Friday, November 21, 2008

Faith's first video

Faith got sick today, so I decided to cheer her up by watching videos. Then we decided to make our own. There's one portion of the video where Faith begins giggling and can't stop. Please make your guesses in the comments section and I'll let you know the answer ...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Julia can sit up!

So, Julia just turned 5 months, and I am amazed that she can balance and sit up for 10 seconds or so. Here is a video clip of one of her first times sitting up unassisted. Next time, I will put some pillows around her!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pumpkin fun!

There are so many interesting things you can do to a pumpkin. I realized how cool they were just recently. I mean, you have all the pumpkin flavored food in the fall and for Thanksgiving...pumpkin pie, pumpkin banana bread (my own recipe...pretty good!), pumpkin lattes, etc. We decorate or carve pumpkins for the fall. And of course, it is an event in and of itself to visit the pumpkin patch. They usually have mazes, hayrides or wagons and we get to pick out our own pumpkin.

Faith and I decided to make some fun out of a pumpkin we had picked from the "punk patch". First we cut the pumpkin open and took out all of the seeds. Faith thought it was a little slimy and would talk about it being "dirty". Here she is picking seeds out.

So, we took the seeds, cleaned them off and roasted them in the oven. Did you know pumpkin seed are also known as pepitas? You can put all sorts of flavors on the pumpkin seeds. Here are just a few types.

Italian Style Pumpkin Seeds -- Italian Seasoning Blend, Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Seeds -- Cinnamon, Ground Ginger and Pinch of Nutmeg, Butter

Greek Style -- Lemon Pepper Seasoning Blend, Oregano, Salt, Olive Oil

Buffalo Wings Pumpkin Seeds -- Butter, Tabasco Sauce, Salt

We did the Italian style. Faith loved them, as you can tell from the picture.

Then we took the pumpkin and put it in the oven and made some homemade macaroni and cheese and served it inside the pumpkin. Apparently you can put many things in the pumpkin...soup, stew, meatloaf, etc. The mac and cheese was good, but next time I probably will put something else in the pumpkin....Jason thought it looked like the pumpkin had worms in it!:) Here is Faith ready to eat one of her favorite foods!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The pumpkin thumb sucker!

When tragedy strikes, what do you do? Well, for this little pumpkin, her thumb came to the rescue. She was sitting up in the leaves and all of a sudden, she tumbled over into the leaves. No crying, no screaming...everything was ok, because she had her thumb!


Faith is such a sweet girl. Yesterday she asked me to close my eyes. So, I did, trusting that nothing bad would happen. When I did, I got a big kiss right on the lips from her. I opened my eyes and she squealed with delight. Here are some kissing pics of Faith.

Julia knows Faith is coming in for the big kiss...when they are sick, it is so hard to keep Faith from kissing Julia! She loves her little sissy so much!