Friday, August 27, 2010

Your Three Words

Girls Weekend Away!!!
It's my first time away with out Stephen and Hanna since well.....
well atleast since Hanna was born.
It may be my first time away without Stephen in 4 and a half years.

I'd say I am LONG overdue for this!!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Potty Training

Dare I say it….

I think we are potty training in our house.

Is it odd that I think Hanna is more ready for it then I am??

Stephen started it with her after several people told us they thought she was ready. I didn’t believe it. Then she actually started going. Now she has far fewer wet diapers. Like she doesn’t wet one all night. She goes on the potty before bed and when she wakes up. Yesterday she pulled the sitter into the bathroom because she had to go.

I guess I should be glad she doesn’t like wet diapers. My budget will like it too!

What’s funny to me is that she can’t tell me what she has to do but she knows when she has to do it. We aren’t forcing the issue. If she goes she goes. If she doesn’t then that’s fine to. I’m not all about letting her sit there for an extended period of time in hopes that she might go.

Any potty training tips that you would like to share? I haven’t done much reading about it because I didn’t think we I was ready but maybe it’s time I should…

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fun and Sun

This weekend we joined Grammy, Grandpy, Aunt Car Car, Uncle Mike, G-Mom Mom and G-Pop Pop at the shore.

We had a such a fun time playing in the wave pool and climbing the stairs in the townhouse. The weather was great too!

Thank you for letting us stay with you :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

I came across this recipe in the Taste of Home/Healthy Cooking August/September issue.

We've made it a couple of times and I like it more and more each time.  The best part is, Hanna loves it!  I didn't think children her age liked feta cheese!

Linguine with edamame and tomatoes
Total time:25 minutes
Servings: 4

8oz uncooked multigrain liguine
1-1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame
4 green onions, thinly sliced (I never have these so we just use some yellow onion)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tbsp minced basil

Cook linguine according to package directions, adding edamame during the last 5 minutes; drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

In a nonstick skillet, saute onions in oil until tender.  Add the tomatoes, garlic, oregano and salt. Add wine and reserved cooking liquid. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Add the linguine and edamame; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat.  Sprinkle with cheese and basil; toss to coat.

Adding the extra liquid is key because without it, the dish can be dry.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Weekend Recap


Our weekend recap is short and sweet.

Snotty noses.

Sore throats.

Lots and Lots of Boots, Fresh Beats and Mimmie.

Yes, you read that correctly.

I hope your weekend was much more exciting!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, Hanna met her friend Meghann at one of those toddler play places. The girls had a great time playing. Just not together. It’s still early for that.

So there are no pictures of Hanna and Meggy. Just Hanna.

Yes, I let her play in the germy balls!
Look Mom!
I’m Hanna so I can take a ball anywhere I want!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bad Blogger...

I know I have been a bad blogger.

I’ve been having a love/hate relationship with my blog.

Some days I can’t wait to blog.

Other days I’d rather go to sleep. Or watch General Hospital.

Some times I hate the idea of putting another picture of my child out in internet land.

Other times the picture is just so darn cute that I can’t wait to post it.

Thank you all for standing by and patiently waiting.
(Ahem…and some not so patiently waiting….)

And no, my blog is not broke.