Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Up and Down

Rosalie just wants to go up and down the stairs over and over and over again. She does not want to be put in the stroller to go on a walk, she does not want to play in the yard, she does not want to do anything but crawl up and down the stairs. Here are some pictures of Sean and Rosalie going up and down.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

11 Months and St. Patty's Day

Our Silly girl is growing so fast. 11 months, I just can't believe it. We had a really fun day today, the weather was so nice. We went to the park with some friends and Rosalie had a great time begging everyone else for food even though I had snacks for her, and swinging on the swings, and crawling around and trying to eat wood chips. Here are some things she is up to lately:
-Eating pretty much everything we eat
-Standing on her own
-Crawling up the lovesac and tumbling over the edge to get down
-Raiding the fridge and dishwasher and pretty much anything that has a door that she can't get into unless we open it
-Throwing tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants
-Watching Youtube videos of Elmo
-Making animal sounds, she has the elephant down, we are working on Monkey and Owl, she just makes those noises already, so they are easy to teach
-Trying to talk, but not really saying anything
-Wanting to walk, but not quite balanced enough yet
-Taking forever to fall asleep for her naps and bedtime, but playing and talking in her crib before she falls asleep
-Smacking my face when she is frustrated, I think we need to break this habit
-One new tooth, she laughs when I touch it and say ouch, luckily she doesn't try to bite us at all yet
-Folds her arms for prayers, tonight she even did it on her own when I said time for prayer, so cute
Pretty much she is just so much fun and we love having her, we are excited for our family to come and celebrate her birthday with us next month, along with Sean's graduation. Life just happens so quickly.
Swings are so much fun.
Spikey do.
Our bathing beauty, she loves her baths.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Obsession with Ruffles

I am obsessed with home decor lately, and especially ruffles. I want to get ruffled bedding, pillows, towels, and shower curtain. I also found ruffled dishes and tablecloth. I made the pillow above using a tutorial from a fun blog I found floralshowers.com. I wish that all these fun decor items were a lot less expensive. One day though...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Look who loves Pasta

She looked so funny I had to take a picture, she is just the messiest eater, and she loooooooves pasta!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Where a Kid can be a Kid

Our friends Ali and Quinn came in town to visit and we met them at Chuck E Cheese. Rosalie had the best time ever. She ate a whole slice of pizza and some fruit. Then we rode rides and played games. The kids had a blast. Thanks for inviting us Ali.

Rosalie is here with Chuck E.Rosalie, Macie and Quinn on the jeep, they were so cute.
Rosalie riding a car with a Dog.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yummy Dinner

This recipe came from http://www.ourbestbites.com. I love this blog, she has the yummiest recipes. Sean and I loved them, even Rosalie ate some. Try it soon and you will love it!

Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers
Recipe by Our Best Bites

12 chicken tenders (ya know, more or less...)
1-2 eggs (start with one and crack another if it runs out)
1/2 C flour
1 C sweetened coconut flakes
1 C panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp table salt
3/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (you can leave this out if you want to skip the spice for the kiddos)

preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Give coconut a rough chop so it's about the same size as the panko pieces

Combine it with Panko and spices in a shallow dish. Mix well to distribute all of the spices.

Place the flour in another shallow dish, and the egg in another. Give the egg a quick beating.

Working with one chicken tender at a time, dredge in flour...

then dip in egg...

And then finally coat in the coconut Panko mixture. Press in with your fingers to make sure the entire thing is well coated.

Place chicken tenders on a foil-lined baking sheet (for easy clean up!) that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. I give mine a teeny drizzle of olive oil on top to help them crisp nicely, but it's optional.

Bake in your 450 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until juices run clear. Try not to overcook them because chicken tenders go from perfect to overcooked really fast! If your tenders are on the small side, they could even be done in about 15 minutes so keep an eye on them. If they're big they can take more like 25. The coconut will be nice and golden and the panko crisp, but light in color still.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Playing with Rosalie

Rosalie has been so fun lately, she is just such a joy. We really enjoy playing with her. I have been really bad about taking pictures, but here are a few recent ones.

Getting stuck between the couch and lovesac.
Funky hairdo, she looks so funny and cute, I love it. Oh, and that is her Valentine's day gift we gave her, a fun outfit.
So smiley.
Exploring as usual.
Loving the bubble bath, she likes to stick her face in and try to eat them. So funny!
Not quite wanting to smile for me.
I found my shoe like this in her stroller, she puts the funniest things in and then pushes it around the room.

This picture is for Linda and Rick, they were asking to see our new Entertainment center we got. We absolutely love it!!!