Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Well another St Patty's has come and once again no green beer for me. Working in St Paul I got to see a lot of the action starting early today. The streets were full of green!!!

Chase and I ran some errands and decided to stop at McD's for a Shamrock Shake. Next best thing to green beer. As you can see from the pictures Chase got just as much ice cream on his shirt as in his belly.
Maybe next year I can join in on the green beer again. Wishing everyone the "Luck of the Irish" to you!!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Why you don't leave a 2 year old alone in the bathroom.

I left Chase to brush his teeth in our bathroom while I went to finish packing for our weekend trip up north. He had just had a bath and was about 10 mins away from bed. Mostly he brushes his teeth and comes back down the hall looking for me. It had been a couple minutes and I hadn't seen him yet. I called his name a couple times but he didn't come out. Than he appears out of the bathroom his hair totally slicked down all greased up. He got into Eric's crew pomade. Not sure how much he got in his hair. But it was a total mess!!!

I got a "that's why you can't leave 2 year old alone in the bathroom" from Eric. And Eric got to give him his 2nd bath of the evening.

Here's a shot of his hair dressing talents.

Spring is a coming!!

I need shades when I eat cones.

Chase and I went to the DQ last weekend to get a little lunch and celebrate the nice weather. He didn't finish his lunch but he did finish his cone with out any help.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Daddy the hair dresser

So this is what Chase looks like a lot of the time after Eric gives him a bath and gets him ready. I think Eric is secretly living through his son's hair since his has never nor will ever be able to do this with his own hair.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grandma/Papa come for a visit

Our Cookie Monster!!
A portion of the cookies made.
Chase and Papa reading???

Eric got a great deal on some floor seats for the T-wolves game so he invited my dad to join his brothers and him for the VIP treatment at the game. So my parents made a trip down to see us. Chase entertained them by playing the WII. Yes-he beat his grandma bowling (but it was her first time playing the game). Than papa and Chase read a couple books and took a little nap. They also played hockey, basketball, and a little baseball in the house. We headed out for dinner at Granite City. Chase won't let anyone else hold him except papa and he even had to sit by him at dinner.

On Sunday the girls headed out to shop since I never get to do that anymore. We made the most of it hitting the mall and The General Store (cute gift shop in Minnetonka). We got back in time for the guys to head downtown for the game. I had this great ideal to make Monster cookies. My dear friend Kara makes them and they taste so darn good!! Little did I know how much of a project it would be. Once we figured out how much stuff we needed we could barely find a bowl big enough to fit all the ingredients. Yes this recipe is a monster!! I would not recommend doing it while trying to entertain a toddler. My mom ended up doing most of the work. But we finished them after about 3 hours worth of time and 212 cookies later.

Monster Cookies Recipe
Mix the following ingredients together with mixer in a Large bowl!
1 lb butter
1 dozen eggs
4 c sugar
2 lbs brown sugar
3 lbs peanut butter
1 Tbsp Karo syrup
4 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp vanilla
Stir in the following with a spoon.
1 lb chocolate chips
1.5 lbs M&M candies
18 cup oatmeal
Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. DON'T OVER BAKE.
After baking leave cookies on the pan for a few mins before removing to cooling rack.
Recipe makes 8-12 dozen depending on size.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Baby Update-29 Weeks!

I had another ultrasound this morning and everything looked good. Baby is measuring right on my due date of May 19th. Baby was 2 pounds 15 oz. (compared to my baby center emails baby's at 29 weeks weigh about 2 1/2 pounds.) So I could be having another bigger than normal kid. Though I don't think it will be the 9 pound something like Chase was. I have an appointment with the doctor next week so they will let me know how my amniotic fluid levels are. The ultrasound tech got a couple shots this time but when she went to print them out the machine didn't work. So no pictures again. But that's ok I would just sit and study them to figure out if it's a boy or girl. Baby was sleeping most of the time but I did notice some big feet. We could have another one walking at 9 mths again if he/she gets it's dad's feet again.

As for me feeling pretty good most days. Haven't gained as much weight (so far) as with Chase. A lot less time laying on the couch this time around. People have said I look to be carrying different and seem smaller than last time. First off- Thanks for those comments!! Me myself not sure if I'm carrying different and I think I'm huge. I can't seem to get enough BBQ chips could eat them with every meal. I also love chocolate malts this time around. Little strange since I'm not a huge chocolate fan. But I have to say any other sweets including sugar cereals is probably my favorite thing once again.

So a little over 2 months to go until baby is here. We have a lot of small projects I would like to get done at the house before hand. I sure hope Eric is ready for my before baby to do list!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

22mths already

Checking the Fish out at the Rain Forest Cafe

Saying Cheese

Chase riding some fish at the MOA

Hard to believe but Chase is almost 2. We happen to be at the MOA for his 22 mth. We went to the Rain Forest Cafe for dinner and than walked around the park and finished with some ice cream.

So what does a 22 mth old do? Well Chase is now saying full sentences. He repeats many words (or attempts too). He's enjoying sports a lot more. He's able to catch and throw a ball with good control. His basketball game has improved. He is also into swinging the baseball bat and playing hockey. Besides sports he's enjoying putting together puzzles, reading books on his own, painting, and singing. His favorite song is "Wheels on the Bus" and we hear it at most meal times now. He even got on the potty the other day and did a #1 and #2. He hasn't done it since than but it's a start.

He does or says something new everyday and makes us laugh and melts our hearts. We are so enjoying this age.

Chase doing his new favorite thing. Bowling on the WII. He also enjoys playing baseball too.