Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall Happenings

There's been a bit of craziness around here this fall. Charlie has started going to preschool two days a week and it's safe to say he LOVES it.

I love it because it creates some more of a schedule for us and gives me a few hours to spend with just Isaac. Isaac loves it because he can play cars without Charlie taking them away from him.

We also had craziness in the form of an October snow storm. It was kinda funny to watch Charlie ride his bike surrounded by snowflakes.

More Charlie news!!! He turned 4 yesterday! Happy Birthday, Charlie!

It blows my mind just how fast the past four years have gone by. And I can't believe that Isaac is almost two! How did that happen?

We celebrated Charlie's birthday with a trip to Friendly's for lunch and ice cream.

Isaac really enjoyed his ice cream.

After Friendly's, we went bowling! Charlie had never been bowling before, but when we asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday, he kept telling us he wanted to go bowling. So we did.

And some of us had more fun than others.

I LOVE this picture of Nana and giggle every time I see it. She did have fun; she was just caught in the middle of griping (probably about a gutter ball. LOL).

We can't wait to go again!

Monday, November 14, 2011

What We're Eating 11/14-11/20

It's been almost 5 months since I last posted! Sometimes it feels like forever ago and sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday. I've been fighting a pretty touch-and-go battle with my depression for the past few months and really haven't had much energy to devote to writing. Things are looking better, so we'll see about getting back to regular posts. I'm also trying to get back into menu planning to get some sort of order back into our lives.

I've probably planned menus for the past 3 or 4 weeks and it's so nice not thinking "What are we going to have for dinner?" all day.

Tonight's meal was absolutely amazing, but I have to say I was a little scared of it. First, because it involved me cooking fish on the stove top instead of Chris grilling it. Second, because the side was a quinoa salad and Chris isn't always a fan. I have to admit, I was a little nervous about eating it myself because the black beans are straight out of the can, but we both approved. I did make a few adjustments (mainly leaving out jalapenos and some of the herbs) and I will definitely make it again.

So here goes!


L: Grilled Cheese, Grapes, Red Pepper Strips (for me)

D: Chili Rubbed Tilapia & Quinoa, Corn & Black Bean Salad


L: PB&J, Grapes, Chips

D: Chicken & Cheese Rice Bake (family favorite), Salad


L: Leftover Rice Bake

D: Potato-Spinach-Sausage Casserole


L: Leftover Casserole

D: Omelets, Toast, Fruit


L: Soup, Cheese & Crackers

D: Shrimp Lo Mein


L: Whatever leftovers are still in the fridge

D: Homemade Pizza


L: Leftover Pizza

D: Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops (family favorite), Roasted Cauliflower

For more menu planning ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie.