Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
1 cup flour
1 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs, separated
1 cup milk
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin2 Tbs. oil
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl, set aside. Whisk egg yolks, milk, pumpkin, and oil in a separate bowl. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients until moistened. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into batter. Pour onto hot grease griddle & enjoy! yield: 8 - 12 pancakes. Serve with Apple Cider Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup apple juice or cider
1 Tb. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tb. corn starch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine dry ingredients and mix well. In a sauce pan heat water, apple juice or cider, and lemon juice. Slowly add dry ingredients, stirring as you add. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Lower heat & simmer until desired thickness. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge & reheated in the microwave
Monday, September 15, 2008
The mommy brain seems to be overtaking me, today I heated myself up a nice bowl of chili, turned to leave the kitchen- and SPLAT!! I drop the bowl, of course it does this amazing spinning thing so there was splatters of chili EVERYWHERE- floor, walls, doors, dishwasher, toys, CARPET, I'll probably be finding dried chili in places I never even imagines for months. It was quite a lovely mess. Usually I would have some nice pretty words to say to that bowl of chili- but instead I decided to laugh- it was already done what else could I do, and it was pretty humurous- well kind of! Of course that couldn't be the worst of it- oh no! After dinner I was sitting on the couch eating ice cream w/ homemade peach topping (YUM)- I was holding Eli, but not his fault- all of the sudden I drop the bowl. Well more of a turned the bowl upside down on my lap! Now since the peaches were warm and my ice cream had to sit a few minutes (damn kids) it was already melting pretty good, so I had a bowl of ice cream soup on my lap, all over my pants and oozing onto the couch! Rowan, beling the great helper he is, runs over to watch as I scoop it off and back into the bowl. He then points out the two little tiny drops on Eli- yeah thanks, I'm covered in ice cream, but I'll make sure I get those drops first- thanks for the help!
In happy news, Rowan has use the toilet at home for the last two days- w/ no accidents!! Well except for that one poop, lucky me I was nursing Eli- so Mike got that mess :) He's been quite proud of himself it's so exciting.Now the pictures, we went shopping in Amishville area Friday. It poured the whole time we were gone, after we got home Rowan and I decided to go run in the rain. Of course it slowed to a sprinke and then stopped raining completely. Rowan didn't seem to mind at first, then I mentioned it stopped and he got so sad,
so I told him to stand in front of the kitchen windo and sprayed him with the sink sprayer!
Then he just ran around all wet
Oh, the curls
First taste of fall
Brotherly Love (maybe Eli looks scared)
Yeah he's definetly scared- poor baby
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Since Mike's back in school and we don't see him that often we took a trip in the other day and met for a picnic lunch at meadowbrook. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous all week! We even ran into Rowan's future girlfriend while there. (That's for you mommyschiff :)
Eli chillin in the stroller
Eli's really getting into toys, well at least trying to hold them and put them in his mouth. He's also starting to drool- yum!!
Eli trying out his new seat
and a big cheesy smile today, he was wearing Rowan's old jeans for the first time and I don't think they will fit too much longer
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
These are pics of these blocks I made when I was pregnant, they are probably the only decent looking thing I've ever made, besides my burb cloths, but those are usually covered in spit up so it doesn't matter what they look like! I actually surprised myself (and Mike) by how well I did on them- w/o a pattern too.
And I have to have some of the big one, just cause he's so cute- here he is smiling so nicely for the camera.
And here he is with his own carton of ice cream, at least it's strawberry!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008