Tuesday, January 30, 2007
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Friday, January 26, 2007
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Thursday, January 25, 2007
You asked for it, you get it. Since two whole people wanted to know how I make my bread "pretty", I'll dedicate almost an entire blog entry. ;)
For the record, I LIKE my bread this way, but I don't think it's anything to squawk about... but, the bishops wife thought it was pretty too, so maybe it is a little more "special" than a traditional loaf...
Step One: Two blobs of dough.
Step Two: Roll the "blobs" into "logs"
Step Three: One log over the other
Step Four: Lather, rinse, repeat
Step Five: One more time now
Step Six: Pan it up
Step Seven: Let it rise, bake it up
Step Eight: Brush with a bit of butter... and then have a piece already!!! ;)
Okay, so happy breadmaking all.
Tonight for dinner we had stuffed peppers. YUM! The boys weren't to keen on the pepper part, but the *guts* of it were mighty tasty. Madison has yet to try hers (the picky little stink...) Here are the peppers just after being put in the oven.
And I forgot to take a picture of them all pretty baked in the pan, but grabbed the last one and put it on a plate to snap a quick shot. The "white stuff" on top is cheese. The flash kind of makes it look weird, but oh well.
Man, am I domestic or WHAT?!?!? *winks*
PS... AMANDA! Heck yeah, I like *totally* want your wheat sugar cookie recipe... *Pretty Please*???
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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Monday, January 22, 2007
Posted by Heidi at 10:14 AM
Friday, January 19, 2007
Nope. We're not fighting. (yeah... I know you all were worried... we fight so often... lol)
Reagan has RSV. She's getting a bit worse too. I can't tell you how much I want to avoid a hospital stay. It is the saddest thing to hear a little baby cough and wheeze at 3 months old!
Anyway, with all the coughing and hacking and fussing, Brian decided to sleep with Madison and HER coughing and hacking and fussing. I think I have the better end of the deal - king size bed with a 3 month old while he shares a twin size bed with a 3 year old... ;)
I'm worried about Reagan, but she's been a trooper. I'm not sure how many more days I can go with 2 hours of sleep at night, but I'll do whatever it takes to keep her comfy and feeling better. Besides, my mom is taking the three oldest kids tonight for the weekend, so I should be able to fall asleep whenever Reagan does during the day on Saturday.
So - kind of icky that she ends up with this. The first thing our dr said was "she won't sleep well". Duh. She doesn't sleep well anyway. He says: "Keep her elevated while she sleeps - put her mattress on an incline". Duh. She co-sleeps with us. My mattress doesn't "prop up". He says "let her sleep in her car seat then". DUH! She *hates* the car seat (to put it mildly). She screams whenever we put her in it to go anywhere. He says: "She'll stop breastfeeding well". GREAT. After MONTHS of persuading her to eat and FINALLY having her not fall asleep after 2 seconds, she's going to stop eating and will be back in all her old habits. She's even been gaining weight! She's up to 10 lbs 12 oz. Anyway, we'll see how this all goes this weekend.
(And pardon the ramblings... it *is* 4:30 in the AM and I'm just a tad bit sleep deprived. SLEEPING with the 3 year old on a small mattress is starting to sound okay.... )
Posted by Heidi at 4:24 AM
Thursday, January 11, 2007
When asked "why" (after an extended time out stay), her reply: "I did it just to make me happy".
And just a little side note to her for *next time* (because we ALL know there's going to be a next time...) - use a little more color. Brown on brown, while making a statement, just isn't "colorful" enough. (grrrrrrr)
Other than that, it's quite cold outside today. It's snowing. Here's what it looks like right outside my front door.
The kids are convinced that Brian is going to come home and re-build the igloo they started last snow storm. (Jordan calls it a "snow globe" LOL)
And finally today, Madison wanted me to take a picture of her with her sister. So - here are some quick Reagan/Madison photos. (See? Madison is really happy in these... proof that I kept my cool and didn't beat the tar out of her for the *art* on my walls....) *winks*
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007
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Monday, January 08, 2007
Meadow has brought me out of hiding with this one.
5 things you don't know about me (but might, just pretend you don't).
#1 - I still have 2 baby teeth. Yup, I'm 31 and teeth at the sides of my two front teeth are still my baby ones. Hopefully they don't fall out until we have insurance. If they come out, nothing will grow in to replace them.
#2 - I'm obsessed with what time the mail gets to my house. We have a different mailman on Tuesdays and it gets here later than "normal" days and it drives me totally batty. If the mail carrier is late, I feel like I wait ALL DAY until they finally come. (Ahhh... I hear the mail truck now...)
#3 - I've made the kids stay really quiet if someone comes to the door and I feel like the house is too messy to let anyone in. More than once. Like, alot.
#4 - I have an obsession for fabric and all things centered around sewing. (But not very often do I have a chance to actually sit down and sew.) I can't pass up a fabric sale. I have a "stash" of fabric I bought 8 years ago from an estate sale, and it's my "special fabric" that I can't bring myself to make anything out of until I find the perfect "thing" for it. (I'm sick, I know.)
#5 - I feel almost the same way about having PINE around the house to make things out of that I do fabric. I get all excited to get a gift card to Home Depot because it means more pine boards for me!
I'll be back to "tag" people later...
Posted by Heidi at 2:13 PM