Thursday, February 1, 2007


Life is driving me nuts right now!! I'm feeling overwhelmed and a little down in the dumps. Haven't been exercising much or eating very well, because of it either. Which, in turn, leads to feeling even crappier!! {rolling eyes} How to switch it around? Jarrett's grandma is not doing very well at all...thanks for the prayers you have already given and please keep giving more! We need all of them that we can get!!

"Perfect" Day at Preschool
Christian told me today that it was the "best day ever" at preschool! Is this the same boy who was crying a couple of weeks ago because he didn't want me to leave him!?!? LOL... He was all excited because today he got to take in snacks for his friends (we made the cake balls last night), it was show & tell day so he got to take in his motorcycle transporter truck, and top it all off...he was the flag person today!! Yep...HUGE news in a 3 (almost 4) yr old's eyes! :) The flag person gets to hold the flag (duh...) while the class says the pledge of allegiance and then they are in charge of ringing the clean up bell for the day. Whooooo Hoooooo!!! Too darn cute, I tell 'ya!

And then....our little devil....
I swear, little Ava is the spawn of the devil sometimes! She is not eating dinner well AT ALL. Screaming, throwing her fork/food onto the floor, ugh...then she's just hungry and miserable and STILL won't eat! I've never had a problem with her not eating before. Normally, she's a human garbage disposal that never gets filled up! LOL... Also, her new thing is ripping all the clothes out of her dresser drawer and then climbing up the empty drawers to get stuff off of the top. Dangerous, huh!?!!? Not to mention frustruating as all hell when you have to pick up the clothes TWICE a day (morning and after nap) because they are all over the floor. We moved the dresser out into the living room last night because I just can't take it anymore! I'm sick of cleaning up after it and scared she's going to hurt herself!!!

Pizza Dip Recipe some of the DST girls got a little crazy waiting for Gina to open up her revamped store and started a hysterical thread on the MB. Long story short....everyone wanted the pizza dip recipe I talked about, so here it is! :)

Pizza Dip
1 pkg cream cheese (softened a bit)
1 8 oz. jar pizza sauce
1 c. mozzarella cheese
3/4 c. parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. italian seasoning
Green pepper and Onion chopped

In a bowl, mix cream cheese, italian seasoning, & garlic powder. Spread in a microwave safe pie plate. Mix together the mozzarella cheese & parmesan cheese in a bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 of this mixture over the mixture. Spread pizza sauce over this. Sprinkle rest of mozzarella cheese/parmesan cheese on top. Sprinkle green pepper/onion on top of that. Microwave for 4 minutes uncovered or until cheese is hot and melted. Serve with crackers. (I used the new Keebler Toppers. The garlic ones were YUMMY!!!!)

Enjoy! This is seriously my new "go to" dip recipe! I've made it for a few get togethers and everyone just flips over it. PLUS it's super easy to make!

Happy Thursday!!
Hope you all have a wonderful day! I'm off to shop at GMD for the big sale and work on a new kit! Talk to you soon! {{{{HUGS}}}}


ringleader said...

oooh yummy! That recipe sounds good and just in time for Superbowl Sunday! Good reminder to me to get something prepared.

Loved your note about preschool. Oh those are the days! LOL

I have a naughty spawn of something child too. Unreal! And exhausting. You have my sympathy!

Katie said...

the pizza dip sounds delish! :)

Melissa said...

That dip sounds GREAT!

Bretta said...

Sorry you've been down in the dumps...I can relate. Wish we could hang together and find something to laugh at until it hurts! :)

Thanks for the yummy looking recipe. I'll try it soon!

Jennifer (Jennilyn) said...

That dip sounds so yummy!!

My kids aren't being too good lately wither. Of course, they are both sick so that makes it worse. Kaylee is still not sleeping in her crib... almost a week now! I can't stand it!

Melissa Ives said...

That pizza dip sounds yummy! I'm going to try it. {{HUGS}} to you...

Nancy Comelab said...

:) thanks so much for that awesome recipe. Gotta try that out soon! {hugs}