Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In the Nursery--Sneak Peek

It seems that I should have been posting about the progress of the nursery this time last year, but that is just not how we do things around here! Lil' D is in fact sleeping in his nursery in his very own crib! The walls, however are not completely decorated for the "full nursery reveal," so here's a little teaser! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


"Do you ever just look at his hands and think they look like they are just glued on to his arms?" --Matt Turman, age 12
I love looking at these hands.
I love watching them reach for things.
I love watching them explore. I love watching them feel completely as a sense, something I don't often do.
I love watching these fingers move. These fingers that interact with so many things--the carpet, spoons, Mommy's hair, toys...
I love watching these hands grow.
I love that these hands make me smile.
I love watching these hands pick up objects differently than my hands would. I love watching these hands move objects all around.
I love watching these hands explore new textures and make new sounds for your ears to hear.
I love that these fingers move and open from a fist that looks like you are telling Mommy to "come here."
I love these precious,
6 month old, cute, baby hands.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baby in the Box

Nicholas made a fun toy out of our last disposable diapers box. Lil' D has been enjoying playing with it ever since! (Ok, Nicholas has really been enjoying it, too!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In the Kitchen--Stuffed Cuban Pork Tenderloin

Chicken and pork tenderloin are pretty much the main meat dishes we eat around here. I don't really eat red meat, so Nicholas gets his beef elsewhere. I saw this recipe for Stuffed Cuban Pork Tenderloin in my August Cooking Light magazine. Despite our not-so-successful previous attempts at "stuffed" dishes, Nicholas decided to jump into making this recipe. (Lasagna rolls, eggplant rollitini, and turkey rolls were some of the failed stuffed attempts.) Nicholas recommends "pounding" the pork really good so you can roll it well. Also, we did not have cooking twine, and highly recommend using that instead of any form of toothpicks or wooden skewers like we did.
Overall, this recipe was delicious. It is not a recipe that we will make all the time, but I would make it again.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lunchin' at McAlister's

Before we left Dallas, we had lunch at McAlister's with some of my siblings. It was great time with four kids and six adults!
Little Boy napped on the way from the hotel to lunch.
Aunt Dana, he's too heavy!