Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I can remember my parents taking us to the fish hatchery when we were little.
We took our quarters over to the dispenser and bought food to feed the fish
(only when I was little it cost a dime.)
flew down the hill on the slip-n-slide . . .
Friday, May 22, 2009
What I find in her room . . .
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wondering which little Pooh Bear is Megan? Just look for the most talented dancer. Yep, that one. That's her. (She's also the tallest, in case you are having trouble discerning the most talented. But you better not be!)
And here she is demonstrating that her apple doesn't fall far from her mommy's tree.
Sorry about the camera shaking. I was laughing so hard I almost went peeps in my pants. (almost)
I love this kid to pieces!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
"I'm not a doctor but I'll take a look anyway."
Remember the t-shirt I made for the Twilight movie premier ?
Going to have to make sure that one is well hidden once I start breast feeding!
But it got me thinking . . .
What if I make myself a t-shirt to wear to
the hospital the day of my c-section?
I could help to bring some humor to the labor and delivery floor! What would I write on it? Hmmmmmm . . . How about . . .
All I wanted was a back rub
Does this baby make me look fat?
Oops, I did it again
Don't drink the water
I'm ready for my epidural now
Practice makes pregnant
I can grow people. What is your superpower?
Does this shirt make me look pregnant?
I'm cracking myself up over here.
Before Megan's group performed, the Little Mermaids did their number. One little girl had to be literally dragged out by her mother and then abandoned in front of all those people. She was crying and refusing to dance. She looked up at her mom, her eyes begging to be taken out of there. Instead her mom mouthed to her, "You are in big trouble."
I don't know what came over me but tears just started pouring down my cheeks. The more I tried to stop them, the more they came. Pregnancy hormones aside, I felt so sorry for that little humiliated girl. I had to fight the urge to go snatch her up, hug and kiss her, and tell her it was ok that she didn't want to perform. Seriously, it was a nursing home performance. It was supposed to be fun. What is wrong with some people?????
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This was brought to recipe club by my friend Catherine a few months ago. It is sooooo good you'll hardly miss the beef (your hips won't miss it either.) I made it with whole wheat lasagna noodles for a little extra fiber. Are you taking care of your colon????? Just checkin'
9 uncooked dried lasagna noodles
3 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 medium (1 cup) green pepper, chopped
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 (28oz) can chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 (15 oz) carton ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese)
1/4 tsp pepper
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Rinse and drain.
Heat oil in skillet. Add mushrooms, green pepper, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until veggies are crisp tender (7-9 minutes).
Stir in all remaining sauce ingredients. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until mixture comes to a full boil (2-3 mins).
Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 30 mins.
Meanwhile in medium bowl stir together 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese eggs and pepper.
Heat oven to 350.
On bottom of 13x9 baking dish spread 1 cup sauce.
Top with 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of cheese mixture, 1/3 of sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with mozzarella. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
Bake 30-35 mins or until bubbly and heated through. let stand 10 minutes.
Yield 8 servings.
And just so you're not disappointed, music to dance to . . .
Whenever I'm having a "fat day" (everyday lately) I put on some Beyonce and pretend I look like that. ha ha
That is the beauty of
All I have to do is close my eyes, start shakin' my extra large boo-tay, and all of a sudden I'm not a barefoot, pregnant housewife cooking lasagna in my kitchen. I'm not wearing sweatpants with my hair in a ponytail.
I'm a Grammy winning superstar with legs 6 feet long.
I'm Beyonce and I can shake it like nobody's business.
Is it crazy? Yes but how else do you make cooking lasagna fun?????
Try it. Go on now. Try moving your hips like that. I can promise you a good laugh if nothing else. (Ouch, I think I just pulled a muscle.)
You can even call your husband Jay- Z if he'll let you.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Before I was a mom,
I made and ate hot meals,
wore unstained clothes and had quiet conversations on the phone.
Before I was a mom, I never worried about how late I went to bed
Before I was a mom, I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee while reading the
Before I was a mom, I never held down a screaming child while doctors and nurses
did tests or gave shots.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces because I couldn't stop the hurt.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Even if you look down and see something unsexy like this . . .
Remember, sexy comes from the mind.
(Good thing too, cause I look like a shlumpadinka, two ton tilly, large as a barge, beached, bloated whale.)
If I'm still able to shake it, you must be too!!!!!!!!!!
So c'mon now, rock the cradle of love!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
On Sunday we went to my mom's house to celebrate her birthday.
Please pardon my daughter's immodest attire. I didn't bring her bathing suit and she wasn't letting that small problem stop her from swimming with her cousins.
Feeling sorry for my half naked child, my mom was able to find this old bathing suit that was 12 sizes too big.