November 2012Back Home Again: November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

December Cara Box





Cara Box



I decided to participate in the December Cara Box exchange over at Wifessionals. This month's theme is holiday sparkle. Since I love the holidays and anything that sparkles, it's perfect!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving

I also forgot to post about Thanksgiving! My family came down and while it was a little hairy trying to cook with a toddler and newborn, it was really good to see them and I know they really enjoyed seeing Ewan and finally meeting Cecily.

My grandma didn't want to put her down

Mommy's turkey!

My uncle Jerry, Ewan. grandma, mom, myself and Cecily

One Month Checkup

I realized I forgot to post about Cecily's one month well visit. She's 10lbs 7.8oz and 23 inches and in the 86th and 97th percentiles, respectively. All on momma's milk! I am so proud of us because she has not had a drop of formula or bottle. Plus, I've been able to pump and get a freezer stash started, something I was never really able to do with Ewan.

The love I feel for this little girl is amazing. She's asleep on my lap at the moment and I can't just stop staring !at her

Sunday, November 25, 2012

One Month!

Guess who's one month old today?!



I can't believe my baby girl is already a month old! While I know I could never be a stay at home mom full time, it breaks my heart that my maternity leave is already half over and she will be spending her days at daycare all too soon. I've really cherished my time at home with her and am looking forward to my remaining month.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Walk Through the Neighborhood

Starting last week, I've been taking Cecily on walks through our neighborhood as long as the temperature is above 45 degrees and it's not raining. Today was a gorgeous November day, with the temperature in the 60s, so I decided to put off my chores and go for a walk after our lunch with my friend Rachel at Pita Pit (which if you don't have one near you, I am so sorry. This place is yummy and I'm so excited we finally have one here in Evansville!).

I had to add the requisite baby photo :-)

This is what we saw on our walk:

It's hard to see, but the tree is all decked out with Indianapolis Colts decorations. Devoted fan?
random pagoda in someone's backyard

I missed the peak color of these trees a few days ago, but they're still really pretty.

This is an Alcoa aluminum house


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Megan's Baby Shower

This past Saturday was my sister-in-law's baby shower with the Higgins family. It was a safari theme and I think it turned out pretty well. Megan and Chris got lots of goodies for their baby boy too!




Recipe Review

As you know, I've been in search of new recipes to try, particularly in my crockpot. I found this particular recipe on another blog that I follow and I decided to try it since I love pumpkin. Plus, it's so good for you and I figured it would be a great way to sneak get Alan to eat it since he's not a pumpkin fan.

Cheesy Pumpkin Sausage Pasta

I wasn't too sure about the combination of pumpkin and cheese at first, but it turned out to be really good! I added red pepper flakes for a little kick and I think the next time I make it, I will either not add an entire box of rotini or I will add more water/broth to the sauce since it had basically cooked away. This is definitely added to my list of crockpot recipes!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Leslie's Wedding

This Saturday was my friend Leslie's wedding. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and she was gorgeous. Her reception was at the Bauerhaus, but unfortunately we weren't able to go. Ewan is sick and was acting up really badly at the wedding, poor Alan only saw about 5 minutes of it before taking him out, and we decided it would be best to just come home after the ceremony so we didn't have to chase a cranky toddler around. I was pretty bummed because we never get to get dressed up and go somewhere anymore and I was really looking forward to it. Alan has promised me a date night where we get to do so...hopefully it won't be too far in the future!

Here are the few photos I was able to take.
My beautiful babies

Leslie's sister Sarah - you wouldn't believe she had a baby just over two weeks ago!

beautiful bride


Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Baumgart!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Recipe Request

I made several meals and froze them for consumption during my maternity leave. However, almost all of them are some form of lasagna and we're getting a little tired of it.

Do you have any recipe suggestions, like casseroles or something I can throw in the crock pot during the day?
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