September 25, 2010

Pizza Sauce

Last weekend Andy and I made Pizza bites. We've made them before using homemade pizza dough. Yum! The boys love them too. I've wanted to try the homemade pizza sauce from Annie's Eats for a while and finally got around to it. We put ours in the blender so it would be smooth and not chunky. I don't own an immersion blender. It worked just fine! Have pizza sauce in the freezer for the next time!

September 24, 2010


That's how life is feeling. Like I'm in a whirlwind. I'm trying to keep things running smoothly at home and school. So many things to juggle. I've been sick for two weeks on top of my allergies. Went to the walk in clinic this past Sunday and didn't get much help. I did get a cough syrup that allows me to sleep so that was good. Finally made it to my pcp today and found out I have bronchitis. Thankful for the antibiotic and an inhaler so I can breathe a little easier. I'm taking 3 OTC medicines for allergies, 2 medicines for bronchitis, and a cough syrup at night. I'm ready to feel well again! Thankful to have a pharmacist for a sister - she helped me out a lot last weekend in knowing what all I could take. I never would have thought I could be taking this many medications at once. That seems kind of crazy to me but she assured me it was ok as did the nurse practitioner today!

School has been good but busy of course. My student teacher has been a HUGE help. I keep getting new students. Four new students have joined my class in the past 3 weeks. It's been a little wild. I get one settled and then the next day it seems another new student is at my door. I knew it was coming- I started the year with 19 students. Now I'm up to 23. It's just been a lot of new students in a short amount of time. Next week is my student teacher's solo week and my list of things to accomplish is LONG! I'm soo grateful for the time to work. It's always weird to be there, watching in your room, and not teaching!

The boys are doing well overall. Luke loves pre-k at his preschool. He started walking by himself from the drop off lane on the second day. Tyler is cute as can be and talking a mile a minute. He loves playing and eating peanut butter now. Wilson is having set backs in the anxiety department. It's been quite difficult at times but I was so proud of him today. He had been worrying about something happening in his class at school for 3 days. Up at night trouble sleeping, wringing hands, biting nails, saying he didn't want to go on Friday etc. But today with bribing of a piece of cake after school and a trip to the public library this afternoon he used his courage and went to class by himself. That was HUGE! I was kind of dreading today because of what I thought he might be like. He surprised me and I told him many times today how proud I was of his courage. He got 9 books at the library and a piece of cake! :)

I've stopped the thankful journal and I need to start again. It really helped me to focus on the positive things from the day instead of being bogged down by the overwhelming craziness of life. I just keep telling myself to take things one day at a time. Even one step at a time. I'm an organized procrastinator. But I think my procrastination often stems from being a working mom from 7am-8pm when the boys go to bed! LONG day. EVERY day. I remember when I used to come home from work before kids and think I was soo tired. Wow. Somehow things keep getting accomplished, maybe not as soon as I'd like - but I'm getting it done! I'm so thankful for my friends and family who help me!

Party Pictures!

The cake was good!

Daddy decorated, mommy baked. :)

Thomas theme!

Playing with his new track and trains.

He is so happy with the new train stuff!

Opening a gift

Applesauce at lunch

September 15, 2010

2 Years Old!

Tyler turned 2 on Sunday! We celebrated on Saturday with family at our house for lunch. My mom brought a bouquet of balloons and he was super excited about them! The theme was Thomas and we had a homemade cake with a Thomas on it and Thomas plates. The party was very simple with very easy food. He got several train gifts and some new pj's. He loved his cake! After the party we went to buy new tennis shoes with Gamma and Terry. My mom and dad got him new shoes as part of his gift. He loves his new shoes. Saturday night after his bath he wanted them back on and cried when we took them off for bedtime. So cute! He had his 2 year old doctor visit today and here are his stats:
Height: 93%ile
Weight: 81%ile
Head: 97%ile
He is ready to try peanut butter now! Sunday I let him eat a McDonald's hamburger and fries downstairs in front of the tv for dinner while watching his favorite movie WALL-E! He thought that was pretty great. He opened a few trains from us and a train movie from his brothers. We had a picnic lunch at the park before Luke's t-ball game and it was a beautiful day. Thankful for a sweet, healthy, and very happy boy!
*Pictures to post soon...

September 8, 2010

Luke's First Day!

Luke had his first day of preschool today! He was excited to go back to school. I didn't get too much info out of him but Andy said he walked right into his class and was all smiles after school. He had fun with his friend Ethan. Luke is looking forward to lunch bunch this year when he will get to stay an extra hour 1 day a week to eat lunch with his friends and have extra play time. I can't believe he'll be in Kindergarten next year. Time flies!

September 5, 2010


Tyler LOVES Koclat (chocolate)! He especially loves his mommy's chocolate chip cookies! He woke up this morning asking for a cookie... :) I've posted the recipe on the blog before, but here is the link to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

September 4, 2010

Snowball Quilt

" Made Especially for you by Gamma"

My mom has been making quilts for her grandchildren. Wilson received his quilt about a month ago and is very excited about it! He loves it so much. I helped pick out the material with my mom last year for both Wilson and Luke's quilts. Luke will have his own snowball quilt that has some of the same fabrics and coordinates with Wilson's. My mom has started cutting the MANY pieces it takes to make a snowball quilt. She didn't quite know what she was getting into when she picked this design! I am amazed that she has this kind of talent and can sew and quilt! I defintely don't have that talent! Thank you mom, the quilt is beautiful!

Andy's Blog!

Andy started his very own blog about photography! Check it out! He takes some beautiful pictures. Here is a link to his blog.

School shopping with Luke!

Luke and I went pre-school shopping a couple weeks ago. He had chose a fun backpack and matching lunchbox. A new shirt for the first day, and his new green chucks. He looks so cute wearing them! His foam placemat was found by my friend, Gayla. At his preschool they use the placemat as their circle time seat. Twitter can be so helpful sometimes! We have had parent orientation this past week and Andy took Luke to meet the teacher. He is looking forward to going to school 3 mornings a week! His first day is on Wednesday.

September 2, 2010

Recent Pictures

Tyler will be 2 on September 12! So soon! He answers almost every question with "yeah". So cute!

So we have a working camera again, time for some new pictures. Luke is starting preschool next week. He is also playing fall ball (t-ball) right now with his cousin Trey. Cute as ever!

Remember the first day of school?

So we finally got the "First Day of School" picture done. I've obviously been having trouble updating the blog. My camera wasn't working for a while but now it is magically fixed (yea!) so I have no excuse for not posting pics anymore! Here is a link to the post from Wilson's first day of school as a big First Grader! He was so excited when we found this shirt. It says Colorado Trail Hike. Has a picture of a campfire on it. Andy was in CO backpacking on the first day of school so Wilson loved this shirt!!