Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I have a post coming later tonight or tomorrow on our backyard landscaping project...John finished phase 2 of 3 last night and I am so excited!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
After navigating crazy traffic (what you get for going during Spring Break) around the zoo/medical center area we finally found some parking and had a great time. If anything this trip was great practice on us practicing communication and being sweet to each other in stressful family outings. We did very well and made it to a parking spot without any arguments. When we finally got into the zoo, made sure everyone had a second layer of sunscreen on and hats/shades...we went straight to big animals because Peyton was awake and I was hoping that she could at least see something and I figured the bigger the easier. We visited the giraffes and elephants and Peyton found that the fence and flowers were so much more interesting I don't think she even looked up! Funny girl!
She really didn't find or notice much of the animals but was very interested in looking at all of the people, flowers, trees and the different sounds. It was good to see her so interested in her surroundings and it was such a beautiful day you almost had to be outside. We went around to some more animals and then stopped to feed Peyton. After she ate she played on the grass and that was probably the highlight of her visit. If we had known that we could have just gone over to Granny's house! She thought it was fascinating how she could feel it and then pull it out of the ground.
It was a great day at the Zoo followed by a wonderful evening catching up with some college friends (Elyse and Collin) over BBQ and watching some basketball (booo....the Horns lost). They graciously drove down to see us so we could let Peyton sleep and not have to be taken out again after her busy day.
A wonderful day filled with many memories and I am looking forward to many, many more family outings!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Then I looked into Yoga classes. I figured this would be a great way to get a low impact work out in and also help me relax. I took one class at a studio I found and it was good but it was $15 a class. Well, take a class a week and you are paying around $60...there has to be a cheaper option (besides the free running).
Monday, March 16, 2009
So, later that day as we were doing errands I realized...it can't be that hard to make your own bows. I came to that realization conveniently enough while I was at Hobby Lobby. I got some ribbon and barrettes there and then more supplies at Michaels later and found random ribbon around our house from wedding crafts and now have an abundance of ribbon, alligator clips, barrettes, glue and fray check and several websites with instructions.
Stay tuned to see how crafty I can hopefully be...otherwise we will be stuck paying $6 for a bow or Peyton will continue to be bow-less.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I went over to a friend's house yesterday to watch her little girl so she could get her house together (they just moved back into their house after damage from Hurricane Ike about six months ago). My mom agreed to watch Peyton so I wouldn't be too crazy with two babies and I left a bottle for her. Well, around 3:00 PM I get a call that Peyton is screaming crying and refusing the bottle. I headed over there to feed Peyton and when I got there saw a red eyed grumpy little girl. I tried giving her the bottle myself and more screaming. So I gave up and fed her myself.
So, then last night I asked John to try and you would have thought that we ripped her leg off. She was so upset. I went ahead and fed her on one side and then offered her the bottle and she took it but not very well.
I am REALLY frustrated as this means I can't be away from her for more than a couple of hours which doesn't work out well with me going to the Rodeo on Friday with my two sisters. We will be trying the bottle again tonight in hopes that I don't have to cancel my plans on Friday. Once again...what a turkey!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
1 eggplant cut unto 1/4 inch slices
Pizza dough (store bought or homemade. I normally buy Pillsubury pizza dough but make sure to use a non stick cookie sheet)
3 cloves of minced garlic
Fresh ground pepper
6 ounces of mild goat cheese cut into 1/4 slices
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup of pesto
- Heat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large non stick frying pan heat some olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) over moderatly high height. Season the eggplant with some salt. Fry the eggplant in batches, turning until golden about 10 minutes. Add more olive oil if needed between batches
- Press pizza dough onto pan following the directions on the box.
- Arrange the eggplant slices on the pizza crust. Sprinkle garlic and pepper over the top. Bake for 12 minutes. Put the slices of goat cheese on the pizza and sprinkle with the parmesan and then dot with the pesto. Bake until the chees begins to turn golden, about 15 minutes.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
My thoughts were very well summed up by Big Mama's blog entry you can read here.
Although for the time being I have sworn off the Bachelor... I will be tuning in May for the Bachelorette. Why you may ask? Because I feel that a woman are might possibly have a better chance at choosing a partner out of 25 members of the opposite sex and honestly...could the new Bachelorette cry or be any more emotional than the last Bachelor...probably not...and finally, the new Bachelorette is a Canadian and we all know that Canadians have it together. I am looking forward to Jillian and supporting my fellow Canadian! As for Jason...ugh!
Monday, March 2, 2009
While we were out we picked up a high chair for her! We went with one that pulls up to the table or you can use the tray. Well, she was in a great mood when we were eating dinner tonight so I decided to let her try it out and play with her bowl, spoon and cup. I figured since she is starting solids next week or so that it would be good for her to get used to her chair and be more involved with dinnner time to help peak her interest (not that she needs that since she is so interested already).
At the same time...this morning was the worst feeling ever. Well, it actually started last night when we got home and I realized there was no baby to be caring for. But it was even worse this morning. I had to get up around when she would normally to pump some milk (TMI...I know) and then we started getting ready for the day. It was weird to be so relaxed and not rushed but at the same time we both felt empty. I even went into her room and felt sick almost because I missed her so much. I went over this morning around eight to find a sound asleep little baby in Granny's bed and I was so happy when she woke up and I got my big Peyton smile. I know she had a great time since she constantly kept trying to look and play with my mom instead of me...hello...you haven't seen your mom all night! Either way....I am sure this will be the first of many slumber parties and we are so blessed that we have Granny so close to watch her.