Sunday, October 31, 2010
Holden loved the airshow and was constantly saying "more urpwane" as soon as a plane would disappear. I love his fascination with airplanes, trains, motorcycles, etc. Such a boy!
Pax particularly enojoyed the snacks we brought along. He ate his baggie of grapes. Then he ate Holden's baggie of grapes. Then he ate the entire baggie of cheerios that was meant to be shared with his brother. He loves to eat!
Ahhh I love this one. Holden's giving me a pretty smile. This normally only happens with bribery. But I didn't bring along candy, so I'm not sure how I got this smile from Holden.
After a couple of hours at the airshow, we went onto Jeremy's company picnic. The boys took a 20 minute cat-nap in the car and then we were set for more fun. I didn't take many pictures at the picnic. Poor Pax was worn out, but such a trooper! Holden had a ball, bouncing and sliding. The slide was big and I just knew he would climb to the top and FREAK out. But instead, he flashed me a huge grin and slid down to me. Again and again and again. He loved the slide.
It was a BUSY weekend. Almost to the point that I can't believe it's Sunday night and I'm a little sad that Jeremy is back to work tomorrow. And he even had Friday with us! The 3 day weekend just flew by too fast! But it was some great family time and more fun memories were made.
Friday, October 29, 2010
I was impressed. So I left the pumpkin carving up to Jeremy. Besides, I'm not good with knives. Sometimes I injure myself. So me carving a pumpkin is just asking for it. I did make myself useful by roasting the pumpkin seeds, which are still in our kitchen because none of us have really loved them. And I was also the face behind the camera, per usual, documenting more memories for our boys! We gave Holden some options for different images that he wanted Jeremy to carve. He chose a cat (or commonly called titty-tat) on a moon. And so Jeremy got to work on it. And of course, the boys "helped".
Holden wanted no part in touching the inside of the pumpkin to clean it out. So he just watched.
And the end result (picture taken with my phone):
Not too shabby, I think. Jeremy's got some mad carving skills. :) Just one of his many many talents.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Breakfast Cookie - preparation for this little thing is far from "cooking". And I do make it minus the protein powder. But I love that it's just waiting in my refridgerator after my morning run.
Pumpkin Granola - I whipped this up this morning as Holden played and Pax slept in (as he does most mornings). I didn't have oil, so I just doubled the amount of pumpkin. Next time I'll make sure I have the oil.
Avocado Penne Pesto with Grilled chicken - Not much to say, other than DELICIOUS. I made this with whole wheat pasta. My non-avocado-eating-husband even REALLY liked it. And he doesn't get too excited about food in general. A real winner dinner!
Chicken Cacciatore - Good, healthy balanced dinner. The little guys were not huge fans. You just never know with those kids. One day they love something. The next, not so much.
Honey Banana Salad - This looks like something I'm gonna try one morning this week. Who doesn't love bananas, craisins, nuts and honey??
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili - This is cooking in my crockpot as I type. Smells delicious. I threw in about 1 cup of frozen corn because more veggies never hurt anyone. It should be dinner for the next 2 nights. Or 3! It made ALOT.
And there are a few new little recipes that I have been cooking up at our house. Enjoy.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Here are a few pictures from the weekend.
All 7 of my parents grandchildren. It's always a treat to have them all together. Starting from the left: Pax, Carson, Holden, Hope, Bella, Ava and Cameron.
My beautiful sisters and mom.
Mom and dad with meme.Pax getting his groove on at the reception. And possibly teething again. Notice his soaked shirt and slobbery face. :) Still cute, though. Holden glued to his nana's lap at the reception.
The boy cousins enjoying some Sunday morning donuts on the porch before heading back home.
It was a delightful weekend with my family. Not to mention a beautiful wedding and a great time of celebration for a new family that was forming.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Me: Holden, remember when it was just mommy and daddy and we prayed for a baby. Who did God send us?
Holden: (with big eyes and sweet smile) a punkin cookie.
Me: (after laughing a little) No. God sent us baby Holden.
Oh well. I guess he's not getting everything I say at this point. One day.
Side note: We had leftover pumpkin cookies at our house today. I told Holden that if he ate all his dinner he could have one. He didn't finish his dinner. He did not get a pumpkin cookie. Apparently that is what was on his mind before bedtime tonight.
Anyways, we are continuing our tradition because these weekends are some of my favorites throughout each year. They are special friends. Not to mention that these friends are becoming special people in Holden's life (and soon will be to Pax as well). Holden knows them now and he loves miss Camryn. And so I love that our children will probably grow up being friends, and most likely looking forward to these weekends as much as we do! Some pictures from our weekend at the Myers house:
And the only picture I have of the Myers. Well, the Myers minus Amanda. Josh with my crazy boys. And Camryn looking at them like they really are crazy!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Those are his 6.5XW feet. : ) I wanted to do this plate last fall. But life was a little cuh-ray-zee! Now, I don't claim to be an artist. I like to think that I'm an artist at heart. And I love to be creative and work with my hands. But put a paintbrush in those hands for some freestyle and things get awkward. I even used stensils on the letters and if you look closely the writing is pretty terrible. But from a distance, it's cute. So just look at it from a distance.