Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Andy also celebrated his big 3-0 birthday last week. For his birthday I actually cooked! I made Andy's favorite meal, chicken with bacon wrapped around it (I will put that recipe at the bottom). For dessert I made him apple crisp with the apples from the backyard. The boys were a little confused about how that was his birthday cake, but it had cooked apples and oatmeal in it, so they enjoyed it! The boys gave Andy season 2 of The Office and I got him some new jeans, because that is the only way he will get new clothes.
Friday afternoon I went to visit a friend from my MOPS group that had twins a few weeks ago. They are so cute! I had totally forgotten what it was like to have newborn twins. It is really amazing how someone can forget that, but I truly believe that if we didn't forget people would never have more children. I do have to admit I kind of miss mine being that size. They were so tiny and sweet. The rest of the weekend was super busy. Unfortunately last night carter came down with one of those strange fever viruses. He was up all night long. He still feels a little bad today and before nap Cale was starting to run a fever. Hopefully it will only last a couple days. I hate it when the kids are sick and weepy. It is so sad.
Here are boys making a car show. This weekend they are going to visit my parents and hopefully going to a real car show. They are obsessed with old cars!
- Recipe for Chicken with Bacon Wrapped Around it or Continental Chicken
Monday, August 18, 2008
Here are a few of the best from the last couple of weeks.
We are sitting at the table eating lunch at the beach and Carter will not stop wiggling because he has to pee.
Me: Carter do you need to pee?
Me: Then stop wiggling--several times I asked him to stop then finally after I have started eating and not even looking at him...
Carter: Mommy I dancing, not wiggling just dancing
Me: Carter you hate to dance, go pee now
Carter: OK I go pee
Then he comes back and says: Mommy I dancing with my belly now
The other week at the beach
Me:Cale where is daddy? Why didn't he come to the beach?
Cale: Daddy didn't want to come with Mawmaw
--Andy didn't say or feel this way and my mom was in the room, so that made it really funny
Riding in the car the other night.
Carter: I happy, I going to sing Happy Birthday to Daddy
Me: Cale are you going to sing?
Cale: No I'm being bad right now
(he wasn't doing anything)
The other morning at breakfast--this is the best
Carter (randomly): I peepee and poopoo in the potty
Andy and I were on the couch and we died laughing!
I am sure I will have more to add later, but I wanted to write these down before I forgot and I know I will forget lots.
Awfully Easy Ribs--I used a 3 lb package of country pork ribs and 1 bottle of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. The meat will be so tender you can easily shred it like bbq.
At Harris Teeter I got this 3 lb pack of ribs for $8.64, you can get the smaller packs on sale this week for about $2, but I am going to use this for a couple meals. I will probably shred it and have BBQ sandwhiches tomorrow night for supper or maybe I will shred it and freeze it. Also the BBQ sauce I got on sale BOGO (buy one, get one free) a while back and I had a .50 coupon, which made it freeor very close to it!! I highly recommend Sweet Baby Rays.
Here is a picture. Notice the Reynolds Crokpot bag in there. Those are the BEST things ever!! The food turns out great and there is no cooked on mess to clean out of your crockpot. I got a TON of these at a Harris Teeter triple coupon several months ago for like .25 a box!
I have also made this same recipe using boneless, skinless chicken and with the chicken you do not even have to defrost! My crockpot instructions do say if you do this to add a little warm water, so that the pat doesn't crack from the heat change.
I also plan on stewing some apples that came from our apple tree to go with it. For that recipe I just kind of make it up as I go, but I will just core, slice and peel as many apples as will fill up my pot then add a little water (don't cover the apples in water maybe just 1/4 of the way up), some brown sugar, a little sugar and cinnamon. You can make the juice thicker by adding corn starch as well. Then you just let them cook on the stove until they are as soft as you want them to be. We like our apples really soft and these from the tree are harder apples like Golden Delicious and will need to stew about an hour. If you use the softer apples like McIntosh they need less time.
Enjoy, I know we will!
This past weekend Andy's parents were in town to celebrate Andy's birthday.
The cone is suppose to be a birthday hat, that is what the boys were calling them.
Carter--I think he looks just like Andy in this picture.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
We just got back from our third and possibly last beach trip of the year. It was a fun week! The boys finally thought that it was fun to get in the waves and of course I forgot my camera!! Andy joined us on Wednesday night and he was able to bring it to me. We took this beach trip to Surfside Beach just south of Myrtle Beach. It was crazy crowded!! I have one picture of the beach scene, but that was not a good one to show just how crazy it was. The first day we were out there it was literally like that John Candy movie, "Summer Rental". The beach was so packed by the time we left at lunch time that there was nowhere for people to sit! It is amazing at how fast this beach has grown in the past 10 years.
The boys did a few firsts on this beach trip. We went to the Dixie Stampede on Friday night. I was really afraid it was going to be a bust, but it was great! The boys LOVED it!! In fact Cale loved it so much that he wouldn't even eat because he was afraid he would miss something in the show! Carter loved it too, but he did eat his yummy food. Carter fell asleep on the way there and stayed asleep until we woke him right before the show started. He must have been really tired because my kids have never stayed asleep while you moved them around.
My parents watched the boys last night so that Andy and I could have a date night, which we went to this cute and yummy place Lee's Inlet Kitchen. My parents took the boys to play putt putt for the first time at the Jungle Lake Golf and they loved it. I bought them a golf set at the beginning of the summer because unlike Andy I want my boys to be professional athletes/Olympians and I will do whatever it takes (just kidding but it would be pretty cool). Anyways, it looks like I picked the right sport because Cale got a HOLE IN ONE!!! How cool is that! He is only 3 years old! I have the next Tiger Woods!! Well probably not, but if Andy would work with him then maybe he could be. They start gymnastics camp tomorrow and I can't wait to see how that goes. We watched the men's gymnastics with them last night and they like it, but said the bar was too high for them and Cale said he needed a ladder to reach it. My next Olympic sport to push will be swimming next summer.
It is nice to be home and stay home for a while. Maybe this fall we will venture to the mountains or the beach again. For now we will be getting ready to head back to school. Only a few more weeks of summer left.