My husband rocks

this is the easiest MHR post I have had to do. This week was the first week I went back to work and was not able to take the littles. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Kevin stayed home with AJ and Kohen. He somehow managed to get them dressed showered and to my school by 2:30 for Kohen’s second feeding and then to the vet on Wednesday. He did this while fighting a horrible bug that has taken over his immune system since Tuesday. So why does he rock you may ask, yes because he stepped up and took care of the kids two days on his own bur more because he got them showered and out the door before dusk and didn’t rub it in my face that I was rarely able to do that all summer :X

Kev knocked out at 8:30 pm after a long day caring for our kids. ((()))

Pretzel Blueberry Dessert

So Ava has her preschool picnic next week and we were all asked to bring a dish. One of the first times I had dinner at my friend Stacey’s house she made this blueberry pretzel dessert that I am still thinking about at least a year later. I was asked to make a dessert for school tomorrow and decided to try this out before I take it to AJ’s school picnic. One of the requirements of my goffer is that I make some for the family too and thus begun my adventure. I googled the recipe and found several that sounded yummy and decided to mix my favorite parts of each. We’ll see what my workmates think tomorrow but tonight, K really liked it. So Martina prepare to try some of this at the picnic this week ;).


  1. 1 1/2 C. Crushed Pretzels
  2. 1/2 C. Sugar
  3. 1/2 C. Melted Butter
  4. 2 8 oz containers of cream cheese (softened)
  5. 1 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
  6. 1 C Cool Whip
  7. 2 21 oz Cans of Blueberry Pie Filling (or Strawberry)

Mix the pretzels, sugar and melted butter and pressed into a 13 inch pan. In a large mixer mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Fold in the Cool Whip and spread over the pretzel crust. I found it is best to use the back of a spoon to spread the cream cheese topping over the pretzels. Lastly spread the blueberry filling on top and chill for 30 minutes at least.

Mashed taters?

Kohen started solids about 3 weeks ago. He has had cereal w/ breastmilk, bananas, avocado, apples, sweet potatoes, pancakes, waffles and lastly carrots. Today we went to the ped’s for his 6 month and he weighted 12lbs 14 ozs :-(. Ava was this big at his age but our ped is still concerned, as am I, so she asked that we start having him eat 3 times a day and add butter and cream to his food. She said after 6 months breastmilk is lower in fat and he needs to get more fat in his diet. Tonight we gave him mashed potatoes and he loved it. I am not sure why my kids are so skinny it but it sure worries me. With me going back to work he has been drinking less too. He will only have one 4 oz bottle after I leave. He waits to eat the next one until 2:30-3! I just went back yesterday so maybe he will adjust and go back to his old schedule from last school year. I am wondering if I should supplement with formula a but my ped didn’t mention it an I forgot to ask. He goes back in two weeks or pediaRx and a weight check. Besides that he is doing super he can sit up for a short while stands (holding our hands) and puts weight on his legs for a long time. Dr. Scheibel said that the baby she was looking at was not the one that showed up on paper. Augh! So here is a pic of my little man after his mashed potatoes… (excuse the huge mess)

National Zoo 2008

Kevin took the day off on Friday so we could take our annual trip to the National Zoo. We had a good time and I think we will continue this August tradition next year. Ava was so excited about seeing the SNAKES and of course the pandas. This year we took my niece Jessica which made AJ oh so happy. Enjoy…

The kidlets and me

Mommy Panda

K and the kids
Jessica and Ava looking at some animal

She is too cool!

After getting wet in the sprinklers

My personal fave the “O” line for the orangutans

My pretty boy

So tired

My Husband Rocks

Kevin Rocks because, he helped me create and helps me care, for the two best things in my life. He has helped me make this wonderful life and no matter what he is a great father and in the end that is what is most important right now.


I have always thought that going from 3 years old to 4 years old is a huge shift. That 2 and 3 are pretty much the same thing. Then I came across this picture I took yesterday of Maeve, Ava and Adalie and remember that last August I took a similar picture of the girls. I now think that every year brings huge changes and the truth is she won’t be little for much longer. I know I can’t wait to see where their friendship takes them over the years. So bittersweet…

Maeve, Ava and Adalie

Girl Talk

August 2007

6th Months of Bliss

My dear sweet Kohen is now 6th months! Like most of you who have babes know I feel like I blinked and poof he is a 6 month old yet I feel like he has been part of us forever. Children are such a blessing. I am so honored and grateful that God choose us to be Kohen’s family and gave him to me. He feels my life with such joy he has made me love Ava even more than I thought I could. I find it amusing that he is a morning person and wakes up with such spirit and so happy not sure that happen since Kevin and AJ wake up grumpy and I wake up begging for more sleep. He loves his sister and looks at her with such admiration. I am happy to report he has started to enjoy his time with Daddy more in the past month and I believe this has made Kevin very happy. He is still a little Mama’s Boy and truthfully I love being his favorite person. On to the stats and milestones:

  • Rolling over
  • Sitting up for brief periods
  • Eating some baby food but prefers Daddy’s Pancakes
  • About 13.4 Lbs
  • Length not sure…

My Morning Boy

Ethan (3.5 m) and Kohen (6 m)

Smiling into the night

Saying Good Bye to Daddy in the a.m.
Notice Mr. Grump
y Pants?

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