Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Works for me Wednesdays- Pre-scooped Ice Cream

For months I have been reading Works for me Wednesday's blog. Great tips!

My tip is to pre-scoop ice cream for birthday parties. I simply scoop a couple scoops into cupcake papers before the party, put them on cookie sheets, and the place back in the freezer. When the cake is ready everyone can choose their own ice cream. If you want more take two. Works for me!

Find more Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Miss. Jenna

Miss. Jenna turns 3 tomorrow. She is a beautiful little girl with a wonderful personality and lots of joy. Her favorite word seems to be "lotsamore" when she wants more. She can say her ABC's and count to 10.

Here are a couple of photos from the party.

Happy Birthday Jenna!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- April 26th

I haven't done a menu plan since January. I can sure tell. We seem to be eating the same simple foods over and over. It's hard when Dustin is gone to cook something special for me and the kids. In honor of him only being gone one day this week. I thought I would plan a menu.

Monday : Lemon Herb Pork Chops, Potatoes, Corn, and Melon

Tuesday: Dustin at Tech

Wednesday: Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing and Muffins

Thursday: Spinach Feta Cheese

Friday: Whitefish and Homemade Fries, Coleslaw and Key Lime Pie

Friday, April 23, 2010

This week at our house

The trees are beginning to have a beautiful change of color to them this week. The allergies are high and we have found a couple ticks and the tent worms have reappeared. We ate rhubarb from Grandma Helen's this week, which was very delicious.
Dylan is now taking lots of steps daily. He is busy all the time. Jenna and Derek have been enjoying playing outside. I have not done too many crafty projects this month and it is hard to keep up with menu planning when Dustin is gone.
This week was the last week of aqua fitness. I really enjoyed getting back in the pool and getting some exercise as well.
Dustin had exciting news this week. He won the business plan competition at Michigan Tech. We are all very excited to get the new business started.
I did a presentation for the Great Start Parent Organization for Earth Day.
After a month of not taking many pictures because my camera's shutter was held open with tape. I finally bought a new one, a Canon Powershot. It seems to be taking good pictures so far.

Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

I love to party!

I'm Jill, author of Green Heart Mom. I began blogging in 2005, when we found out we were pregnant with my son Derek to keep everyone up to date on the pregnancy. I love blogging as a way to keep track of what we did.

I am a stay at home mom, when I am not sorting the mail at the local post office a couple days a month. I have three children. Derek who is a 4 1/2, Jenna who is 3, and Dylan who is 10 months. My husband is a software engineer and a full time grad student.

We have three children. Derek who is a 4 1/2 , Jenna who is 3, and Dylan who is 10 months.

Our goal is to keep life simple. We love the outdoors, gardening, camping, and enjoy learning. We live in an off-grid home in Northern Michigan.

I would love to meet people with similar interest.