Saturday, March 29, 2008

Our IHOP Outting

We made our little trip to IHOP today to get the beautiful Horton Hears a Who creations. Aren't they beautiful? The green eggs have spinach in them and were rather tasty and the pancakes weren't as packed with sugar as I had anticipated. Yes, there are candied chocolate chips and berry syrup, but I didn't feel a cavity coming on with each bite.

Who-Cakes


Green Eggs & Ham




Karrots got her first taste of pancakes...no syrup!





Daddy sharing his lollypop...stick

Friday, March 28, 2008

Wicked!...on YouTube

(For Deborah...)

"Defying Gravity" at the Tony Awards:


"Defying Gravity"


Illegal copy of "For Good":


"For Good" Rehearsal:


"Popular" Live on Today Show:

Karrots Doing a Flip

This was back in the beginning of August, less than a month before she was born...


Cleaning This Gun

This is dedicated to my hubby, who hates country music, but is proud to own a shotgun and rifles. He jokes that all he needs is a big shovel before Karrots starts turning heads...



The Declaration of Independence
Think I could tell you that first sentence
But then I’m lost

I can't begin to count the theories
I've had pounded in my head
That I forgot

I don't remember all that Spanish
Or the Gettysburg address
But there is one speech from high school
I'll never forget

(Chorus)
Come on in boy sit on down
And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you now?
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl
Her momma's world
She deserves respect
That’s what she'll get
Ain’t it son?
Hey y'all run along and have some fun
I'll see you when you get back
Bet I’ll be up all night
Still cleanin' this gun

Well now that I’m a father
I’m scared to death one day my daughter
Is gonna find
That teenage boy I used to be
That seems to have just one thing on his mind

She’s growin' up so fast
It won't be long before
I’ll have to put the fear of god into
Some kid at the door

(Chorus)
Come on in boy sit on down
And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you now?
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl
Her momma's world
She deserves respect
That’s what she'll get
Now ain't it son?
Y’all go out and have some fun
I'll see you when you get back
Probably be up all night
Still cleanin' this gun

Now it's all for show
Ain’t nobody gonna get hurt
It’s just a daddy thing
And hey, believe me, man it works

(Chorus)
Come on in boy sit on down
And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you now?
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl
Her momma's world
She deserves respect
That’s what she'll get
Now ain't it son?
Y’all run along and have a little fun
I'll see you when you get back
Probably be up all night
Still cleanin' this gun

Son, now y'all buckle up and have her back by te- let's say about nine...thirty.
Drive safe.

Saturday Breakfast!


This week we'll actually be eating out! IHOP has a few Horton Hears a Who breakfast specials! They don't look all too nutritional, but they do look fun! As we missed out on the Simpson's Movie fun, we're definitely planning on joining in this one!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Enchanted!

I love these scenes!




(For you Zimms Zoo!)...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Karrots' March Photos

A Cesarean Story

My friend, Christy, wrote a post on her cesarean experience. If you're prego or know others, please read this. I pray more women will choose the red pill instead of the blue pill of ignorance...

Thing We Find Her Doing...




This last one I see often as I stand by our sink. She watches and then gets all excited when we give her attention .
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Play Kisses!

video

She loves this!!

New Food: Honey Banana Bread, 7 Layer Salad & Corned Beef


I've been experimenting with the bread machine. Here's one of the most recent tries:

Honey Banana Whole Wheat Bread
(makes 2 lbs.)
2/3 cups warm water
1-1/2 Tbl. butter or veggie oil
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cup bread flour
1 banana, sliced
2 tsp. poppy seeds
2 tsp. active dry yeast

For all the recipes I've made I substitute the wheat flour for the bread flour. Here's a shot of the grains:






I also got a great recipe for a layered salad! Yum!

Seven Layered Salad
1/2 head of lettuce
big handful of frozen peas (I used peas and carrots)
1/3 cup onion
6 slices of bacon, crumbled
2 stalks of celery
cheese
mayonaise

The only order for the layers that matter is that the lettuce should be by the frozen peas (it keeps it crisp!) and the mayonaise is on the top as a seal (seals in the freshness!). My friend, Diana, who gave me the recipe, recommends making is at least a few hours prior to eating and chilling it in the fridge.


Yesterday was a first for me! Big Red's been requesting Corned Beef and we hadn't been able to find it until yesterday. (Thank you Food 4 Less!!) I don't remember every having it growing up so I had no clue what it was until I looked it up!

The tip I received from my aunt was to cook it in the crock pot in apple juice instead of water. I used Gala Apple juice from Trader Joes. It was delicious! Very sweet! It tasted like Thanksgiving spices.




Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Images

I've said it before and I'm saying it again: I love my church! This Easter Janet's housechurch prepared a lovely little breakfast bar and worship service. We had a couple of the homeless people our church supports in service Sunday and a number of new people and announcements. Dave (below) was there as a praise report, Dave's wife announced another member of our church had passed a test (before we actually heard it was the 4th and final CPA test we were all cheering), one of the Korean students had his mother over, and Ramona (one of the homeless) was in great health and living in a convalescent home.




For service we simply sang praises and the worship crew sang over us God's love.

We prayed for Marlia through her husband and for Dave, one of the struggling guys of our church. Dave was dressed to the T and had talked about a desire to go to Rome and start a church, so we prayed it would happen!


We also prayed for Ramona, who in turn prayed for our church. What a blessing!

For family, we went to my parents' and hung out and ate. My mom made place cards with scripture of the resurrection on them and we went around the table, each reading a couple verses.

Place cards

Mom reading


Big Red reading
During dinner Karrots sat between myself and my dad. I attempted to feed her some sweet potatoes and asian pear I mashed for her and my dad gave her just about everything he thought she might like, like string beans, avocado, bacon (!!), bleu cheese dressing, etc. She had fun, but ended a mess!

Karrots sucking on a string bean



Note the food on her tummy...

As she was such a mess, Grandma took a bath with her while Big Red and I cleared the table.