Tuesday, September 27, 2011

10 on Tuesday

1. Yesterday was my birthday and I had honestly forgotten about it until I logged into facebook and it reminded me. Thank god for facebook, huh? I'm 28 now. I don't feel 28.

2. We went to the farm on Sunday and got some apples and pumpkins. The people at the farm said they were the first pumpkins of the season! So yesterday I made some nice homemade pumpkin puree. Go me.

3. I'm addicted to my clothesline! I can't help it but since we've moved into this house we've had such nice weather that I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've had to use the dryer.

4. This weekend I'm going to make apple pies! Yay! With fresh apples right off the trees!

5. This week has been junk week here in our community and people have been leaving their trash out at the curb for others to pick through before the garbage man comes and takes it away. Well, yesterday we scored a computer chair and an artificial christmas tree! No joke! I think it's just a little tree and we were supposed to put it together last night to make sure there were no missing pieces, but I was too tired when I got home from work.

6. Thanksgiving is coming up and that means turkey! I love big turkey dinners...mmm. And homemade pumpkin pies, and I make a mean pumpkin pie!!

7. I'm worried my child is becoming a tv addict. We have a strawberry shortcake dvd of 2 retro episodes that I used to watch when I was a kid and she has watched that over and over and over again. It's become even more popular than going outside and for her, that's saying something. And I know what you're saying, "so, just don't let her watch it then" but it comes in SO handy when I'm busy doing other things like making supper, cleaning the house, getting a shower, etc. So, now what?

8. We're planning a tickle trunk for Mya for Christmas and so far we have a tiara, fairy wings, a fairy wand, a couple boas, a tutu, some princess dresses and my mom is getting her some dress up princess shoes to go with it. I think it'll be a hit!

9. I've been feeling sick lately and since there isn't a whole lot I can take, I've been gargling with salt water morning and night and I've been drinking hot water with lemon and honey and I think I'm finally starting to get better! Yayy!!! I hate feeling sick!

10. Yesterday I made these ( http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3MizHn/www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Pumpkin-Cheesecake-Muffins/) with my fresh pumpkin puree and I was hoping they would be as tasty as their picture makes them look. I was disappointed. They don't taste gross by any means but they just weren't what I was looking for, I guess. Even Mya turned them down after taking one bite "not good mommy, not good". At least Adam likes them!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Best Drink Ever

So over the weekend we had our house warming and it was a pretty good time! We decided to serve these watermelon slushies since it's a nice alternative to pop/water for those who aren't drinking and it goes well with vodka too. And since I'm nice, I'll share the recipe here for you!

3 cups watermelon
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/3 cup lemon sorbet
2 tbsp lime juice
1 cup ice

Put it all in a blender, blend until smooth, pour into glasses (we used wine glasses to feel more fancy) and voila! Delicious!

*We couldn't find lemon sorbet at the grocery store so we used lime and we didn't have lime juice so we used lemon. We just switched and it turned out super good!

Oh, and my camera won't cooperate right now so there's no picture...sorry!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

10 on Tuesday

Man, it's been a long time since I blogged, huh? Well, lets hope I can get back on the wagon!

1. We started hanging some pictures on the walls of our new place (finally!) and we bought some new curtains and a new hall mirror. I love them. I feel grown up now.

2. Mya drank from a cup for the first time yesterday without the spill proof cover on it and she did really well! She did it several times actually and never spilled once! But she did leave behind a super cute milk mustache :)

3. I'm now 15 weeks pregnant and I'm stuck in that in between part where you aren't quite big enough for maternity clothes but my old clothes are starting to get tight and uncomfortable.

4. We're having a house warming this weekend! Everyone is welcome!

5. Both this morning and yesterday morning Mya was still sleeping when Adam left for work which meant I was still sleeping. It makes for a long day with no Adam.

6. I don't know what's wrong with my washing machine! It makes this squeaky noise when it spins and dad thought he had fixed by lubing up some spring and then he thought maybe the machine wasn't balanced but it's still squeaking...stupid washing machine.

7. I can't wait for my birthday cause we're going to go apple picking like we did last year! Mya really likes the farm and I really like picking apples. So much so that I end up picking more than I can use...oh well, I guess that means lots of pies!

8. I think we're going to get a lot of trick or treaters this year where we live in a subdivision. We haven't decided yet what to dress miss Mya up as. I think she's still too little to really go door to door and rack up a ton of candy considering we don't let her eat candy. It would be more just for fun and to see everyone else dressed up.

9. I've become really slack at taking pictures and blogging...I'm sorry.

10. I've been thinking lately about signing Mya up for some sort of classes like ballet or soccer or something to get her interacting with other kids. Suggestions?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Old Routine, New Routine and Big News


So, now that it's September, Adam has gone back to school and I have to adjust to having the house to myself again. It's just me and Mya. For now anyways...pretty soon we'll be adding to our brood! We have baby #2 due in March and we're really excited about it! I will only have to deal with having 2 at home for a few months though because this time next year, Mya will be starting pre-school! Can you believe it!? It's sad and exciting all at the same time.

So, now that we've moved into our new house and we've decided to have a wood stove installed we've started getting our wood stacked in the basement. It's quite a pile that got delivered to our driveway!

That picture is after a big chunk was already thrown down and stacked. Mya decided she wanted to stack some wood too so she started a pile of her own.

We're having a house warming on September 17th and we're hoping we can get everyone here for some hanging out and fun. I think I'll have to make a list though of all the things I wanted to get done around here but haven't gotten off my butt to do. That is my deadline...all the things that have been needing to be dealt with around here will need to be done by September 17th!

Off to make some lists!