Monday, July 26, 2010


Kids playing leapfrog. Ruthanne asked me to take a video of them playing.

Paul walking down the hallway. He has really been walking all over today. He does rounds of the living room, falling down some, crawling over to something to stand up, then starting over. One day he will learn to stand on his own, right?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Protein Packed Pancakes

Say that three times fast! This morning I made myself an experimental batch of pancakes from the internet. I tested it on me before I made a bunch for the gang. Tomorrow we will all be having them for breakfast (I must have like it!). The bonus (besides all the protein)? It was super easy!

Protein Packed Pancakes
2 eggs
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup oats (old fashioned or quick should be fine)
splash of vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend it up! Pour on your griddle/pan and cook like regular pancakes! Serve like normal pancakes or I'm imagining some fresh jam on top would be fabulous!

I did eat most of the above recipe (and really doubt I will be hungry until lunch) so tomorrow I will triple the recipe probably for me, hubby, and three (two and half?) kids!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Can you please have more kids?

Come on, Mom, we need a whole army of clones!

This is what John just came up and told me. Apparently my whole purpose in life is to supply his army with more clones! Too much Star Wars/Clone Wars?

I think Paul is making it pretty clear that he wants to be the baby in this family. Its not set it stone but I can definitely say a baby clone is not making its way into this family any time soon.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Well, sometimes Paul is! It all started last Saturday (the 3rd). He was standing holding on to the guest bed and me & Patricia were in there. Next thing we knew he had let go and just stood there for a second and then took a couple steps. Nothing too major, and I figured it was just an accident and it could be MONTHS until he did that again! Well, he has consistently taken some steps occasionally over the past week. Yesterday he did a couple bouts of lots of steps (7-8?) but today I don't really think he has taken any. He is on his way to being a toddling little boy.