Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hannah sleeping on Daddy

Sooooo cute!

Family story time

Caden's go-tee

Caden ate all of his broccoli (trees) in his plate for dinner so he was rewarded with a popsicle.  What a mess!:)

Paci update

It was a disaster yesterday when we attempted nap without the paci's.  Needless to say there was no nap and no paci's.  So weird he had a great day even without his nap.  So bedtime was at 8:30pm and I read him a few books and asked him what he wanted for breakfast and he said "Pancakes" and I left the room crossing my fingers.  No sound until 7:30am when I woke him up.  Wow, life without paci's are doing better than expected.  He hasn't even asked for them, I guess he knows what I will say (the garbage truck took them).  

Caden is in his room right now hopefully trying to fall asleep.  Today I put some toys (flashcards and books) in bed with him.  I keep looking on the monitor and he is still busy reading so I hope he finds his new way of putting himself to sleep.  

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chicken Spaghetti

Last nights dinner:  Chicken Spaghetti that the kids love!

3 or 4 boneless chicken breast
1 pkg. spaghetti
1lb. velveeta 
1 can Ro-tel
1 can cream of celery

Boil chicken for about 20 minutes.  Cook spaghetti as directed.  Melt velveeta in a large pan.  Add cream of celery and drained Ro-tel.  Combine chicken sliced up with the cheese sauce.  Stir.  Add spaghetti and mix all together.  

No more Paci's

So yesterday Aaron and I decided it was officially time to take away Caden's paci's (Ba Ba's).  So this is how we did it.  We were on our way back from church and Caden kept yelling for his 2 Ba Ba's so we gave them to him and we told him why don't you throw them out the window.  He said, "No my Ba Ba's."  We have been so tired of these things, constantly looking for them, needing 2 every single time, waking up in the middle of the night because one fell out of his bed etc.  Plus he is now 2 and it is time to give them up.  

So Aaron was taking out the trash and Caden asked for his 2 Ba Ba's and Aaron said we put them in the trash and we had Caden help Daddy take out the trash.  Oh, and Caden wasn't very happy with that.  So they came inside and he was still yelling for them and I said the Garbage truck took them away.  So everytime he asks for them that is what we say.  He cries a little bit but surprisingly not too bad.   When it was time for bed time that was a little rough.  He cried for about 20 minutes and finally went to sleep, only for about 30 minutes.  Bedtime last night was a little rough too.  Daddy read about 15 books and then I went in there and sang to him.  It was so cute...I stopped for a little bit cause I saw his eyes were closed and he opened them and said, "More Mommy."  Then he slept like a baby!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

See and Spell

See and Spell by Melissa and Doug was shipped to our house two days ago.  Caden absolutely loves it.  The last few mornings while we were eating breakfast he asked for it.  He gets a good 20 minutes out of it, and that is pretty good for him to stay attentive that long.  I am so proud of him, the last few weeks we have been practicing the alphabet and he knows a lot of the letters.  For example, here are the ones he knows so far:  A, B, C, D, E, F, I, J, K, M, O, R, S, T, U, W, and X.  The rest he hasn't really gotten.   He loves putting his magnet letters on his easel and he quizzes me, he holds up the letter and asks me what it is.  So Cute!

Early Valentine's Activity


 I got this idea from this website.  I couldn't resist starting on some Valentine Activities.  It is a sun catcher.  You get glue and red food coloring mix together and then paint it on wax paper.  Cute and easy!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Many Activities Today

Today we have done a couple of things.  Caden did not have school today so I made sure he stayed pretty busy to keep him out of trouble.  First we played with play doe.  Then made stars with chalk on black paper.  After we made the star then we had a star cut out from  The reason we did a star activity is because we are currently reading The Big Picture Story Bible.  For our theme at church this year they are guiding us through reading the Bible.  They are doing the same with the kids.  Each week they have been getting a piece of paper that aligns with the bible and is also a puzzle piece.  

Today was such a pretty day we had to go outside.  Caden found his helmet and decided to put it on himself (backwards of course) cute!  We also played with some beans.  I put a couple of bowls and water out.  He loved it!!!

Blue Heart Pancakes

Every Saturday Daddy makes pancakes.  So this Sat. I decided that Caden would like red heart pancakes.  Well Caden was watching me get out the food coloring and he new what it was so he insisted on his hearts be blue.  So we had blue heart pancakes. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fish sticks for dinner

Tonight for dinner we had fish sticks  Caden and my husband thought they were good.  For sides I had macaroni and cheese and peas.  Very simple!

Oh, and for dessert I cut up strawberries, blueberries, fruit cup that had peaches and pears, and a banana and topped with whip cream.  

Hannah's schedule

I swear my little girl Hannah is just so darn sweet, loving and affectionate!  I guess that is the difference between a boy and girl sometimes.  Oh, and she will play independently and Caden always needed me right there.  Dont' get me wrong she still wants me in the same room but I can do stuff on the computer and she will be playing majority of the time.  The only time she fusses is when she is hungry or tired.  I think I am finally getting her on a schedule, it has taken me a lot longer to get her on a schedule than Caden.  

This is our schedule: 
  • 6:30am wake and formula (4-5 oz.), then she goes back to sleep.  She is not very consistent on the morning nap she takes.
  • 9:30am homemade baby food and formula (4-5 oz.)                                
  • 12:30 pm homemade baby food and formula (4-5 oz.)
  • Around 1 pm afternoon nap
  • 3:30 pm formula (4-5 oz.)
  • 6:30 pm homemade babyfood and formula (4-5 oz.)
  • Sometimes an evening nap 15 min.
  • 8:30 pm formula (4-5 oz.) and bed time
For the most part she will take 30 minute- 1 hour naps (she defiantly doesn't take as good as naps as my son).  She will also sleep through most nights (she just started this about last week, she is 7 1/2 months old).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chicken with Lemon Recipe

Today we went to a friends house for a playdate!  Caden enjoyed it because his little friend      Ra Ra he calls her had a lot of new toys from Christmas.  Hannah had a good time too, chewing on everything.    

Oh my little Hannah she does not take good naps.  She did not take her morning nap today because she was too busy playing at Ra Ra's house.  So I thought she would take a good nap when we got home.  I was wrong.. she fell asleep on the way home (which is only 15 min.) and then woke up when we got home and she is still up.  This little girl never sleeps.  The last two nights she has been sleeping through the night 9pm-6am and last night she woke at 12am wanting a bottle and slept until 6:30am.  She is defiantly a work of art in that area.  Good thing she is so darn cute!

I was thinking last night that I would like to post recipes for the dinners I cook because last nights dinner was very good and I would like to share.  Plus it was an easy easy recipe.

Chicken with Lemon

  • 3 Chicken breast with bone and skin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Lemon
  • Chicken Rub
  • Olive oil
Put chicken in a baking dish, salt and pepper chicken and then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chicken rub.  Then the lemon in thin pieces and lay over chicken use the remainder of the lemon and drizzle over the chicken.  Cook on 400 degrees for 45-1 hour.


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