Saturday, September 26, 2009

CRHS Cougar Stars Dance Clinic

Addyson is our little dancer in the family. She loves any form of it, ballet, getting her jam on, trying her hand at ballroom with her Dad, and so on...
A friend of mine told me about a dance clinic that the Cinco Ranch High School Cougar Stars were putting on so I figured this would be right up the little one's alley. It was from 12-5, pretty much all day, so I wasn't sure how she'd feel about that. She was fine with it, in fact, when I brought her to the school one of the girls on the drill team took her by the hand, then they skipped off and I didn't even get a wave or a , "Bye, Mom!" Instead of making me sad, I was relieved...
At 4:30 that afternoon all the families of the girls in the clinic were invited to come up to the school and see a performance that the girls put on. It was so CUTE! They did a short routine to Miley Cyrus', "Pumpin' Up The Party"(Addyson's new favorite song, of course). I was a bit worried if she'd freeze up while dancing in front of so many people but she did great! She was so excited to show off her new skills that she seemed to get over any nervousness pretty quick.

Ryan got some pics of her, but I guess the lighting was wrong, or maybe the camera was on the wrong setting. Either way the pics are still good...

Glad that Addyson had such a great time doing this, maybe one day she'll go far with this dancing thing??

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thank Goodness for Super Why and Beautiful Weather!

What a beautiful day we're having in Katy, TX today! When Addyson's carpool came to pick her up this morning for school I couldn't believe how nice it was outside. I came back in, got Lane and myself dressed then got ready to go on a run. It makes running so much more enjoyable when the sun isn't pounding on you and you have a cool breeze to go along with it. I was able to run faster and go farther this morning, yay me :)

As soon as we got back home Lane starts yelling, "Super Why MAMA, Super Why!" She is in love with this show on PBS. Ryan and I have recorded a few episodes so we'll have them on hand for emergencies, ha ha She's been watching it while I've gotten a few things done around the house.

I'm making what looks to be an easy, yummy, and fairly healthy dinner for us tonight. Ryan came home from work yesterday and announced that he'd only had 600 calories so far that day. Hmmm. Guess he's trying to tell me he's starting to watch what he eats, I can take a hint! No more Blue Bell for him, and if you know Ryan you know behind his family, this is his favorite thing, ever.

Here's what's on the menu for tonight, along with some fresh green beans;

Chicken Cordon Bleu

8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 slices of deli ham, thinly sliced
8 slices Swiss Cheese
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 cups Corn Flakes, crushed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. parsley flakes

Flatten chicken breasts with a meat mallet. Place 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese on top of flattened chicken. Roll chicken up and secure with a toothpick. Whisk together eggs and milk. In a separate dish, blend corn flakes with seasonings. Dip chicken in egg mixture and roll in corn flakes. Place in greased baking pan. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

And I found another recipe that looks good, think I'll make it and give it to a neighbor or something, I don't need to consume any more carbs than I do. I love to bake things, but know I don't need to be eating them!

Sour Cream Sweet Bread

1 1/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sour cream
3 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg

Cream first 5 ingredients together. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Mix dry ingredients with creamed mixture. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Both recipes came from this cookbook, and it's a good one!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tag, You're It!

So I see bloggers tagging other bloggers with random questions, and I was finally tagged, so here goes my version of answers...Oh, and if you read this consider yourself tagged! On your blog answer these questions too, I love to learn more about the people I care the most about!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:00

2. How do you like your steak? Med Rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

4. What is your favorite TV show? Right now it's a tie between Grey's Anatomy and Glee

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Just somewhere that has all four seasons, I'm not picky!

6. What did you have for breakfast? Special K with Red Berries

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Mexican

8. What foods do you dislike? Celery, Onions, Cilantro, oh the list goes on. And I wonder why my girls are such picky eaters?!

9. Favorite Place to Eat? Pappasito's and Perry's, a close race

10. Favorite dressing? Honey Mustard

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? 08' Tahoe

12. What are your favorite clothes? A comfy t-shirt, my favorite Gap Jeans, and my Merrill's. But I do like to get all dressed up when Ryan and I have a date :)

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Italy, New York or New Zealand

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Depends on the day, today 1/2 full

15. Where would you want to retire? A sprawling ranch in the hill country

16. Favorite time of day? Morning, it's when I have the most energy

17. Where were you born? Houston, TX

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football

19. Bird watcher? Umm, no

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning person, if I don't get to bed by 10 pm I'm a complete grouch the next day.

21. Do you have any pets? 2 cats, Hammer Johnson and Chester, and Baxter the dog.

22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Hmmm, not at the moment.

23. What did you want to be when you were little? The Governor of TX, really! Still think I should have gone into politics...

24. What is your best childhood memory? Long Summer days in the pool with my sisters, those were some of the best times.

25. Are you a cat or dog person? Both!

26. Are you married? Certainly am, 6 years +

27. Always wear your seat belt? Of course.

28. Been in a car accident? A few minor ones.

29. Any pet peeves? People talking on their cell phones especially loud. Can't think of any more that really irk me.

30. Favorite Pizza Topping? Pepperoni, black olive, and mushroom just rocks.

31. Favorite Flower? Tulips and Irises

32. Favorite ice cream? Peanut Butter and Chocolate, and Mint Chocolate Chip from Baskin Robbins, been my favorite as long as I can remember.

33. Favorite fast food restaurant? Chick-Fil-A

34. How many times did you fail your driver's test? None

35. From whom did you get your last email? Courtney

36. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Probably J Crew

37. Do anything spontaneous lately? My kids won't let me;-)

38. Like your job? Being a stay home Mom is the best and hardest job in the world!

39. Do you like Broccoli? I do

40. What was your favorite vacation? Abu Dhabi with Ryan and Addy in 06'

41. Last person you went out to dinner with? Ryan and the girls

42. What are you listening to right now? Madagascar 2, Return to Africa

43. What is your favorite color? Blue

44. How many tattoos do you have? One

45. Coffee Drinker? Nope

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Sweet Ride...

Ryan flew in from Kentucky last night late only to find that his truck wouldn't start at the airport. He ended up having to go rent a car rather than try and figure out the truck's issue that late. Knowing that Addyson has been the car enthusiast lately, he brought home a yellow convertible Corvette. No offense to anyone reading, but I think yellow is the most hideous color on a car! I was a tiny bit embarrassed by the YELLOW car in the driveway, but hey, Addy thought it was cool...I got a call early this morning from my neighbor Shannon asking, "So, what's with the car??" Ha!

I had to get a few shots of the hot rod before we took it back, Addyson had fun riding in it!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Spaghetti Love

Just after the girls ate their dinner of spaghetti and (homemade!)meatballs, Lane made her way over to my chair and said, "Love you, Mama". Oh MY! My heart completely melted. This was the first time she ever said that to me, and the fact that she could put that feeling into words was amazing...Such a sweetheart of a little girl. *sigh*

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Party Time for Addyson!

We had a fun birthday party for Addyson at Inflatable Zone Katy. She got to invite a few of her favorite friends, and they jumped to their heart's content! We had pizza, a YUMMY cake, then came home and tore open all of her presents.

She's pretty much into anything princess and Barbie so she really racked up with the fun stuff this year! Thanks to all who came and made the party a success!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday, Addyson LeeAnn!

WHERE has the time gone? Seems like yesterday that I was in the midst of a marathon 20 hour labor with this little one! She is growing up to be a really neat little girl. I enjoy the time I spend with her. When I need to run an errand I always want to take her because she's such a help. She's really smart, I love to have conversations with her and just pick her brain. I'm glad she belongs to me, what a great kid!! Oh and she's super funny, she keeps Lane and me laughing all day :)

Addy had a great birthday today. She got some fun presents, got to go to Carino's for lunch(she wanted to go somewhere that has pizza, so Carino's was the obvious choice!). Melanie and Bennett joined us and it was a great time.

Later on in the day Ryan made her a really fun Barbie cake. It's a tradition that Ryan makes the girl's birthday cakes for them. I always enjoy seeing what he comes up with, he did great this year!

Happy Birthday my sweet one! Looking forward to spending many, many more birthdays with you!