Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The kids were so good

The littles and I went to Costco yesterday. Never mind that it took us almost an hour to get ready/pack. The diaper bag was totally empty and needed to be restocked...not sure if potty training Samson will make my life easier or not. The kids were so good all the way through the store. Little miss slept in the moby the whole time and little mr ate all his samples happily and gave valuable input to the shopping. Ice cream (yogurt)! coffee! (hot cocoa)! He also got a drum (dishwasher tab container). So good day!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Had to share..

Umm don't ask. ;)

Just another Monday

Today is my only day this week where I have nothing planned. I live for days where I can stay home all day with the littles. Today Sammy is working on his colors.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Easiest Bread EVER!

Yummy Crusty Bread...  from Sarah!

Before you even get started know it takes 12-18 hours to rise!

3 cups flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups water

In large bowl mix dry stuff. Add water and mix it up.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for 12-18 hours.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Put cast iron pot into oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes. If using Le Cruseat wrap the top knob with foil. Sucker will melt.

While waiting for the pot to heat, empty dough onto heavily floured surface. I highly recommend cutting board so you can easily drop the dough into the Hades hot pot.   Shape into ballish shape. Sprinkle with flour and cover with plastic wrap.

Remove hot pot from oven. BE careful! It is so hot. Drop dough into hot pot. Cover and bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove lid and cook for 10 minutes. Remove and enjoy.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Changes

I can't believe how long its been since I have blogged. Miss Shirley wasn't even born yet. Now she is 4 months old. Her birth was great. Loved my repeat csection. 

 and I am still getting back into my pre pregnancy size. 
10 more pounds.
Now I can't even imagine what it was like to not have her. 
She really is totally perfect. She hardly ever grumps and has the chubbiest little legs in the whole world. (93 percentile baby!) I do get some of the blame for that. 
She whimpers and she gets to nurse and get momma to herself.

And we are now in our own home. 
We picked out everything in the remodel so of course I love everything. I am decorating the walls slowly but surely. It's small and so perfect for us. I really appreciate the smallness. It makes me rethink everything I own and makes me purge a lot. The thrift store is always happy to see me. Its a two bedroom but its 1200 square feet so BIG bedrooms. I have been using the kitchen so much. I didn't have counters in my old house so its amazing all the things you can do with the littles on them. 
Summer is pretty much over and we spent a lot of days running around outside. The property is fenced so Sammy can basically run around and chase the dog to his hearts content.
 I have been working about 5 hours a week. Going up to 15 next week and watching two girls for some extra money. They are sweet and have a blast at my house even though I am always afraid they are bored. 
I am out of survival mode with the kids. Starting to feel like Samson and Shirley have a schedule I can predict. I go places with both of them. I have a double stroller so I have no excuses. I still dislike going grocery shopping with them both so I try to leave Sammy at his cousins house. Sammy is outgrowing his naps which is bittersweet since I LOVE napping. Casey is still not healing but we are learning ways to deal with it. We know his limits and try to stick to them. He helps as much as he can and for that I am so thankful. I am working on keeping the house more tidy. Having someones elses kids over REALLY motivates me. My momma told me its house KEEPING not mess it all up and catch up. I keep on telling myself that. I am so messy and I fight it constantly. I like it tidy so I need to keep it that way. My house has been tidy now for 6 days. Gold star for this momma.