Monday, June 25, 2007

Our Little Girl

We had an ultrasound today and we are having a girl! We are very excited. She didn't really want to cooperate for the technician doing the ulstrasound, but she got all the measurements she needed and eventually was able to tell the baby is a girl. Everything looks good, the baby is the size and weight she should be at this stage. I am always comforted to know that all is going well. We are looking forward to the adventure of a girl, and all the fun clothes we can start getting.


Little Richie has moved on from the Wiggles and Backyardigans to Winnie the Pooh. We bought the classic movie last week, mostly because we have such fond memories of it, but Richie LOVES it. I think he would watch it all day long if we let him. I must say, I enjoy it so much more than many of the other shows he likes to watch, so I am not complaining. He is super cute when he watches, but I don't really want him watching so much t.v.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Bumps, Bruises and Goose Eggs

Richie had a little accident this week. He smacked his head REALLY hard on the edge of the coffee table trying to get off a chair. I helplessly watched the huge goose egg and bruise develop before my eyes and all I could do was hold him. The pictures don't really demonstrate how bad the bump was. He wouldn't let us ice it because he didn't like anything touching it, so I just cuddled with him (which seemed to be all he needed), and Richie gave him a blessing (and that was comforting to me). He was soon up and playing and seemed like nothing ever happened, except for when he would occasionally reach up and touch his head checking out his bump. It was a little traumatic at the time, but all is well now.

Let's Share!

I made my mom's potato salad for a BBQ with friends and it turned out great. I have been craving her recipe for a few weeks so I was very pleased that I was able to recreate it.

Getting her recipe also inspired me to share a new recipe that I just found and encourage others to share some of their recipes, it might be a fun way to try new things and expand our repertoires.

I got this recipe out of a cook book called "Always in Season" that I think I got for our wedding. It is a collection of recipes from the Junior League of Salt Lake City, Utah. I made it for the first time this week and we really liked it. I may use less garlic next time, but other than that, it was a hit with my family (and it was super easy).

Pulled Pork with Peaches

Ingredients:
1 (5 pound) boneless pork roast
4 cups sliced peeled peaches (I used frozen)
2/3 cup catsup
2/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger (I didn't use fresh, I used about a teaspoon of dry ginger powder from my pantry)

Place the pork roast in a slow cooker. Cook on Low for 5 hours. Remove the roast and shred with 2 forks. Discard the cooking liquids and return the roast to the slow cooker.

Combine the peaches, catsup, vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger in a blender container. Process until smooth. Mix with the pork. Cook for 1 to 2 hours longer.

Serve on Buns. Add coleslaw for a Southern touch.

Serves 12

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Summer Haircut

I was reluctant to do it, because I love his long hair, but we gave Richie a summer haircut. His little head would get so hot and sweaty and when I mentioned to big Richie that I was thinking about doing it, he was all for it.

Right before.

Halfway there.
He hated it while it was happening, but he was sure happy to wash it off when we were done.
Richie and Daddy's matching hair.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Singing Richie

Richie celebrated Memorial Day by hanging out on the balcony and singing a song.

We gave him a "summer haircut" yesterday. I will post some before and after pictures soon.