A certain two year old is getting mighty grown up, and I am loving every minute of it. She is so girly and so so sweet. I could just nibble those little toesies but I won't. She absolutely adores getting her toes painted. Her daddy usually does it for her, but she insisted I do it today, and well.... who am I to argue with cute toes like that staring me in the face? She wiggles her toes when she gets them painted, so they're all sorts of silly, but I think that's just part of the awesome fun-ness of being two and having pink painted piggies.
Right after we finished her mini pedicure, the mailman brought me some amazing goodness! My dear, dear friend Robyn sent me some awesome birthday presents - a Priority flat rate box stuffed full! Here are just a FEW of the goodies she put in there for me!
Let me tell you, there was so much more, but for the sake of those of you on dial-up I'll just tell you - the package was FABULOUS! :) Thank you Robyn! You're such a sweetheart! I had so much fun going through everything, and the girls and I spent the afternoon batting the balloons around the apartment together... at least until Anna crashed on the couch for her afternoon nap and Abbi got distracted with a movie :) Thank you, my friend :)
In other news, I sat down tonight and made out the grocery list for all of the recipes from the Recipe Contest! As I was on my way out the door to go shopping I realized that I didn't have my wallet in my purse. We looked *EVERYWHERE*. I mean ev-e-ry-where. Not one stone left unturned.
Under the couch - *check*
Peek in the laundry - *check*
Look in the fridge? - *check*
In every possible hidden crack in the car? - *check*
Inbetween kids' mattresses - *check*
Its probably someplace obvious.
I had to call and cancel my cards and will be ordering a new license and all of that soon. :( Poo. That said, I will have to wait to go shopping until this weekend when hubby can go with me and use his card. I'll start making the recipes then. I'm so so sorry for the delay - I am craving them. Big time.
Since I couldn't get to the store tonight, we had a staple dinner for most any Army family. Sh!t on a Shingle (also known as SOS). Its basically beef & gravy over toast. It may not look delicious (or sound so, by the name), but it REALLY is comfort food, SOOOO tasty, and cheap to boot. I used *THIS RECIPE* just to make sure I was getting proportions right. I hadn't ever tried it with worcestershire sauce before - it was a nice addition! If you get a chance, give it a try! Its also GREAT for breakfast using sausage instead of chipped beef or hamburger. (note: chipped beef is the "traditional" way of fixing SOS, but that's mostly because it can be dehydrated and rehydrated easily. I prefer the taste and texture of hamburger or turkey burger, but you can use whatever strikes your fancy! - ENJOY!)