Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday night before our meeting, the sun was shining, 70 degree weather and NO wind. Friday, day of event, rain, cool weather and wind. Since our plan was to go to the park with the kids and grill out, we were nervous. We have no kid toys and how were we going to entertain 4 kids for 2-3 hours? Well, God had a plan and made the sun come out at about 7 so the men took the kids to the park and us women stayed back and talked. It was such a great time. Matt and I have both loved getting to know the other 3 couples and just watching the kids grow. Each month the 7 kids all seem to have changed.
Here is Matt trying to figure out the dvd player which we had brought downstairs so the kids had something to do if it did rain. They got to watch Toy Story 2 while eating their dinner that consisted of hot dogs, grapes, and chips......yeah lots of choking hazards, I realized this as I was cutting up the fruit. No one choked and everyone had fun. Overall, wonderful night with friends.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Poor Nora cannot quite figure out how to get from her tummy to her back so at night she was rolling from her back to her tummy and then was angry and would not settle down....or even TRY to roll from her tummy to back. After about 3 nights of NO SLEEP at all for Nora and Mommy (and I guess Matt even though he slept through most of it!!), I came up with this contraption to help her STAY on her back. Yes....this was an idea I cooked up at about 4 am on the 4th night of sleeplessness so I am pretty impressed with my invention!
It is just a long blanket tied from one side of the crib to the other. No worries we put it down by her legs so she can't reach it and pull it over her head! It has helped us ALL get much needed sleep.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Well, I took some of my eggbake while at MOPS, yep....it tasted like smoke, I was feeling badly for the people who took it. Hopefully they went back for another food so they got full. Well, the table that was in charge of choosing the 'best food' chose MY SMOKY EGGBAKE as the best food of the day!! Now I have to make it again in 2 weeks---Don't know if I will be able to replicate since the smokey flavor was maybe why they liked it!
Here's the recipe if anyone wants to make it.....It has AMAZING ingredients so it should taste good. English muffin bread, corn flakes, eggs, ham, cheese...yummy!
Sue's Egg Bake
1 loaf of English Muffin Bread (cut off crusts and butter both sides)
8 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz. of shredded swiss cheese
1 lb. of ham cubed
3 c. milk
1/2 tsp. salt & a dash of pepper
1 1/2 c. corn flakes crushed
1/2 c. melted butter
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Put 6 whole slices & take a 7th slice and cut it in half (that's the only
way it fits in pan) & put butter side up on bottom of greased 9 X 13 pan.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, then ham, then swiss cheese. Add last layer of
buttered bread to pan. 6 slices + a 7th cut in half. Mix milk, eggs,
mustard, salt, and pepper & heat. Pour egg mixture over casserole. Cover
with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight. Before baking, cover with corn
flakes and drizzle with melted butter.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
My sister Jenn came to visit some college friends and stopped by to see us. Here is a photo of Nora and Auntie Jenny! We weren't able to do anything fun since I had to work at 1pm at Home Depot. We did get to hang out for a little bit and she got to see how big Nora was getting.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Nora in her Bouncy Gym (a gift from Ben and Danielle---thanks guys!!!!)
Nora hit a big milestone tonight. She rolled over-from her back to her tummy. I had just talked with my mom that afternoon and said...."she is so close, but she always stops and just lays on her side" Well 4 hours later, she decided to take the leap! Both Matt and I were playing with her on her blanket and we were trying to entice her with toys on each side! I am glad Matt was able to be there; with me being able to be home during the day, I get to see most of her milestones first. This is one milestone that we both got to experience. We tried to have her do it again, NOPE! It was near bedtime when she rolled, so perhaps that ONE roll really took all her energy!!!! So exciting, way to GO Nora!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
We are super excited to start watching the Twins again. We all wore our 'Twins Gear' to watch the game from the luxury of our own home....ok ok we would've LOVED to be at the new stadium, but it just wasn't in the cards for us. It was a beautiful day and we watched the game with the windows open enjoying the warm weather! Yeah Twins....they won. Hopefully they will continue to win, win, win! Matt loves Twins season, we are planning on going in May with my family and then hopefully we can find a WARM day to bring Nora!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here are some photos that Steve took of the day:
Friday, April 9, 2010
Grandma Anne had foot surgery so I called her up to see if she would want to meet us for lunch. She and Grandpa Steve met Nora and I at Culvers....ooops they went to the Chanhassen Culvers and we went to the Chaska Culvers! We finally met up and they got to spend a little time with the munchkin. She was all smiles! She was happy to see her grandparents!!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Nora went to the Westwood nursery (Moppets) while I was at MOPS. She went to the lady in charge with NO crying---wow, her 'stranger danger' has left! She took her 20 minute nap there and when I came to pick her up, she was crying hysterically. They said she just started doing that (hopefully they weren't just saying that trying to make me feel ok!!!). It was 'lunch time' for her though so I am sure she was crying to let me/them know she wanted to be fed. We'll see how it goes next week.
I am so glad I found this group....or should I say that it found me. The ladies in my supper club said that MOPS was the BEST thing so giving into peer pressure, I had to check it out :) So far so good! Thanks Alyssa & Britni!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Easter was spent out at my parents' farm. We left Friday late afternoon and hung out with my mom and dad, Tanner, and the Graven 4 (my sister and her husband had gone on a trip with his family so my parents were watching their 4 kids) Saturday- my brother and I played in a basketball tournament which I should've trained a bit better for, see other post for details! Saturday my brother and his girlfriend, Amy and I all helped my dad put sheetrock in our additions attic. I am amazed at how strong my dad and my brother are, I need to start lifting weights again so I can lift things! Maybe that can be my April goal-lift weights. Seriously though, they would just lift these 12 feet long sheetrock panels no problem! (totally random thoughts on muscles, but thought I would just write whatever I was thinking about my Saturday!) Sunday was spent at Easter service, where my older brother, Brandon, played all the piano music, with my 6 year old nephew turning pages for him. So sweet. Nora was fussy in church though, so I spent the service in the "crying room."
Easter lunch was at Brandon and Courtney's in Madison. Wonderful ham, mashed potatoes (my grandma makes the BEST!), scalloped corn, and peaches n cream cheesecake for dessert. The kids had an Easter egg hunt and we all sat outside and watched them play baseball and play on the swingset. Great weather, Great company (My Dad's whole family was there except my uncle Milt), Great Day!
Here are some random photos from weekend.