Sunday, March 29, 2009


Yup....I am moving up there.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Molten Chocolate surprise

I made the YUMMIEST dessert tonight, and I am SO sad because I can't find where I got the recipe. I thought it was from "Picky Palate", but I can't find it there. SO SORRY to the person who came up with this recipe, but you ROCK. It tasted SO good, they are small so perfect portion control...but I won't tell you how many I ate. Oh yeah, my "no-baked-goods" diet is no more. All I did was binge on ice cream, and I don't even really like ice cream. I do better when I can eat a cookie when I want it. :) ENJOY!!

4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup flour
12 CHIPS AHOY! Cookies
1/2 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping OR, Real Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped OR small scoop of vanilla ice cream
1. HEAT oven to 425°F. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir with whisk until chocolate is completely melted.
2. Beat whole eggs, yolks, sugar and flour with whisk until blended. Gradually beat into chocolate mixture.
3.LINE 12 (2-1/2-inch) muffin cups with paper liners; spray with cooking spray. Place 1 cookie, upside-down, on bottom of each cup; cover with batter.BAKE 8-10 min. or until cakes are firm around edges but still soft in centers. **(Watch them, because if the center firms you won't have the lava effect from the chocolate) Let stand 1 min. Carefully remove cakes from pan. Invert into dessert dishes; remove paper liners. Serve with whipped topping.

Enjoying the weather
We fertilized our yard today, but that didn't stop Kelsi from running around on the pavement and playing with some of her favorite toys...river rocks! (We also learned that she likes to bang them against our french doors...yup, no more rocks in the house)

Kelsi has SO much hair. Seriously, SO much hair. She gets it from me, there wasn't any real question that she would be bald. Her hair is wavy/semi-curly and very unruly. She has as much hair as most 3-4 year olds do. However, she HATES it when I do her hair. I tried to sponge roll it the other day and was able to get them in while I kept her busy eating, but she found them and started pulling them out 20 minutes later, so the after picture wasn't so great. Anyway, I think she is going to be the first 2 year old to have layered or thinned hair because it is just ridiculous.

Day at the Park
The weather has been SO nice, so I decided to take Kelsi to the park. She was VERY timid and took about 10 minutes to move around instead of just watching all the other kids play. In fact, here she is just watching other kids play....

We live in a one-level home so Kelsi has not learned the art of climbing stairs yet. So, this is her climbing into a tunnel, but confused on how to get out. She wouldn't let me help her figure it out, she made me take her out. Sigh.

Kelsi's favorite thing was the slide. She went down all by herself, over and OVER again.She loved it!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

15 months

Kelsi had her 15 month check-up today and here are her stats.

Height: 31.5 in. (82%)
Weight: 24 lbs 13 oz. (79%)
Head: 48cm (95%)

She is off of her bottle now since she finally learned how to tip her head back when drinking out of her sippy. She says "ball", "uh-oh", & "deegs" - when referring to our dogs, and "do" when referring to her stuffed animal dogs. She also says "no" ALL the time. She is so funny. She walks up to things that she knows she isn't supposed to touch and shakes her finger at it while saying "no!" A couple of her molars broke through recently and she is just getting more and more fun. She understands a lot of things and she signs "more" and "light".

I snapped this picture of Kelsi the other day when I went looking to see what she was doing in her room. It was quiet in there and I didn't see her when I poked my head in at first...then I found her hiding in the corner.

One of her funny things that she likes to do is wear her bib around the house. She gets mad when I take it off of her. After I put her jammies on, she wanted me to put it back on her. She has some personality.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Random pics for the fam

Kelsi reading her book to her bear and her "deegs" (how she says dog).

Kelsi looking adorable

Our friends the Brownes came back to town for a few days and I got to snap a pic of Kelsi and Wyatt together (born 6 weeks apart)
Just to let you know that we are in fact still around...John and I relaxing on the couch.