Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cole is 5 Months Old!

Cows say Moo!

We were warned not to, but we blinked, and Cole turned 5 months old. Where has the time gone? So many new things are a part of our little man's life right now, so we thought it would be a great time to share them.

Cole loves to eat. No big surprise there! His favorites are apples, acorn squash, and bananas, but he has eaten everything we have given him. So far we have tried (all the above, plus) rice cereal, avacados, and sweet potatoes. I went to the grocery yesterday and we will be introducing some new food very soon!

Cole is almost sitting up on his own. He leans forward a bit and braces himself with his hands. Tummy time is much better than it was at first. He has learned to arch his back and hold himself up with his strong arms.

At church, Cole has his own "Sunday School" class in the nursery with lots of other sweet kiddos. We are blessed to have lots of children his age at church! So many people love out little man.

In the service, Cole will take big deep breaths in, and let out long squuels. We think this is his way of singing. He has also learned to let out short high pitched yelps! Mommy and Daddy play games where we screams then he does. Cole absolutely loves it!

In the past month Cole has caught his first fish, with his Pop's help, of course. He has ridden the Ranger with Mommy and Daddy, ridden hte 4-wheeler with Daddy, gone on his first trip to the farmer's market, helped Mommy plant the garden, and had his first bar-b-que with firends and family. Cole has even cut his first tooth. The past month has been very busy! I can't say it enough, we ar TRULY BLESSED to have this little man in our lives.

A sunny day to lay on the blanket by the garden!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Doing Guy Stuff 4/7/11

Clint has been anxiously waiting for the day he could take Cole for a ride in the big green tractor! Yesterday, we got home from work a little earlier than usualy and the boys took advantage of the last bit of sunshine.
Doing guy stuff!

Climbing into the big green tractor. Daddy's Long Legs! Don't worry Mom, Daddy's gotta tight grip on me. Think Mom can fit Dad? Riding off into the sunset

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meat Salad

For some strange reason I have been craving meat salads. First it was Tuna, and now I have progressed to Chicken Salad.

I beleive it began while watching a rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond. Marie and Frank were fussing about how to make Tuna Salad. "It needs the celery for a cruch!" Frank told Marie.

Marie explained to Frank how she made Tuna Salad; Tuna, Salt, Pepper, Mayo and Celery. So I grabbed a few items a Kroger and put together my own batch of it.

Marie Barone's Tuna Salad

1 Family Size pack of Tuna (in water)

3 stalks of celery (I like a crunch too, like Frank)

1+ cups of Real Mayo (more if its dry)

Salt and Pepper to taste

I like mine of Captain's Wafers, but its also great on a sandwich!

Then, last Sunday, while at Sam's Club, I realized I had put grapes, canned chicken, and mayo in the cart. Almost everything I would need to make Chicken Salad. So I whipped up a batch of Chicken Salad for this week at work.

Easy Chicken Salad

4 cups chicken diced or shredded

2+/- cups mayo (more or less depending on how you like your salad)

1+/- cups sliced grapes

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 small pkg sliced almonds

Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Same applies about the crackers and sandwich bread! Enjoy, I know we did!