30 March 2012

13/52: Details

I adore this picture of Casper. He is checking out a plastic red golf tee that he was using to golf in the front yard earlier this week. He is at that age where he checks out everything so intently, looking for the details in all that he comes across.

22 March 2012

12/52: Hunger

The theme this week was "Hunger" and we have a lot of that going on with Owen. He so desperately wants to eat everything we are eating. In fact, he gets mad when we are eating and not sharing with him. Of course, we can't share with him yet (come on, he's only 5 months old, no ice cream or spaghetti yet for that guy), but he has had some food. He had a taste of all natural applesauce and the other day I made him baked sweet potato baby food (roasted a sweet potato and pureed it with a little breastmilk to a nice consistency). Sweet potato was Casper's first real meal, too.

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19 March 2012

Sweet Shot Tuesday- Cherry Blossoms

We ran out to check out the cherry blossoms last weekend, love this image!

linking up with My3Boybarians for
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15 March 2012

11/52: The Eyes of March

I was so busy this week and didn't get a chance to get a great picture of anyone's eyes. I did get some cute photos of Casper playing in the sprinkler (we have had AMAZING weather), and this cute one of Owen but I know I have taken better 'eye' pictures before. Anyway, here is my "Eyes of March" image.

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14 March 2012

Back to the Work

So, Monday was my first day back to work in nearly a year. I haven't worked since I was put on bed rest in late May last year, and I've been on maternity leave since October. Wow, that's nearly a year.

Today was the first time I have had a chance to update the blog this week (or since sometime last week, actually). I hope I have time to keep up with this blog and my photography, but it's going to be hard with two little kids and a full-time job, and a DC commute. 

Anyway, I came home on Monday completely overwhelmed and on edge. Being away from the boys all day, especially since I usually nurse Owen several times during the day, was killer. Dealing with all of the boring administrative things that come with starting a new job was less than exciting. And dealing with the DC traffic, while it could have been worse (no major traffic delays), still wasn't fun. So I was pretty tired when I got home. I think I am going to enjoy my new job, but I have LOVED being home with the boys and am going to miss it a lot, naturally.    

On Sunday, we went out for a little drive and then met some friends for lunch. It was a blast!

The Washington Monument from across the river

George Washington Masonic Temple in Old Town from across the river

Capital Building and Smithsonian

07 March 2012

Recipe- BBQ Chicken Pizza

This is one of our favorite meals. So yummy and easy!
BBQ Chicken Pizza

2 chicken breasts, chopped into small pieces
1/2 red onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pizza crusts (I use Bobali Thin Crust pizza because I am lazy and want this to be quick)
Extra virgin olive oil
Favorite BBQ sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's Original)
4 cups grated Italian cheese blend or mozzarella

Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and cumin. Saute it with onion and garlic until browned. Add 1/4 cup of bbq sauce and mix together. Remove from heat.

Brush a couple of tablespoons of olive oil onto each crust. Brush on bbq sauce to taste. Sprinkle on cheese evenly. Sprinkle on chicken mixture evenly. Sprinkle on a little more cheese.

Bake following your pizza crust directions (Bobali is baked at 450 for 8-10 minutes). Remove from oven and sprinkle on some chopped cilantro.

  • Our friends (hi, Josh and Ann!) who made this for us originally also added halved cherry tomatoes before cooking but I don't use them since Chris isn't a fan.
  • The cilantro is my addition (and addiction).
  • We were also talking last night and some nice crumbled bacon would really add something to this dish, I'm going to try that next time.
  • Basically, this recipe is very customizable and everything is done to your taste. 

Please let me know if you try this recipe and what you thought!

A Story of Pee and Crayons

Last night Casper and I were peacefully coloring in his giant Cars Toon coloring book.

Chris and Owen were wrestling on the sofa (well, Owen was trying to shove Chris's hand in his mouth) and Chris and I were talking about something (it was incredibly important, I'm sure).

A minute or two later, I realize that Casper is no longer coloring with me and I hear him being VERY QUIET in the kitchen, the kind of quiet that means someone is doing something dangerous or made a huge mess.

I walk into the kitchen and see a giant puddle of pee inches away from the Lightening McQueen potty, Kiki trying to lick up the pee as fast as she could, and Casper eating a yellow crayon as fast as he could.

The only thing I could do is laugh.

Check out more hilarious stories at Finding the Funny.

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06 March 2012

I Heart Faces: Beautiful B&W

beautiful sleeping baby boy
milk dribbling off his cheek
love love love

This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

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05 March 2012

The Cutest Baby in the World

I had such a great time taking these photos of Owen last week. He is such a pretty baby (if Casper heard me say that, he would say "Boys aren't pretty, Mom, boys are boys!"). Looking back on these photos, I realize I need to work on my backgrounds more and make sure there aren't any distractions there and that the background is smooth. But I still really like these photos, and who can resist a blue eyed baby boy in a cloth diaper and matching Baby Legs?  

There is a little finger blur here, but I still love this picture!

Anyone who doesn't think this is adorable is crazy!

Check out the rest of the Show of Your Shot participants at And Then She Snapped.

02 March 2012

9/52: A Great Leap

The theme this week for the P52 challenge was "A great Leap." We have been concentrating so hard on potty training over here all week and Casper has made "Great Leaps" towards no more diapers! He is doing so well that we all went out for pizza on Wednesday night as a special treat.

And, yes, he is reading a Dr. Suess book upside down.

What a cutie!

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