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I created this blog to share some of my crafts (when I have time to do them), some of my Mommy musings, recipes, and my day to day life.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Miserable Little Baby

I have not been able to update my blog because Kaden came down with a fever Sunday night and was up most of the night. I took him to the doctor Monday, and he had a terrible ear infection in both ears. He has already been on 4 different antibiotics since the beginning of January for ear infections. The last thing they could give him was injections of Rocephin (a powerful antibiotic) which is also VERY painful. He received one Monday, yesterday, and again this afternoon. As of this afternoon the infection is not any better. If you pray, I would really appreciate a quick prayer for baby Kaden that this last shot works and his ears clear up. It is AWFUL seeing him in so much pain and then having to get those painful shots. We have an appointment with the ENT Friday. I am hoping they can get him scheduled for tubes as early as next week. Oh, and did I mention that my husband has been out of town all week? He is supposed to get back late tonight. I have a whole new respect for single moms......

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Baby is 10 month old!

So, I have been trying to lose some weight over (over 6 pounds in 3 weeks, Yeah Me!) Anyway, these 100 calorie packs have been a lifesaver for me!!!! I still get to have a sweet treat, but in a very portion controlled, calorie controlled way. Love them!!!!

Tuesday, February 23rd.

Last night was my book club, and this is the book that we chose to read. I would very highly recommend it. It is NOT a feel-good novel. In fact, it may have been one of the saddest books that I have ever read. It is about France's involvement in the Holocaust. The story alternates between a young girl in the 1940's and a modern day journalist that is investigating the French round-up. Don't let the topic scare you off. It was riveting.

Monday, February 22nd.

Today was Kaden's 10 month birthday, so time for his couch pic! =)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Finally had a scrappy weekend! =)

Sunday, February 21st

I took this picture of Owen this morning. He was being silly and playing with the pots and pans. He thought he was hilarious when he put the pan on his head.

Saturday, February 20th

Today I started on the "beach" mini-album that I am donating for a silent auction. I got the first page started and decided to take a picture of the "almost" bare product for my POTD. I hope to finish it later in the week.

Friday, February 19th

Several months ago Dolly Parton's Imagination Library became available to our county. It is Dolly's wish to improve literacy and make sure that books are available in the home. Visit www.imaginationlibrary.com to see if this program is available in your community. It is for children ages birth to 5 years old. Your child will receive a nice hard back book in the mail every month, and it is completely free!!!!! Both of my boys get a book each month. Owen gets so excited when he get his mail!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Losing Sleep because of those Olympics =)

Well, my title says it all. I am staying up waaaay to late watching the Olympics. Wednesday was the best day yet, though. It was so exciting watching Lindsay Vonn win the downhill, and her reaction was priceless. And how about Shaun White? All I can say is WOW!

My POTD for Wednesday, February 17th.

Tuesday, February 16th. Today was actually Owen's birthday. Since he is OBSESSED with all things related to cars, trucks, trains, etc... we took him to Pizza King. They have a train that delivers the drinks to the tables. He absolutely LOVED it. He only ate one small square of pizza because he was turned around waiting for the train to come by the entire time we were there.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Birthdays, Valentines, and Snow, Oh My!

Here I am playing catch-up again. Work was crazy last week with all of the snow days, 2 hour delays, and Valentine's party, and then Owen's birthday was Saturday, and of course Valentine's Day yesterday.... I need another weekend! I am going to work my way backwards with my POTD.

Monday, 2/15 - Well we got another 6 inches of snow last night and this morning. I am so ready for spring. This a picture of our labrador, Lucy, standing on the back deck.

Sunday, 2/14 - Yesterday we took Owen to Build-a-Bear for the first time. He quickly picked out the bear he wanted, and had a great time helping make him. His favorite part was giving him a "bath." He didn't want to leave the tub area.

Here's one more picture from yesterday.... because I am shameless, I guess. =) I spent $15 on this cute little shirt, and he got to wear it one day. I want more people to see it. =)

Saturday, 2/13 - Today was Owen's Mickey Mouse birthday party. I got him this smaller cake because I didn't want to risk him spitting all over the big cake when he blew out the candle. I got this picture as he was preparing to blow out the candle.

Friday - 2/12

I am super blessed to have an AWESOME daycare provider. I stopped on the way home from work to pick up these flowers for Owen to give to Jeannine.

Thursday, 2/11 - I am lucky that my niece, Meredith, is at the same school in which I teach. I walked down the hall and snapped this picture during her V-Day party.

Wednesday - 2/10 - Tonight I was playing around on Facebook wondering what my POTD should be. I decided to take a pic of my laptop. I love that thing! =)

Wow! I think I am caught up. Hopefully I won't go that long without updating again!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

This is another recipe that I got from the 365 days of crock-pot cooking blog.

Salsa Chicken with Black Bean Soup

1 lb. chicken (I used frozen chicken breast tenderloins)
2 cans black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 cup frozen corn
1 16 ounce jar salsa
4 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced avocado (optional)

Place everything in the Crock-Pot and cook on low for 8 hours

I take the chicken out before serving and either shredded it or cut it into bite size chunks. I then add the optional ingredients on top each bowl. My 2 year old really enjoys this soup too. Sometimes I add white pepper or red pepper flakes to my bowl to spice it up a bit.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow, Snow, and More Snow!

We woke up to several inches of snow this morning, and we are expecting more tonight. They have already called off school tomorrow, so it looks like another day at home for us. I took this picture of one of the chairs on the back deck this evening.

Monday 2/8 - Today's POTD is of my first shipments of ink pads from the Stampin-Up share that I am in. It is fun to come home to scrappy packages on your front porch!

On a side note, I haven't posted any recipes lately, so be sure to check back tomorrow for the soup I plan to make for tomorrow night's dinner. =)