Thursday, August 14, 2008

Baby Update and more

Its been a while and I apoligize. Things are hectic around here these days. I will talk more about that soon.

First, baby talk. I had a dr appt last Thursday. 12 weeks. Had a ultrasound and bloodwork done to check for downs and everything came back normal. Babys heartrate was a strong 151 beats per minute. I have a picture from the ultrasound but Im having trouble getting it scanned it, as soon as I can get it figured out I will post it. The baby had his hands behind his head relaxing and feet up in the air. Uber Cute! My next appt is September 4th, but nothing too exciting is going to happen at this appt.

Madison is in her final week of swim lessons and Im so glad. Im so tired of driving to swim everyday! She is doing wonderfully though and I would say she is now a swimmer. No floaties needed. She knows how to do her strokes and kick her feet and how if she gets tired she can flip on her back and float. Money well spent if you ask me.

School for her is in 10 days. We went last night and she picked out a Camp Rock backpack and a lunch kit that looks like a purse. Its really cute. Christopher got a Cars backpack on wheels and a cars lunch kit that attatches to the backpack.
I wont be fighting the crowds this weekend for tax free weekend....I dont do well with crowds...I would rather just pay tax next week than fight the crowds. So thats my plan for now.
We find out Friday afternoon who Madisons teacher will be. And I am sure Christophers teacher will be calling next week as well to let me know he is in her class.

Lets see...what else....we have been busy getting organized....we think it will make the house function much more easily if things are organized and easy to find. So lots of cleaning and clearing things out. I recently set up a online resale shop that Im hoping to officially launch next week and share with you all. It will mainly be kids clothing, some adult, and even some household items. As soon as I get it up and running I will make a blog post to share with everyone.

Thats all for now from us. Hope you guys are enjoying the last days of summer!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

No Deep Frying Doughnuts!

So for breakfast today I thought I would make the family a nice treat. Usually we do a pretty healthy breakfast of pancakes or waffles(whole wheat) and turkey bacon cooked in the oven and fruit.

So today I made French Breakfast Muffins, also known as Doughnuts to my family! I got the recipe from a wonderful lady named Sandy on Babycenter last year I believe. They are still a hit! You can do the cinnamon sugar topping it suggests or even powdered sugar, a glaze if you are feeling ambitious! My kids love the cinnamon sugar so we stick with that. And they are wonderful dipped in a nice cup of coffee!!

French Breakfast Muffins

1 1/2 cups plus 2 T flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup butter, melted

Combine first five ingredients. Add milk, egg and 1/3 cup melted butter. Mix thoroughly. Grease and flour small muffin tins.

Fill 1/2 full and bake at 400ยบ for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove from pan immediately and dip in remaining 1/3 cup melted butter and roll in a mixture of the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Serve warm.Makes 24 mini-muffins

Note: Only fill the muffin tin halfway, so that the muffins don’t develop a “crown”. Start checking for doneness at about 12 minutes (original recipe says 20 minutes, but there’s no way!). These are excellent cold!!!

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