Last Friday evening, we went to a "Spring into Spring" event at Fairview Lake..not what I expected it to be, but everyone had fun anyway. Plus, the weather was so nice it was great to spend time as a family outdoors.
We started off inside with some snacks.
Next there were some games/relay races on the field.
The kids didn't really get the concept of the relay...
we let them have their own turn (as you can see there was quite an age difference between our bunch and most of the other kids) after the bigger kids ran their relay, so as not to slow anyone down.
It was cute and they had a blast.
Next we went to the fire pit and cooked some s'mores..
After that we went to the stream to look for "critters."
The kids each got a net and had to scoop up some water and see if there were any interesting creatures in it..
It was getting pretty dark at that point.
Finally, we went back to where we started to make some windsocks..and use the potty.
It was/is horrible watching him (or any of them) suffer and not being able to do anything..
He is also becoming quite vocal, squealing and cooing, laughing.
While he was sick, he was not sleeping through the night, which was understandable..but I think we're just about back on track.
Last night he slept 8 hours.
He is such a wiggle-butt..he wants to GO!!
He nearly climbed out of his bumbo seat yesterday!
I think he needs a reminder that he is only 3 months old.
He is also very alert and wants to see what is going on all around him. He has discovered his fingers and sucks on them constantly. He is also learning how to grasp onto things and beginning to show interest in toys.
He loves his play mat!
At last measuring (which was a couple of weeks ago) he weighed 14.5 lbs and measured 24 inches.
Pretty much everyone who looks at him manages to work in a comment on how big he is.
A lot more than I have in the past 5 1/2 years of marriage.
My husband's place of business gets quite a good sized portion of the results.
He tells me that we have a "love-hate relationship."
They love that I send things in with him, but hate the extra weight gain (though I don't really think I've sent in THAT much!).
Really, why do you think I send it in with him?
I certainly don't need it with all my extra baby weight hanging on..
and hubby certainly doesn't need it with all his extra... uh, baby weight.. hanging on..and the kids can only eat so much.
I think I've been baking rather than cooking simply because I have most, if not all, of the ingredients necessary for the recipes..whereas for cooking, I always need to go purchase at least 3 or 4 ingredients that I don't have in the house. So it could get costly.
I like trying new things.
Two recipes I tried recently (independent of each other) that we didn't like..potato soup and balsamic chicken..
Mini Nutella Cheesecake
Chewy Brownie Bundt Cake
French Toast Casserole
Layers of Love Chocolate Brownies
Homemade Girl Scout Cookies--Samoas (of course!!)
Coconut Cream Pie
Roast Pork and Vegetable Stew
Buttery Dinner Rolls
French Crumb Apple Pie
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Impossible Coconut Pie
They are all easy and tasty.
The verdict is still out on the Meatball Casserole. I think I went a little too heavy on the garlic..
I got most of the recipes at various food blogs or other sites, so if anyone is interested in trying any, I can add some links at another time.
I figured the first of March deserved a post. The sun is shining..the snow if melting (!!)..even a few birds out there singing. Spring is on its way!!!!! I cannot wait! So, I'm done with the "Love Month." Something of a relief..though it made for quick, easy posting. Nothing profound to say. I'll just let you in on a few happenings lately and upcoming.
In the next 12 days, we get to celebrate 5 birthdays. Starting with hubby and his twin. March is jam packed! June must be a good month. ;)
We will also be celebrating a birth soon--no family, just friends.
Our tub is finally tiled and lookin' good...someday we'll be able to finish the entire bathroom...and move on to the entire house :/ Its unfortunate that these things require $$ and time.
We've been sick for the past couple of weeks..still working on getting better.
Nothing worse than seeing an infant suffer and not being able to do anything about it
I've been battling with the insurance company and finally got things straightened out (whew)
We've decided to go ahead and commit to a year of homeschooling. We'll see how it goes.
Mike is treasurer of his FD and now has an even bigger work load than before
I'll stop there because my baby is beginning to fuss.