Saturday, November 14, 2009

Tuned In

  • Isaak likes to watch Thomas, sort of. He watches the theme song, then is interested for about 10 min. After that he's lost interest.
  • This is one of the only TV shows I've seen him get into.
  • For some reason...this is the boy's watching TV spot.

Mica Enjoying the Outdoors

Isaak Enjoying the Outdoors

Isaak Raking Leaves
Isaak Enjoying the Outdoors
Isaak Enjoying the Outdoors - Take 2
Our Little Monkey
Isaak Climbing the Wall
Isaak Going Down the Slide All By Himself - Mommy Close By

More Fall Leaves

  • I was trying to get a photo for our Christmas card. It didn't quite work.
  • One boy was always looking down.
  • Then Isaak found a ball in the yard, and he wouldn't hold still.
  • One kid in a photo is hard, two kids are even more difficult.

Friday, November 13, 2009


  • Our nephew Elijah (20 months), who is 2 months older then Isaak (18 months) just started saying Isaak's name.
  • It sometimes comes out right, but most the time comes out as, "Ikicks". Cute!!!
  • Isaak still won't say his own name or Elijah's.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dancing in the Buff

  • I took Isaak's clothes off to give him a shower. He kept walking over to play a baby piano that was set to the music mode.
  • He was dancing around in the buff.
  • Once the song got done playing, he'd go over to play it again to dance some more.

Go Outback Tonight

  • We took my parents out to dinner tonight at The Outback.
  • It was pretty fun. It's hard to have a lot of grown up conversation with the kids being kids.
  • Mica gets pretty talkative, and Isaak was needy.
  • Pure usual I have enough food for tomorrows lunch. The food is really good.
  • Isaak and Mica got to eat for free. Mica got a couple coupon's over the summer for a free meal, drink and dessert. I just split what he's having with Isaak, and there is still more left over. Of course they manage to eat all of their dessert. LOL

Helping Out

  • For a one year old, Isaak is a really great helper!
  • I had him go downstairs on a field trip with me to do some laundry.
  • I slid a chair in front of the washer, put the soap in, turned the cycle on and started handing Isaak clothes that he proceeded to put in the washer. kept him occupied and happy; plus we got work done! :)
  • Later on he helped me combine the trash. I tied up the little trash bags around the bedrooms and bathroom, handed them off to Isaak, and he proceeded to throw them away in the big trash can in the kitchen. He got mad when that task was over. :(
  • Good thing he likes washing his hands. :)

Feild Trip

  • Now everytime Isaak goes downstairs with Daddy or Mommy we ask Isaak, "Hey do you want to go on a downstairs field trip"?
  • He bobs his whole body up and down to indicate, "Yes"!

Parking Garage Giveaway

  • Now What Baby has another great giveaway from Plan Toys.
  • She's giving away a $95 Parking Garage.
  • I love how it's made of wood. It's a toy that will last!
  • You can buy separately cars, trucks, signs, people and much more.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crayon Rocks

  • These Crayon Rocks are so adorable!
  • They seem like something any kid would get into.
  • They are made from non-toxic, natural soy wax.
  • They don't take up much space and do not break easily.
  • They are easy for little hands to work with and they come in 16 vibrant colors!
  • Sign up to win a set of these at Now What Baby!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Now Mommy Has It

  • It is offical, I now have what my whole family had a few days ago...the stomach flu.
  • I'm supposed to teach tomorrow and the next day.
  • I felt it coming on long before I actually threw up.
  • It's nothing compared to when I was sick with the stomach flu at the tale end of being pregnant with both Mica and Isaak's. With Mica I was hospitalized, and with Isaak I just drank lots of water. It is horrible feeling kicks on the inside, and having to throw up. YUCK!

Rock Star Children

  • I got these shirts for the boys at Target this weekend.
  • Mica's is Pink Floyd, one of Daddy's favorite bands.
  • Isaak's is The Who, one of Mommy's favorite bands.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Spaghetti Pie

  • I tried something new tonight. I made a spaghetti pie with spaghetti squash instead of regular spaghetti. It was pretty good!
  • I mixed an egg, 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese with 1/2 a spaghetti squash. I put it in a sprayed glass pie dish as a crust.
  • Then I covered the inside with cottage cheese, a layer of Italian sausage, 1 can of tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • It baked at 350 degrees for 30 min. I like the cheese a little browned, so I put mine in longer.
  • It was great tasting!
  • The downfall's...there was a lot of liquid that I kept having to drain as I cut. Squash puts out natural liquids as it cooks. I also have 1/2 a squash left. Usually after a meal like this we're ready for something different. So...I put the other 1/2 of the squash in the freezer for a later date.
  • But...a little draining was well worth it because it did taste good!
  • Note: The Italian sausage can be substituted with ground hamburger. The cottage cheese can be substituted with ricotta cheese - if you do this you will not use the whole container; that is why I stick with cottage cheese for this recipe. I have put a layer of spinach and/or mushrooms on there too, but I didn't this time around.
  • Defiantly better for you then actual spaghetti.


  • Mica's been saying that he wants the movie, Tinkerbell for Christmas.
  • For awhile I was thinking, "Well this kid did like Peter Pan, so maybe that's why he wants this movie".
  • Yesterday when he told me that he wanted Tinkerbell once again, I asked Mica, "Why do you want Tinkerbell Mica"?
  • His reply, "Because she's so pretty Mommy"! He's in love with a cartoon character now. LOL

New Bumkins Keith Haring Bibs!

  • I love Keith Haring's work! I've had his work on my computer as a screen saver. He is a well known graffiti artist that past away in 1990.
  • Jolly Mom is giving away a bib that Bumkins now sells with Haring's design's on them.
  • Sign up to win one!

Dancing in Up Chuck

  • Isaak was dancing around to music after breakfast this morning, vomit came out of his mouth, and then he kept dancing.
  • Kids are either really fussy when sick, or they act like nothing is wrong. In this case Isaak acted as if nothing was wrong.

Crime for a Good Cause

  • Yesterday I took Daddy's flex shaft tool outside and cut off the old rusted lock that was on the gate between us and the neighbors house. It very well could of been our lock from the people that lived in our house before us.
  • I did it for a few reasons: I wanted to allow the boys go through the gate instead of climbing over the fence for a ball that goes over it and I wanted to be able to go over to suck up more leaves for mulching.Their backyard is full of leaves that are blowing over our way.
  • I'm really into mulching leaves this year. My hands are stained brown from all the leaves.
  • The new neighbors haven't moved in yet, but by the looks of it they are moving in sometime soon, because I saw them for the first time today.
  • I have a real climbing fence phobia. I got stuck on the top of one when I was little. I was hanging there by the fabric of my shorts, and a big wedgie. It wasn't too funny then, but funny now.

Mica is Sick of Soup

  • Two nights in a row we've had homemade soup. Mica really isn't a big fan of soups, but with the stomach flu going on in our family, soup is a great thing to eat.
  • We've also had lots of jello and crackers.
  • Tonight I'm making Spaghetti Pie. Isaak won't be able to eat it, but the rest of us will.


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