Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gymboree Class pics

We had our second class today. Today we talked about circles. They had rearranged everything so it was all new.












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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Really Long video

Here is a 9 minute video of Ollie playing outside. It is really for the grandparents so don't feel guilty if you decide to only watch a few minutes!


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gymboree Class

Today, Ollie went to his first Gymboree class. He absolutely loved it. Each week the teacher has a theme. This week, we learned about sound, more specifically, loud & quiet. I think Ollie has the loud part down. Amongst all of the tunnels, climbing walls, slides & balls, were musical instruments & other noisy or quiet objects.

My little guy banged on everything the teacher did. He laughed & squealed when bubbles were blow. He clapped & jumped throughout the class because he was just too dang excited. At one point, he was standing in the middle of the circle waving & saying, "bye."

I didn't take in pictures today because I didn't want to be the freaky mom who looks like she's never gone anywhere with her child so I'll wait till next week:-)

So those of you are picture junkies. Here is one of my boy doing art.








And a couple of him being silly.













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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Me and My Friend Cade

Many of you may remember Ollie's friend Cade. Cade was born the day after Ollie only he wasn't due for another 11 weeks. Here they in October of 2008.

Then we went to visit them in May. Here are the boys at 8 months old.


Yesterday, Cade came for a visit! We were so excited to see them. Jeff and Hannah came and brought Cade and stayed for lunch and then the boys played for several hours. Although he was 11 weeks before his due date, you would never know it! The boy can do everything Ollie can. It is so amazing! Here they are at 16 months old:


















News Flash!


My baby is amazing. Today, he asked to sit on the potty 3 times! He pooped twice and peed once! I plan to go get a potty for him on Thursday.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Goals for the New Year

Yes, I am slightly behind but better late than never. I made a few goals for this coming year. Here they are:

1. Do my quiet time every day!
I am currently reading the book, "Crazy Love" and reading the scriptures along with it. This book is really incredible and I'm only on chapter 5.

2. Follow the grocery budget 9 out of 12 months (We shall see!)

3. Be sure to do my 7 things for a company ready house at least 5 out of 7 days a week.

4. Clip my coupons each week

5. Try two new recipes a month
I tried two this week. One of which was my own concoction and I have to say it was very good. Here's the pic and recipe


Chicken stuffed with Feta, Tomatoes and Basil

2 Chicken breasts
1 Roma Tomato
1/8 cup Feta Cheese
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
1 thick slice of Yellow Onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup of flour
3/4 cup toasted bread crumbs
1 egg
1 T Olive Oil
1 tsp Italian seasoning

First, using your food processor, chop 3 slices of bread. Spread the crumbs into a cake pan and spray with Olive Oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes. Be sure to check them and stir a few times. (If you don't want to take the time, I am sure you can buy the bread crumbs and use those although they aren't as good:-))

Meanwhile, trim your Chicken breasts and pound them flat. At this point I got out my little hand held food processor. You can mix the ingredients by hand just be sure to chop the onion finely and use your garlic press for the garlic. If using your food processor, just throw in your onion, garlic, and basil. Turn on the processor and mix until chopped. Next add your tomato (in halves), and the feta. Again blend until completely mixed. Divide the mixture and put half in the center of each breast. Fold in the sides, and roll the chicken around the mixture. Wrap the chicken in saran and place in the freezer for about twenty minutes.

Once the chicken has been chilled. Dip the chicken into flour, then the beaten egg and then the bread crumbs. Place in a baking pan and place in a 350 oven for 40 minutes.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Marbles

On Thursday, my dear friend, Julianne, & I took the boys, Ollie, Landon and Brady to a marvelous little children's museum called Marbles. After driving circles looking for a parking spot, we scarfed lunch in the car and hurried in. This museum has a large pretend play area which includes a bus, a boat, an ambulance, store, restaurant, train table, barn and more. Ollie had a blast! He especially loved "driving" every bus, truck and ambulance in the place.

The museum also included a water table, submarine, and underwater area. After a bit of apprehension to put his little hands in the cold water, Ollie became obsessed with the water table. He got completely soaked. We had an "encounter" there with another child but luckily he was too young to even realize anything was happening.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My Son, Future Pilot

My sweet boy had a really exciting experience last night. While loading the plane, Ollie got to go into the cockpit & sit in the co-pilot's seat! They put a hat on him & let me take a ton of pics. He was very excited!













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