"The dignity, the grandeur, the tenderness, the everlasting and divine significance of motherhood."

-De Witt Talmage

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Maier's 3rd birthday & a recipie

So it was a successful party over this past weekend; we had one big giant play date outside {thank goodness the weather was amazing-65 degrees and sunny} complete with all the bikes, scooters, and mini-motorized vehicles for riding, a {free/borrowed} jumpy castle for the static cling, and a craft table for the artists.

Umm, Maier?  Are you crashing from a sugar high?  

The parents of all the children that came are also mine and Jon's friends, (many of them already knowing each other), so the adults got to enjoy some great company while our kids enjoyed the fresh air and amusements of freedom outside:)  I didn't get any pictures of the 'grownups'!!  I can't believe that!

I wish I had taken more pictures and better ones of the b.day banner; it was glittery but none of my pics show it well, bummer.

And as I mentioned before, we sang happy birthday and Maier blew out her 3 candles on some Oreo Surprise and it was so good.  And I took pics to I can share the recipe with those of you that were interested in it from Kayla's shower:)  If you hadn't considered it before, you definitely  should because I'm telling you, this is the easiest crowd pleasing dessert you can find!

(Disclaimer: I doubled my recipe b/c I wasn't sure how much we would need; 10 adults+12 kids=more than enough.  We will be eating Oreo surprise for a week! But 1 batch wouldn't have been enough.  The recipe below is for one 'batch':

Oreo Surprise

  • 1 bag of oreos or any chocolate/cream sandwich cookies
  • 1 large tub of cool whip
  • 1 large box of vanilla or french vanilla instant jello pudding plus the milk it calls for
  • a little milk in a bowl for dipping cookies

  1. In a bowl mix pudding according to directions on the box;don't forget to let set for a full 5 min. in the fridge
  2. Then mix in the cool whip with the pudding**Cool whip needs to be thawed to a soft consistency so it mixed well
  3. Then in your dessert dish you will begin the first layer with the cookies; dip each oreo into milk and make one flat layer.
  4. Cover cookies with a layer of pudding mixture
  5. Do this until pudding/cookies are gone or your dish is full; and you can crumble some cookies on top for the last bit.
  6. Refrigerate for a few hours to 'set' so it won't be soupy.
This is so easy and you can really get creative with the flavors of pudding, cookies, and toppings.  I hope you try it!


  1. thank you so much for sharing the recipe! i can't wait to give it a try! :)

  2. Your welcome:) Hope you enjoy!