Feb 22, 2010

Jake's 1st Birthday

This past Saturday we had a party for Jake's first Birthday. It was a great time and he was wonderful even with no nap. Here are some pictures from the day.

Feb 18, 2010


Today for this thought for Thursday I thought I would do a get to know me quiz. Cut and paste it into your own blog and make it your own. I would love to read about you as well.

How many brothers and sisters do you have? I have two brothers and one sister
What is your favorite thing to do? Spent time with my family and friends
What is your favorite food? Sushi
What is your favorite book? The Twilight series
What is your favorite candy bar? 3 musketeers
What is your favorite cookie? Chocolate chip
What is your favorite sport? Football
What is your favorite kind of music? I like everything
What do you want to be when you grow up? Well I'm grown and I want to be a Mom
How many kids do you have? 1 little boy
What place would you like to visit? Alaska
What is your favorite thing about your mom? She is very giving
What is your favorite thing about your dad? He's funny
What is your favorite thing about yourself? I think I'm a good Mom
Do you like to sing? Yes but I suck
Do you like to dance? I love to dance
What is your favorite type of art? I love photography
Have you ever seen a Broadway musical? No I haven't but I would like to
Do you like theater? Love it
What would you like to learn about cars? How to change the oil and a tire
What are three adjectives which describe you? Fun, Loyal, trustworthy
What do you want to be doing in five years? I want to be a Mom to three children
What are your favorite subjects in school? I wasn't into school while in high school but in college I liked writing
When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do? I usually go to the gym or read
What is your favorite TV show? I am sex and the city addict but as for TV that's still on I love pretty much everything.

Feb 17, 2010


I can't believe my little boy is one year old today. I just can't wrap my head around it. Where did all the time go?? It's been a FUN and exciting year. In his short year of life my little man has been through a lot but he is a strong little boy with so much life and energy. He is such a unique little boy with a HUGE personality.


This first year of your life has been the best year of my life I can't imagine my life without you in it. I feel God put me on this earth just for you and to be your Mom. I feel so fortunate to have been able to stay home with you this year and see you grow and learn. You are a funny little boy. You march at the beat of your own drum and that is just one of the things that I love about you. You lack of sight doesn't stop you from exploring and learning new things. You are very trusting. Sometimes a little two trusting. You love to play your little toy piano. You love all your light toys so much that you at times let them lay right on your face for long periods of time. The light draws you in. You also love to bounce. So much in fact that we can't get you to stop. You bounce when your in your crib, being held, sitting down, in your high chair.

You are 20.3 pounds and 29 inches long. You love to eat. You love mac and cheese, spaghetti, peas, beans... Pretty much everything but if it's hot even just a little you will spit it out. You like your food cold. Hmmm strange. You can hold your sippy cup really good now. I'm so proud of you.

You say Mama and Dada but you don't really know what you are saying yet. You just learned to clap and when I say YAY you start to. It's really cute. In the past month you learned to sit. Karla your therapist works with you a lot on crawling. You can get up on all 4's but just bounce.

Everything goes in your mouth. You have two teeth on the bottom, both fangs and the left top tooth. The right top tooth is close to coming through.
You're an easy baby... We are so lucky to have you. I just love every second I have with you.

Happy Birthday my big boy

Feb 16, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday

Top ten things that don't make sense to me....

  1. Moms without stretch marks
  2. Operation Repo (how can people think it's real)
  3. Accounting (It was the last class I needed to get my degree. Thank god I sat next to someone who understood it)
  4. Hate or ignorance (to me they go hand and hand)
  5. The cost of college
  6. Lost (It's my favorite show but every time I watch it I find myself saying...HUH. I think I will need to go back when it's over and watch it again. Maybe then I will completely understand it)
  7. How anyone could think that Lima Beans are good. YUCK!!!
  8. The View (Elizabeth Hasselbeck makes me want to jump off a cliff)
  9. How some people don't think The Office is the funniest show ever made
  10. Step Aerobics (it's too confusing for me)

Check up

Jake had an exam under anesthesia yesterday with his eye surgeon. She checks him every 3 months to make sure that his eye disease isn't flaring up. Because FEVR is a chronic disorder it has to be closely monitored. They have to watch for bleeding and monitor the eye pressure levels. When FEVR is bad its really bad and when it's good it's really good. We are happy to report that at this time Jake FEVR is GOOD!! His surgeon is extremely happy with how his eyes are looking. We couldn't be happier. Jake turns 1 tomorrow and this is the BEST birthday present. She will check him again in 3 months and we hope to have great news at that time too.

I had to snap a photo of Jake in his hospital PJ's because he looked so cute. He has stickers on his face to mark left and right eye.

Feb 3, 2010

Mary's Birthday

Last week I went out to dinner with my girls for my bff Mary's birthday. We went to Loring Pasta Bar. I split spicy tuna rolls and bruschetta with Sonja. It was YUMMY. Here are some pictures from the night. (some pics are repeated because when making my collage I forgot which ones I added. Sorry : ( )

Feb 2, 2010

BBQ Chicken and Cheesy Potato Casserole

Today I wanted to share a yummy dish that I made last week. B LOVED it!! and I did as well.

1 Package of Simply Potatoes(diced potatoes with onion) these potatoes are in the refrigerator section
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 package (1 pound) frozen vegetables (I use the green bean, carrot, corn mix)
1 package (about 1 pound) package boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/3 cup barbecue sauce

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 1/2 or 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray**. In medium bowl stir together Simply Potatoes, soup, sour cream, cheese and seasoned salt; mix well. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Cover with aluminum foil; bake 45 minutes.

2. Gently stir frozen vegetables into Simply Potatoes. In small bowl stir together chicken strips and barbecue sauce. Place chicken over Simply Potatoes mixture. Cover; bake 15 minutes. Uncover; continue baking 5 to 10 minutes or until Simply Potatoes are tender.

If you would like to cut the fat in half then use reduced fat products like reduced fat cheese and light sour cream.