Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yum Yum!

After we took the two older kids I nanny for to school this morning, my littlest munchkin and I decided to make some yummy breakfast. We decided on Pumpkin Pancakes (Or Cake-Cakes as he calls them). I had found the recipe on this BLOG a few weeks ago when I couldn't find canned pumpkin ANYWHERE! We tried it out today and it got rave reviews! The 2 year old I take care of ate 3 Huge pancakes and was asking for more 10 minutes later!
We tripled the recipe and made extras to freeze for the rest of the week!
Here's the recipe:

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch clove
1 1/4 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, pumpkin, melted butter, and egg. Fold mixture into dry ingredients. Spray or grease a skillet and heat over medium heat: pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Cook pancakes about 3 minutes per side. This recipe makes six 6-inch pancakes.

Side Note- This can easily be doubled and frozen or stored in the refrigerator for a great breakfast later in the week.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy BIrthday Emilee Ann!

Happy Birthday to the Sweetest Little One Year Old!
My Sweet Emilee Ann,
I can't believe you are 1 today!
You have brought so much joy to our family
in the one year you have been here!
Your Rah Rah and Mattie love you so much!

Silly Birthday Girl!

I hope your Birthday is super special!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kick Kick!

I have been feeling baby move since about 15 weeks... not always everyday, but at least every couple of days. That is until this week. This week our little Squishy has turned into a tap dancing, somersault doing, karate chopping fool! Now I'm not just feeling it when I'm sitting still, I'm feeling it when I'm up and moving around!
My favorite though is when my sweet Matthew gets off work and comes home... As soon as he starts talking, I get a quick jab, then more tap dancing! It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it! Our little one already knows it Daddy's voice (Probably because Daddy has been yelling in my bellybutton since I was about 6 weeks along.. way before Squishy could even hear!) I'm thrilled that our baby gets so excited about its daddy! This is gonna be one lucky kid! Squishy already has the best daddy in the world!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's a....

So, my wonderful, amazing, lovely friend Maggie works nights as an OB nurse here in town. When she offered in the beginning of my pregnancy to do an ultrasound for us just for fun I thought it sounded like a great idea! So Friday night about 11:00 pm... (that's right I can stay up past 9:00!) we headed to the hospital for a peek at our little squishy!
It was so fun to see the it rolling around and looking at us! We got to see it's perfect little head and spine, it so crazy to be able to see what is going on inside of you! Our goal was to finally be able to know if we were having a girl or a boy! Well, of course, this baby has to be just as stubborn as it's daddy! It did not want to show us it's stuff! We tried and tried to figure it out and by the time we were done, we were about 70-80% sure of the gender... but we have decided to wait to announce it until we have our big ultrasound with the Dr in a few weeks just to be sure... Guess you'll have to wait in suspense till then!
Thanks again Maggie for letting us come "play" and for letting us see our little one again! You are the best!

Monday, November 1, 2010

18 weeks....

The last 18 weeks have flown by... maybe because life has been so crazy busy, maybe because I've been so tired, or maybe I just don't remember how long they have been... could be any of those things I guess! I can't believe we are almost half way to meeting our little squishy! I am feeling it move more and more everyday... Just last night while sitting at some friends house at a party, I felt it kick 4-5 times very hard on the side that it doesn't usually kick on! It is so fun to feel those little kicks and summersaults! They happen more and more frequently, and are getting stronger every day! Its funny because at times I almost forget that our baby is in there... accept that none of my clothes fit... and just about the time I forget, I get kicked!
We are getting settled back into our house after the tornado that hit in May. It has been a long process, but we are SO VERY GLAD to be back HOME! If I can get all the boxes unpacked, maybe I can get the nursery started! I feel like I'm running out of time! Only 22 weeks left to get everything ready! YIKES!
We can't wait to know what we are having! Matt is convinced it is a boy... I'm still not sure. I wish I was one of those moms that just KNEW from the beginning! I can't wait to start calling baby by its name instead of little squishy! But our Dr doesn't do the big ultrasound until 22 weeks.. so we have a ways to go before we know. I'm just praying it goes fast!

So, I know it's been a LONG time since I kept up with this blog thing... I really gonna try and do better... I'm sure I'll have lots to blog about in the next few months... and lots of pictures to go with it!