November 30, 2011

Word Up!--Cameo

Tristan's vocabulary has exploded! In the 3 months since Tyler has come home, he has gone from the occasional two word sentence to the occasional six word sentence! On Sunday he said, "I want play cards. I want play cards! I want play cards, Uncle Jared!"

He uses pronouns, too. I, me, mine, and my are, I think, the only ones so far. I'm already getting tired of "mine" and "my", hahaha!

Word of the day today was "nope.".
Me: Do you want to go change your diaper?
Tristan: Nope.
Me: Are you ready for lunch?
T: Nope.
Me: Do you want to read a book?
T: Nope. Hahaha! (Then he brings me a book, little turkey.)

I can't imagine what he'll be saying by his second birthday.

November 15, 2011

Momma's Taco Dip

I've been craving my Momma's taco dip. It has literally been years since I had it, but out of the blue I could taste it! That was Sunday. I bought the ingredients yesterday and made it last night. I hoped to dig in last night, too, but, by the time I got it and dinner done, it was too late.

So, tonight, it was my bedtime snack and it was every bit as good as I remembered! Lucky you, I feel like sharing (the picture is kind of dark, which bums me out):


Taco Dip
2 8oz packages cream cheese 1 ½ c chopped green pepper
8 oz sour cream 1 c chopped onion
1 8-12 oz jar taco sauce 6-8oz each taco and mozzarella cheese
About 2 c chopped tomatoes tortilla chips

Beat together cream cheese and sour cream.
Spread in a 9x13 pan.
Spread mixture with taco sauce.
Top with remaining ingredients, ending with cheeses.
Serve with tortilla chips.

Note: I made a half batch. Enjoy!

November 7, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's that time of year again: sickness is taking over. I have had a sinus infection for close to a week (on top of being 12 weeks pregnant) and on top of that, on Friday, Tristan was diagnosed with croup. The croup was caught on day 1, so by day 2 we had moved on to a full sinus drainage/cough cold.

He was put on Prednisone to help with the croup and all it seems to do it make him agitated. He missed nap time completely yesterday and the only good thing is he fell right to sleep. He was a bear all day, though, so that brings me here:


Yep, I'm sitting in the car while he sleeps. I need a break and I'm willing to sit here for a bit to get it. The steroids are making him sleep VERY lightly and everytime I try to move him he starts screaming. I'll take it where I can get it at this point.