Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Family Birthdays

Here are some pictures of David and me from our childhood. Right now it's hanging on the wall but I need to attach hanging tags of family birthdates under the month.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I love when they play nice together. Even if causes a mess of beans everywhere.

Monday, January 28, 2013

No need to program it

I have Nolan that is happy to make a coffee or tea for me any time of day.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Nolan strikes again

Everytime he gets his hands on a marker he thinks he must color the bottom of all bowls, including the doggy bowls.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


When Nolan is upset he bites the nearest thing. This instance it was a door. I'm just glad it's not me.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mini Marathon Training

I signed up for mini marathon training. The Mini is May 4 and looking at the training schedule it looks very doable. Hopefully this is my before picture. You know like those weight loss commercials. I've found that I actually enough running in 14 degree weather because it numbs the pain, but apparently I've developed asthma from the cold air. I'm not letting that stop me from my goal of running 13.1 miles by May. I'm sure I can do it too because one of the trainers is 64 and another one is 80+. She ran her first marathon at the age of 77. Right now my biggest problem is my flabby stomach flapping when I run. The extra skin from the babies hangs down and I'm not sure how to keep it still. No biggie, just gross. Oh also when David saw me getting ready to go out the door he said I looked cute, but then I got closer and he said I looked cuter far away. Just more motivation.  Updated: after two days of running in cold weather I now have bronchitis, sinus stuff, and both ears are filled with fluid. So I'm on meds and the doctor told me to rest for a few days. I really don't want to because I'm afraid I'll lose momentum.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper chain

This is our count down to Easter because in Isaac's mind that's the next big holiday. At the time we made the  chain there were 81 days until Easter.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Interested in the potty

Nolan learns so much just from watching Isaac. He's come to me after he's peed and wanted to go to the potty. It's so cute that he stands there and pushes out his pelvis when he stands at the potty, but nothing happens. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pinterest Cooking

I've tried these recipes that I've found on pinterest and here's my review of them. Also if you click on the title of the recipe it should take you to their link and these are their picture. 
Coffee Ice Cubes perfect for making frozen coffee

Seasoned Cucumbers , meh, they didn't wow me.

Cheesy Veggie Chowder , was good but didn't look like the picture.

Potato Corn Chowder , this is awesome, does look like the picture, but takes a few hours to make. 

Best Broccoli of Your Life , not even close. Very salty.

Chicken Asparagus Roll-ups , I can't find asparagus anywhere, so I made it without the asparagus and I can't wait to make it again with the asparagus.

Best Shrimp , was ok. Not really worth the mess. 

Chewy Butterfinger Cookies , I was doubtful when I saw how dry the dough was but these are good and incredibly easy. The easiest cookies I've ever made. 

Banana Oatmeal Muffins , these are really good and hard to believe they have no flour in them. I can't wait to try to these with strawberries. 

Zucchini Lasagna Best lasagna I've ever made, but need to figure out how to dry out the zucchini more because it was a little watery.

Friday, January 18, 2013


This is what happens when I try to get Nolan to color with crayons.
And this is what happens when he colors with markers. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Helping cook?

For Christmas Nolan got his own microwave so he could push all the buttons he wants. Well, for breakfast I made him a pancake, he took it and put it in his microwave. 

Then he decided that our spaghetti needed some marshmallows and threw the bag on the floor when he was done.