Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Everything looks good with her developmentally. She does have a small hemangioma in her underarm area. It was just a little red streak when she was born and has now grown some and become a little bit raised. The pediatrician said it will probably be gone by the time she's a year old. I'm not concerned. Yet another Z quirk manifest in one of my children!
No pokes today--I haven't done any of her immunization shots yet...I'll probably start them when she's 6 months. I'm just hesitant even though I know most babies are totally fine, including my own older kids. My ped. is totally cool about it and I appreciate that he skips the lecture.
So, all in all grandbaby #31 is doing awesome! I'm getting excited for grandbaby #32. Nat, am I invited for her birth?? :D
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies
12oz package chocolate chips
18-21oz brownie mix, plus ingredients to make cake-like brownies
3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
1 cup salted mixed nuts, divided
vanilla ice cream (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375'F. Chop 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil, eggs, and 1/4 cup brown sugar; mix well. Fold in chopped chocolate; pour batter into jelly roll pan, spreading evenly.
2. Chop nuts. Combine half of the nuts and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar; sprinkle evenly over brownie batter. Bake 20-22 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, cut 16 Rollos into quarters. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips; spoon melted chocolate into ziploc bag; set aside.
4. After removing brownies from the oven, immediately press remaining 24 Rollos evenly into brownies. Sprinkle quartered Rollos and remaining nuts over brownies. Trim corner of chocolate-filled bag; drizzle chocolate evenly over brownies. Cut into squares; serve warm and with ice cream, if desired.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Jason still has a job at Countrywide...for the time being.
I went to join the local gym today, but the start-up fees are so outrageous, I'm rethinking. Speaking of working out, I'm making Chicken Milano and garlic bread for dinner tonight...yum!
Erin is making her best effort to kick the nail-biting habit. Wendy can tell you, it's not just her fingernails...yeah, nasty. She still has two orange bottom teeth, but she has a dentist appointment tomorrow...I'm hoping the plan of action is veneers.
Jenna's name was mentioned at Back to School night as one of the students in Kindergarten who is starting to sound out words...yay! She comes home everyday with most of her food still in her lunchbox since my little slow-poke eater barely gets through one item (usually the least nutritious one) before they are shooed out of the cafeteria & onto the playground. Yes, she obviously doesn't have the speed-eater Z genes in her.
Brady won't stop talking. Didn't I used to complain about him NOT talking? Well, I didn't know he was going to sell me out all the time! The other day I secretly threw one of Jenna's school papers in the trash. Brady saw me do it. Jenna, who would have been heart-broken since she thinks I should save any paper she has taken a pencil to, did not. Brady, standing nearby, asked, "Mom, why did you put Jenna's homework in the trash?" Trying not to panic & knowing that "Shhh-ing" him never had any effect, I had to act fast. Jenna was within earshot, but not paying attention to Brady, who was already loudly repeating his question. Before he could ask a third time, I used my best distraction technique..."Hey Brady, do you want a treat?" It worked! He forgot what he had witnessed and Jenna was spared the details of her ill-fated worksheet.
Little Miss Holly is so well-behaved. She never talks back or gives me dirty looks. She is always happy to see me! She doesn't fight with any of her siblings & even has an ability to diffuse a tense situation just by cooing. She never complains about what's on the menu at meal time & she happily eats all of her food & always wants seconds. It's so nice to have such a sweet baby around!
Well, I guess it's pretty obvious...NOTHING is happening around here! And I mean that in a good way. If anything really exciting happens, besides the upcoming dentist appointment of course, I'll be sure to let you know..........