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Posted By: Allie
Oct 28th, 2009

Poor Kaden, I feel so bad for him. He fell off a bucket in our pantry and must have bumped his mouth on the edge of a shelf. I thought it was just the usual cut lip, but it was just bleeding so bad so I took a good look and realized his front teeth had gone through his bottom lip. It just kind of put me in a shock and I started feeling light-headed and panicked. But I called Kaden's doctor and spoke to a nurse and she said there wasn't much to be done. They could do stitches on the outside but the cut didn't look big enough to me to require stitches. So I just cleaned it up and Kaden is acting like it never happened.

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Myndi Wrote: Oct 29th, 2009
hey, that happened to me too! His doesn't look bad at all, but that is so scary to think about. I can understand why you would get light headed.
Trick-or-Treat Bag

Posted By: Allie
Oct 28th, 2009

I wanted to take Kaden trick-or-treating this year and have yet to get him a bag for his candy. So I took one of those Walmart reusable shopping bags and with some scraps of fabric I had, I created this cute skeleton trick-or-treat bag.

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Mint Brownies

Posted By: Allie
Oct 24th, 2009

Someone at Jared's work brought in some mint brownies to share and Jared said they were the best he'd ever had. So he set out to find the same recipe or something similar. This is the recipe we tried, which he said was close enough, and I thought were the best I've ever tasted. We just used a store bought brownie mix, but I suppose if you know a really good recipe for brownies it would be even better.

1 9x13 pkg. Brownie mix.

2 1/3 C powdered sugar
5 T margarine
Dash of salt
1 T light corn syrup
½ tsp mint extract
5 drops green food coloring
2 T milk

1 C chocolate chips
6 T butter

1. Prepare brownie mix and let cool.

2. Prepare mint filling. Soften margarine. Add salt, corn syrup, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Mix in mint extract and food coloring. Add milk gradually until the consistency is a little thinner than cake frosting. Add more milk if needed.

3. Spread mint filling over brownies. Place in freezer for a short time to stiffen icing. Prepare topping by melting chocolate chips and butter. Mix. Spread over the top of the mint filling. Serve chilled to prevent chocolate and mint from melting.

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myndi Wrote: Oct 24th, 2009
yum, i'll have to try these!
Kaden turns 2

Posted By: Allie
Oct 20th, 2009

My little boy is two and I think I'm a bit sad. It just doesn't feel like it has been that long and time is just flying by, and it doesn't help that he looks older than he is too. It does make me feel better however; knowing that diaper changing for him is coming closer to an end.

But anyway, we had a birthday party for him Sunday evening which turned out a lot better than I was expecting.  I picked a car theme for his party since he is just so obsessed with them. We had the kids start out making license plates out of craft foam and then a driver's license where they drew a picture of themselves and wrote their name.

Each kid then got to choose out a cardboard box car that had been spray painted and we attached the license plate to the back and then attached the wheels and lights. The kids had a lot of fun driving around their cars and going thru the streamer "car wash".

When everyone was done assembling their cars we had cake and ice cream. I made the cake into the shape of a car which was very simple and turned out great.

Kaden then opened all of his gifts, with my help. I think he got a bit overwhelmed by all the cars he received, there were just so many to play with.

He stayed up till 11 playing and then just had to sleep with all his new cars in bed with him. I guess he can never have too many cars.

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