it's been awhile...

Besides just lounging around, lots of party planning has been going on over here. We are so excited for McKenna's Busy Bee party this weekend!
 She has really taken to being 1 so well! At her 1 year check up the doctor told me that McKenna did not need a bottle in the middle of the night anymore and that I need to let her cry it out. Nothing I haven't heard before over and over from lots of people, websites and my husband who I guess you could also call a doctor. I don't know what it was about her actual doctor saying it to me but I got the extra strength that I needed and last night was the 6th night in a row that I never went in her room. She is still waking up and crying but puts herself back to sleep within 15 minutes or so. I am so proud of both of us!
 On her real birthday (january 3rd) she opened two gifts from us. Yo Gabba Gabba is her favorite show so when I saw this huge Brobee stuffed animal in the 7 dollar bin at walmart I couldn't pass it up. Maybe Brobee isn't her favorite character on the show, she wasn't too sure what to think of him.
We also gave her a princess push and ride toy. Ella had two of these and there is a reason she doesn't have them anymore. They are loud and there is no volume or on/off switch on these things. I knew McKenna was going to love it so I decided to just go with it and maybe make it an outside toy. Before I wrapped it I took a piece of felt and folded it over the speaker then taped it on. Life changing!!! It made the sound so much softer. I now love this toy! McKenna loves it too and Ella wants to push her around everywhere.
Bob had last weekend off so I got so much done for McKenna's party coming up. I moved Ella's teepee out into the living room and I am turning it into a bee hive by covering it with burlap. Lots and lots of burlap. 
Ella helped me febreze the burlap to get that out the smell of whatever they coat the fabric in. 
I can't wait to see everything come together and celebrate our little busy bee this weekend!

On a super random side note, here is one of my all time favorite breakfast snacks. I might have blogged about this before, I can't remember. I made them this morning for MOPS so I took some pics. They are sausage rolls that my sister-in-law Aly showed me years ago and I never get tired of them. Just typing about them made me crave some so I just got up and grabbed a bag of them I had leftover in the fridge from this morning. I just ate the whole bag, and it's 12:30am. No self control.
Take a can of crescent rolls and divide them into four rectangles. Pinch together the triangles that form the rectangle.
Then take some sausage and spread a very thin layer across each rectangle. From one 16oz sausage you can make two cans (8 rectangles) worth of crescent rolls. 
Roll them up
and slice them into 1/4 inch pieces. I got about 15-18 pieces per roll.
Then put them in the oven at 375 for about 12-15 minutes. They don't spread too much so you can put a lot on one cookie sheet.
and thats it. Delicious! 
Hope everyone has a great rest of the week and I can't wait to come back to share party pics!


Anonymous said...

Love the color in your dining room. Can you tell me the paint color/brand you used? THANKS!

Allison said...

Thank you:) It's sherwin williams comfort gray

Ashley@The Vanilla Tulip said...

The sausage rolls look DELISH!! Going to have to try those soon!
And can't wait to see the Bee party:) precious!

Ashley@The Vanilla Tulip said...

The sausage rolls look DELISH!! Going to have to try those soon!
And can't wait to see the Bee party:) precious!

Jessica Jeffrey said...

happy birthday to sweet mckenna!
can't wait to see pics of her party!
and those little sausage rolls are happening at our house this weekend, yummy!

The Rodriguez Crew said...

Allison, I just thought about you when I saw this on Pinterest! Check out the "graph" towards the bottom that shows what went "wrong" with your cookie. haha!


april said...

I'm on the edge of my seat to hear about McKenna's party!!! I'm sure it was amazing!!! Happy birthday to your sweet lil one! :)

Misty said...

We r having some of these this Christmas morning! Lyndon said these r good.... recipe from pinterest? I said nope... lullaby lubbock ... then he said, Allison and kristens blog? Lol love y'all! Merry Christmas

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