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Archive for the month “November, 2011”

A few observations

1.  I have officially turned into an old woman, evidenced by the fact I that I have a conversation with virtually everyone I talk with about how “time is flying” or “I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving” or “Christmas is right around the corner.”  And sadder, I often initiate these conversations.

2.  There are not many “Baby’s 1st Christmas” onesies or sleepers in size 18 months.

3.  Summer is over:

"Bye, Summer."

That is all.


Monday Meals

Monday: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken: http://www.slowandsimple.com/Buffalo_Chicken_Breasts-r-70.html

Tuesday: Crock Pot Vegetable Soup: http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/slow_cooker_vegetable_soup.htm

Wednesday: Dinner at church while we have a meeting

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Homemade pizza

Mom and Dad are coming on Friday and we can’t wait!!

The sweetest prayer…

Last night at dinner we asked Avery to pray.

Sheepishly she started…innocently saying simply “Thank you God for this family.”

Later, she also thanked God for her “ba-ba”.

“I think”

Tim here. One of my favorite things Avery has been doing lately is using “I think” to punctuate sentences.

Daddy, I awake I think.

I done I think.

I wanna play with my car I think.

Daddy, you lay down I think?

You get the drift.

An Interview with a 2-year-old

Me: How are you doing today?

Avery: I don’t know.

M: What do you mean, I don’t know? Are you having a good day?

A: Can you take the top off?

Me: Off what?

A: Cuz its broken. Can you take the top off? The top fall off. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16…

Me: I love you.

A: I yuv you too. I YUV YOU!

Me: So, now that you are 2 and 1/2, what is your favorite color?

A: Um….red!

Me: What is your favorite book?

A: The Daddy book (Daddy’s Little Girl)

Me: What is your favorite animal?

A: Bears. All bears. A polar bear and sheeps.

Me: Okay. What is your favorite movie?

A: Mee-mow (Nemo)

Me: What’s your favorite show?

A: Curious George.

Me: Waht is your favorite thing to do? (As she is balancing a bowl of peaches upside down on her head)

A: A backpack for Caitlin. A backpack for you. A backpack for me.

Me: What do you use a backpack for?

A: At preschool (a huge topic around here right now).

A: All done Mommy.

A week (or two) in pictures

Addisyn's 1st Birthday Costume Party (she's the ladybug)



Baby MJ


Avery with some of her loot



Trick or Treat!



Smiles at the park



Little "butterfly"




um….Wednesday Meals? and other random thoughts

Obviously, I didn’t get around to Monday Meals this week.  It’s been a busy week and it’s only Wednesday!  Thankfully, due to Vets Day, tomorrow is my Friday:)  Tim is off on Friday.

Here is/was our meal plan for the week:

Monday:  Crock Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup…it was yummy!

Tuesday:  Didn’t make it to the store, so we had leftover soup.  It was still very delish.

Wednesday:  French bread pizza

Thursday:  Goulash….fancy word for throw pasta and random stuff in a pot and call it good.

Friday:  ???  Still not sure, but since Tim is home, I will have time to whip something up.

This week has been crazy for some reason…maybe it’s that I’m still trying to figure out how my little fella is 6 MONTHS OLD tomorrow!!!  I love that little squooshy tooshy more than I can express.  I can’t believe he’s half way to ONE.  Don’t get me started…the waterworks will abound.  Or maybe it’s because Avery went to gymnastics class today…it was more like an open gym, but whatevs.  She’s 2.5 and I don’t know where 2.5 years have gone.  She had a great time jumping on the trampoline and into the blocks and monster trucking older kids half her size.  Or maybe it’s because my windshield wiper fell off  during my drive to the gym.  Or maybe it’s because I broke my toe while at the gym .  Or maybe it’s because when I went to get the windshield wiper repaired at Wal-Mart (they just put the new ones on 2 weeks ago), and tried to get the back one replaced also, that they didn’t call me over the PA system and I was waiting around with a crying almost-6-month-old and antsy 2 year old, only to find out that they don’t carry our particular windshield wiper but forgot to page me!  🙂  Oh, Wal-Mart, how I loathe your Tire and Lube Department.  #firstworldproblems:)  Or maybe it’s because we’re just having a lot of fun.

I will leave you with a funny cheesy picture of my two favorite munchkins.  Although Micah can’t talk, he is clearly saying, “CHEESE!!”


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