Monday, April 30, 2012
Lucas is getting so big. This was his first official ride in the front of a grocery cart. He still falls over and needs someone to help him stay steady, so I wouldn't say he's necessarily sitting up...but he's close.
He started sleeping in his crib (for naps) yesterday. And it's going so well! I think we're actually into a schedule too...it goes like this:
wake up around 6ish or 7ish.
take a nap around 9ish or 10ish.
sleep for a couple/three hours.
3hrs after he wakes up he goes back down, so around 3ish.
sleeps for a couple hours.
bedtime around 8ish.
wakes up around 1am or sometimes if I get lucky, 3 am.
back to sleep till 5ish and then dozes until the 6ish or 7ish time.
the only problem with this schedule is that I have a women's bible study I've been attending on Wednesday mornings...and it's not really working to go the last few weeks...honey child is a hot mess if I don't nap him.
the only other problem is that during his afternoon awake time, that is when Judah naps...which basically means we are housebound until like 5. But sometimes Judah can skip a nap and it's okay so it's not a hard fast rule.
looks like the best times to go to the Y are going to be evenings. That actually works for me. Just not on Monday's cause we have our small group. And once Judah starts school (mother's day out) I can go during that afternoon awake time that Lucas has.
This nap schedule will work really well for me dropping off and picking up Judah too. He starts a summer program in June/July T/TH from 9-1. And then in the fall it's 9-2 those same days. Although, who the heck knows what Lucas will be doing sleep wise at that point. Babies change!
If you read all that, you must be a gramma. haha. well, that's life at the Lockhart's right now so there ya have it.
I do so love my boys and their sweet smiles!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
(do you sense a theme?..lol)
phew! glad that's over!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
when I had one kid, it was hard to adapt.
now I have two, and it's hard to adapt.
I know from having the one, that eventually everything passes and I will get into a groove around the 18 month mark (only 13 left to go people!). So in the meantime, I do my best to change my expectations and go with the flow.
Lucas started rocking on his knees this week...oh my baby is getting big! sigh...
He actually fell asleep in my arms this week...it was bliss. I love that moment when you sway and hold tight that little bundle of warmth and kiss their sweet soft head. So peaceful and nice.
I need to find a way to get online and post gobs of pictures to my blog. We have taken some really cute ones and done some fun things...I always want to craft my blogs and make them pretty and such, but I may need to just throw some pics on the blog and let them speak for themselves...I guess I'd rather do that than nothing. Again, changing expectations. I sense a theme!
okay. I guess that's my rambling, for now.
I just want to add, God is good. I see it in so many ways every day. I feel honored when God uses me and blessed when he works in me or on my behalf. There. Just wanted to say that.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 08, 2012
I made this at thanksgiving time and now again at easter. I left the cheese off the top the first time because I didn't have any on hand, and it was delightful. My sister made it once and left out the sour cream and mixed the cheese in, that was also amazing. Pretty much, this recipe is impossible to mess up. I am making it the way the recipe directs today times 2. It's easy to double and still cooks up good, especially nice if you are sharing a holiday or a meal with a group of people.
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with Cheddar. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.
ps. this is not turning into a recipe blog. It just so happens I cooked successfully twice this week.
Friday, April 06, 2012
1/2 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2. In a large bowl combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and garlic. Stir in pasta and set aside to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
3. Stir in corn, beans, green pepper, red pepper and 1/2 of the cilantro leaves. Spoon onto a platter and garnish with tomatoes and remaining cilantro. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
So Much to Love
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