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Gimme Pizza! I want Pizza!

Addison woke me up at 6:30ish today with Haden following suit around 7:15 so it was a up and early day for us. This has been happening more frequently. I am actually considering working myself into a new bedtime and giving up my late nights. ๐Ÿ™ I’m really not a morning person but I guess it just one of the sacrifices I am going to have to make for the kids because they seem to like the mornings now. Blah! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am actually having a really awesome day. Both of the kids seem to feel loads better even though we still have some snotty noses going on. We may have been slackin’ and out of our groove all week but I think we have been making up for it today. I feel excited and not stressed about the move because everything is right on track. So for lunch we made pizza! Haden kneaded the dough. Haden put slices of plum tomatoes, green bell peppers & mushrooms on our pizza. Well, mushrooms only went on my half because Haden insists that mushrooms are gross! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The finished product! It wasn’t half bad either. Italy is home of the pizza! Buon giorno is “hello” is Italian. Parmesan cheese comes from around a region in Italy called Parma… Haden really LOVES parmesan cheese. And Italians are very passionate about soccer & have some of the best teams in the world. ๐Ÿ™‚ Addison is 6 months old today! My sweet little girl is growing SO fast. ย  Some of my enthusiasm has left me now that I have found out that the people that were supposed to be helping us move have bailed out at the last second. Just freakin’ great. Why can’t things just go smoothly for once???!!! Is that so much to... read more

My Mushroom Mincer

I had a great day today. I stressed minimally about the move & did very little to actually get ready for it. Not sure where that came from. We have a week and one day but for some reason today I am just not getting all worked up about it. I am even making plans to spend a nice chunk of Saturday at the Atlanta History Museum enjoying the Opening Day of the Lincoln exhibit. This week we decided to make fried rice with vegetables and learn a little about China. “Hello” in Chinese is “Ni hoa”. China is the 3rd largest country in the world but is the most populated one. One fifth of the world’s population is Chinese. I totally let Haden wield a real knife today for the very first time. He cut up the mushrooms for our fried rice. I was very proud. He was MOSTLY very responsible while using it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The finished product! The rice included mushrooms, bok choy, scallions, peas and bean sprouts. And of course some soy sauce! Sorry for the crappy quality photos lately. My camera is in our car, which is usually with Michael at work & I keep forgetting to get it out when he is at home. Like right now would be the perfect time to go grab it since I am thinking about, except he is over at a friend’s house working on his new motorcycle. Yes. I said motorcycle. I think somewhere along the way I became the cool wife because I so was not down with the idea a few years ago when I was approached with it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Miss Little Butt is pulling up on EVERYTHING! Getting herself into lots of trouble too, when she falls. I guess from here on out we are going to be looking at lots of bumps and bruises. She seems her happiest when she is loose in the floor with tons of interesting objects surrounding her so that she can have her pick of what she wants to entertain herself with. I am seriously enjoying being a mommy to two. Now that I am more adjusted I am starting to have doubts about weather or not I am actually done having babies. SHHH!!! Don’t tell Michael. He will have a cow. I still think I don’t want anymore for a while… LOL. Funny for the Day: I put eyeliner on after dinner ย because we had to go... read more


It is looking more and more like cooking will be a big part of our homeschooling adventure. When we recently went to the Homeschooling Expo at Cobb Galleria, I found this awesome book called The Usborne Children’s World Cookbook. It is separated by countries and has recipes for authentic dishes that are popular there. Today for our ย country/cooking project we made Lamingtons, which are little cakes covered in chocolate icing with coconut flakes that are from Australia. I let Haden add ingredients & mix stuff up. Lately I have even been letting him (with help) put eggs in things after I crack them. A little sweet for me but Haden deemed them DELICIOUS! Whenever we do these, we alway learn some facts about the country that the dish comes from. I use a book called My Picture Atlas, which is made by Priddy Books. Today we learned that 65% of Australia is made up of the “outback” and Australia is famous for the Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest living thing on... read more

Super Baby Porridge

I have been perusing my copy of the book Super Baby Food that I bought about a year ago when I saw it at Goodwill for a $1.50. I heart buying books from Goodwill! I thought this week I would give making some rice cereal a try or as she calls it in the book “Super Porridge”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Addison just got her highchair from my mom today. She seemed to really like sitting at the table like a big girl. Haden was totally jealous because he wanted to sit in it REALLY REALLY bad. Haden helped me put the rice in the blender and let it grind up for me. He loves the blender because it is loud. The finished product! I added breastmilk after this picture because it was too thick. Addison’s first adventure with TRYING to eat solids. She wasn’t really much interested. There was a lot of tongue thrusting and I am not sure she actually swallowed any of it. I may try again tomorrow while my porridge is still good but I think most likely we will be waiting a while longer to start solids. She is totally sitting herself all the way up from crawling position now. Go Baby... read more

God dag! (Hello)

Last night after our fun day out, we came home and made a Danish Smorrebrod, which is an open sandwich made on rye bread. You butter the bread and then top it with whatever you want. On ours we put swiss cheese, lettuce, shrimp, red onion & topped it with pepper and some lemon juice. It was pretty okay. ๐Ÿ™‚ Although, I enjoyed mine more than Haden. Haden just ate the shrimp off of his pretty much. We also learned a few fun facts about Denmark. Like… Denmark is made up of a peninsula and over 400 small islands. They are famous for their pork products. And Legos were invented by a Danish... read more

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