Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So I decided to kill some time on a Sunday (that didn't involve sitting at the computer) and whipped up these cute hair clips! I did not realize how easy they would be once I actually attempted them. I bought flowers from Walmart (cheap!) took them apart and used some of my scrapbook supplies to finish them up. Whala! (is that how you spell that??)

For Aunt Aimee!

My "new" jacket!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturdays Pumpkin Pancakes

This recipe is actually a pretty popular one with our little family. Typically one would seperate the egg whites from the yolks, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks, then fold them into the rest of the batter. Well, I managed to skip all that and added eggs with no folding or seperating. In fact M&M can practically whip pancake batter into stiff peaks if you don't calm her down so there was no folding of anything into the batter this time.
I also added salt this time which is something I usually omit in all pancake recipes. Needless to say they didn't turn out how I remembered but they were still ok.
Lesson learned - seperating egg whites from yolks does have an effect on how the finished product turns out (And I always thought it was something to just kill time in the kitchen).

The Pancake ticker:
James: 3
Charise: 2
M&M: 1
Little A: 3

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saturday...pancake day!

Every weekend I make pancakes with my girls. Regular pancakes are starting to get really old so we're changing things up a bit and we'll be trying new and different pancake recipes and blogging about them. This is my contribution to the blog!
Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
adjustments: brown sugar for regular sugar, wwf (whole wheat flour) for regular flour.

The Pancake ticker:
James: 2
Charise: 2
M&M: 3
Little A: 4
CJ: 1/1000th (better known as a crumb)

The Verdict:
These pancakes are heavy duty. I usually eat at least 3, but 2 seemed to be enough. Still not sure how Little A downed 4?? Texture: fluffy & spongy
It holds its form well with lots of syrup on it. Will make again!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Woo hoo!

We have recovered the pictures!!!! I can't tell you how excited I am. Thanks Eric for the cd of six recovery programs! One of them worked and I can stop being sick about it. Stay tuned for more to come!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Sorry for the bad video (lighting), but we had to take it quickly while he kept up the giggles.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

4 months!

CJ had his 4 month check-up last week.
weight: 15 lbs, 10 oz (75th percentile)
length: 25 7/8" (50th percentile)
Head: didn't get the actual inches but he's still in the 90th percentile :)

He's growing like crazy and is full of smiles.

BTW, he is wearing a nightgown for BOYS in this picture. We just returned from driving home from McCall and to keep CJ from screaming while we unloaded I had M&M start to change him into his jammies. You would have thought I asked her to bake a cake or something :) Her eyes got wide and she gave me the biggest smile, really? She ran upstairs & grabbed her favorite jammies (the ones she has tried to convince me to put on him for the past week). She took EXTRA care in taking off his clothes, changing his diaper (ok, I jumped in to help a little with this), and putting on his nightgown for boys. While doing this she explained every step to Little A with the utmost care. It was really cute and I even had a small video but alas, it was lost. Lost to the dark side with all my other pictures & videos. I'm really not even sure how these pictures survived!

Monday, October 13, 2008


OK, so it's almost been a month since I last blogged. I can't begin to write all that I'm feeling. I've been delaying blogging due to our Mexican vacation and other adventures we have had only to come to realize that our pictures have once again been "corrupted"!!!! I realized this a little bit ago when I sat down to take off all the pics that we had crammed on our camera. I had tons of cute pics of the kids, ALL of our pictures from Mexico, small video mpegs, McCall pics, etc. To say the least I was SO SAD/MAD/ANNOYED and everything else at myself for waiting so long to get them off. It's taken me almost a week to simmer down and face reality that I might not ever see these pictures again. I did fork over a small amount of money and download a photo-saver program to see if it can recover them from their corruptness. It's been reading/fixing the card for days now and I'm really losing all hope that it will come up with anything. So while I wallow in my own stupidity I promise I will return again. Pictures or no pictures I guess our life will move on :)