Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Words Words Words

To honor the hilarious Bo Burnham and his new song Words Words Words, I want to report on about LT's that sound like words :). In the past 2 weeks we have got

  • Ball - all about throwing and keep away. Went to the park and had to keep steering him off the soccer field
  • Night Night - we like to tell Jack Jack Night Night in the bathtub.
  • Mama(though I think he means he wants food a lot)
  • Nana(banana) - we have to hide them in the pantry now...he would see them on the counter and want it...the poor boy would never poop if we kept that up.
  • Boo - cutest thing...very soft little "boo".
So now we have to watch what we say. Funny...I know.

Other high notes, he has learned:
  • How to blow kisses
  • Hugging(he seems to be picky on this one)
  • How to throw a ball...sometimes he forgets to let go...hilarious
  • How to break it down...his dancing seems to be going lower. I think it is that Bing Da Dip commercial...classic.
  • How much he hates the word NO. Man that boy can throw a fit.
  • How to scoop his dinner. We found that sometimes it is just worth him being disgusting to get him to eat. He is so proud when he can scoop his dinner

  • He loves cars and pushing them around the kitchen floor. He just KNEW one day that he has to play with his cars on the hard floor. It was surreal to watch.
  • That he needs shoes to go outside. He will find his shoes and carry them around and sit down and hold them to his feet

So exciting times mixed with some frustrating times. We just had a horrible teething day recently and that sucked. He got hand foot and mouth and that sucked but he wasn't too bad...just thirsty from the blisters in his throat. Anyways....that is my quick update. More to blog about including my hunt for an awesome park around town and OUR NEW PORCH. Supposed to be done on Friday...cross your fingers.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lasagna Recipe Repeat

I had put this up on the old blog and had people ask for it, so I brought it back from the dead. So here ya go:

1 small onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tube Jimmy Dean hot sausage
1 jar Bolgonese sauce from Trader Joe's(you can use any sauce you really like)
1 big tub of cottage cheese(I am not sure on the size but it is the bigger of the 2 in the store)
1/2 package of Italian mix shredded cheese
1 egg
1 package of frozen chopped spinach(let it thaw) - optional
Barilla no boil lasagna noodles
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onion and garlic in a sauce pan, then add the sausage. Brown the sausage and drain the fat. Return the mean to the pan and add the jar of sauce. Let simmer for as long as you like.

While the sauce is simmering, mix together the cottage cheese and Italian mix cheese in a mixing bowl. Mix in the egg and salt and pepper to the taste you like. If you would like, mix in the chopped spinach.

In a 9x12 casserole dish, layer sauce, then noodles, then cottage cheese mixture, then mozzarella cheese. Repeat and end with mozzarella on top.

Bake at 375 for about an hour. Then uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes to brown the top with cheese.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tellin it like it is

I recently started following a fun young lady of Twitter by the tag @Babe_Chilla. She was dealing with a non-sleeping baby in tweet form. It was heart wrenching reading the tweets in the night about the baby not sleeping, her not being able to sleep and then she was home all day again. I felt the pain. She finally tried crying it out and it worked and it was awesome. I don't know this girl and I felt sooooo happy for her. She recently wrote a post all about the sleep journey and I cried reading it. I remember it...vividly...and I am glad she wrote it so people can understand....crying it out isn't mean or's survival at a point. Anyway, here it is. I hope you enjoy it.

Oh No, Say It Ain’t So! You Did Not CIO!?!

Our big toddler

Today was Landon's first full day in toddler class. He has been transitioning all week by staying there longer and longer. Today I dropped him off in his new class. He leapt from my arms and was off across the classroom(yeah I forgot to make him wash his hands). He was so excited to see his new toys and friends. We definitely will miss Miss Brackett. She was fantastic and couldn't have asked for better care. She is the sweetest thing ever and loves her babies. Of course we will see her doubt.

So his new room is full of new exciting things. First off, no cribs. He has been working on sleeping on a mat for about 3 weeks now and loves it. Seems to sleep better and everything. Now he has a set naptime when everyone goes down and he seems to be sleeping 2 hours both times in the toddler room this week. It must be working for him. There are new centers including art, dramatic play, a sensory table, a reading corner, AND A SLIDE. This child is in heaven. They go outside at least 3 times a day and he LOVES that. THey have little toy lawnmowers and he just high tails it around the sidewalk apparently with his new friends. He even got a skinned nose today to prove it :). This would be the second incident report this week for falls :). Silly boy. He has his own cubby with his picture on the front and a hook for his coat. He also has to have rainboots to play in the puddles after a rain. HOW FREAKIN CUTE IS THAT!!!!???

Another thing they do in toddlers, is teach them more independence. Including washing their hands by themselves, putting their dishes away, putting their toys away and even help clean the room. After lunch, they get a wet paper towel to "wash" the table. We are happy they are training our little house elf!

Well I am sure there are man adventures to come...and I will pass them along!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rock the boat

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Our new enemy, the Asian pear

This weekend was a fun time. We were getting ready to head out to the park because it was so pretty and we decided Landon needed a snack before we went. I got out hummus, crackers & some pear slivers. I decided to pick up an asian pear to try when I was at the store and figured they were like any other pear. Nope. Of course by the end of snack, he was covered in hummus but he wasn't throwing things and was happily WIN. Anyway, I go to wipe off all the hummus and his face is super splotchy around the mouth and he had puffy lips! WTF? So we called the Dr. and they said to bring him in right away. Long story short, he is allergic to Asian pears. He never had breathing issues and was happy the whole time at the doctor. We now have Jr. epipens and have to keep an eye out.

Sorry for the rough picture, it was my phone.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Work work work

I have so much I want to blog about but I just don't have time. I am working a lot on our current redesign and it doesn't show any signs of letting up. With that said, I figure I will give you a quick run down of life

  • We are looking to screen in our back deck...well most of it. We are waiting on the third estimate and then deciding. Not going to be cheap but I think we will really enjoy it and use it way more than we do. I will be sure to take before and afters. Also Kevin noted that the 5th year anniversary is it kinda fits.
  • Landon has given up on crawling. All walking, all the time. He has great balance and often carries large objects with him. We are going out today to get him his first "real" shoes with a sole and everything. So cute.
  • My only me time it seems anymore, is my fleshed out twitter account. I read while walking, riding the elevator, supervising Landon's dinner. I will write a post about all the fun mommies and daddies I follow now. Fun stuff. It always make me LOL...every time.
  • We are breaking free of the man...kinda. We are planning to drop Directv and do everything the "free" way. Just pay a small fee for Hulu Plus and Netflix. Kevin has also bought Apple TV and it is to ship at the middle of the month. We have completely sold our souls to Steve Jobs. But no mock turtlenecks for me...
  • We got new shelves from IKEA more than a month ago but I haven't gotten them decked out like I want yet for a picture. They are giant but they store A LOT. We got lucky that the dimensions were EXACTLY the right size and we now have "kinda" built ins.
  • Gonna copy some of my new tweeps and do a "wordless wednesday" segement each week so it looks like I keep up with life. I still take LT's photo every day...just have to wait and upload in chunks.
Well I know there is more but we have to spend naptime catching up on DVR...sigh.