Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mama Cookoo!!

Lately, whenever I go into the kitchen to make dinner or bake a tasty treat, Kay will announce to the entire house, "Mama cookoo!", in other words, "Mama's cooking!". And, yeah... Mama is pretty cuckoo too!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Georgia Peach Cobbler

The perfect summertime delight! This dessert will be great to serve at your next cookout or barbecue!

6-8 ripe Georgia peaches, sliced
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 c. self rising flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 sticks of butter, melted
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 13x9 baking dish. Layer sliced peaches along the bottom of the pan. Mix remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour mixture evenly over peaches. If desired, sprinkle the top with a little bit of ground cinnamon. Bake for 40-45 minutes in 350 degree oven. Serve while warm. Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping if desired. Watch it disappear right before your eyes!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Oh the drama!!!

I've been quite busy lately. These days, now that I no longer have two-under-two, things have been quite frantic. I'm always getting up from one thing to do another while having Guy demand for more milk or Kay follow me around to show me something.
Hands are EVERYWHERE NOW!!! Oh my gosh, I don't know what we're going to do. First of all, it would help to not have so much clutter around the house. We've accumulated so much stuff. And everything that we use from day to day gets left out to where we can easily access it, the problem is, the kids can easily get their hands on it as well.

Oh, and I can't forget to mention that our house is getting smaller and smaller by the day. Some days I feel like the walls are closing in on me! I'd love to have more room around here, I would have loved to have gotten a larger (more spacious) home before we cranked out two kids instantly. But, hey, life happens I guess. I'm more thankful for the fact that we don't have dirt floors and a one room home. My "Scentsy office" is a whole bunch of my product and supplies semi-neatly arranged in a small corner behind our couch. It's kind of humorous because I arranged it to where the things I use more are at the top, more accessible. But there's always something that makes it's way to the bottom, and that's when I have to dig or take my Scentsy tower apart then put it all back together. I'd love to have an actual office. I thought about getting Kay and Guy to room together for us to turn Guy's room into a home office/playroom (giving us our dining room back as well). But, I can't even get around to doing laundry, let alone move two toddlers into the same room.

Guy starting walking finally!!!! The boy I thought would be forever crawling would never take two steps on his own. Until the last Monday in June, he walked all the way across the living room without any help or bribery. He's so independent, I don't even think he cared if I was watching him or not. But I did, and I waited until he got to his destination (the entertainment center) to clap and cheer for him and give him a big hug. He looked at me as if "What?" He wasn't concerned about how impressed I was, he did it for himself. Since then, he's been stomping through this house regularly, crawling less and less. These days, he barely crawls at all unless he's playing on the floor with a few of his toys.

Kay has been potty training since the beginning of the month. She has been doing quite well with the pee-pees but we're still working on getting the number-twos in the potty instead of in the pull-up. We trained her by putting panties on her, after she wet herself a few times the first day, she got the idea that that is not a desirable situation to be in. We would consistently "rush" her to the potty even after she had an accident so she would get the idea of "this is where I need to go". She got a little confused around day two and day three. I think she thought that she wasn't suppose to go at all. We wouldn't ever punish her for wetting herself, but somehow she got the impression that it was a bad thing to do. So, day four, we stayed in the bathroom the better part of the day and made it fun for her. We put a hat on her, stickers, sang songs, I re-wrote some of the words from a Yo Gabba Gabba song to make it pertain to the potty. Finally, after I got off the phone with a client who booked a party, Kay made her first pee-pee in the potty!!!! She has been doing great ever since! We reward her each time for going with one m&m and one sticker. Lately, it's come so natural for her to go when she needs to, sometimes she'll forget to collect her reward. Other times, she'll call my bluff and bring me back there to watch her go pee-pee. She'll sit on the potty (not pee) then start clapping and say "Yay Kay!". When she realizes I catch on to her little scheme she gets disgruntled then goes back to doing her thing, Lol. We only put pull-ups on her during naps and bed-time, also when we go out. Since we're such homebodies, she does great with using the potty at home. Public restrooms petrify her though, so I'm not going to push it on her while we are out unless we were to be at a friend or relative's home. I trust that she knows what to do still, if she wanted to use the potty while we were out, I would give her the chance to. But I'm not going to get upset with her if she changed her mind or got scared to go into a big, loud stall.

Kay has also become quite the drama queen lately. My once laid-back sweetheart has become a feisty little diva, taking toys from Guy, freaking out and overreacting about every little thing. Oh Lord, the life of a two-year-old! Will we ever have this figured out? Maybe by the time she's 13, then that's a whole other phase right there!

Everyone have a great week!