Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Veggi Momma's reciept for the week

Potato salad with green and white beans

5 red potatoes (about 1 ½ pounds)

1 pound green beans

½ cup olive oil (organic is best)

3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 15 oz can white beans drained and rinsed

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile cut each potato in half and then into ½ inch slices. Add potatoes to boiling water and cook until just tender (8-10 minutes)

While potatoes are cooking, cut the stem ends off the green beans and snap them in half. In a large serving bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir in basil and onions.

When potatoes are done, lift them out of the water with a large slotted spoon or mesh strainer and place them in serving bowl, I usually rinse them under cool water so that they stop cooking. Return water to a boil and add the green beans. Cook until tender crisp, about 5 minutes.

Drain the green beans and add them to the bowl. Add the white beans and gently toss everything together. This salad is delicious and warm, at room temperature, or chilled. The recipe says to make extra because you will want it. Serves 4-6

Another day Another doctor visit.

So Owen does not seem to be doing better. Actually he may be even a little worse. We are going back to the Dr. in the morning. It is so devastating to see your child in pain. My poor little monkey. I love him so much. I hope all is well. Hopefully it is something that is easy to correct.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Time flies when your having fun.

Had to take the Owen to the doctor today because yesterday he developed a limp. The doctor just sent us home with the brief explanation that this can happen if they get a virus..hummm, it always seems to be just a virus. I think I would have felt more comfortable if they would have taken an x ray of his case it is not a virus but a fracture, or displacement of the hip maybe??? So I suppose I will have to take him back on Friday if he is still moving around like Gothem from Lord of The Rings (not sure I spelled that correctly). My poor baby, by the Grace of God, I do hope and pray that he will get over these nasty virus'. ANYWHO..on the brighter note my manager at work made me feel like a big fat looser today..OH THATS NOT BRIGHT MY BAD!!!

Seriously, lets stay positive here. Starting a diet..hard to believe that I am an overweight vegitarian. Yes they do Tonight had a salad and for lunch had a veggie sub..the good lunch and dinner makes up for the chips I had for be a working mom. Life is a blurrrrrrrrrrr and yes I do want another child one day..I suppose I am up for the challange. I dont want Owen to feel like he is the only virus infested munchkin in the household..HA.

OK enough about bugs and viruses and such. Owen is otherwise doing great..a typical, "I want to do everything my way" 16 month old..that throws a constant fit when things dont go how he believes they should. It's cute..yes I am being serious. This too shall pass and I am sure something else will come I will take the subborn, red-faced, hang wringing monster thank you very much..

Well gotta get the teeth cleaned and off to I can give the kid the tit and I can read in silence by the light of a flashlight...

Yes Life Is Good

Friday, July 25, 2008

So life has been prett good around here

Great news Owen has no ear infections at this time..woo hoo. I am pretty excited about that. We got a free sleep sheep..that is pretty cool too..and we did music class together today and spent the entire day together. LOVED IT!!! I even had a headache and belly ache all day and the day went by so fast. Plus it was great to nap with him. He is just the cutest thing ever.

Today a little boy who is always at the neighbors house was picked up by the ambulance. He looked like he was pretty limp in his dads arms. My heart aches for them. I hope he is ok. It was one of the saddest things I have ever seen. My other neighbors said they were trying to do mouth to mouth on him...oye. I hope he is ok..

Once we talk to the ENT about Owens ears were going to plan a trip to see my grandma and hopefully my dad will meet us half way. That would be really cool. Tomorrow is the Wyatt's birthday. FUN FUN. It is going to be a fiesta..woo hoo.

Owen is just getting bigger and bigger every day. Today at music class I asked him to give his scarf to a little girl and he took it right over to her and gave it to her. It was the sweetest thing. Well

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fisher Price

Fisher Price is having a House Party--where you go online to sign up for a party and they send you free products..I did this back in September of last year with the Gerber Party. They are sending some really cool products to try out and you get to keep them. You just have to have a PARTY..sounds fun. We signed up!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Is it really already the middle of July???

Owen in his toy box--2008

Wow I seriously can not BELIEVE that it is already the middle of July and summer and the year are more than half way over. It seems like time is passing us by so quickly. I need to get Owen to stop snotting and get healthy so we can go see my grandmother in Southern Indiana and my dad in Kentucky. I would love to make it to the KY horse park this summer. Owen loves horses, along with trains and Teddy Bears now. He also still loves being out doors. The poor little guy is so congested right now that he keeps gagging on his snot. We have been doing everything from changing his diet to steam rooms. I think he may be allergic to something out doors, or possibly Sasha. It could possibly be the carpet too?? We will see, were going to make a dr visit once again on Monday.

Today we went to see the horses at the fair grounds. It was so much fun. We got to pet one named Dolly. Owen was a little freaked was really adorable. We walked around a lot. Played on the stages. The weather has been PERFECT today. We actually have all the windows opened at home.

Friday night (07/11/2008) Wes stayed up all night waiting for the AT&T doors to open. Owen and I bailed but came back in the morning. Wes got the new I Phone. Its pretty cool. Friday during the day we went down town Goshen to see what was going on. It was sidewalk days, but nothing was really set up. Saturday we ran around Mishawaka a lot. Last Friday we all went to the FT. Wayne zoo. Which is super cool. I will put some pictures on once Wes puts them on my computer for me..the story of my life these days. I seriously need a new computer where I can control my own pictures. Half the time I cant find where he puts them and I get sorta pissy about

Owen is just getting so big. Picked him up from daycare the other day and he gave me a great big hug and kiss. He points at things he wants and does the sign language for more and says more. He is asking "Whats that?" a lot. He knows where his head, belly button, belly, eyes, nose, and ears are when asked to point to them he does it. I just love how he stares at me with those big blue eyes.

He is cutting three new teeth all at once. That is how he got his first six. My little boy is just getting so big. Its amazing how fast it all is happening. He is so much fun too. I love being a mommy.