Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's the little things...

I'm not sure who was more excited when Addison brought home her 1st book order form last week.  It brings back so many memories of when I was younger.  I remember the days when the books came in and the teacher would hand them out in class.  The excitement was like opening presents on Christmas morning.  I hope Addison enjoys the new books once they arrive!!

Her choice of books for her 1st order

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Simple Macaroni Salad

Recipe and Image Source

1/2 lb. elbow macaroni
3/4 cup diced carrot
3/4 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced red onion {or yellow}
1/2 cup diced yellow pepper {optional}
1/3 cup diced dill pickle
1/4 cup diced black olives
1/2 cup real mayonnaise {heaping 1/2 cup}
2 tablespoons white vinegar
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt & pepper, to taste

Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt water generously and pour in pasta. Stir and cook 7-10 minutes or until al dente. While pasta is cooking chop all your veggies. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water until cold. Pour into large bowl and top with chopped veggies. Stir in mayonnaise, vinegar and seasonings until everything is well coated. If it doesn’t seem like there’s enough mayonnaise to go around, add in a splash of water or a little more mayonnaise. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

I've made this twice in the last 3 weeks.  I adjusted the recipe slightly.  I used corkscrew pasta, added more vinegar than the 2tbsp the recipe calls for and added an extra 1/4 cup of mayo.  Brian devours this like crazy.  Addison won't eat it because it has "stuff" on it (carrots, celery, peppers).


Monday, September 24, 2012

Watch Me Grow: 10 Months


Weight: 21lbs 3oz
Clothing: 18 Months
Diapers: Size 4
Updates: He's pulling up to standing and cruising.  Still doing the army crawl.  His favorite word is "Daddy" and we hear it 100 times a day :-).  He takes 2 naps a day.  A long morning nap and a short afternoon nap.  He is enjoying more table foods such as pasta and cheese.
  He is fascinated by the fridge and the dishwasher...if they are open you can find him thereHe's a little lover and always gives big bear hugs and smacks his lips for kisses.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Big Announcement!!

I've been anxiously awaiting to share this good news for the last 4 months...I'm going to be an aunt again!!   My brother and sister-in-law are having TWINS!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so happy for them!  Emerson is going to be a great big sister. 


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Feta Dip

Recipe and Image Source

Olive Oil
1 block of feta cheese
1/2 bunch of green onions
2 tsp Greek seasoning
2 tomatoes
1 Baguette
1 large platter

Generously wet the platter with olive oil.
Dice the green onions and tomatoes (I only used 1/2 bunch of onions).  Place on the oiled platter.
Crumble the feta and place on the platter.
Sprinkle the greek seasoning on top.
Gently mix together.
Slice Baguette.

I made this on Sunday and slightly altered the recipe.  One bunch of onions was way too much in my opinion and 3 tomatoes was also too much.  I used 3 tsp of the seasoning as per the original recipe but that made it really salty so I would suggest only using 2 tsp.  This was easy and very good.  My Mom made this for a neighbor's get together this summer and had a couple people request the recipe...yes, it's that good!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Phone Fun Friday


Enzo is now standing up in his crib

It was quiet for awhile so I went to check on Addison and she was going through the drawers in the bathroom

Her partner in crime Gizmo was supervising ;-)
Who knew sand tasted so good?!?!
Saturday evening on the beach Photobucket 

Brian's Black Drum
Sweet Addison Photobucket Sassy Addison Photobucket 

At the park in St. Augustine
 Addison's Handprint Zebra Photobucket

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

9 Month Growth Chart

Weight - 20lbs 14oz Photobucket Height - 30.5 inches Photobucket

Monday, September 10, 2012

St. Augustine Minature Golf

We took Addison miniature golfing for the 1st time yesterday.  She got two hole in 1's!!
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Going over the Bridge of Lions into the historic part of St. AugustinePhotobucket Photobucket
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