Tuesday, September 30, 2008

apple tuna pita

ok, so i know apples and tuna doesn't sound like the best combo. but in all seriousness its delish!
this is how you make it:

1 can tuna
1 sm apple chunks
1/2 small onion diced
1 tsp lemon juice
1 stalk celery diced
1 tsp dried dill weed
some mayo

mix all ingedients and then put in a pita with some romaine lettuce leavessit back and enjoy!! =]

Monday, September 29, 2008

sick baby




Parker has a runny nose, cough, and fever.... poor boy.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

holy smokes



I heard a firetruck and I said to Brian that it sounded like it was right outside our apartment. Well, it was!! The building right next to ours was on fire! Smoke was pouring out the window and there were about 6 firetrucks here. They put up the ladder and firemen started entering the building. I had to admit I was scared and relieved all at the same time. Scared for who-ever was there and relieved that it wasn't my building. We're not sure how it happened. What a horrible thing....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

trial and error



So, they turned out really well!! The hot sauce was a little too spicy bc I put in the maximum amount of spices. Next time I will just make it a little milder and it'll be perfect!! =] Yipee!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

baby sign

I was talking to a couple friends at church about teaching your baby to sign. They all started when their babies were like 6 mon old. Whoops, someone (meaning me!) dropped the ball!!

So, literally a week ago I started teaching Parker. He has already picked up please and thank you! He's by no means a perfect signer but he gets the point across. Next is eat and more! =] I'm so proud of my little guy!

rochester adventure




So we decided when we woke up yesterday that we needed an adventure. It's been a while since we did something out just the two of us. So we drove 1 1/2 hrs to Brian's parents house so they could watch Parker and we went to see RENT in the movie theatre. They filmed this one on Broadway in HighDef. It was awesome. So we've seen and own the RENT movie, saw RENT on Broadway, and now have seen it filmed from the live version. We absolutely love RENT and we just knew that since it was only playing for 4 days we should definately go see it. The only down side? Tickets were $20 each. Still it was well worth it. Especially if you have never seen it on Broadway.


Before we went (bc the show was 2hrs 45min) we went to Jay's Diner and grabbed a Jays Plate to share. I'd been totally craving one and last Saturday I was about to make Brian to Rochester just to get me one! I cannot believe that absolutely NO place in Syracuse has a knock-off. Anyone who has ever had a garbage plate knows that Tahou's has the origional. It it shown in all its glory on the right -> Of course Jays doesn't have the original but it sure is dang good. So, anyone want to bring me one today?? =]

I think my main objective today is going to be to make the hot sauce for garbage plates. (Thanks Aunt Deb for the recipe!)

In other news: I'm getting parker's party invites printed out today!! Boy, are they adorable. Thanks to my MoMoz friend, Summer!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

almost there

I can't believe my baby boy is almost a year old! Where has the year gone? I feel like I was just pregnant with him. I remember thinking when we were in the hospital and the first couple days home that this 'baby stage' would last forever. I was secretly hoping it would. Although, I love seeing him grow and change. He's becoming a little man more and more everyday. He has his little temper, but he's such a lover. He loves giving kisses, and waving, and laughing. I seriously couldn't imagine any greater love. He is my greatest blessing. Everyday I tell him how he's going to be a big brother and he just smiles. I don't think he understands completely but I think he's going to be a great big brother.



I've been talking to a photographer and setting up a time to do Parker's one year shots! (http://www.vansuydam.net/ or http://www.vansuydam.com/ ) Seriously, check them out. Their work is fantanstic!



Here's a recent pic of the lil guy:

and... here's a video!
(sry its so dark you can barely see it!)

video

Monday, September 22, 2008

first canning experience

We took my father in law's garden tomatoes and some we bought from a local farm and made spaghetti sauce and then canned it! We left a little out and ate spaghetti and chicken parm for dinner. Its the best sauce I've ever had! We can't wait to can apples/ applesauce/ and pumpkin!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

baby update

so i had a drs appt today and the baby is doing great!


143 bpm

and i'm still -1.5 lbs from my first visit!


and the anatomy sono is scheduled for 10.15.08

we're gonna have them seal up the sex in an envelope

so we can decide later if we really wanna know

and i dont want to take away from parkers first birthday on oct 18th

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

my boy is growing up

It’s exactly a week and one day before parker turns 11 months. Tonight I was playing with him and he stood on his own! I thought it was a fluke and so I tried it again and he actually look a couple (2) steps!! He has been standing for a couple seconds ever since.... We were even able to grab the camera and get a picture. Oh man, I had tears in my eyes. My little boy is growing up.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

parker spam


Here are some pictures of Parker just because I feel like I never really update this with info about him. He's been busy growing and learning how to get into everything. He can walk along furniture and isn't quite brave enough to let go yet. Soon he'll take off!!





Parker Ready for Church












Bath Time for Parker!