The last two weeks with the Tots:
Well, it has been a busy and eventful two weeks. And, once again, the Lord has proven Himself so faithful. Saturday, April 23rd we enjoyed celebrating Katie and David Norwood's wedding. And, our sweet kids joined us for the reception. Jordan and Hannah did great at the reception. Jordan had fun eating great food, coloring with Jenn Hare, dancing with Gigi and with Mommy and Daddy, and just being with people. Hannah enjoyed hanging out with Mommy and Daddy and relaxing and sleeping in her carrier.
|Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Norwood!!|
|Jordan dancing with Mommy and Daddy|
|David & Katie, Laura, Jordan & Philip|
|Gigi & Jordan dancing|
|Jordan and the Vance & Dorman families before the Easter Egg Hunt|
|Now, where is the next egg?|
|Here's an egg!|
|Look at all my eggs!!|
Jordan also enjoyed playing with Peter and Kathy Byram last Saturday night while Philip and I went out on a date. They read and enjoyed a fun evening together. Jordan liked Mr. Peter so much that when he left during his bath for a moment, Jordan asked Kathy, "Where is Peter? Where is Peter?" Jordan was even telling me today that he liked Peter and Kathy--how cute!?!
Last Sunday we went to pick strawberries again. This time Hannah joined us--of course, she slept through the whole experience. She even slept through me carrying her all over the strawberry field looking for strawberries. :)
Tuesday, Jordan had surgery on his eye. Everything went well, and Lord willing, this will fix his tear duct problems. What a reminder Tuesday was of how blessed we are by our family and friends--thank you all for your prayers, your encouraging words, and your caring actions!!
Today Jordan and his best friend John David made chocolate covered strawberries together today--or should I say made and immediately ate. They also made cards for their grandmothers. What a fun morning the boys had together--and what fun for the moms and their precious sisters.
|Jordan and John David preparing to make chocolate covered strawberries|
|As Jordan would say, "Yummy in my tummy!"|
|Wow--this is so good, Mom!!|
|This is so much fun!!|
|Hannah is so smiley and so fun :)|
What did I hear last night?-Jordan; What did you hear last night?--Mommy; Mommy fell off the road.--Jordan(This was repeated for several days--never mind my tires only went on the shoulder of the road once and briefly at that)
Pop fixed the swing set so that it wouldn't squeak. So, Jordan told us at dinner that the swing MAY NOT squeak anymore. :)
And, my favorite, Mommy, move Hannah by Jordan. (What a sweet big brother. :))
And an update on the Taters:
I have learned something new about making smoothies in the last two weeks. If you have fresh strawberries, cut them up and put them in the freezer for a couple of hours before you want smoothies. They make super tasty smoothies. Also, I have tried using a mix of vanilla and strawberry yogurt. SUPER TASTY also!! I used mostly vanilla yogurt with a small bit of strawberry yogurt.
I will also include another great recipe that is a staple for our family and easy if you keep cooked chopped chicken ready and available in your freezer.
Poppy Seed Chicken
2 chickens, boiled and deboned(See chicken note below)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 C. sour cream
¼ C. chicken broth
1 stack pkg. of Ritz Crackers, crushed
1 stick butter (I only use about ½ stick butter)
Heat oven to 350º. Mix all ingredients except Ritz crackers and butter. Pour into 9 x 13” dish. Top with crackers and melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake 30 minutes.
I rarely ever use whole chickens deboned-too much trouble. Instead, I usually buy boneless chicken breasts on sale and then cook them and chop the chicken and freeze it in 3 cup portions. I takes approximately 2 of these for this recipe(4-6 chicken breasts depending on their size).
We are looking forward to a great weekend with visiting family as we celebrate dedicating our precious Hannah and as we celebrate our moms this Mother's Day!!