Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Winnie and Charlie

The two of them have been enjoying some quality time together lately:

PS Yesterday at the doctor Charlie weighed in at 9 pounds and 5 ounces!  Yay - he is bulking up.  :o)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Recent Happenings

1. Eating too many Girl Scout cookies.  We love the Samoas!
2. Showering with my little guy nearby.  It works pretty well - I think the hum of the heater/vent is soothing to him. 
3.  Working on Charlie's birth announcements.  These took longer than I expected...for some reason it's much harder to sit down and work on a project for more than a few minutes at a time.  :o)  I should have ordered more so unfortunately I didn't get to send to everyone on my list, plus I had some missing addresses.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Post Tummy Time

Charlie didn't seem to mind Tummy Time the first couple times, but he doesn't care for it now.  He was still fussing yesterday after I turned him over to his back. 
Poor little guy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Stuffed Peppers

I've watched way too much Food Network these past few weeks, and this Rachael Ray recipe got my attention.  She of course says it's super easy and can be done in 20 minutes.  It took closer to an hour for me, but I'm sure I'd be faster if we try it again (and we will).  Pat helped me do this when he got home from work today, but I think I could handle it on my own next time around. 

You start out by charring poblano peppers under a broiler for about 15 minutes, rotating them to get all sides.
While the peppers are in the oven, I sauteed up in some vegetable oil 1 red onion, 1 jalapeno pepper, 4 cloves of garlic, and one can of corn. 
And then I added in a can of diced tomatoes.  Then came some cumin, dried oregano, salt and pepper.  And also the juice of two limes.
Once the peppers are ready, gently cut into them, taking care not to cut them in half, but just so you can get inside to scrape out the seeds.
 Scoop them out and discard.
Here they are ready to be stuffed.
 Pile the tomato and corn mixture inside.
 Then top with Monterey Jack cheese.
 And back to the broiler they go so the cheese can get all melted - gooey goodness.
Serve with green rice (listed as part of same recipe) - delish!
Here is a close up of the rice which was going at the same time.  It's basically rice cooked in chicken stock, and then at the end you add in a mixture from the food processor which looks like a green paste (tons of fresh spinach, cilantro, 4 scallions, lime zest, and a little chicken stock and olive oil). 
The rice combined really nicely with the strong flavors of the stuffed peppers.  This is a great vegetarian meal - give it a try.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friends Visiting

We had several friends take the train out from Manhattan to come meet Charlie today. They stayed for several hours and they heard all about his delivery and probably learned way too much. It was so good to see them and just hang with friends! They all took turns holding here are the pictures.


(thanks for the new stuffed animal, Kale!)


Thanks for coming out to see us!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

(Topless Photos)

We went for a nice long walk in relatively warm weather earlier today.  Charlie felt quite warm when we got back home so we got him down to his diaper...  What a cutie!


Winnie recovered from a morning trip to the Vet (just her yearly check up with her temperament and also rabies shot) and enjoyed the sunshine.


I love places like Jamba Juice and Smoothie King... so I made my first smoothie at home the other day - I used lots of fresh strawberries, an old banana that I had in the freezer (I popped it in microwave to defrost enough to pull the peel off), a little orange juice, a little mango sorbet, and a handful of ice cubes.

It was delicious!
I poured it into my new Turvis Tumbler (thanks E) so we could head for a neighborhood walk.

And the real reason you are of Charlie!  I'll post some later, promise.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Celebrate!  Charlie is 3 weeks old today on his first St. Pat's.
He sure had his pick of outfits today!