Monday, June 29, 2009
2 cups flour
3/4 c sugar (I added an extra 1/4 c brown sugar and some cinn. to make it a little more sweet)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 med. avocado (mashed)
1/2 c buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375 and generously grease a 9x5 loaf pan
combine dry ingredients and whisk together
in a separate bowl, mix avocado and egg then stir in buttermilk. Add to dry ingredients and blend well.
Pour in loaf pan and bake 50 mins to 1 hour
It was very yummy! Kris hates avocado so I made him try it before I told him what it was. Even he loved it!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Before Elly arrived, I was a little nervous to see how Sampson was going to react to not being the "top dog" anymore. He has actually taken it quite well! In the last week or so, he has become somewhat curious about the little person who seems to be staying! The other day Kris was on Elly duty while I was getting some stuff done around the house. I walk into the living to find the following...
Sampson keeping an eye out for anything suspicious and Elly sinking into the sofa! (It still baffles me that she can sleep in such uncomfortable positions!)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Yay for my first day with Miss Kelly!
WHAT?! You're going to leave me there?!?!
I got nothing but good reports when I picked her up. Kelly said she did great, and that in her 20+ years of keeping kids, Elly was the most advanced, precious, well mannered baby she had ever seen! Well...maybe she didn't say that, but I know she was thinking it :)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Look at me!!! I'm so very strong!!!
Mommy...I saw you eat that cookie today. How many Weight Watchers points is that?
Ellyson Jean! A little modesty PLEASE!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Uncle Kris explaining the rules (I hope they listen that well in school!)
Ready, set, BLOW!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
In the last couple weeks, Elly has discovered that her little hand fits perfectly into her little mouth! If she not plugged with a paci, she's plugged with fingers and occasionally an entire fist! She's not much of a thumb sucker but she sure loves those other fingers (as did Kris and I both as kiddos!).
Saturday, June 13, 2009
PUUUUSH, GRUUUUNT (check out her face!!)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Me, Christen (soon to be Mrs. Files!! Can't wait!!) and Ali
Love me some Jack :)
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Notice the look on her face...
In case you didn't look close enough...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I have been trying desperately, with no avail, to get Elly to nap in her crib. I just can't get her to stay down once I put her in! I get maybe 10 minutes and then she's up, wide awake and ready to play. She's up for about 30 mins and then gets cranky because she is tired. The only way I have been able to get her to sleep for any amount of time is if she is in her beloved swing. I'm worried that I am creating a "swing monster" and that I won't be able to break this habit. I have had two friends tell me that the answer is to let her nap on her tummy. I tried this today and we are now going on a two hour nap! Too bad I haven't gotten anything done because I have been planted next to her crib watching her breath! She has moved from side to side and has no problem lifting her head, but I keep going back to everything I have read and what my Dr. always says..."Be sure to put her on her back to sleep!!!" So, all you mommy's out there, honest opinions please, am I a bad mommy for letting my (almost) 3 month old nap on her tummy?????
Nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby!! Well...maybe a smiling baby :)
Monday, June 1, 2009
I've got a plan and you don't know what it is!
I'm whipped! Watching kids play sure does take it out of you!