spent quality time with our sweet loved ones . . .
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
He sent me this song today from work.
Even with two screaming kids, a cat that won't stop throwing up, and a dog that hates me (seriously hates me), a broken ice maker, six loads of laundry laying on our bedroom floor, and some substance (of unknown origin) all over the family room carpet . . . we still got it!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Then a complete and total lack of cooperation from the both of them.
And finally, proof that Christmas miracles really do happen.
Both my little elves managed a smile at the same time.
Oh, how full of Christmas cheer I am :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Amount of time you actually spent sleeping
Monday, December 7, 2009
And my two turkeys sharing a snuggle on the couch.
Then we moved on to Thanksgiving #2 with my family. . .
We celebrated my niece Austyn's 8th birthday with a little Hannah Montana cake I whipped up for the occasion. I love to see the excitement in the kids' eyes when they see their cake for the first time. This was a fun cake to make.
My brother, single and ready to mingle.
Katie and Brendan
And last but not least, my dad and his little mini-me Carter.
They are like twins separated by fifty-something years and few gray hairs.
And that, my friends, was my two turkeys.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
He doesn't eat when he's not hungry. Weird.
Makes 12 (1) cup servings
Ingredients:1 lb. ground turkey (or lean ground beef )1 large onion, chopped 1 pkg. Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix1 pkg. Taco Seasoning mix1 can Pinto Beans1 can Chile Hot Beans1 can whole kernel corn1 can stewed tomatoes (Mexican flavor)1 can stewed tomatoes (any flavor)Brown meat and onions, drain. Mix Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning mix into meat. Then, without draining, add all of the other ingredients. Simmer 1 hour. If you can find the reduced sodium taco seasoning and the reduced sodium Hidden Valley it is very helpful because of the high sodium count in both the seasonings and the chili hot beans
And don't forget to dance while you cook to burn a few extra calories.
C'mon, close your eyes and pretend you're a bad ass.
Pretend you live in Compton.
You're tough. You're rough. You're packing some heat on your ample hips.
You can win this battle with your thighs. Yes you can!
Push yourself to work harder than you thought you could.
Shake it while you open those cans.
Shake it shake it baby.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
He is a high needs baby . . . my second high needs baby. You know how some people get one tough baby and then get one "easy" baby. Yeah, well not me.
It is flattering yet so very exhausting.
Tune back later when I'll perhaps have time to upload some pics . . . after I take Megan to preschool and pick her up, empty the dishwasher, fold the clothes in the dryer, make dinner, make another dinner for Nana, take Megan to her doctor's appointment, buy formula, return the red box movie, borrow a sweater from my sister, entertain Megan, read and understand all 192873294 pages of the city's budget and be able to speak intelligently on the subject when the newspaper reporter calls (all while holding my 18 pound infant under my left arm) and attend my city council meeting tonight . . . without forgetting to put on my breast pads (to conceal embarrassing leaks) like last meeting when I had to put on my coat and run out the door. Good times!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"Breaking a ten" is always a mental victory - a small goal on the long road of weight loss.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
OK, I do realize you are almost three months old and I haven't even gotten around to blogging about your second month, let alone create a single scrapbook page. Someday Megan will tease you, pointing out that by the time she was two months old I had already completed half her baby book and at least 12 scrapbook pages dedicated to her every gurgle. I apologize in advance for this.
Actually, you are the one that may owe me an apology. You see, you spent your entire second month engaged in the following delightful behavior . . .
I played this song for you one day when I felt close to the edge of my sanity.
Happy two months big guy!
I couldn't love you more.
(And I'll get started on those scrapbook pages soon, ok?)
Friday, November 13, 2009
We were hit up for the $150 copay and reminded we'll have to pay 20%. Remember the good ole days when you could just go to the hospital and worry about getting well without the man in the white coat coming to collect his money???? Tacky. Especially when you're worried sick about your child and you have to stop talking to the nurse to hand the man your credit card. Totally tacky.
Thankfully, my little man is on the mend now.
His still has a cough but we're not getting him and the dog confused with each other anymore.
He's much cuter than the dog anyway.
Don't you think?
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
She made me laugh when she said, "I ate his eyes so now he can't see. I ate his legs so now he can't move." (See photo of the poor little eyeless, legless spider below.)
Then we carved pumpkins. Well, actually John carved pumpkins and I watched and took pictures.
Happy Halloween 2009!