Saturday, June 16, 2012

Picture Project: Weeks 45-48

Oh Lovebug... our sweet baby girl's birthday is around the corner and we're in full planning mode around here! I can't believe what a little baby toddler she is! Walking around all over the place... it keeps her very busy. She seems to always have a mission and knows where's she's going and what she wants! If she can't reach something, she holds her hand out or points until she gets it. She's so dainty... always sitting down so gracefully. She such a little lover...hugging and kissing her stuffed animals and carrying them around everywhere. Most of them are bigger than her which is hilarious. She's a year old in 2 weeks and we definitely bought a 3-6mo size dress for her party! Tiny little walking baby doll, who thinks she's a big girl... that's my child.

Every morning, Brian brings her in after he eats breakfast with her and they wake me up with hugs and kisses! She squeals "Mama!" and tackles me... I think my heart melts into a puddle every time and it's the BEST way to wake up!

She's completely obsessed with Peas. Yes folks, my child is a self-proclaimed health-nut! She would rather eat fruits and veggies all day over anything else! She typically eats all the peas on her tray and throws the pasta/bread/cheese/meat onto the floor. It's lovely. At least I don't have to worry about her being healthy... but eat some calories girl friend!

She plays with her little kitchen her Auntie got her ALL the time. She stirs with her spoon and cup and offers what she's made to Mama. She's also trying to get into the cupboards while I cook... so we put her dishes in the bottom drawer and now she gets out bowls to play with while I'm busy in the kitchen.

She can put circles, triangles, and squares in the right holes in her shape sorter, she can point to eyes, nose, mouth, and hair and learns more every day! She claps when we ask her questions to mean "yes". She'll respond to "All done?", "more?", "hungry?", "snack?" "watch Elmo?" "Mickey?" and a bunch of other questions.
We've been keeping busy so far this summer. We spend lots of time with my sister and Lovebug is obsessed with her! If I say "Naenae's coming over..." she starts looking around and yelling "Nae-nae!" We've taken her to the water park and swimming a couple times and she absolutely loves it! Our little water baby!

I'm loving this age... each one seems to be more fun and exciting! Our sweet girl has got us ready for many more little ones running around this house!

Friday, June 8, 2012


Another Friday folks, and we've been keeping busy around the Edwards household! Painting, painting and more painting... we might seriously be professionals by the time we're done getting all these walls done! Meanwhile, I'm getting ready for Lovebug's 1st birthday party, trying to make some Summer memories and keep up with all the normal Mama duties... whew!

Baby girl loves to read. Pat the Bunny is her current favorite.

Taking evening walks with Auntie Naenae... ah summer.

Date night with my Hubby... I'm a happy girl!

Sick little girl... watching Elmo & Cuddling helps.

A little Sunshine with her Daddy made her feel better too. 

So excited to use all these gorgeous vintage linens for Lovebug's 1st Birthday!
Thank You Dreamy Vintage Sheets on Etsy!

A day at the Waterpark with the girls... She loved the lazy river... that's my girl!

BLT with Avacado, potato salad & fresh fruit... I LOVE Summer time meals!

My sister finally got my to try the green smoothies... not too bad I must admit!
This one has frozen mango, pineapple, a banana, yogurt, and SPINACH... so weird.

I'm glad the TV is above the fireplace...
she'd stand right in front of it to see ELMO... her BFF.

Have a great weekend y'all!
life rearranged

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Penne ala Betsy!

It has been seriously too long since I've posted a good recipe, and what better way to start whipping out all the new things we've been eating, than a Pioneer Woman recipe? Or her sister, Betsy's I should say. We're all unpacked here at our new house, and I'm back to making 5 meals each week, usually tryin' a new recipe or two. We've had this one a few times recently... it's a super delicious, super easy pasta dish with just a few ingredients and so much flavor! Please try it.... you'll thank me later. Okay?

Here goes...

Penne ala Betsy                Pioneer Woman                                                               
1lb penne
1lb shrimp
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp EVOO
1 large onion
1/2 cup white wine
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
small bunch of basil

First, you'll boil your pasta to package directions, then drain and set aside. Meanwhile, chop up your onion, and basil.

Now if you want to be all "I cooked these shrimp myself and they are perfectly pink," then go for it. I have a walking 11mo who gets into everything, so I just buy Trader Joe's precooked shrimp, thaw them, and pop off the tails. They are delish. You decide.

Now grab a skillet and get that butter and EVOO over medium heat. Toss in your finely chopped onion and cook until their nice and soft and translucent, about 10 min. FYI... onion cooking in butter is one of the BEST smells EVER... just sayin'. Then pour in the wine, and let it simmer for a few minutes, and then the tomato sauce and the blessed cream. The smell and look of this lovely sauce will intice you to dip your finger in and have a taste... do so. YUM. Stir in the basil and the cooked shrimp.

When the pasta is drained, return it to the pot, and pour that beautiful sauce all over it. Stir, and serve up heaping bowls to someone, who will surely be impressed by the resturant quality dish you just made, in no time at all.

Have a great day y'all!