Sunday, November 29, 2009

It couldn't have been a more perfect day

The day after Thanksgiving was B-E-A-Utiful. It couldn't have been any more perfect for Chet, my brother, and my dad to put up Christmas lights! Oh yeah, Reese helped too.

Reese LOVES blow ups, so imagine her excitement when she got her very own!

Finding her own entertainment since she had to stay on ground level - she called it her bath tub.

You're so funny, Sissy!

Mesmerized by the men at work.

Daddy's headed up

He kept telling me it's a lot steeper up there than you think.


Oh geez, who let him up there?

More like who's going to get him down?

Grandpa was smart to stay on the ground.

It was scary watching these two

but I think they had fun.

They sat up there and cackled more than two women at the beauty salon.

Look who joined the party

Wishing he could be up there.

Time for a break

Guess Cru also thought it was snack time.....mmm, leaves!
Still lovin' on Santa. Wonder if she'll be this friendly to the real Santa?
Thanks so much Chet, Ty, and dad for your hard work. We LOVE our lights!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Not only was Thursday Thanksgiving, but it was also Cru's 9 month birthday!

You've been army crawling for quite a while now, but on Wednesday night, you crawled on all fours.

You now have 7 teeth (3 on top, 4 on bottom)! 3 just popped thru in the last week, which explains all the spitting up and poopy diapers.

You very rarely eat baby food anymore just handful after handful of puffs.

When you aren't crawling after your sister, you spend most of your time sitting with your toys. I think you are enjoying the new view.

You follow (and like) a strict, strict schedule. You never sleep past 7:30 am. You take about an hour morning nap and a 2 1/2 hour afternoon nap. Every night at straight up 8:00 pm, you are ready for your bath, bottle, and bed.

You are quickly turning into a little boy, which I'm excited about. But I wouldn't mind time slowing down just a bit.

Happy 9 months, Bubba. I love you!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's official, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday - you get to spend time with family, eat LOTS of great food, give extra thanks for all blessings, and you don't have to buy presents.

We started our Thanksgiving like we always do, at Grandma and Grandpa Buchman's.

Reese and Aunt Cheyna

Happy Thanksgiving, Grandma!

Cru with Aunt Casyn and Aunt Cheyna

Tickle, tickle

Reese insisted her "friends" join us for lunch.

Cru's first Thanksgiving dinner - puffs!

Uncle Caid - you're such a natural

Enough eating, time for entertainment. Reese always makes her way upstairs and yells for Grandpa to come play his guitars.

Reese's turn

with a little help

2 seconds after this picture she yelled, "It's so heavy, take it off!"

The whole Buchman family

Thanks for staying with us Chancey and Cason.

Evening time was spent in Lindsborg with Grandma Linda's side of the family.

Audrey and Cru are excited to be eating another feast!

Reese was excited to play with Christian.

Pound love

Intense foosball game

They practiced feeding "Allison" (Reese's new eating and crying baby) in preparation for Christian becoming a big brother next Friday, if not before.

What a wonderful day! I'm thankful beyond words for these two blessings.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Yum, yum, yum delicioso!

In preparation for Thanksgiving, this week I'm fixing meals that taste nothing like turkey and potatoes so our taste buds will be good and ready Thursday. Tonight we had a little fiesta.
Here's what you need
  • tortillas
  • chicken (I use canned chicken (2 cans drained) because it's less time consuming and it shreds nicely in the mixture, but you can cube chicken breasts if you like. Just cube and cook them all the way thru in the skillet before adding the other ingredients.)
  • salsa (this is an optional ingredient, but I recommend using it, however much you like, I usually use about 4 tablespoons)
  • 1 can of green chile enchilada sauce
  • 1 can green chiles
  • 1 pkg of cream cheese

Are you noticing my trend of only making dishes with very few simple/non-chopping/non-measuring ingredients?

Next, place chicken, cream cheese, chiles, and salsa into a skillet (that's everything except the enchilada sauce and tortillas).

Heat it all together until it looks like well-blended mush - appetizing, huh.

Finally, fill tortillas (usually makes 5-6 enchiladas) and cover with green chile enchilada sauce and cheese if you like. I think I've mentioned before that I'm not a normal eater, so I rarely put cheese on anything.

Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Enjoy! (Reese sportin' the festive tableware this month)

Have you also noticed we are fans of fiesta dip and chips with our Mexican dishes...mmm!