Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's a Boy!

Well, it's gonna be...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This Week in Pictures

SO pictures will have to suffice! Also, Thursday morning...We find out if it's a girl or boy!!

Saturday we found some Leap Frog letter magnets at a yard sale for one of our neighbors and got an awesome deal.
All I have heard for the past few days, is "A...A...A...A" because Rach would rather walk around the house with the magnet in her hand pushing the button than listen to the song!

We learned how to color this week...and when I say color, I mean how not to chew on crayons!

She has finally decided to make friends with Maggie. She like to sit in Maggie's chair and bring her toys. It's even funnier to feed her the vegetables and meat off of her plate!! Lots of disciplining going at my house over that!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Couch Potato

I told you yesterday that I have a walker now. What I didn't tell you is that I also have a climber!! She can climb all of the towers at the playground, the stairs, the rocking chair and, of course, the couch. The couch seems to be a favorite though...As soon as she finishes her milk and gets a clean diaper in the morning, she grabs some toys and heads for the couch.

We also have a new, first word besides mama and dada...she likes to tell Maggie to "GO!" Or she grab ahold of my hand and says "GO!" because she wants me to walk with her.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm a Fainter!!

Why E can't be in charge of taking our kids to get their bloodwork taken care of, I will never know. He has a stomach of steel and can take anything. Me, on the other hand...not so much. The sight of blood is a little too much for me. In fact, when I went to get all of my pregnancy bloodwork done, I passed out in the chair and had to be fireman hoisted over one of the techs shoulders and taken to a bed to lie down.'s that bad!!

But Rach has had the "results of an upset stomach" for about 8 weeks now and we can't get rid of it. After changing her diet and her milk several times trying to check for allergies, samples were taken and bloodwork needed to be drawn.

Round one of bloodwork didn't go so well. They weren't able to get enough blood to do one of the three tests that had been ordered because she was screaming so loud and so incredibly tense. So we tried again this week and they were very successful. We sang and talked throughout the whole thing and she was fairly calm. She was rewarded with a pink bandaid wrap and some new Elmo stickers and then mom and dad got her a new play doctor kit for having such a rough week (because vaccines were needed too).

Did I mention she's a walking maniac these days??? I think she's carrying her play syringe and the little instrument that checks your ears.

What's Cooking Wednesday - Pavlovas

Funny name...easy dessert! 3 ingredients plus whatever you want to put in there and 5 minutes and your dessert is ready to put into the oven. If you're looking for a dessert to make for company, this is a great one and you will really want to make it the night before because they take a while to bake. They are so cute and the mixing possibilities are endless as are the topping possibilities.

This recipe came from Cooking Light and was originally topped with Lemon Curd and Rasberries, however, my mom quickly turned her nose up at the thought of Lemon Curd (I don't think she's ever tried it though) so we added some vanilla and a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the meringues, topped them with chopped up Nilla wafers before cooking, then added some chocolate mousse and strawberries for the finishing touch. They were amazing. Go home and try them today. I guarantee you already have the ingredients in your pantry and fridge.


  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher-for-Passover cream of tartar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Toppings of choice

Preheat oven to 250°.

To prepare meringues, cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Draw 4 (4-inch) circles on each piece of paper. Turn paper over; secure with masking tape.

Place cream of tartar and 4 egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

Divide the egg white mixture evenly among 8 drawn circles on baking sheets. Shape meringues into nests with 1-inch sides using the back of a spoon. Sprinkle evenly with nuts.

Bake at 250° for 1 hour, rotating baking sheets after 30 minutes. Turn oven off, and cool meringue nests in closed oven for 2 hours. Remove from oven, and carefully remove meringue nests from paper.