Thursday, May 28, 2009

An Officer and a what?

I just finished watching An Officer and a Gentleman. I do love that movie, and with my awesome post partum hormones I got the weepies. But not at the expected part, the end when he goes to the factory to sweep Debra Winger off her feet. No I started crying during the scene when Mayo has his last chance to break the record for the obstacle course, but instead he helps the girl who has never been able to get over the wall. For some reason that was really touching. I hope that I can raise my kids so they are willing to help others.

And an update on the mushrooms.... I totally got the idea to use meringue a few months ago, when I went to Allrecipes to find a recipe I found this so apparently I wasn't the first one to think of it. I wouldn't have thought of the cocoa powder. I am also trying to figure out other uses for the meringue. Because it was so fun to make. Also I am a cooking dork.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May Madness

Whew, we are finally done with the birthdays. I'm sure next year will be great with three kids birthdays in 3 weeks. I think considering I gave birth this month that everything went well.

Owen doesn't like cake (????) so he wanted an ice cream cake, and he also wanted pizza. His party was a breeze, other than finding something to wear 5 days after giving birth. He had another dinosaur birthday, his third dino party in six years. At least he is consistent.

Maddie wanted Tinkerbell, which was a lot of fun. I had fun making her cake, it turned out better than I expected, but the pictures didn't really turn out so well.

I made the mushrooms from meringue, they turned out really well. And they were super tasty. I lost the candle that I bought for the cake, luckily Bud bought her a small Tinkerbell doll for her birthday, so I used that instead. Here is a close up of some of the mushrooms.

I can't wait to see what cakes I need to come up with for next year.

What kind of party will this one want?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hot Potato

The whole third child thing is going well. Ellie is a great eater, she would nurse all the live long day if we let her. She is also a prolific pooper, like her brother and sister before her. And she generally sleeps pretty well. So the baby part is good, I am recovering pretty well. Until today.

I have a habit of getting stupid injuries, and I think today is a perfect example. I was heating up my lunch in microwave. When I took it out the juice from the pot roast splashed me, burning my hands. I hurried up and set it down so I could put my hands under cold water. Then I noticed my foot was also burning, somehow one of the potatoes escaped the plate, landed on the floor and I stepped on the searingly hot potato. Which was stuck between my toes. So I hoisted my foot up to the sink, while being cautious of the ho-ha stitches. I have been sitting with an ice pack for a few hours now, and the toes seem pretty burnt.

Bud was shocked that I managed to hurt myself in the 5 minutes he was in the shower. But he has not once but twice been hit by cars, so he has no room to judge.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Look Who's Here

Here she is....... Ellie Marie was born on May 4th at 10:08 am. She weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long.

I will do a more indepth story of her birth at some point. The birth itself was pretty uneventful, except for a certain older sibling getting sick as I was actually pushing this one out. Also for those about to give birth, I recommend going into labor early in the day. If you go into labor at night you will never get that sleep back. But she seems worth it.

Owen and Maddie are totally smitten with little Ellie. Notice their hair color? Can you understand our surprise that Ellie has dark hair?
Also any recommendations on how to get rid of the retained water? Bud keeps making fun of my "Fat Bastard" feet. They are so swollen the skin hurts. I have tried keeping them up, but it hasn't helped much yet. Oh and my " Fat Bastard" boobs came in last night. I need to wake the baby and make her eat before they explode.