Thursday, October 31, 2013

Seven Months!!

Dear Case-
We love you more than words can express!! Seems like just yesterday I was posting your six month pictures!!
Now you are seven months- wow!!!

You love to talk- raw-raw-ba-ba-wa-wa...
You babble constantly! 
Anna is still your biggest fan- and vice versa! Caroline shows you super love too- just in her own "shake your hand off your wrist" kind of way! 
You are eating solid foods- although you MUCH prefer the bottle. You like squash the best! 
In a couple weeks I bet you will be sitting up too- you are just about there, pal!!
You can roll over- but you would just prefer not exert unnecessary energy :)

You are entering such a fun age and stage; getting ready to roam and explore!!!

One thing for certain- you are loved, loved, loved over here!!!
You are a blessing to this household- we love you buddy!!!

What Seven Months Can Do!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A peek in the window-

This I what 7 in the morning looks like over here:

Have A Good Day- Give A Good Day!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mommy Prank!!

This morning Caroline and I had to take Case to get the second half of his flu shot.  I thought it would be funny to tell Caroline she was also getting a shot and then take a picture if her horrified face-

It was!!!!
I'm a mean mommy- but it was a good laugh- and she thought it was funny too!!

Happy Day y'all!!

Guess Who!

The girls FAVORITE game to play these days!!!

Casey and I actually love it too!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Casserole!

Freezer Meals have saved my life!
Every 4-5 weeks I spend a Saturday in the kitchen cooking and then poof- my freezer has a months worth of meals!

When Case was born my neighbor made us this delicious Fall Casserole! I'm not sure where her recipe came from but here is my take- (it is delicious and YES, even my girls ate it!)

Fall Casserole:
Package of vermicelli noodles
1 pound ground chuck
1 onion chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 small jar of chopped green olives
1 (10oz) can tomato purée 
1/2 tsp House Seasoning (from Paula Deen)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar

Preheat oven to 350
Cook pasta. Brown and drain ground beef with onion and garlic, drain.
Stir in mushrooms and olives, simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Mix tomato purée with 11/2 cups of water and add to beef mixture
Season to taste and stir in 11/2 cups of cheese
Pour mixture in to two 8x8 aluminum pans
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Cover with Press n Seal and put in freezer bag. Freeze.
Thaw- and cook 350 for 30 min!!

It was great!!! 

I also made:
Chicken enchilada casserole
Taco soup
Chicken and broccoli
Chicken spaghetti
Chicken fettuccine
French dip sandwiches
Hamburger steaks
Twice baked potatoes

I love doing this!!
It saves me a ton of money and a ton of time!!!

Enjoy the "Fall Casserole"!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Here we go-

Please take note of Caroline's little hand on Anna's face- 
Just know that sweet precious little hand caused a fight five seconds after this photo!!


Just Keeping It Real...


I'm was totally jealous of Casey the other day!
Last week I was able to snap this awesome picture of Casey and the kids-

 I LOVE it! I thought it captured all of the kiddos adorable little personalities- soooooooo- naturally I thought I would try and recreate it with ME!

THIS is what I got-

Literally it was the best in the bunch!!

BUT- I actually love it! 
They both capture what life is like over here-

Happy loving life with the best daddy in the world-

And- well... THIS- still lot of happiness...

(Not to mention that finger-point that I'm pretty sure is hereditary- haha)

Pretty hilarious!! 

No matter how you look at- I know we are one truly blessed crew!!! Love my family!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Lunch with Anna!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Casey!!

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

Excited for Cake!!!

One candle not 42!!!

It's been a sweet evening!!!
Anna wants everyone to know- she is next in our family birthday line-up and then Christmas!!!

Fun times await!!!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thumb sucker!!

Caroline's ideal morning-

Pajamas on, cat in hand, games on iPad, cereal for snack and a fun friend to make silly faces with!!!

Of course she cried when I said it was time to go!!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Soccer Star!!

The season is over but Anna had a blast again- she is getting pretty good!!!

Six Month Boy!

I cannot believe this bit is six months!!

Case!!! You are a tank! You weigh over 17lbs!
You have the fattest squishiest little leg rolls! Who would have ever guessed you would be my roly-poly- baby?!?!?!

You are the BEST baby too- you cry (aka- let out a tiny disgruntled little noise) for two reasons- 1. You are tired and wish to be put down in your bed and left alone and 2. You are hungry!

You have found your voice and love to babble and spit and smile and laugh!!!

You are well loved over here big boy!!
You have three moms and a dad-buddy!!

I can't get enough of you!!

Anna is working as hard as she can to earn enough tokens to feed you every few days!!

Happy, Happy, Happy!

I seriously can't get enough!
Look at that tough face you've got going on!!

You don't care that I stick you in pink stuff all day every day! One day I'm sure you will :)

You still love holding the dish towels- 

Favorite picture!!!

You don't mind that we drag you out to soccer and everywhere else- you are always happy!!

I personally think you and Thomas are going to be big cousin buds- I'm sure y'all will be a little trouble together :)
Right now y'all sure are cute!!
And- don't be getting too attached to that thumb!!!

You chew on everything!!!

Your car seat is your man cave- it has to be because are stuck in it so much! As long as it is a moving man cave you don't care!!

I mean it- you are happy everywhere!

You sleep great too!!
10-11 hrs a night- we are in a great little routine over here!! Thanks buddy!!

Can't believe you are six months- and well in month six too!!!
You are happy and healthy and chunky and giggly and funny and smart and We LOVE you!!!