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Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012

These two have been playing really well together lately! I usually just pair Judah up with Evie, but he is actually a lot closer in age to Aletta.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

Someone is pretty proud of herself that she can climb the stairs... :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Evelyn - 3 years 11 months

Interview with Evelyn:

What are your favorite thing to do? Markers, crayons, pick dandelions, play house, play lion, water our flowers, read books, put on clothes myself.

Who is your best friend? Ellie and Benjamin.

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite bible story? Moses

What have you been learning lately? Catechism and how much Daddy loves me.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Mother.

 Nice face
 Silly Face

Is there anything else you want to say? I am sad that my turtle is broken. Judah loves his giraffe. Aletta is so cute and that is all.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012

 Fun at the park! Aletta LOVES the swing :)
Collecting pine cones...

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 12 , 2012

 We visited Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park in Alto, MI yesterday! It was a perfect outing for the age of our kids.
 Ev wanted to take a picture in front of the snakes for Bekah :)
 Then she decided to be brave and touch one! You can not tell from the photo but this was a very big python (8-10 feet long). Judah was happy just to look :)
 This giant American Alligator growled at us when we walked by!
 Evie LOVED feeding the baby goats. All of the animals in the petting area where SUPER friendly and gentle.
 Grandma came along which was lots of fun!!
Judah loved the cow!
Aletta was happy to sit in her stroller and take everything in. It was a fun morning! There was a lot that I did not take pictures of (wagon ride, zebras, bird aviary, big sandbox, etc.) You should check it out if you are in the area!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

My babies! I am so thankful for these crazy kids :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Menu: July 10 - July 20

Tuesday: Chicken Alfredo Pizza, Spinach and Egg Salad (I am going to try out a recipe for homemade crackers for the kids)

Wednesday: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole and Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thursday: Dinner with Mom and Dad Borg

Friday: Pepperoni and Pineapple Calzones, Spinach Salad

Saturday: Orange Chicken with Brown Rice, Frozen Veggies

Sunday: Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Skillet Corn and Applesauce

Monday: Waffles and Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Tuesday: Baked Pesto Chicken, Brown Rice, Spinach Salad

Wednesday: Chickpea Casserole, Applesauce and Frozen Veggies

Thursday: Spinach and Mozzarella Stuffed Ground Beef Roll, Roasted Potato Wedges and Fruit

Friday: Dijon Chicken Linguine with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Toasted Almonds, Veggies and Applesauce

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Menu: July 3 - July 9

Tuesday: P.F. Changs Lettuce Wraps, Applesauce and Sweet Potato Chips

Wednesday: Taking Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread, Carrots and Dip and Patriotic Fruit Pizza to a party.

Thursday: Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

Friday: Party, taking Chickpea and Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil and Rice Krispy Stars

Saturday: Beef Stroganoff, Brown Rice, Applesauce and Skillet Corn

Sunday: Homemade Pizzas, Chips and Apple Crisp (Book Study)

Monday: Waffles and Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Menu: April 18-April 25

Wednesday: Chipotle Casserole

Thursday: Gourmet Group (making Stir-Fried Chinese Vegetables and this)

Friday: Homemade Pizza and Spinach Salad

Saturday: Mongolian Beef, Brown Rice, Steamed Broccoli and Applesauce

Sunday: Roast Beef Sandwiches, Spinach Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Monday: Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Tuesday: Honey Lime Pork Chops, Brown Rice and Veggies

Wednesday: Homemade Chicken Nuggets, French Fries and Applesauce

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Menu: April 3-April 12

Wednesday: Spicy Cheeseburger Soup, Rolls and Salad

Thursday: White Chicken Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Roasted Asparagus, Applesauce and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Homemade Ice Cream (Company)

Friday: Soy-Glazed Salmon, Brown Rice and Spinach Salad

Saturday: Homemade Pizza, Applesauce, Spinach Salad and Judah's birthday cake

Sunday: Chicken Tortilla Soup, Crusty Bread and Leftover birthday cake (Book Study)

Monday: Paprika Chicken Stroganoff over Egg Noodles, Spinach Salad

Tuesday: Grill out with Kyle's parents

Wednesday: Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas (from freezer)

Thursday: Spinach and Artichoke Baked Pasta

Monday, March 26, 2012

Menu: March 27 - April 5

Tuesday: Santa Fe Chicken Salad (with these added) and Dinner Rolls

Wednesday: Bacon Cheeseburgers, French Fries and Spinach Salad

Thursday: Pistachio Crusted Greek Chicken and Key Lime Tart with Whipped Cream

Friday: Kyle Gone

Saturday: Baked Pesto Chicken, Brown Rice, Applesauce and Honey Balsamic Carrots

Sunday: Spinach and Artichoke Pasta and Applesauce

Monday: Homemade Chicken Nuggets, French Fries and Spinach Salad

Tuesday: Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas, Chips and Fruit Salad

Wednesday: Bacon and Pineapple Pizza

Thursday: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Monday, March 19, 2012

Menu: March 19 - March 26

Monday: Lamb Loin Chops, Asparagus and Roasted Red Potatoes

Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas, Applesauce and Skillet Roasted Corn

Wednesday: Pizza, Fruit Salad and Honey Balsamic Carrots

Thursday: Spinach & Artichoke Baked Pasta, Salad

Friday: Out

Saturday: Santa Fe Chicken Salad with Tortilla Chips and Fruit

Sunday: Beef Roast, Bacon & Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Applesauce and Black Bean Brownies

Monday: Pistachio Crusted Greek Chicken, Brown Rice and Salad

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Menu: March 7 - March 14

Wednesday: Orange Chicken, Brown Rice, Fruit and Asparagus

Thursday: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, Honey Balsamic Carrots and Applesauce

Friday: Pepperoni and Pineapple Pizza, Spinach Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Saturday: Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad and Dinner Rolls

Sunday: Slow Cooker Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Asparagus
Roast Beef Sandwiches, Chips, Salad and Apple Crisp with Homemade Ice Cream (book study)

Monday: Chicken BLT Melts, Homemade French Fries and Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Tuesday: Foil Pack Chicken, Applesauce and Roasted Red Potatoes

Wednesday: Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas, Applesauce and Spinach & Egg Salad

Friday, February 24, 2012

Aletta: 6 Months

Our little precious is 6 months old! Here is some random info about her:
  • She weighed 17 pounds 9 ounces and was 25 inches long at her 6 month check up on Wednesday. I looked in Evie and Judah's baby books and Aletta is just a little bit bigger than Ev was at this age. Judah was quite a bit bigger than both of the girls :)
  • We just moved her up to her crib this week and she has been doing well. She sleeps from about 7 pm to 7 am. I will take that! She also takes two naps during the day that are between 1 1/2 and 2 hours long each.
  • Aletta loves hanging out in her walker and watching the other two play. It is obvious that she adores Evie and Judah.
  • I will probably start her on some solids this month...we haven't done any yet.
  • No teeth yet.
  • Kyle calls Aletta his little Toad. She has to be the cutest toad ever :)
  • Aletta rolls all over the place and can sit up for about 30 seconds at a time.
  • We love her and are so thankful to have her in our family :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Menu: February 20- 27

Monday: Pizza, Applesauce and Steamed Broccoli

Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas, Butternut Squash, Fruit and Chips

Wednesday: Baked Lemon Pasta, Garlic Bread and Spinach Salad

Thursday: Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas, Chips & Salsa, Applesauce and Spinach Salad (company)

Friday: Dinner with Friends

Saturday: Women's Breakfast for Church at our House (making this)
Chipotle Casserole, Chips and Salad

Sunday: Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Red Potatoes and Broccoli

Monday: Mongolian Beef, Brown Rice and Veggies

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Evie the Artist

Yesterday Ev and I were sitting at the table and she asked for a pen and paper to draw. After giving them to her, I went about my business and a few minutes later I looked over to see this drawing. It totally surprised me because up until this point we've never see draw anything besides scribbles :) I'm sure most 3 1/2 year olds could draw this, but it was a first for Ev :)
We took this on photobooth which is why she isn't looking at the camera :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Menu: January 30-February 5

Monday: Cheddar Chicken Pasta, Spinach Salad & Applesauce

Tuesday: Chipotle Casserole, Chips and Salsa & Salad

Wednesday: Calzones, Squash and Applesauce

Thursday: White Chicken Lasagna, Garlic Bread & Salad

Friday: Taco Salad

Saturday: Honey Sesame Chicken, Brown Rice and Corn

Sunday: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, Chips, Veggies and Apple Crisp (Book Study)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Aletta Lou: 5 Months

My baby is 5 months! Sometimes I feel like she is still a newborn; I love soaking in all of the little baby snuggles. Aletta is such a sweetheart. She is content to hang out in her walker most of the day, playing with her toys and watching all of the action (there is LOTS of action with the other two :) ).
I had to reschedule her 4 month check up because we got a big snowstorm the day she was supposed to have it. I'm curious to see how much she has grown. I weighed her on my scale a few weeks ago and she was around 15 1/2 pounds. She continues to eat and sleep pretty well. We are currently trying to figure out what the best nap schedule is for her. I would love to get her to two long naps instead of the four shorter ones she is doing now. It will all work out eventually :)
This face melts my heart :)

* On a side note, Aletta has a redish tint to her hair which the other two don't have, it is super cute! Now if only her bald spot would grow some hair :)

Evelyn: 41 Months

Evelyn is my "big helper." She thrives off of doing anything she can to help me around the house and with the other kids. One of her favorite ways to help is wrapping up the vacuum cord and putting the vacuum back in the closet for me when I am finished with it. She has recently decided that she is going to live with us forever and marry Daddy :) We will enjoy this while it lasts. Evie LOVES all things Princess. I never really imagined that we would have such a girly girl: we love her! She is doing really well memorizing the children's catechism and LOVES doing her "school." I love this girl :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Menu: January 21-January 29

Saturday: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, Salad and Applesauce

Sunday: Shepherd's Pie

Monday: Mongolian Beef with Brown Rice

Tuesday: Tortilla Pie and Spinach Salad

Wednesday: Burgers, French Fries and Salad

Thursday: Foil-Pack Chicken and Applesauce

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Sunday: Crock Pot Pineapple Chicken with Brown Rice and Salad

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Judah: 21 Months

There is never a dull moment around here with Judah Scotty :) He is slowly starting to say a few more words, but he still mainly communicates through grunting and pointing. Judah loves spending his days playing with his best friend Evie. They keep very busy! Judah got some action figures and dinosaurs for Christmas which he has LOVED playing with lately. Kyle thought that he needed some "boy" stuff in the midst of all Evie's girlie toys :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Menu: January 2-January 9

Monday: Pizza, Clementines and Frozen Veggies

Tuesday: Chipotle Casserole, Chips and Salad

Wednesday: Foil-Pack Chicken and Broccoli Dinner and Applesauce

Thursday: Mexican Stuffed Shells and Fresh Veggies

Friday: Pizza Soup, Salad and Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Saturday: Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches, Fruit and

Sunday: Turkey Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Salad

Monday: Enchilada Meatballs, Applesauce and Salad