Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This is a photo I took of a block. I also took about 15 other photos of different toys in the house that reside in different containers. I then made labels with big words (for Baylor) and photos of the toy that is inside the box (for Brody) Hopefully this will aid in the picking up process, because I'm fairly certain I am doing it all myself sometimes!
And here we have our homemade bird feeder made with two wooden spoons (also used for "panking") a two liter bottle and bird seed. We have been digging for projects to do inside since we have been stuck here for what seems to be a lifetime. I hung it up on a tree outside that we could see from the window. So far the only thing that's eaten off of it is our friend Hammy the jumpy squirrel. He's in big trouble.
Finally, we have a birthday photo of me and crazy smile Baylor. It's a tradition that I get a bottle of Keri Lotion on my birthday. My name is common but the spelling isn't. So my dad always gets me this for my birthday, just in case I forget how to spell my name. It's happened before.
Today is Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Senator Chuck Grassley - (319) 363-6832 Cedar Rapids office, (202) 224-3744 Washington DC office, or send a message at www.grassley.senate.gov/contact.cfm.
Senator Tom Harkin - (319) 365-4504 Cedar Rapids office, (202) 224-3254 Washington DC office, or send a message at www.harkin.senate.gov/c/.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thank you Great Aunt Nina for these lovely cowboy boot slippers! They are hilarious and Brody didn't want to take them off. Yes, those are big boy pants....don't get too excited. He wore them all morning and held his pee until finally he couldn't any longer. He did get to feel what it's like with wet pants. I'm pretty sure he's not ready yet, but he's getting close. We're aiming for this summer as a diaper free zone!
After taking some time off from art over the holidays, I lugged some of my frozen paints out from the mudroom and began to work on a few projects. I borrowed a sewing machine from my friend Nickie and want to incorporate some sewn things into my artwork if I can just figure out how to work the machine....oh yea, I need some thread too. Nickie, I lied....I need your help and your thread.
This was one of the boys projects since we have been stuck inside because of the weather. Brody is going to be my little engineer, he loves to build and take things apart and is very careful when he does it. They built this castle for dragons. Amazingly enough it managed to stay up for longer than five minutes.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
- 10 slices bacon, finely chopped
- 2 medium onions, chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 6 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can reduced-sodium chickenbroth
- 1 1/2 cups canned chopped tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 4 (15 1/2-ounce) cans black beans, drained but not rinsed
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 bunch cilantro
- juice of 1/2 lime
- Thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
- Sour cream, for garnish
- Grated cheddar, for garnish
Put the bacon into a large heavy pot and place it over medium heat. Cook until it starts to give up its fat, about 4 minutes. Stir in the onions and cook, stirring, until they start to turn translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until you can smell it, about 1 minute. Add the broth, tomatoes, ketchup, Worcestershire, and chili powder. Stir in the beans, turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat so the soup is bubbling gently and cook 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, pick off all the thick stems from the cilantro. Wash it and shake dry. Chop the cilantro coarsely and stir it into the soup when it has been simmering 10 minutes. cook until the soup is thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice. Serve with the garnishes.
Friday, January 1, 2010
....if I only could have found his striped overalls!
This look is better fit though. Apparently we're raising a little terrorist. Just look at those manly shoulders! He will certainly have his daddy's broad shoulders and burly arms.