Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Is today Monday?

Because it sure feels like it should be. The boy slept most of the night, he woke once just after 1, which I'm not surprised at, because he wouldn't eat his supper... That kid HATES wheat cereal... I guess I'll be making more baby food then. He LOVED the turkey, carrots and peas. Super easy to do too. YesterdayIn an effort to quell the chorus of "you need to baby proof" I am always hearing, I moved my computer. {Let me just say, I hate cleaning... I love the way it looks after, but the real reason I HATE it so much (besides the actual chore of 'doing') is because I can't seem to process in my brain WHERE the heck I put stuff... seriously... I am going on day 2 of my search for my Win xp disc. } I am now looking out over the deck towards the mountains... I love this view. I had the computer here before, but the cords and crap were more than I (we) could stand. This time, I've arranged it so most of the cords are gathered and bundled behind the tower, out of baby boy view and grasp. It only causes (photo editing) trouble when the sun is pouring through the window in the early morning.
I can also watch the fence progress from here. My fella has been working like a donkey building it after work. It'll be nice to let the dog out and not have to go with her to make sure she stays on this side of the road. There were 2 guys working like donkeys on it yesterday...Scit, {Cindy's} fella, so good of him to help :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

sweetness


I feel SO lucky to have this sweet thing. I can hardly believe he's ours. He's currently sprouting a wee tooth, and he's been his usual sweet self. in fact, he's been wonderful...he slept through the night last night.. the whole night. it was bright out when I woke up at 5:30 this morning. As soon as I can get him to show is tooth, I'll be sure to let ya's see it!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Frames...lovely lovely frames


This one was $2.95 at a "not really a dollar" store. I think I should've bought a few...they would make very cute baby gifts.

I love this one, but it took me the LONGEST to fill...I got it from my SIL for Christmas at least 4 years ago...I guess I was waiting for the perfect subject!

This one I got from my MIL..I like that it stands on it's own.

I'm making progress...I still have some frames yet to be filled, but it seems these were the hard ones to fill...because they were multiple openings and odd sizes...but I LOVE how they look.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Love in Bloom

I love the romance of spring time. The feeling of rebirth and hope that only springtime can bring.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Turkey Pot Pie with Cranberry biscuit crust

This is TOTALLY easy to make, and it's so good...Seriously, all you need is leftovers, and if you don't have left over turkey, then one of those cooked supermarket chickens works great too (you could have the supermarket chicken tonight, and make this tomorrow with the leftovers!) The recipe is waaaaay down at the bottom.

I've had a camera tragedy...I know I've whined about this before...and I'm going to whine about it again right now! the AF (auto focus) on my FAVE fave fave lens (50mm) is no longer working... well, it IS work...really really hard at focusing...but can't lock on to anything...sigh...and if it DOES lock onto something, I couldn't tell you what it sees, because there's NOTHING in focus... I can still use it in MF, but it's a LOT slower. Anyway, moving on... (for now)
The boy and I were out and about dropping off the disc of this cutie... seriously... I don't think this little beauty could get ANY cuter??
While we were out, I stopped at a "not really a dollar" store. I found a super cute little frame with a matte cut out that spells BABY...and for $2.95, I couldn't resist. I am trying to print and hang more of the photos I take of my sweet boy, his lovely dad and other photos I take. This initiative is a direct result of a nice lunch I had yesterday with a really nice couple that I met through the local baby drop in. I was asked if I printed many of the pics I took or if I mostly left them on the computer... I don't print nearly enough of them...I have lots of empty frames (what else do you give a photographer??) and they are the CUTEST frames ever!! I love getting frames, but I guess it's like the "mechanic has the worst car" thing. so, in the interest of filling those wonderful frames I am in the midst of printing pics of the boy and our daily happenings. and a cute pic I had to share that I am printing for sureHe just looks like such a little boy here.
ok, onto the recipe (what you've ALL been waiting for, right?)

Turkey Potpie
  • 1 Pkg of cream of veggie soup mix (made following directions on the back)
    I'm sure you could use a regular can of "cream of veg" but my fella is lactose intolerant, so I use the pkg, so I can use "his" milk.
  • left over turkey or chicken, shredded - about a cup and a half (or 2)
  • add turkey/chicken to soup
  • spoon into ramekins or oven proof dish

    make biscuit crust:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt (I never add this...the butter has salt!)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup of left over cranberry sauce

    for nice light biscuits, don't over mix, handle only as much as needed to mix the dough.
  • mix in cranberry sauce
  • form 1/2" thick biscuit to fit over ramekins (lay on top of ramekin, not in the soup mix)
  • bake at 450 for about 20-25 min or until biscuit is cooked through.

enjoy!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lila - sneak peek!



Today I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this sweet little girl. What a beauty. Those sweet pouty lips!! Thanks for coming out to visit me and my boy today! It was great to meet you both!

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Boy's first Easter

Happy Easter to all, I hope you had an excellent weekend. We did. It was a dark dark day... BUT! we had a lovely time eating all kinds of goodies... and while I didn't actually try this beautiful cake (I was far too busy inhaling the peanut butter cookies...) It did make for a pretty picture.









Today, we also celebrated a special Birthday - My boy's Great Great Uncle Neil's bday. we had the cutest most delish mini cupcake from TracyCakes
they were really good. and I managed to only (!) eat two! (saving room for more of the cookies....yum!)
Today we are going to have our 'Easter' with turkey and all the fixings..Our first as a family of 3. The boy's sleeping through the night is going pretty good. On Saturday night he ate at 1am (which is fine, because I'm usually up anyway) and he cried for about 5 min at 3 or 4am, then went back to sleep until almost 7. last night he was WIDE awake until 11pm (sigh) then didn't wake until 3:30 to eat, then after that, nothing...not a sound until almost 7:40 am...Progress I'd say. I love this sweet little thing, and he can take all the time he needs to adjust. I don't mind. ♥

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter. Making Baby Food.... Busy Busy

The time has been whizzing by. I hate that. I just really want to stop the time from marching forward at such an alarming rate of speed. My sweet boy is growing SO FAST. I can hardly capture it all. But I'm trying. We are trying to let him cry it out in the night...I cave a LOT faster than his dad does... and I think part of me will be SO SAD when he sleeps through the night, as absurd as that sounds... I will miss our little middle of the night snuggles SO MUCH. That being said, I am looking forward to all those sweet firsts he has coming...I'm going to take him to the park on Monday...I was trying to wait for his dad to come along too, but he said that he wouldn't mind if I took him...I'll be sure to get all the fun on video (and film-digital that is- too!)
My boy is napping right now, so I'm just processing some photos from the last couple of days...and getting the kitchen cleaned up for making some Easter treats...surprises for my boys and Unc. N. I'm also in the midst of making some baby food for the boy...spinach. so far, this kid will eat anything...and as soon as there's a tooth he'll be munching on whatever we're having instead of all this mushy stuff...I've really enjoyed the Photo Sessions of the past few weeks, though I think the most I want to do in one week would be 3 MAX. it just takes too much time away from my sweet little man. So, I've decided that I will offer sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. plus 1 Saturday a month (special occasion only) This will also allow me to keep the quality where I want it.
That's about it for now...later, I'll tell you ALL about "The Super Bowl Outfit" an awesome story that will be sure to make you laugh.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Happy Birthday

Today is my sister's birthday. I can't believe how much time has gone by since I've seen her. Sadly she passed away in 2002. We will remember, and mark each passing year sister.