Friday, September 28, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Sorry it's been so long! I will have more posts later for Easter and the aquarium. With moving and Ryan being sick and the new baby it's just been very busy!
When Reagan first laid eyes on baby Jade (her new cousin that was born last week) it was a Kodak moment! She just stared at her reverently and then gently stroked her hair. Last Sunday, April 29th, the Lowry's finally celebrated Easter and that meeting between Jade and Reagan was hilarious! They set Jade on Reagan's lap and it didn't take long for Reagan to start chewing on Jade's tiny arm with her toothless little smile.
Reagan loves children and especially babies! So really the following story shouldn't have come as a surprise:
I wanted to buy Reagan a toy that she could treasure. She has several toys that others have given her, but she doesn't have one from her parents. I did some research and decided that Sophie the Giraffe was the toy I wanted to get for her. We went to the store and as we were walking around Reagan gave out a squeal of delight! I turned to see the shelf holding all the baby dolls. I looked back at Reagan, she was grinning from ear to ear and trying to jump out of Ryan's arms reaching for the baby doll. We took her over to the Sophie giraffe and I held it up for her to see. She couldn't be less interested. I held up the baby doll and she freaked out! Now was where I had to be the mom. I wanted her to want the giraffe, but she really wanted the baby doll. We bought the doll.
And she loves it! She talks to it all day long in her little baby babbling language, "ma ma ma da da da ba ba ba da da." It sits with her in her car seat, rides in the stroller, and greets her in the morning. She loves her baby!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
So for my birthday I just made a coffee cake and we had friends over to play Phase 10 Sunday night.
Baagie and Kalia. She was born in August.
Ryan gave me another birthday hat. Check last year's post to see the pink version.
The new dads.
The expectant parents. Zach and Lauren are due some time in May or June. I can't remember which one.
I didn't get pictures of our neighbors from Houston, Zach and Sarah, they came later.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Ke hone a`e nei i
Saturday, March 3, 2012
A few months ago a couple in our ward gave us several pounds of frozen ground turkey. We weren't sure what to do with it since we're more of a ground beef kind of family. We tried turkey burgers, but they lacked flavor. We tried spaghetti and meatballs, but the turkey failed to hold the form of the balls. So there that last pound has sat, in the freezer forgotten. Since we're trying to eat up our food storage before we leave we rediscovered the turkey, and cringed. What could we possibly do with it that would be appetizing? As luck would have it, our neighbors had some Food Network dvd's and on one of them I saw Giada make some turkey meatloaf. I figured it couldn't hurt to try. It was surprisingly very good!
So if you're ever stuck with some ground turkey you're not sure what to do with, you should try this recipe.
Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-dried Tomatoes by Giada de Laurentiis
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup marinated sun-dried tomatoes
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1 1/2 tsp salt
1tsp black pepper
1 pound turkey meat
Place oven rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together bread crumbs, parsley, tomatoes, eggs, milk, feta, salt, and pepper. Stir in turkey, careful not to overwork the meat. Carefully pack meat mixture into prepared pan, bake until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees, about 45 minutes.
If desired, you can also add two cloves of minced garlic to the meat mixture before baking.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Yesterday was Reagan's 4 month check up. She ended up getting 4 vaccines which made her not a happy camper. She weighs 15 pounds, 10 ounces. She's also 25.5 inches long. She is in the 88th percentile for weight and head measurement and 90th percentile in length.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The three month pictures are especially for Shiloh since she got Reagan this cute little Hawaiian outfit.
On 1/26/12 (Thursday) we got Reagan's ears pierced. Hardest thing for me to watch ever! She cried for about 2 minutes and then she was fine. I cried more than she did.
And this is what happens when you sit your sweet baby down on a railing that has just been painted. Oops!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Yesterday (1/26/12) we spent the morning at Temple Beach. This was not Reagan's first time at the beach but it was the first time we remembered the camera.
I took out the skimboard and tried it out. I did very well and Ryan was quite impressed.
Hope y'all have a great day!