Saturday, November 28, 2009
another pic from our Dickens Holiday- the downtown Fayetteville Christmas season kickoff.
check out the kids' beautiful new Christmas outfits from Nana & Papa.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Here's Papa Turkey
Try to guess what temperature our Thanksgiving was- Papa's shorts or Nana's ski jacket?
Here's our pilgrims and indians.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
here's what you get when you let your 5 year old use the camera for the first time- he was copying Bob taking pictures of himself in his book.
you know it's a good friend when they help you when they're sick!
our adorable baby girl
guess who took this pic of me & James painting the bathtub
our oven fried chicken turned out super yummy- we broke tradition Friday night and had chicken and waffles (homemade pumpkin waffles.) we ate tons of both.
baby girl in her new pose
our old bathroom- I can't wait to put up pics of our new bathroom- James is working so hard on it and it really looks good!
the boys were super excited to see a Mr. Potatohead character and the new exhibit
the kids inside the block house they built- it was very hard to keep up with the 2 year old demolition crew
T can drive and clean
what a fun day! We sure wish Marbles was closer!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Southwestern Pumpkin Soup
3 cups chicken stock
1cup whipping cream
1 15-oz. can pure pumpkin
3 tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Chopped Fresh Cilantro for Garnish
Bring chicken stock and whipping cream to a boil in a heavy medium pot. Whisk
in canned pumpkin, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, coriander and nutmeg. Reduce
heat to medium and simmer until soup thickens slightly and flavors blend, about
15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish
with cheese and cilantro.
James had eye surgery Monday morning- he's been very sleepy with the tons of medicine after the surgery but is glad he won't have to wear glasses anymore. We were really glad my Mom could come up to visit and help us as I chauffeured James to his appointments. We had a great visit to Cape Fear Botanical Garden Saturday morning- beautiful day out and beautiful spot. Nana will probably need to make up for lost sleep when she gets home since boys woke her early each morning.
Here's pics of our bathroom renovation project- we'll start tiling this weekend.
More bathroom work- James did almost all the work but the boys and I did help a little. I wish I had a pic of all three boys in the tub covered in dust trying to scrape off the horrible wallpaper.
Our family of pumpkins
soon to be pies :)