It took me a little bit to remember how to upload pictures it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything. Once you get out of the habit, it’s so hard to just start again. We all were sick for weeks and weeks after our Disney trip, had our first staples in the head experience and time just got away from me. Anyway here are just a few pictures, mostly from my phone. Some fabulous recipes are posted towards the end if you wanted to skip straight to those.
Back in January, I took a quick trip to Dallas to visit some of my closest college friends. It will probably be 19 years, give or take a few, before I get another trip away from my boys so I really cherished the weekend and time spent with these girls and their kids.
The boys’ cousin Kamri visited us over Valentines weekend. Her very brave boyfriend, Taylor stayed with us too. We had a wonderful weekend and always love having them. Couldn’t say enough nice things about them both.
We are hoping we stay a family of 5 for another 7 weeks. My delivery date is set for April 29th, which seems like an eternity from now although I’m really not ready for a baby yet. My c-section is only 2 days before my actual due date so I’m hoping all goes as planned. I’m trying to take it a little easier, but it’s hard with these 3 and I’m a bit of a planner/organizer/crazy person so I am feeling the need to get a million things done before he arrives.
We haven’t decided or really even talked much about a name for boy #4. We decided on Ian just days before he was born so we are hoping something comes to us. Samuel has suggested Ginobili, and Tony, who play for the Spurs in case you didn’t know. Luke has picked Lebron, Brady Heslip and Usher. Ian likes the name cry baby. Not sure any of those will make the cut. The twins talk about, want to watch and play basketball non-stop. To say it’s an obsession, would be an understatement. We can’t wait for March madness, but we need to work on our attitudes and sportsmanlike conduct before the tournament starts.
The boys had 2 snow days this past week. Our basketball net was frozen, but that didn’t keep Samuel from shooting hoops. He had his assistant Luke throw a ball after every shot to try and knock his ball lose. That boy is determined when it comes to all things sports.
We are working really hard at reading. Luke is starting to really get the hang of it and I think enjoy it. Ian can’t ever get enough reading, math or science. That boy loves to learn and asks a zillion questions about everything.
Samuel was given the citizenship award for his class last month. They had a surprise ceremony for him. He was embarrassed for sure. We are so proud of how responsible, hard-working, and kind he is to his classmates and teacher at school. He “clips up” just about every day and seems to really love school. Luke loves it as well and never gets in trouble, but I think his listening skills aren’t quite what Sam’s are.
Ian had his last preschool program. It was cute and he was quite the performer as always.
I’m probably the only person who isn’t sick of winter and dreaming about summer. The boys all started soccer again so it would be nice for it to warm up some for their games and practices. I’m just not ready for the heat or school to be over at all.
Ok now for the recipes. These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are the best pancakes ever! I know it sounds weird, but trust me. We always have unused ricotta and lemons, so I gave them a try a few months ago. Brian usually tackles breakfast over the weekends, but I’ve been beating him to it so we can have these every single Saturday. They are so so so good!
Listed below are some of our favorite dinners we’ve had recently. Crazy as it is, none have beef. I have a few new fish recipes we absolutely love that I’ll post soon. My camera has been collecting dust lately, but my cell phone has over 800 pics on it right now. Too lazy to post the recipes so I’ll just include the links. All are from the same website and are super easy and very delicious. Hoping to get back to posting more recipes soon. I’m on a mission to get my freezer stocked full over the next couple of weeks.
Thanks for reading and happy Friday!