Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Yummioso! Recipe

I threw this together in the crockpot last week and it was really yummy! I don't know what to call it, maybe you have some ideas!

5 chicken breasts
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn
1 can kidney or black beans
1 cup salsa
taco seasoning
1 cup water

Cook on low until chicken is completely cooked (mine cooks really hot even on low so it only takes about 2-3 hours). Shred chicken. We spooned it over tortilla chips and ate like a soup but I think it would also be really yummy in a flour tortilla topped with cheese and sour cream!

Cute kids

I just had to document a few cute things my kids have said/done before I forget!

Friday while driving home from Chuck E Cheese, Noah and his buddies were talking about their names/middle names. I told the kids that Curtis' middle name is Taft which is also my dad's and grandpa's middle names. Then I asked Noah why we gave him "Evan" as his middle name. He shook his head so I told him it was my grandma's maiden name. He said, (matter of factly) "oh, I thought it was from Heaven." (because it rhymes) Oh, sweet boy, it definitely is from heaven!

Lucy has been babbling up a storm lately but not a lot of words, except for "Mom!". The other day we were sitting on the couch and Sam walked up behind us. She looked up at him and said "Uh oh, Dada." and then back to her babbling. She keeps us entertained!

Curtis had his first Pinewood Derby last week. He wanted a Ferrari so he and Sam designed it and Curtis sanded it down good. He put some cool racing stripes and numbers on it and it was ready to go. He was so excited. He actually took 3rd place out of 20+ kids. Before he even received his medal, however, he raced the car down the steps at the church and broke off a wheel. Oh well, fun while it lasted!

I am constantly reminded of how blessed I am to be the mother of these children. These little moments in their lives make all the hard parts so worthwhile!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Noah is 7!

Seven years ago today this cute kid made his entrance into this world! He wasn't sure he wanted to come and it took a lot of coaxing but we finally convinced him it was time to meet the family! What a fun, crazy, fast 7 years it has been!

Here are 7 reasons why I love him so much:

* He has got the cutest smattering of freckles framing his deep brown eyes.
* He is a smart, smart kid.
* He is a super big brother; he absolutely adores Lucy.
* His best friend is Curtis. His best enemy is also Curtis!
* He is a great artist and wants "all the art kits in the world".
* He loves to run. He ran 79 miles last year at school. He loves to tell people that is like 3 marathons!
* He is so friendly and has no problem carrying on a conversation with any adult.

Noah is such a great addition to our family. We are so glad that he is ours!
Happy Birthday sweet Noah! We love you!