Saturday, May 15, 2010

He doesn't feel like showing you his tooth.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jack Attack

This is what happens when you grow up without action figures!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Conversation with a 4 year old

Jack and I spent the day with Kaylene's kids yesterday.  While the babies were asleep and the older boys were playing the wii, Eric and I made cookies.  Naturally he was curious about my baby.

Eric:  How you get your baby out of you?

Aunt Rachel: What?

Eric: How you get your baby out of you?

Aunt Rachel: (Pausing and trying to think fast) Oh, I got him out of my stomach.

Eric: (Not letting me off the hook that easy,) But how?

Aunt Rachel: How did your mom get your baby out?

Eric: I don't know.

Aunt Rachel: Maybe you should ask her.

Eric: Well, did you lie down on the table like this?  (He lays down on his back with his knees pulled up)

Aunt Rachel: Yes

Eric: And did he crawl out of your mouth?

Aunt Rachel: Umm, no.

Eric: Did he break your stomach then?

Aunt Rachel: Yes, he did... (I show him a couple stretch marks)

Eric:  Wow, there must have been a lot of blood!

I think Aunt Lori shoud watch Kaylene's kids next time and bring along her birthing videos...
Also, Eric told me Eeyore is weird because he's a boy but dresses like a girl with a bow on his tail.  What do you call a boy that dresses up like a girl, Aunt Rachel?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

4 Cheese Broccoli Fettuccine with Citrus Glazed Sausage

15 oz container Ricotta cheese
2 cups milk (You may need to add more, because the sauce will thicken.)
3 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Jarlsberg cheese, grated (You can also just use Swiss)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups steamed broccoli florets
Fettuccine (I used half a box)
3 cups little smokies sliced on the bias
1 orange
1 lime

Cook the fettuccine according to the directions on the box.  Strain, and set aside for later.  Combine Ricotta, milk, and cream cheese in a pot over medium high heat until smooth.  Add the parmesan and jarlberg, stirring until melted.  Add the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parsley.  Check for seasoning, and add salt and pepper accordingly.  Mix in the broccoli.

Add the sausage to a hot skillet and sear until both sides are dark brown, but not burned.  Deglaze the pan with the juice of half the orange and the entire lime.  Allow the liquid to cook down and add the juice from the other half, reserving a little for the end.  Let this cook down until most of the liquid is gone. 

Combine the cream sauce with the fettuccine and plate.  Top with the glazed sausage and add a small squeeze of the reserved orange juice.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our 1/2 birthday party!

Half green, half blue for his half-birthday!
I don't think he really ate any of it.
Half a gift from Aunt Lori- he gets the other half of it on his real birthday!

6 months old!

He's growing so fast- we can't believe it!

(*Do you love how he gets progressively whiter in each picture?!)