Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Gillian is teething - getting her top set of cuspids. They seem to be causing way more pain than any of her other teeth had been for her. Poor dear. And, poor mommy & daddy...
Check out the Squeaker Sneakers at Rosie Toesies, too. At first I thought, "that is totally annoying & lame..." But! Maybe it wouldn't be so bad at the park, where your little ones are running around. Easier to keep track of....
Friday, July 11, 2008
They have a really similar message. But, they are very different from each other. One did well in the box office, the other didn't. They are both quite "heavy", as they deal with unwanted pregnancies.
Bella is just that. Beautiful. We highly recommend this film. More people need to see it. It played in very few theaters, for a very short time. Our local blockbuster doesn't even carry it. Everyone should ask their video store to get it! But, be prepared to cry...
"BELLA is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever."
Juno won an Oscar & more awards, and was nominated for a bunch more, too. It does have some scenes & conversations that are a bit inappropriate. But, should be fine for adults. Overall, the film was very touching. The characters are excellent - they really draw you in. Apparently the writer is not pro-life. But, the film is very life honoring.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
This is one of the very few ways Gillian will eat any meat. I made this for Girl's book club last month & Gillian ate nearly half of a piece. Scott & I were amazed! So, I have made it a few more times since then. She eats it every time. I'm glad it's an easy one, with ingredients we always have on hand!
We just made it last week for a 4th of July bbq. I'm sad I didn't take any pictures from this last week. Scott's parents & brother came to town for the holiday weekend. We had a good time! And, on the 4th, my family all came over ,too, for a bbq. Gillian loved that day. She spent almost the whole day outside.
Anyway - here's the recipe for the chicken. It's a simple one to remember, as the measurements are almost all the same!
10 chicken breasts (or whatever pieces you want...)
1/3 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. oregano leaves, finely chopped
1/3 c. rosemary leaves, finely chopped
1/3 c. thyme leaves, finely chopped
1/3 c. kosher salt
2 1/2 T. freshly ground black pepper
Marinade the chicken pieces in the lemon juice & olive oil, at least 1 hour.
Prepare the grill.
Combine herbs & salt & pepper in a bowl . Dredge each piece of chicken in rub.
Grill the chicken over medium coals, for about 20 minutes. (depending on the cut of meat & thickness, etc...)
She has been sleeping in a big girl toddler bed, in her new room, for a week now. It is a little rough. But, better than I had imagined.
Here she is posing for a photo in her new bed.
Now I am trying to potty train her. I've learned one thing so far. Potty training is exhausting to the trainer! Yesterday I thought maybe I was pregnant again already. I was that tired. I was almost falling asleep, every time I stopped moving. Having to watch her so attentively at every moment wears me out. Potty Training is probably very tiring to the trainee, too. Can you imagine, having someone ask you every 2 minutes, "Do you have to go potty?! Tell Mama if you have to go potty, okay? We go potty in the potty seat now." That has the wear out the hearer, too.
So far I haven't learned anything else. Meaning we have not been successful!