Thursday, January 31, 2008

Well, I give up

I've tried about 15 different blog templates from at least five different sites--all of which claim to be blogspot-compatible, I've followed every instruction perfectly and still... nothing. If anyone has any idea what might be going wrong, please help me!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sad but True

I tried to mess around with my blog template the other day and I messed something up big time! I don't know what happened, but all my links are gone and random stuff is not functioning properly. I beg the indulgence of my few readers as I spend some time trying to figure out what went wrong and correct it.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Judah Eating

He just started doing this weird (but cute!) blinking thing when he's eating....



video

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Recipe to try

I found this recipe at my favorite recipe site: Recipezaar I made it for dinner last night and it was awesome!! Even Jeremiah liked it and he hates squash. It's super easy, too. Try it out and let me know how you like it!


APPLE & SAUSAGE STUFFED ACORN SQUASH

2 acorn squash halved and seeded 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1 lb pork sausage (regular seasoning) 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped 1 rib celery, finely chopped 4 ounces mushrooms, chopped 2 apples, cored and chopped (macintosh) 1 cup fine breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon sage
salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  1. Combine the melted butter, garlic salt and 1/4 teaspoons sage; brush over cut sides and cavity of squash. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Bake in a large roasting pan, cut side up, at 400 degrees F for 1 hour, until squash is tender yet still holds its shape.
  3. Meanwhile make stuffing: Fry pork sausage until light brown. Remove pork to a colander to drain. Drain all but 2 tablespoons drippings from frypan. Add onion, celery and mushroom; saute 4 minutes. Stir in apple and saute 2 more minutes.
  4. Combine the pork, vegetables, and breadcrumbs in a large bowl.
  5. Taste and season with sage, salt or pepper if needed (depending on your sausage you may not want to add more seasoning).
  6. Stir in the egg and parsley.
  7. Fill the squash halves with stuffing-they should be slightly mounded.
  8. Return to oven and bake, covered, for 20 more minutes, until the egg is set.
  9. Garnish as desired with parsley and shredded romano cheese.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What's this? What's going on here!?


Ah, you see, I am crawling... Watch me!



Oh shoot! Discovered! They called my bluff.... abandon the ruse... mfffblffmmmfff...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Soficism #2

(listening in on a conversation between Sofi and her 8-year-old friend, Corrie)


"Don't you want your P.B.J., Corrie?"

"No, I don't like P.B.J."

"Well, just try it, you might be surprised that you like it... See, wasn't that good?"

"Actually, yes!"

"That's because hunger is the best spice!"

"I don't know about that...."

"It's true, my Daddy told me so."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another New Soficism

"I want to marry daddy when I grow up!"

"You can't marry Daddy, he's your daddy-- he can't be your husband!"

"Oh....... Well then, I wish Uncle Ben was my Daddy instead........"

Friday, January 4, 2008

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Grown-up's Christmas

Trying to stay asleep....





Now that you've woken me up, you better give me some presents!!




Sam, finally conscious enough to open his stocking. Note to self: buy Sam new Christmas stocking....


PRESENTS!









There seems to be some confusion here.....











And now back to bed....



Violet's Christmas

Okay, mom! I'm ready for presents!

Now, how do you do this again?

Thanks for showing me how, Sofi!


Cool! A baby-doll!

Kisses....
"eyes..."






Oh man, do I have to share Aunt Polly with HIM????

Judah's Christmas

Waking up the grown-ups! Only Grandad beat us up..

Aunt Tessi introduces me to the Christmas tree:

Momma shows me how the whole present-opening thing works...


Hmmm, veeerrry interesting...


I think I get it now, Mama!


Checking out my present from Daddy with Aunt Polly's help:


Okay, now what?


Time for our nap!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Sofi's Christmas

Waking up the grown-ups!! (at 6:30!!!!!)



Waiting for my turn for presents....
At last!!

Trying on the skirt from Grammy.