Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recent dishes

Recently we have had some delicious new meals in our household. Unfortunately I was only able to take one picture of one of the meals.

I was reading a friends blog and noticed two recipes that she posted looked soooo good. One of them was Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich. Oh wow its good! Not something you can eat often because of all the butter. Its a very tasty comfort food. Here's the picture of how mine turned out:

After seeing this picture again I'm craving these again. :) I think next time I will buy some provolone to go on top. The other meal I wanted to share is one I actually fixed tonight. We had Three-Cheese Baked Spaghetti. It was very yummy! Next time I'm going to add fresh garlic to the meat sauce and use less sugar. I have no idea how the lady was able to use an 8 inch baking dish. I made the same amount the recipe called for but had to use a 9x13 baking dish. It filled it full. We have plenty of leftover for tomorrow night. :)

This isn't a new recipe to us but thought I might share it. Its called Cabbage & Beef Soup. We are big fans of cabbage so this is a winner in our house. I usually add extra seasoning. Perfect Fall food.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Its that time of year...

for colds. I think I may be coming down with one. Time for extra Vitamin C and Echinacea.

Today we had planned on going to the pumpkin patch. This morning it was real rainy and now its really cold. I was excited about taking Grayson for his first time (mine too actually). Instead we're going next Saturday. Hopefully the weather will be better or at least not wet. Hoping I'll also be without a cold.

Instead I'm watching "27 Dresses", knitting some fingerless gloves, and nursing a sleeping baby. That makes it all better. :) It helps me forget that I still have to go to the grocery store for more baby food.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

11 months and so much more

Grayson turned 11 months on October 6th. Its hard to believe my baby will be a year old next month. He is learning so much right now. He took his first steps Sunday October 11th and I missed it. :( I was sitting next to his Nana and he was holding on to the coffee table. He let go and took a step or two to get to her without holding onto anything. I was looking at something on the computer and saw him at the corner of my eye walk but I thought he was holding onto something. I couldn't hardly believe that he did it! He hasn't tried since then.

On Monday October 12th I was sitting in the floor with him and he stood on his own without holding onto anything. He stood up and then slowly sat back down. I was amazed! So far he hasn't tried anymore. I'm so proud of him!

Here's my boy at 11 months.

-Towards the end of September Grayson started holding his ball with one hand. He used to be able to only hold it with both hands.
-He has 8 teeth now.
-He still doesn't like textured food. He prefers Stage 2 baby food.
-October 11th he tried the soup part of chicken & dumplings. I think he liked it.
-He tried mashed potatoes and a mashed up pinto bean. He didn't like either one. The bean was the worst. He has a serious gag reflex.
-He can reach things I never knew he could. Today I found out he can reach stuff on top of our dresser. More stuff for me to move!
-He loves it when you sneak up on him.
-He loves to be chased.

He is so much fun!!

Since I never wrote about his 9 month check up I'll go ahead and post his stats now. His appointment was on August 7th. He weighed 18lbs 14oz. He was 29 1/2 inches long. His head circumference was 18 1/4 inches. He was in the 23rd percentile for head, 87 for length, and 80 for his head. I need to measure him soon.

He goes for his 12 month check up November 10th.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How Much Fabric? Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

How Much Fabric? Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!:

This would be awesome to win!! If I had this I might not always need to ask my MIL for help. :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


My cousin Melody is having an awesome giveaway over at her blog Creative Radiance. She is giving a way a really cool plarn bag. Check her out for more details.

My friend Nicole is also having a giveaway at her blog Mashena. She's giving away The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book. Check her out for more details.

I love giveaways. I hope I win!!! :)