Showing posts from April, 2008

eye infection

In addition to his cold, Ethan has an eye infection. His poor little eye is all goopy and red. My Dr.'s office was swamped yesterday and couldn't squeeze us in, so she just called in prescription. It is a gel that I have to squeeze into his eyes every four hours for seven days... fun fun. Thankfully he hasn't been fussy or anything, he's still his happy self, just a little more subdued. Hopefully this gel will clear it up and he'll be back to normal soon. I'm really hoping/praying that Matt and I don't get it in our eyes!

Straw and hay alfredo with roasted asparagus

Since I enjoy getting recipes from all over the place, I thought I'd share a yummy spring pasta I like to make. I'm actually making it tonight for dinner.

Straw and Hay Alfredo with Roasted Asparagus (Cooking Light)
Serves 8 (serving size one cup)

2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1/3 cup (3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
Cooking spray
8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2 tablespoons truffle oil (you can also use olive oil)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

I also like to add a grilled chicken breast or two to this.
Preparation Preheat oven to 425°.Combine first four ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add milk mixture to pan; cook 3 minutes or until …

Sweet Pota-TOES

We eat dinner outside most evenings that it is nice. Lately I've just been putting Ethan into his jogging stroller and feeding him in it. This week he discovered his toes and just can't seem to stop playing with them. He loves to put them into his mouth. While I was feeding him his sweet potatoes he thought it was great fun to also stick his toes into his mouth. This resulted in him being COVERED in sweet potatoes. He usually gets pretty messy when he eats, so I have just been feeding him in his diaper (saves me precious time in stain removal). Tonight I was especially glad that I had taken his clothes off! It was pretty funny. I took a few pictures and a video clip. Don't you just love my punny title? I'm pretty proud of it ;)

The video clip of him eating/sucking his toes:

This is a little video clip of Ethan in the bathtub after dinner. He was laughing when I was hiccuping, so I was doing it on purpose to make him giggle more :)

It's been a lovely weekend

My grandparents went back home to Colorado on Friday, which was also their 54th anniversary. We took them out to breakfast to Kopper Kettle, a favorite little joint in Yucaipa. We were sad to see them go, but sure did enjoy the time we got to spend together.

Later on Friday evening Matt went over to his brother Mike's house to celebrate his 40th birthday. I stayed home with Ethan because they had people over at 7:00, and he goes to bed at 7:30. He doesn't do very well after 6:30 or 7:00, so it's not much fun at all to do anything at that time. It's okay though, it will only be like this for a little while, not forever. Matt had fun with his family and I enjoyed a nice bubble bath and watched Pride and Prejudice. It was actually really relaxing and fun to watch a chick movie :)

On Saturday Matt helped our friends the Mercers move into their brand new house in Beaumont (their first house too). They were very excited to get into their home. While Matt did that I we…

Yet more pictures

I took a few pictures of Ethan as we were sitting outside this afternoon. He cracks me up with his many different expressions. He is sure developing a little personality now.

His face in this one cracks me up. He seems so intent on chewing his fist.

After eating his sweet potatoes and prunes tonight (both of which he loved by the way). He looks so big to me in this picture. My my how time flies.

A few pics

Here are a few pictures from today. The lighting was not great on them, so I did my best in Photoshop.

Sitting outside at our new table.
Cookie enjoying attention and the nice weather
Ethan concentrating on whatever is in front of him
Playing with Papa

mmm... tasty fist
This was last night at Las Fuentes. My mom was making him dance on the table... he thought it was pretty amusing.
I gave Ethan some prunes today to try to help things along and he actually really liked them. I wasn't going to give him fruit yet, but I decided to give him a bit to help him out.

While I was uploading these pictures I had set a pot of ice tea to brew. I came back into the kitchen and the jug wasn't up against the brewer well enough, so I had an entire pot of ice tea brewed onto my counter... lovely.

randomness from my week

This has been a busy, but good week. I'll post some pictures later.

The bees are still gone, thank goodness.Wednesday I planted some more flowers to brighten up the back yard.Matt put together our new patio set and it is SO nice to have it. We are already enjoying it. We still have two more projects to finish up in the back yard and then it will finally be 100% finished. Does anyone know a place to get a decent priced fountain?I have been enjoying my time with my grandparents. Monday I made dinner and everyone came over here. Wednesday morning we had breakfast at Martha Green's in Redlands, then my grandparents walked around downtown Redlands with Ethan while I went around the corner to the dentist. I found out I have a huge cavity... ugh. Later that same evening we all went to Las Fuentes for a yummy Mexican dinner.Ethan is doing a lot better with oatmeal. He likes it and is now actually eating most of the cereal and eagerly taking the food into his mouth. Unfortunat…

No more Bees

Two guys in bee suits and $140 later we are now bee hive free. They came and vacuumed the bees up into a box, then sprayed the tree with stuff to keep them from coming back. Why did the bees have to pick our apricot tree? ugh. I can think of WAY more fun ways to use $140 than on some stupid bees.

A visit from my grandparents and a bee hive

My grandparents (my dad's parents) arrived from Colorado on Friday. They will be visiting for a week. Yesterday we went over to my mom's and they got to meet their great grandson for the first time. We had such a relaxing day just hanging out and enjoying the beautiful weather. We went on a little stroll, played a game and mostly just relaxed. Today Matt's parents took all of us had lunch at Chilie's after church.

After lunch we went to Home Depot and picked up a patio set we had picked out (we've been looking for one). Matt's parents went along with us so that they could take it home for us in their truck. They got to our house and unloaded it, and all of the sudden a swarm of bees came into our backyard and decided to make a home in our apricot tree. Ugh! I got as close as a I dared and took a picture. We just called a bee exterminator who is going to come out late tonight or early tomorrow morning to take care of it. I guess he waits until it's dark to en…

Welcome Jonathan!

Thomas and Leighann welcomed their little boy Jonathan into the world this morning at 7:45. He weighed in at 6 lbs. and 15 oz and is healthy and perfect. We got the chance to meet him today and he is a little cutie-pie. He felt like a feather after being used to holding Ethan. Crazy to think Ethan was that little (well almost... he came home from the hospital weighing 7 lbs.) only 5 1/2 months ago. They grow so quickly, it really is amazing. I took a few pictures, but they didn't turn out all that great. Krista has some great pictures posted on her blog. We are thrilled for them and so happy that Jonathan is here :)

rice cereal... yuck!

Last night we gave Ethan some rice cereal for the first time. He didn't whine or complain, however the expression on his face says it all. Here is a picture and two little video clips:

How much is a mom worth?

This article from msn estimates just how much a mom is worth (in terms of a salary). Turns out we're worth a lot girls! Not that you all didn't know that :)

The weekend

Saturday morning we went over to my mom's to celebrate my brother's 23rd birthday. We had a birthday breakfast for him since that was the only time we could find where we were all free. It was nice to relax in my mom's beautiful back yard and enjoy the morningI like how in this picture my brother is trying to show that he's 23, but he did it backwards so it looks like 32. I made him a birthday coffee cake.

Yesterday afternoon and evening we went over to Danny and Jolene's. Crystal, a good friend of ours who moved to Texas 8 years ago, was out visiting with her husband. I met Crystal at the same church that I met Jolene. We met when we were in high school and were really close, but she moved to Texas once we started college. She is an amazing woman and her and her husband have each have a huge heart for missions. It was so great to see her and get to know her husband a little (I had only met him at their wedding). She got to meet Christian and Ethan for the f…

4 Things

I received this in an e-mail, so instead of forwarding it I'll just post it on my blog :)

1) Four places I go over and over:
StatersTrader Joe'sCostcochurch2) Four people who e-mail me:
My GrandmaMy momChristyJolene3) Four of my favorite foods:
chocolate chip cookiesfruitpizzasoup4) Four places I would rather be right now:
Laying on a beach in HawaiiasleepOn a vacation somewhere fungetting a massage5) Four people I think might respond:
6) Four Things I don't like:
cellulitenauseataxesrude people7) Four movies I watch over and over:
ZoolanderDodgeballSabrinaLegally BlondeNow it's your turn :)

How fast can you type?

They used to call me "Turbo" when I was younger. I guess not much has changed ;)

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