Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy, Happy New Year!!! We have been so blessed to have almost a year of a super cute, extremely healthy, pretty much perfect son! (Yes, we are biased!) I could not have asked for more! I can't imagine what 2012 can possible bring ;) ! I can only hope that it is just as good as 2011! I hope you all have an extremely blessed new year!! 

Good news: It looks like Evan can have shellfish! He loved crab! Of course we didn't give him a whole crab leg (as pictured), but I had to capture the 'crab' that he ate! 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Play date success!

Well, I hosted my first 'official' play date!! It went wonderful! Evan loved playing with his friends!!

Here is the recipe for the dip I made:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/8 cup buttermilk
  • 1/8 cup chopped jalapeno
  • 1 (1/2 ounce) packet dry ranch dressing mix 

Mix ingredients in blender or food processor, until smooth. Serve with tortilla chips, or as a salad dressing.

I just do my dip to taste. Some like it saltier and some like spicier. After a few tries it is yummy and easy to make!!

Special thanks to Emily for taking these wonderful photos!! You did an amazing job!!

We had an amazing 2011!! I just hope that 2012 will bless us just as much!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy 11 Months!

Happy 11 months to my precious son! It is so hard to believe my next monthly post he will be a year old. I mean seriously, where has the time gone? Mark and I have had a wonderful few days hanging out with the little dude. It is so nice to have this quality time together. Sadly, Mark has to go back to work tomorrow and I am sure Evan will miss having his daddy around. The good news is we have Gymboree and 'aunt' Mandy coming over to keep him sidetracked!! We love you, Evan!!

Stuffed with goldfish!

Don't touch my puffs, mommy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!! We had a wonderful Christmas at our house. We were lucky enough to have Mark's family and My family here! It was fantastic to let everyone experience Evan's first Christmas with us. He, of course, was not too interested in his presents. He ripped open ONE of his presents and took a few bows off. He loved walking around in our wrapping paper mess. It was a Christmas obstacle course! 

On Christmas Eve, we all went to church, but Evan spent his time coloring in the back with a new friend. After church, we all worked hard making taco, tamales, and tortilla soup. It was delicious! Evan enjoyed some tortilla soup before he had to go to bed. Once Evan was asleep the fun began! We played a new game the elves lefts us, Quelf! It was an hilarious game!! You have to be ready to act a fool, but we made some great memories. Who knew my mom was great at slow motion, Mark could beat box, Matt could be in the nutcracker, Marilyn has talent as a mime, and Lindsey was Almighty Lord of Quelf! We learned so much :)

Well, I am happy to say that Santa came to visit! I guess we were all good this year. Between eleven people we had more than enough presents to open. We are truly blessed!!! Once the gifts were open, we began making Christmas dinner. Mark was in charge of the turkey, which was really delicious, but someone an oven fire was started. I mean flames 3-5 inches high. It was scary, but somehow we managed to get it out and did not ruin the turkey. That was our only disaster of the day! Our dinner turned out amazing. For the first time cooking it, with family help, no dish ended up terrible. In fact, everything tasted great! I can only hope that next year goes just as well! It was great to have family around and I am truly sad that everyone is gone and the house is quiet again!