September 23, 2009


I decided to cut Mary Ellen's bangs today. I put her baby hair clippings in this envelope for her baby book:

I wanted to grow her bangs out like Hattie's, but I was tired of fighting the battle of the bangs in the eyes because she wouldn't keep a bow in her hair to save her life. The poor thing was starting to look like a sheep dog.

Anyway, I think the bowl haircut kind of suits her. With that face, she could pull off any hairstyle! And she has no excuses for not learning to walk because she can see where she's going now :)!

September 21, 2009


The dress - $35
The babysitter - FREE (thanks, Aunt Brittany!)
The jewelry - $20
The shoes - $25
Getting to have a night out with my hunk of a husband - PRICELESS!

Can you tell I only bargain shop :)!?!?!

Yes, the night on the town was work related for my hunk. But the alcoholic drinks flowed like milk and honey, and the food was great. And the kids were AT HOME IN BED. And I was so proud to be on HIS arm all night. So I didn't mind. Nope. Not at all. We had FUN!

September 17, 2009


is her new word, which is added to......
"mama" and
"dada" and
"uh-oh" and
She finds one and chases it around all day, calling it by name. Hattie never did that.

And she NEVER keeps her "purties" in her hair. She rips them out within 5 seconds of me putting them in.
She loves to grunt and "out-noise" her sister.
I think we might have a bit of a tomboy on our hands :).

September 3, 2009

The Best Chicken Nuggets

This recipe is one that I have made over and over again for the last couple of years. Sean loves it, and the girls love it, too, so I thought I'd share another way to cook that chicken breast you have sitting in your fridge!

Chicken Nuggets
(serves 8) I normally don't use 2 lbs of chicken so mine doesn't serve that much and we still have leftovers,
and the leftovers are GREAT in a salad the next day for lunch!
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3/4 cup butter, melted (I use the lowfat stuff!)
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

1.) In a bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and all your seasonings. Place melted butter in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken cubes in butter and then roll in bread crumb mixture.

2.) Place breaded chicken cubes in a greased baking sheet or pan. Bake, uncovered at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until juices run clear.

So delicious and so simple!

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