Sunday, September 30, 2012

Community Group

Our Community Group rocks.
We meet every Sunday for potluck, fellowship and then we are going through the Crazy Love book.
Here we are tonight.

Top Left:  I caught Kelly mid bite.  =)
Top Right:  Jamie and Kim
Middle:  Jeremy, Chris and Rylan
Bottom Left: Chris is mad a me because I am taking a picture of him eating.
Bottom Right:  Jamie and Ben

Can't wait for next week!

Oh and since it's the last day of the month
{gasp!  Where did September go?}
here is my resolution update:  I am on August 12th, but still plugging away!  =)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Sillies

I straightened my hair today and then TRIED to get a picture of it.  Here's the best one I got.  =)

Payton had pictures today at soccer.
Can you say "ca-ching, ca-ching"?
I took one with my camera instead.

Daddy was holding an open house so we stayed home and baked cookies!

I have really good helpers.  Bag openers, pourers.

And count-ers and figuring out measuring cups/spoons.
Shhh, don't tell him it's a math lesson too!

Oh - what kind of cookies did we make?
Chocolate chip cookies of course!

Then Dylan had a suggestion to add in marshmallows (or "mushmellows" as Payton calls them).
Looks good, right?

Half-way through baking . . .

Hum, not so pretty.

But once they cooled they were yummy.  They had a crunch to it, where the "mushmellows" were.

Chris and his dad carried up our big screen from the basement to Dylan's room today.
Yes, this is every eight year old's dream . . .

Lego Batman on the big screen.

What I Ate...

I actually took a picture EVERY DAY.
Woot woot!

Sunday - Goodwin Cheeseburgers
Potato Salad
Pita Chips and Dip
This was our Community Group night.  The food was yum-e!

Monday - Turkey Sandwich
Green Salad with Fat Free Italian Dressing
Diet Cherry 7-Up

Tuesday - Italian Sub Sandwich
Seasoned Fries
This was lunch date with Chris at R&M Sandwich Shop.  Yum, yum, yum.

Wednesday - J's Mac and Cheese
Steamed Broccoli
Yellow Bell Peppers with Ranch Dip

Long Grain and Wild Rice
Steamed Corn

Green and White Salad
Steamed Italian Vegetables

Saturday - Spicy Cavatelli Pasta
This was leftovers that I had in the deep freeze.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Melt In Your Mouth Chicken {recipe}

I found this on Pinterest:
Source: via Rebecca on Pinterest

I'm sure you've seen it.  Everyone pinned it.
The Pinterest "comments" called for greek yogurt, and the recipe called for mayo -
so did half light mayo and half fat free plain yogurt.
Here's how it looked in the oven.

(Funny how it NEVER looks like the picture!)
It was pretty good.  I would give it about an 8 out of 10.
It was nice to have something that I can keep the ingredients on hand and throw together really quickly.

{Click the Pinterest picture above to get the recipe}

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guess What...

I got done today?

Give up?

Thanks to my mother-in-law I have a new do!  It always feels good to get your hair cut.

(It is SO awkward taking a picture of yourself, don't you think?)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Silly Boy & A Birdie

We have this blue bird that comes in the morning, lands on our window screen, stays for a few second and then flys away.  Then repeats that 5-10 times.  He's done this for a few days now.  Completely random.

Can you see him on the far right of the window?  It is the best picture I could get.  =)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Break - Day #9

Today is the last day of fall break (boo!).  I love having my kiddos around.  Especially when I can get a picture like this:

Any even like this.

Oh!  I LOVE them so much!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Five Months Old

Rylan is 5 months old today.

We found out he is ticklish . . . very ticklish.
He rolls over and over and over.  No leaving him on the bed anymore!
He sits up (for a little while, then topples over).
He "talks" a lot.
He wakes up in the morning and doesn't cry.  He just rolls to his back and plays, coos, and "talks" until I get him.
He is drooling all the time and everywhere.
He is SO interested in what his brother and sister are doing.

Fall Break - Day #8

Coffee with International Delight Hershey's S'mores Creamer.  Yum!

Hanging with Daddy at Dylan's karate class.

Defensive round house kick.

Drooling boy.
I caught the cutest moment at lunch today on video:

The kids were crashed out in the car on the way home.

Well, almost all of them.

I took Ry Guy's 5 month old photos today and I love the toppling over shots I got.


What I Ate...

Sunday - Fried Chicken
Rice Pilaf
Green Beans

Monday - Grilled Chicken
Rice Pilaf
Steamed Broccoli
Fried Okra

Tuesday - Avocado Sandwich
Green Salad
Sparkling Water & Crystal Light

Wednesday - Del Taco 2 1/2 lb Green Burritos
2 Hard Tacos

Thursday - Red Robin Double Tavern Burger
French Fries

Friday - Carne Asada Tacos
Spanish Rice
Sparkling Water & Crystal Light

Saturday - Applebee's (photo from their website)
Seasonal Berry & Spinach Salad
Tomato Basil Soup

Did you eat anything yummy today?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Break - Day #7

We'll call this day "rocket launcher day".  Why?  Because that is what the kids played with the most today.  Here they are with some neighbor boys launching the rocket as high as they could.  (I was nursing Rylan, which is why the picture is taken through a tree.)

Payton is getting good at writing her name!

We had some friends over tonight for dinner.  Payton and Sawyer were taking bird seed from the feeder and trying to hand feed the birds.

Then the boys got smart and instead of launching the rocket up high (in the dark) they were launching it far across the yard.  One even made it over the fence and almost to the street.

They were having a blast!

They found the moon and were singing to it.
This is a staged photo of what just happened a couple of seconds prior.  Too cute!
Jaime and Rylan
He stayed up late and was a happy camper!
We had yummy food (carne asada!) and great fellowship.  Thanks Goodwin Family for coming over!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Break - Day #6

Rylan wore one of Dylan's old outfits today.  It was very trippy to see him in it.  He looks cute, don't you think? 
We went to Red Robin for lunch.
Then walked around The Avenue (outdoor shopping mall).
They have these type of statues all over the place.
We stopped at Barnes & Nobles and Payton found a Llama Llama book.
And Dylan found his friend from school, Daniel!
Me and Rylan hanging out back at home!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Break - Day #5

I'm spoiled.  Seriously.  This is my hubby, scrubbing the bathtub.
It (his cleaning) was a bone of contention when we first got married (I know, stupid me), but now I love it.

Payton loves to play with her Littlest Pet Shops.

While the kids played outside, I sat and rocked Rylan on the front porch.  This was my view.
Then Payton confiscated my camera.  Here are the pictures that I just discovered.
We had Del Taco for dinner tonight and Payton had it ALL over her face.  Yes, it is even in her hair.

Rylan was laughing up a storm.  Oh and this is his first time wearing jeans.  =)

We were doing Biore strips tonight and Payton was in tears that she couldn't have one.  So I put a band-aid on her and it was all smiles from that point on.

Learning to sit.
So glad God blessed our family with this guy!
All smiles!
Another fun day!