Thursday, May 29, 2008

lily's new word

seth. she says "dad dad dad dad" and then if he doesn't look she says "seth" its pretty cute. now she says dad, doggie, seth, hi, yeah, hey and sometimes bottle. shes quite the little talker.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

family reunion

so i'm trying to figure out when we are traveling to nc and i was hoping everyone could tell us when they are traveling and what airlines have the best fares. we also want to minimize the amount of trips to the airport. thanks!

Friday, May 16, 2008

i got tagged

so i picked up the nearest book over 123 pages and turned to page 123 and the 5th sentence is kinda boring... the book is "Residential Landscape Architecture" and the sentence is ... " the designer must also be able to accurately record the information and insights provided by the clients during the meeting.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

french onion soup

While I was in tuscon my inlaws made french onion soup. I didn't think i would like it but i loved it! Wednesday night we made it again and i loved it all over again.. so here is the recipe.
French Onion Soup
3 medium onions, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
5-8 cups water
1 small carrot, shredded
1 small stalk celery, chopped fine
2 sprigs parsley, or dried parsley flakes
1 small bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Salt & pepper
1-3 cubes beef bullion
1-3 cubes chicken bullion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3-6 slices toasted French bread
3-6 slices Swiss cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese

Cover and cook onions in butter in a 3-quart saucepan over LOW heat,stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Drain or blot of excess butter from the onions. Add everything except the bread and cheese, adjusting bullion,water, and seasonings to taste. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer about 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Serve soup into oven proof bowls. Top each bowl of soup with Swiss and then Parmesancheese and broil briefly to melt cheese. Place the bread into the soup and enjoy.
So this probably isn't the healthiest with the bread and cheese but if you limit those quantities it's pretty healthy, not to mention delicious... and i don't usually like onions or swiss cheese :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

just can't get ahead

i dropped a piece of lily's bottle in the bottom of the dishwaher and hit a hot coil and i tried to pick it up... 2nd degree burn on my thumb and palm. the one on my thumb i scraped as i pulled it away so it was bleeding and both hurt really bad.. so seth rushed me to the doc and they put silver burn cream on it and wrapped it, then gave me a prescription for the cream.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

a few new things

so as i stated earlier lily and i are sick... we both have colds and then lily has stomatis (basically a bunch of canker sores) so she is on tylenol with codeine when she can't stand the pain... luckily for me i got a junky but comfy recliner for 5 bucks the morning before she was up all night, so at least i was comfy staying up/ sleeping with her. second i got my hair cut... i don't like it much but it got alot of weight off my head (about 8 inches of hair).

Lily is now clapping and i love it... she is such a cutie even sick. she has taken a couple of steps but it scares her so it will probably be awhile before she really walks, but she loves to walk around furniture. she also climbs on EVERYTHING.

Ashley Gubler (used to be pittman) started working at this place called heritage books... where you make your own scrab book online and then they print it for you with a hard cover... they have everything you would put in a regular scrab book and its very high quality... well she found out that she gets one free scrab book a month and she is going to make one for lily's first year... i am so excited because ashley is very talented with these types of things and I know she will do a really good job and she loves to do it... so if you have any pics of lily please send them my way.

I started babysitting an 11 month old boy this week. i babysit him just for 3 hours a day for 2 days a week. this is great for me because it motivates me to clean... my apt was CLEAN this week until after Roel (pronuonced rule) left on thurday (and lily got sick)... he is a really easy kid too so its nice to get a little extra cash and have a reason to clean.

Lily's new thing is this game she plays with seth.. its too cute and i can't explain it so watch.

here is a pic of my hair cut... and another thing lily does. she loves to pull of the wipes if i forget to close them

mothers day

so yesterday we went to idaho falls... seth said he needed to look for a mothers day gift for me... and since lily is sick again (more on that later) his friend backed out on him last min. so we went and he made me leave him in the mall with lily while i wandered elsewhere.. anyway while we were there i casually looked at sapphire rings. I wanted one as my wedding ring but at the time I couldn't find one i liked... little did I know that seth had bought my mother's day present weeks earlier and just wanted to make sure I was going to like it... well i was very pleasantly surprised today when i got my ring... he even took my wedding ring and put it on his finger and drew lines where it fit to figure out my size then snuck away and went shopping. anyway it made my day, even with lily and i sick it was a great day.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

its may, right?

when i took seth to school this morning there was snow on the ground again... you know there is this legend of snow on the 4th of july in rexburg... i never believed it, but i have a feeling this year will prove that legend. anyway besides that things are now well... lily got sick from her antibiotics... threw up on me a few times but of course seth managed to dodge it every time. i'm pretty sure she lost some weight because she was either throwing up every hour or not eating at all for about 3 days, but she seems to be feeling well today. she has now discovered drawers... so many smashed fingers; the dishwasher... fun stuff... and of course our shelfs in the kitchen with stacked cans. yesterday i was in the kitchen and i realized it was too quiet in the living room where lily was... i turned around to find lily with an open ziplock of jelly bellies (well belly flops from when seth went to the jelly belly factory) she had two in each hand and one in her month and she was just laughing. lily also now knows what the word 'no' means... she scrambles to continue her naughty act whenever i say it... or to crawl away from me if I come to get her, this is the only time she crawls quickly. i would say she is going to be a handful but she already is... but shes a blast.. she also loves to wrestle with seth now... and walk around anything she can hold on to, even if it isn't very stable (like an empty diaper champ). i better get her out of the dishwasher now (and fill it with dishes)