Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Easy Pumpkin Muffins (from www.ourbestbites.com)
2 boxes of spiced cake mix
2 cans (medium) of pumpkin puree
1 bag of chocolate chips
Mix the cake mix and pumpkin together. Fold in the chocolate chips. Using a spoon (these don't bake to look very pretty- they keep the same shape you start with) fill the muffin tins.
Bake for 22 minutes at 350 degrees.
This recipe made about 40 muffins, and our best bites reports that these are 1 WW point.
Something about fall makes me love casseroles. And having people over for supper. This recipe makes a TON of food- and its addicting, so share with friends :)
Potato Casserole (from my mom)
2 lb bag of frozen hash browns
1 pint of sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded cheese
2 tbsp minced onion
crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup melted butter
Thaw the potatoes. Mix all (non-topping) ingredients together- and put into a greased 9x13 pan. Your pan will be FULL. Sprinkle the corn flakes on top and cover with melted butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Not too much has changed this past month, but here's some of the highlights:
Shoes: size 5
Clothing: 12-18 months
Interests: Elmo, cars/trucks/trains, books, opening and closing doors
Words: dada, a form of 'I did it!' and 'all done'
Bryson had his second ear surgery this past week. His old tubes were removed, and new tubes were placed that are supposed to last longer. He also had his adenoids removed. He seems to be doing quite well. It appears that he can hear more- we will have his hearing re-checked by an audiologist in October. I'm praying that this new set of tubes will reduce the infections and we'll have a healthy winter.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Floor/1st shelf: Bryson's toys and puzzles
2nd shelf: sensory tubs (rice, beans and noodles), Lincoln logs and speech therapy toys/manipulative's
3rd shelf: my scrapbooking stuff
top wooden shelf: speech therapy games, printing papers, folders and assorted scrapbooking stuff.
I love the way this all came together. Bryson only have a few toys left downstairs now, and we spend more time up here at as family now that we have a couch to hang out on......And, what would a post be without a Bryson photo? He seems to be enjoying the game room now too!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I'm going to keep the trike and the workbench in the attic and pull them back out around Christmas....... This next weekend is our neighborhood's annual garage sale, so we'll see what other goodies I find!!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
*Bryson's now walking!
*Completely off the bottle, taking whole milk and water through a sippy cup.
*He moved up to the next room at school! Now, he only has one nap a day.
*He eats whatever we eat- and we rarely find a food he doesn't like.
*Bryson weights 27 lbs, and is 30 1/4 inches tall. (90th %iles)
*He's a HUGE thumb sucker- speech therapy, here we come! :)
*He really enjoys playing with other kiddos- we caught Bryson and our neighbor, Lauren, playing peek-a-boo the other night with each other.