Monday, September 27, 2010

The Happenings

Lately I have been trying some new recipes. We made Cafe Rio sweet pork a few weeks ago. It was really good but didn't taste like Cafe Rio. This I blame on the fact that we couldn't find the right enchilada sauce so it had a slightly different flavor. But, I still ate it every day for a week. I also made giant ginger cookies to make it feel more like fall in this 100 plus degree weather. This plan didn't work, but the cookies were delicious! I tried my hand at vegetable baby food. I didn't have a food processor or blender and it all worked out perfectly anyway. George loves sweet potatoes and butternut squash. One day of making baby food and I have a month's supply. I don't love the new diaper changes...

Yesterday we had breakfast for dinner at my mom's house. There were 13 of us and there was enough food for 26 of us and it was gone by the end of the chaos. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...

Speaking of being hungry, I still have 40 lbs to lose to be where I was when I found out I was pregnant. Granted I had just lost 20 lbs due to a strict diet and exercise plan which I could not keep up once pregnant and I cannot resume since I am breastfeeding. I secretly want to dry up so I can really start running in the morning without worrying about leakage and so on. But I know even just one meal of breast milk a day is better than none so I continue. I can run later in the day but George is sleeping through the night again and he eats from one side when he wakes up around six and the other is still full until he is hungry again later in the morning. This does not a comfortable jog allow. And I start work at six so, that's a hindrance until the times change and I start at seven, but then Glen goes to work at six-thirty and I don't want to take George with me. And the Cafe Rio pork and the giant ginger cookies are not helping either. I want to look like I do in my Facebook profile picture please. For now I will have to stick with watching what I eat and going to Zumba twice a week with my mom.

I'm sure some of you are wondering about Charlie since he is never mentioned anymore. He's still here and we still love him but our attention has shifted to George. But George doesn't get to sleep in our bed and Charlie does so what does that say? We love him lots and he has free reign of the house anytime we leave which is new for him. He used to hang out in the bathroom. He recently got star treatment at PetSmart with a haircut and shampoo since I was feeling guilty. So, as far as dogs go, he's still pretty spoiled.

We are planning a trip to Utah next month to visit family and hang out since Glen has a week off. Then we will be heading back there for Thanksgiving but only for like two days. Glen works the Wednesday before Thanksgiving which means in order to get there before Thanksgiving is over, we have to fly and rent a car. Gross. In other news, a trip to Disneyworld is in the works for next March!

And here is a video of George because no post would be complete without one!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Solid Food

George is almost 6 months and he has been showing increased interest in what we are eating. I thought I would let him try a few things this week. I wanted to start with vegetables but we didn't have any on hand so we started with bananas a few days ago and today we tried some apples. So far I haven't had need to buy baby food in jars and I don't think I ever will. So, aside from milk/formula and rice cereal, this is all George has tried and he is not sure what to think about it. He likes the first few bites of banana but then he decides it's not his favorite.

Then the apples I think are a little sour but he eats a few bits before deciding he'd rather have a bottle.

By the way, thank you for all the comments. I honestly thought no one was reading anymore and now I feel silly for even saying anything.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


My blog fan base that is. It makes it hard to want to spend the time to post something when it seems like no one but me is reading. But then I remember that this is for posterity and not for my own self-fulfillment.

I have a calling! I teach the 11 year-olds. Which means, since the year is over half-way gone, I have very few kids. In fact, I will only have one in about two weeks and he is not a regular. I also have a partner teacher so maybe we will just sit and chat when no kids show up. Last week I taught and there was just one girl. She turns 12 in a week and a half so this Sunday is her last time in Primary.

Glen has only been able to play in church once but he plays again this Sunday. This Saturday, the stake is having an open house at the new stake center. I will be playing a cello duet and Glen will do something on the organ or piano. There will be booths set up explaining each of the auxiliaries (is that the right word?). I will also be assisting in the RS room because they need help setting up a quilt on a frame and then they need someone to help tie the quilt with visitors to the open house. It's going to be a busy day but hopefully we can help people in the community understand more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I have applied to BYU's general studies program. It is for people who went to BYU but left without a degree. I will be able to complete the rest of my degree online and get a bachelors degree. It will be nice to finally have a bachelors after eight years. But, I shouldn't speak too soon. The courses are expensive and if we are ever down on our luck, I will have to quit... again.
George is now kind of crawling. But mostly backwards. I was looking through his newborn pictures today. I can't wait for the next one. But I will.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Five months!

This is today. George had somewhat of an early mid-year crisis and did some crazy things with his hair. If you look closely, you can see his cute little teeth!
George without his ears. And who says he's only in the 30th or so percentile for weight? Look at those rolls!
Shopping at Wal-Mart with Grandma. Her behavior would cause you to have this look on your face as well.

I have a five-month old. Who knew? Well, he is as cute as ever and just as rotten! We love you George! You are the best baby we have ever had!