Thursday, September 29, 2011


Today was Cowboy/Cowgirl Day at Preschool...


and I'm 18 weeks!

The BIG sonogram appointment is THIS coming Monday!!!  What do you think?  Boy or Girl?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Fall!

Today, we celebrated the first day of fall with a trip to the Arboretum!


I {heart} fall!

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Soup Season!

The temperatures are dropping {slowly}, which means it's time for soup season!  Seriously, one reason why I love fall is beacause I love the smell of a good soup simmering on the stove.  I've never shared a recipe before, but I want to share one of my favorite soups with you!  Why you ask?  Because I've been known as the "Soup Queen" to some people {okay maybe just one person}, since I love to make soups! 
Disclamer:  I  have gotten all of my favorite soup recipes from my mother, so maybe SHE is the "Soup Queen?

Shrimp Corn Chowder {Aaron's most-favorite soup ever}

1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 c butter
3 c whole milk
8 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed
1 can of Rotel tomatoes and green chillies
2 cans of creamed corn
1 T dried basil
1T Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning  {this is spicy, so add more or less to whatever degree of spicyness you like}
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 1/2 lbs small shrimp, cooked, peeled, and deveined {you can find them in the frozen seafood section}

Saute bell pepper, onion, and garlic in butter until softened.  Add the rest of ingredients and simmer on medium for 30 minutes. 

Serve immediately.  Aaron and I like to sprinkle a little Tony's on top before eating.  This soup is delicious with corn bread!


Friday, September 16, 2011

How have I not blogged about this?

Maybe because I'm not that faithful to blogger, or because I'm a busy Mommy, but how could I forget to announce this to the world {or about a hand full of people ;)}???

Cohen is without pacifier. I repeat, Cohen is without the beloved P-A-C-I!!! {We have to spell it, around here, because he's still missing it some.}

This is an iPhone picture from a bit ago....cracks me up every time!

He's been without it for about a month and still mentions it from time to time.  We decided to do the cold turkey method and after a few days he finally went to sleep without crying out for it.  We were very excited it went so well!  Yay for being a BIG boy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day of Preschool

But first a 14 week picture...

Here are the boys on their first day of preschool!
Noah (4 1/2), Cohen (2)




Noah with his teacher, Ms. Kelly.  She is awesome and he is so excited to be in the "big" class this year. 


Can't believe he is already in Pre-K!


Here is Cohen with Ms. "Corky" (Courtney).  He really does love her, he just woke up from his nap!


We all had a great first day, The boys did awesome and my class did great!  We are looking forward to a fun school year! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Last Last Friday Night

We braved the heat 2 Fridays ago, and made our way to the Rangers game!  It was Cohen's first game.  He did great!  Here are the pics!





Aaron's company Pacific Dental Services is an official sponsor of the Texas Rangers.  Every time there is a strikeout of the opposing team this flashes on the ribbon board...


We had a great time!