Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hello there,

I have very blue eyes and love being outside. I smile a lot and also really like sticking my tongue out at people. My big brother is so nice to me and Mom and Dad are really happy that he isn't jealous at all. I know we are going to be best of friends. When I'm not nursing or sleeping I like to just sit and suck on my fingers. Mom has been too busy to post here lately so I figured I'd come and tell you bleaders a little about myself since I'm half the reason she's so busy. I sure do love her since she takes good care of me but I'll try to give her a little free time sometime soon so she can update you guys more.
Clark D.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

double stroller

When I was pregnant with Clark I went to the annual sale that the Orlando Metro Twins group has. I saw this older version of a double stroller there for $20 and looked it over. While I was looking the ower came over and said that she was not going to take it home and that I should make an offer if I was interested. I really didn't think I'd need a double stroller as Curtis is really wanting to walk on his own most of the time now and I have several slings/wraps I use with the baby, but I was thinking this might be nice for theme parks and such. It rides really smoothly so I offered $10 and we were all happy. So far it hasn't gone anywhere but around our block. Usually Curtis asks to get out and walk half way around and I oblige, but it is kind of nice to have it and the kids sure do look cute in it together.

I am so glad I was able to talk Curt into having a second child. I can't imagine Curtis w/o his baby brother. He loves him so much already.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Cake

Today we made a heart shaped cake for Valentine's day. It was really good. Curtis' favorite part is the choco chips that he decorated it with. One for the cake one for me was his motto.


Saturday, February 09, 2008

pro photos

Here is a taste of what we got from our session two weeks ago with a pro photog. I won a drawing months ago and got a session and a disc with what I thought would be maybe 20 of the best shots. Instead I got over 100 shots and a lot are really good. Curtis is so photogenic and we got many good family shots too. We might do this again nect year with tax money since it went so well. If you're looking for a photog in the metro-Orlando are check her out.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Update and Apple Muffins

I recently realized that I have very few pics of the boys together. So today Clark had his 'I love my big brother' bib on so I figured I'd snap a few shots. This one turned out kind of funny. Curtis looks goofy and Clark looks so serious. I'll post more at a later date.

So I will guility admit that I found this recipe as I was about to throw a half full tub of whole milk yogurt away because it was several days past date. When I saw this recipe on the side of the tub I realized I had all the ingredients, including one sad red delicious apple that had been sitting in my crisper for too long. I shredded the apple instead of chopping it, and the muffins turned out really good. Perfect for a sweet breakfast or a good snack. They're pretty healthy too aside from the sugar added.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

What a game!

Well, I was off on the score huh? It was a great game. I didn't really care who won so I was just glad it was slightly action packed. I'm happy for Eli Manning but sad for the Patriots (especially Junior Seau). Unfortunately I didn't get any pics of the chili I made but the good news is there was only a little chili and one cornbread muffin left after we ate. We had MIL and FIL over for the first half and the chili.

Also the banana bread was great. It turned out I thought I had 3 bananas but only had 2 so I substituted about 1/4 cup of applesauce for the third banana and it was so yummy and moist. I put some choco chips in and even Curtis ate it up. I'm making another batch this week and plan to add both choco chips and flax seeds to make it a touch healthier. Here's the recipe I used. I'll take pictures of the next batch to share later this week or next.

This weekend there was a great article in the Orlando Sentinel about local restaurants buying more local organic produce. It was refreshing to read that more people are trying to stay local. I'm in the works of planning a garden this year and hope to supplement our produce purchases with some fresh stuff from our own yard. Look for future posts about this.

Tomorrow is my first time since Clark was born as being the helper mom at preschool. Clark will be two doors down in the nursery but I'm a little nervous about leaving him. The way it works is they come and get you if he needs to nurse so I'm sure they'll come get me at least once during the 3 hours. I'm actually kind of looking forward to being in the classroom again so I can get back on track with what Curtis is learning now. I know it's mostly art ans singing and playing but I feel like there is much I could learn from the teacher there. I'll let you know how it goes.


Sunday, February 03, 2008

32 Patriots 24 Giants

That's my prediction for the game tonight and now here it is on the record. I just made a big old pot of chili and we're excited to watch. Unfortunately I don't like either team so I could care less who wins.