Monday, February 27, 2012

baked oatmeal

This recipe is amazing. Even the girls liked it.:) So I decided to share.
Baked Oatmeal
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup of milk
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 bag of blueberries

Preheat to 350
mix the first five ingredients together in a bowl  then in a separate bowl mix milk, yogurt,butter and vanilla. Combine with dry ingredients once mixed stir in blueberries and pour into greased casserole dish. Cook for 40 min.
SOOO yummy!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I try to be as positive about the whole big_daddy living 3 hours away thing, I really do. I get up every morning and get everyone dressed and going. I make hot breakfasts most mornings. I juggle a homeschooler and her many activities, a baby, and  running the girls to and from school. I do good! HOWEVER...
there are some weeks like this one where Supernova is going through a growth spurt that everything falls apart. Okay not really.. it just FEELS that way. We've muddled through but i feel like.... im drowning. I have slept 4 hours in the past two nights. Supernova doesn't sleep during growth spurts. Okay well he sleeps just in 15 min increments, at night 2 hours. It makes you nuts. You second guess EVERYTHING. Is this REALLY a growth spurt? Am I producing enough milk? Is there something else going on that I am missing? Not to mention that babies have this uncanny ability especially while sleeping to know when you are doing something you might actually enjoy.. something that might just relax you. Something like lets say taking a shower when you haven't all week long. The little stinker fell asleep and stayed asleep for longer than 15 min so in a flash of inspiration ( eldest's) I went to go take a nice hot relaxing bath and as soon as I got in the tub and picked up my book wouldn't you know Supernova started screaming.   UGH!! It's soo frustrating! I know deep in my heart this will not last forever it just feels like it.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

my little man

Well little man. You are going to three months old on Tuesday. 
You have grown so much. As I layed you down to sleep tonight I covered you with a blanket. I realized that a few weeks ago I could cover you with 1/2 the blankie but tonight you needed the whole blanket. You like to watch your sisters now and even have a "sissy" cry. You look for your mommy when someone else is holding you. You laugh and smile at people when they are ignoring you. Today you actually got to play with pookieboo your Granmpa. I think both of you had an amazing time!! You have grown so much!!  Your schedule is pretty predictable now, but if something happens that you get off kilter you get a little off and refuse to nap.  I wish you'd sleep a little longer but im okay with your schedule.