Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Little Help Please

Dear Readers, 

I need some help.  If you see the below pictured product anywhere, please buy the entire stock and send/ship/deliver/give to me.  I will reimburse you for any and all expenditures.  Peanut butter and jelly is my most favorite thing to eat for lunch.  Ever.  I think I've eaten pb&j for lunch every day for at least 7 years.  It never gets old and I look forward to eating it every day.  Very boring, I know, but I love it.  However, it's not complete unless I have Smucker's Red Plum Jelly.  Not Bama Red Plum Jelly, not Smucker's Strawberry or any other flavor.  It has to be Smucker's Red Plum Jelly.  I mean the difference between Bama red plum jam and Smucker's red plum jam is bigger than the difference between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi.  Well, not really, but pretty close.  There is no close substitute.  I grew up on this stuff and I'm having a harder time finding it in stores now.  Target, Publix, Kroger, and Wal-Mart don't carry it anymore.  I'm terrified that Smucker's is going to stop making it so I just ordered jelly online from their online store.  Seriously.  So, please do me a favor and let me know if you see this stuff anywhere.  

Thank you!!!

Malia


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Break 2012, Easter, and Phoenix

We've been on the go lately and it's been mucho fun.  We went to Jackson for the week of Spring Break in the beginning of April.  A great time was had by all, especially Ella and Finley who got quite spoiled by grandparents.  We stayed with DeeDee and Granga and my parents surprised us by coming back early from a trip to spend a few days with us as well.  DeeDee, Granga, Gammy, and Grandpa have not lost any of their technique when it comes to spoiling their granddaughters and Ella and Finley adjusted very quickly to always hearing the word "yes".  It was kind of like Spring Break for me in a mom way, not like in my old college days.  I totally gave up my mom duties and basically did nothing for a few days.  It was beyond nice.  Here are some pictures:

Nothing cuter than a baby's naked  bottom.  Right?!

DeeDee and Granga.



Ella going swimming in 72 degree water.  

Miss Finley.  


Ella and Grandpa "fishing" at the incredible Children's museum.  If you are ever in Jackson, MS, put the Children's museum on your must do list.  It's so fun!!!!  


Ella and her catch. 


DeeDee and Ella playing with the water.  

Finley "dancing" in the music room.  


Ella playing dress up.  

Finley playing dress up and loving it.  

More dress up pictures.  





Ella and her daddy's puppet show.  

After Spring Break came Easter weekend, which consisted of the egg hunt at our church and our 2nd annual Orphan Easter.  There were 5 kids, 6 adults, good food and lots of fun at our house on Easter Sunday.  The kids even managed to dye eggs inside and nothing was spilled.  It was our own small Easter miracle.

Finley in action.  




The girls and the Easter Bunny.  No breakdown either.  

Ella and her pony.  

Backwards and headfirst.  


Me and my girls on Easter morning.  

David and his girls.  

My sweet and beautiful girls.  



Ella, Bobby, and Natalie.  

Looking for Easter eggs.  


After Easter came Phoenix.  We had such a good time with our dear friends, Chip and Kirsten.  Chip, David, and Kirsten go way back to high school.   Chip is probably the funniest person you will ever meet.  Ever.  His wife Kirsten is just ok.  KIDDING!  She's the nicest person ever and I (we) adore her.  She's such a good mom too.  I took some notes from her.   They have a precious little girl, Amalie (love the name), who is just as cute as can be and they have another baby boy on the way.  The girls got along great the whole time and our girls adjusted to the 3 hour time change on the second day we were there.  The first morning they woke up at 3:15.  In the AM.   That was the only un-fun part of the trip.  Phoenix was kind of like a parental version of Spring Break for me and David.  I. e we partied a lot, or as much as moms and dads with young kids can.  Overall, the trip could not have been better.  They are some of our best friends to us and it totally stinks that we live so far away from each other.  Here are just a few pictures of our trip.  I barely took a picture while we were out there, but here are a few I was able to get on my phone.

The girls playing at the park.  




Ella and Amalie.  

David and Ella and Chip and Amalie on our hike.