Friday, May 2, 2014

Check-up and A Recipe

Happy Friday!

Here's just a few pictures I wanted to share today before the busy weekend that's ahead of us.

GGH received a plush Olaf as an Easter present from Aunt Shanna and Uncle Jake and he is a new favorite! I love this sweet picture of her napping with him at Grandmomma's. He goes lots of places with us. I'm afraid snowy white Olaf may take on more of a muddy snowman look before too long ha!

Yesterday I took her to her 18 month well baby check-up. This was my first time doing it by myself. We started out great. She even let them weigh her on the standing scale which was a first. But it all went south when they started the exam. She squalled and screamed and got so worked up she gagged and threw up everywhere. It was a nightmare. Her Ped said he wished he had a special cure for the gagging but there isn't one. Sigh. Trying to be glass half-full, her exam was normal and she is still meeting or exceeding her developmental milestones. He was very impressed with her talking skills and vocabulary. She remains very petite (21 pounds, 30.5 inches, 10th percentile) but she is proportional. We are going to try to decrease her bottles in order to increase her food intake. It will definitely be a gradual weaning process. Pray for us.

In the picture she had thrown up on her pretty eyelet ruffle socks and these were the only ones in the bag so we were a sight. I had vomit on my pants and Toms. It was a stinky ride home!

*Another one of the three of us from Rachel's Canon
Last night we took Nathan and Rachel a hot meal for supper since I remember from experience the last thing you have time to do is fix dinner. It was also a great excuse to Ro-Ro again because we were already having withdrawals :) I fixed a pork tenderloin, roasted red potatoes, green beans, biscuits, caesar salad and a strawberry crunch cake. They greatly appreciated it and raved about the dessert so I decided to post the recipe because it's so darn easy and yummy. This is a recipe from my mother-in-law, I'm not sure where it originated. 

Frozen Strawberry Crunch Cake

  1. 1 box Nature Valley Honey and Oat Granola Bars (save one pkg for the top) crushed
  2. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup flour
  4. 6 tablespoons melted butter
  5. 1/2 cup sugar
  6. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  7. 1 lemon, juiced
  8. 4 ounces cream cheese
  9. 1 1/2 cups freshly chopped strawberries
Mix first 4 ingredients and press mixture into a 8 x 8 glass baking dish. Mix rest of the ingredients and spread over bottom crust in pan. Sprinkle the 1 pkg crushed granola bar on top and freeze.

A birthday party, Derby, wedding shower and cookout are on the agenda for this weekend. Hope everyone has a great one! 


  1. That first picture is precious!!!! Bless her little heart I hate that she got sick! And that cake sounds delicious!

  2. I absolutely love pictures of her asleep!! Yes it was very eventful. We are going to buy her a doctor's kit to hopefully remedy the situation!