Friday, January 17, 2014

Let's have another coffee date? Add a little creamer to that.

Trying to steer away from all things plastic. We officially pitched all our plastic tupperware last month once we completed our glass storage collection during Christmas. Elliana uses a regular plate for dinner as well, and drinks out of a regular cup most days. I just need to pitch all of the kids stuff as well. So, anyway,  I was pretty excited to find this sippy cup for Graham that is stainless steel and a straw. He loves it {as does E} and we plan on getting more. They're pricey! Thermos Foogo Phases Leak Proof Stainless Steel Straw Bottle, Blue/Yellow, 10 Ounce

Made this new recipe the other night and loved it. It was so simple and I loved that I had all the ingredients on hand. That and it involved my crockpot. We all know my love relationship with the crockpot. Also made this oven baked tomato chicken recipe as well {have made this in the past, but it's been over a year}, and forgot how much I loved it. I just used my own dressing instead of the Kraft and it tasted great. Also easy, quick, and little ingredients required. And then I turned around and made this turkey burger recipe and loved the simplicity of it as well. I just made then stovetop and it took 5 minutes to prep. Served with green beans and it was by far one of my easier dinners to make.

While I was feeding Graham the other night, Elliana came up to me, wrapped her arms around me and said "I love you so much mommy" and the ran off. Just like that. Unprompted. It was so precious that tears filled my eyes. Motherhood is so rewarding, and moments like that prove exactly how much.

It has been a snowing blizzard around here the past two days, but that was our life last week {all week} and we refused to let it coop us in the house any longer. So the past two days we have spent at the park, the Children's museum, and then the library yesterday morning. When the kids wake up, I plan on getting them ready, fed, and out the door to a rec place where they have different kinds of playgrounds that kids are allowed to play on. Sounds amazing.

Read this really sad daycare tragedy. I am so thankful I am able to stay home with my children each and every day.

And then this video brought me to tears. This is what I want my children's hearts to be full of. Such a beautiful soul this young child is an a great example not to other children, but ADULTS out there.

I've been off work all week {well, worked one day} because we were planning on driving to Andrew's parents this weekend {and the plans changed}, and instead of adding myself back on for two additional shifts, I just let it be. And it has been so nice... yet, I still cannot manage to stay up past 10.

We have been doing a lot of sight words at home, and one of the things that we like to do at night as review during bath time using the kids bath toys {Munchkin 36 Bath Letters and Numbers }. Graham has really showed interest in the letters as well {because they are something new, not because he wants to learn the ABCS}, so we have been doing a lot of practice with him as well.

I'm going to be an aunt for the third time anytime. Any day. I have two nephews and we don't know what the third is, and I am SO excited to find out!

Happy Friday.


  1. I love seeing all of these pictures. Your babies are growing SO fast. It's not fair how that happens!

  2. so sooo sad about the daycare tragedy!! I can't even...imagine..

    & that sticky chicken recipe looks out of this world!! Thanks for tonight's dinner ;)


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