Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Just a quick jot down before I forget everything.. Notes for my own record..

This pregnancy is so different than Chloe.

 Some similarities are- 
  1.  I'm not a fan of meat. Although I can actually eat it this time around.. 
  2.  I got sick at 6 wks 1 day
  3. food aversions
  4. Insomnia
  5. Smallest bladder ever!
  6. I cannot handle cream of chicken.. in anything.
  7. Restless leg syndrome (lol Adam thinks this is weird\funny)
  8. Love potatoes.

Differences in this pregnancy-

  1. food aversions to most food in general not just chicken this time. I won't know until I put it in my mouth... Then I KNOW!
  2. I DO NOT want sweets
  3. Nor do I want only carbs this time
  4. I'm sick then I'm okay
  5. I have less energy this time.. (I wonder why??)
  6. No food dreams
  7. I haven't had to get up in the night every night for a bowl of cereal.
  8. My fear of losing this baby is stronger.
  9. I'm showing already!!. started abt. 9 weeks!
  10. No cramps or uterine stretching.
  11. Slightly more hormonal.
  12. I can only eat until I'm 1/4 full. Maybe five bites and then I'm done.
  13. I have had some sharp twinges.
  14. Loads of lower back issues.
@ 11 weeks pregnant. 10/29/12

Me pregnant with Chloe @ 19 weeks
I look about the same as I did when I was 19 weeks pregnant with Chloe!!!!!! Oh my!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

My cousin and I took our little ones to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins and pet the animals. They girls went wild, and Chloe started picking up pumpkins and throwing them! These pictures turned out terrible (quality wise) I wish I could have got better pics, but I was putting out fires all over the place..
 They pet the baby chickens, pigs, goats, and bunnies.

 I was so shocked that Chloe was so soft and gentle with them!

As always Chloe loves the flowers, and has to stop and smell them :)
 They rode the hay horses..
 I made the mistake of putting Coco up on the scarecrow's lap... She was so scared and started crying and asking to get down. Can't blame her much.. He is pretty freaky.

Enjoying Popcorn while taking a quick break..
Our day wouldn't be complete without a time out... She kept chucking the pumpkins and busting them!
All of a sudden C started running up to the scarecrows and one by one hugging them! lol funny girl.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Roasted vegetables/Cheddar bay

Oh my goodness I just had to share two really yummy recipes that I have tried lately. I am a pinterest addict. I have tried many recipes off of pinterest, and not all of them are good. I really like these roasted veggies though. Simple way to get your vegetables in. 
I made these with brussels and mushrooms, which Adam is not a fan of, but you don't have to use them if you too don't like them.

  1. Pick your favorite vegetables (or what ever is in season) and coarsely cut them up.
  2. Grab a large ziplock and throw in the following.
  3. 1/4 Cup olive oil
  4. 2 T parmesan 
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  7. 1 t. chicken bouillon
  8. 1 t. sugar (brown or white)
  9. S&P if needed
  10. Toss veggies (I usually fill up a gallon sized bag)
Throw on parchment papered jelly roll pan. Cook for 25 min or so on 450. Serve with Chicken as a meal, or toss into your favorite pasta.

I love Cheddar Bay biscuits from Red Lobster.. This recipe is EXACT!! Here is the link to her website and her recipe from http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/2012/04/scratch-cheddar-bay-biscuits/

Scratch Cheddar Bay Biscuits

This morning I woke up with a need to make biscuits, which for me is kinda weird because I’ve never made them, and rarely eat them. I started looking through a few recipe books and plain biscuits just weren't cutting it. I figured I would jazz them up with some cheddar cheese, and then a lightbulb went off and I thought of cheddar bay biscuits. You know them, those really yummy little biscuits you get at that chain seafood restaurant. I've never met a person who said they hated them, they are just too good.
I've made these once before, using a recipe that included a boxed biscuit mix, but I found them a bit on the salty side, and a little too dense. So I set off to make a scratch version that was light, fluffy, and flavourful, and rivalled the Red Lobster version. The flavour of these are spot on, and dare I say even better? They are fluffy, cheesy, moist, and have a nice garlic flavour.  The best part is that they come together in a snap. Now you can enjoy these biscuits anytime at home!
Scratch Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Makes 16 biscuits 

1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (about 4 1/2 oz)
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Garlic Topping
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) salted butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or through garlic press
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1. Adjust oven rack to the upper-middle position, and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or a Silpat.
2. In a large bowl, whisk both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and garlic powder until combined. Add in the cubed butter and using your fingers, rub it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Add in the shredded cheese and mix to combine. Add in the buttermilk and mix until combined.
3. Using a 1/4 measuring spoon, scoop the biscuit mixture onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes, and then remove and brush with butter mixture, and then bake for an additional 5 minutes until the tops are puffed and golden brown. Allow biscuits to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or while slightly warm.
Butter Topping
1. In a small saucepan, combine butter and minced garlic, heat on medium heat until the butter is melted and garlic is fragrant about  1 to 2 minutes. Add in the garlic powder and dried parsley, and stir to combine. Set aside.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Busy! Busy!

My little girl is SO busy! I can't believe how quick she is too! I turn around to put dinner in the oven, clothes in the drier.. and come back to find all sorts of things!
A baby in a puddle of Melaleuca oil,
lotion dumped out ALL over the floor,
3 nail polish incidents,
A few dug out scented candles,
The entire box of Cheerios on the floor,
10 plant starters dumped out and in her mouth,
dumped out shampoo,
Spilled milk gallon,
The entire box of spilled oats,
Couch art (with sharpie)
Computer screen art (sharpie also)
sewing pins scattered through the carpet,
Candle oil dumped on body and drank,
a few perfume bottles emptied (sprayed empty)

and I know what you are thinking.. I must not watch her.. thats not the case! she's just so quick!!
These were from a little while back. I lost the camera I take video with for a while, now that I found it I'm sure I will capure more incidents.

I so wish I could capture more of these disastrous moments on film for proof!
Actually I wish that that they start happening less often.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cousin love

Little Arabella and Chloe.
The cutest of cousins.
6 months apart
These cuties are so fun to capture.
Arabella is much easier to photograph that my own. But candy bribes work wonders on this girl.
All I had to do was tell Arabella to smile and she would sit still and look as happy as she could. Coco kept running to us for the Candy she was promised :)

I love this one of the girls holding hands.. so sweet. Bella looks so adorable in her tutu!

laughing right now while putting this one on the blog. I love how Bella is holding Chloe's face for the kiss..
Come on I'll take you ..
Gotta love those dimples!!
Naughty Chloe running away while we were trying to get a good picture of the girls.
Candid is really all that I can manage with such a busy girlie. Maybe in a few months she will be easier to direct. But for now I kinda like the candid ones :)