Monday, August 6, 2012

Zucchini Pasta!

So I have been learning a lot about true nutrition...getting my mind blow and stretched for sure.  It's a good thing in many ways, but also hard.  I've never been a fan of cooking (luckily I married a man who was), so it can be pretty overwhelming for me to now think I should change the way that I do things (less convince) for the health of me and our children.  Loving them the way I do makes me really want the best for them in anyway that I can. 

So something interesting that Beach got as a present for Christmas this year was this fun cutter that can do many things.  However, we have only tired out one thing really, and LOVE it.  It was really new to me so I thought I would share how it is done, as others might, also, want to try a hand at it.  
Knowing that pasta really isn't that good for our bodies, this makes for an awesome alternative (without any guilt!).  We start with some zucchini, even in our small family we like to have plenty to eat so we usually do four now, as we all want seconds.   
We stick the zucchini in the cutter and begin to spin away!
Quickly and easily long strands begin to come forth.
And after we are done we are left with a huge pile of them!
You can boil them, as you would spaghetti, for just a minute.  Or lately we have just been eating it like this, depending on how you like it.  We have found that we tend to have more of it when we don't cook it, as it will shrink some when cooked.  

We eat it just like we would spaghetti, with sauce.  Everyone loves it including my two year old, in which she refers to it as Kenni soup and gets very excited for it. 
Trying out a new recipe to bring to a pot luck recipe night at our chiropractor's office (yeah it is pretty awesome).  
Grainless Pasta with Pesto.....It was tasty and a repeater for sure!  I can pass along the recipe if your interested!  We will be making it again in the very near future!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Made it through baby is 5 months!

This girl is getting big...and I love it.  
Daddy is of corse in love, too, and she returns with her great form of kisses.
We had a great busy Forth of July complete with a secert shop at a breakfast buffet.
A great lunch at my mom's house. 
Lauren loving her nieces. 
Followed by a cookout with some friends.  
Zoe is learning how to blow bubbles and practicing her faces. 
I guess I make a lot of faces, too. 
Complete with sparklers and fireworks. 
And not so great pictures in the dark with a flash. 
Shiloh has mastered the bumbo and loves to perch in such and check everything out!
Zoe's recent thing....her saying, "I'm not ready yet!"  She repeats this quite often throughout the day....which means a lot of waiting, as to force her when there is no need causes much drama.  She often wants to stay in her bed a long time after she awakes....and would prefer me to wait in her room with her if I happen to check on her before she is ready!
She sure does make the best faces!
How I love technology....the girls are able to Skype family in all parts of the country....which brings both parties great joy!
Another recent Zoe phrase: "Have to be careful!"  I guess she has heard me say that a time or two  :-)
Much of my time lately has been spent here...on the oh so comfy edge of the bath....while I wait on my potty training child "to be ready" to finally get off the potty.  This is such a long process...and one I am not found of (but I do like the option of only buying diapers for one in the near future!).  She likes for "opposite" to sit next to me, as we wait.  
 I almost completely forgot about Shiloh's dedication, which would have been really bad to show up late to church and them calling us to come forward and Shiloh be in the nursery.  So we texted the grandparents to let them know (they were thankfully able to come) and we found a spot in the back together.  Shiloh just beamed the entire time as the paster talked....showing everyone all the joy that is within her! 
So yes, we didn't have a beautiful gown for her to wear, or great pictures from the event, but isn't that just a perfect picture of life.  God just wants us to come as we are, to His presence, as it is none of our doing or getting cleaned up that matters anyway.  How I want this for my precious baby girl, may Shiloh come to know Him and trust in Him in such a deep intimate way!
Whenever Shiloh sees me she oozes with excitement and squeals out of delight....even just with reentering a room....makes a girl feel loved!
Yep, Shiloh is.....and we make sure that she stays that way by getting adjusted at least once a week!  Thanks for the shirt Dr. Sarah!
This kid always smiles so big whenever I kiss those cheeks!  Even in the middle of crying, she just can't seem to help it!
My mom sure does look good with her grand-babies!
Those cute little fingers love to give her mommy's hair a good pull whenever she gets the chance!
May you always enjoy snuggling with your momma, as much as you do now.  (Even when it is way past both of our bed times  :-)