranges
(or any fruit you'd like)

1. Roll out both sugar cookie rolls to make a crust in a pizza pan. Cook on 350 for 16-18 minutes or until starting to brown. LET COOL
2. Mix cool whip, cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a mixer until smooth.
3. When cookie is completely cool, you can put the cream cheese mixture on.
4. Drain crushed pineapple and sprinkle on top. (reserve juice)
5. slice the remaining fruit and arrange around the pizza. I dip the bananas in the reserved juice as it is supposed to stop them from browning quickly.

(Yes we may have gotten a little tattoo happy today too)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

His Latest Invention

The other day Gavin walked in and with a straight face said, "Let me show you my new invention." He proceeds to pull up his shirt and this is what I see...

"It's a fart catcher, Mom. See, this bottle is in my bum and when I fart it will catch it so you won't have to smell it."

Really?? Did he just invent that?? Really??
Gotta love my boy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Emmersen Paige

My sweet friend gave birth to her daughter today. I was so excited to get to be there with her this morning and meet the sweet baby girl. She is beautiful like her Mama and looks just like her brothers. Emmerson Paige arrived at 1:04 pm weighing in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and is 21 inches long. I am in love with her. Welcome to the world Emme!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Destin Beach Night Family Pictures

Every year we pick one night to take pictures on the beach while we are on our trip. Here are a few of ours from this year.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


We got back last weekend from another awesome trip to Florida. There was NO OIL, but lots of workers looking for it. The weather was perfect, and we had a great time!! It went by way too quickly, and we are already looking forward to going back next year. This year the water was a little rougher, but the kids enjoyed boogie boarding. The June grass visited us a few days but it wasn't too bad. Hadley was a perfect little angel the entire trip. She was all smiles and did so well. She really loved the beach and she obviously LOVES vacation. As always, Gavin and Ellie loved it too. They stayed up late every night, and got up EARLY every morning. By afternoon their eyes were red but they wouldn't even think about a nap. Nope all they wanted to do was go to the beach, boogie board, catch fish, dig for clams, and build sand castles. They all three LOVE the beach. But who doesn't?? Our third annual trip with the McKellar family was a blast! There is nothing like vacation. Here are a few of the MANY pictures I took. :)