- definition - for the reason that; due to the fact that
- pronunciation by a two year old: be-pohz
"oh look. I did it. that was fun. hmm, it's empty? just like that?" Look how happy he is that he's dumped his bowl out... And not just on his high chair tray - rest assured that there is plenty of soup on the floor and the other chairs, and his cup of water (he refuses a "sippy-cup") has been dumped over the side and thrown across the kitchen
"hurry. look cute so she doesn't get too mad this time."
Then, when I turn around to get a paper towel or washcloth or ... hose, I hear the unmistakeable sound of Zac's bowl being thrown across the kitchen to land somewhere near his cup. When I look back at him he gives me this look like, "who me?" or maybe it's more like, "whatchya gonna do about it?" I'm not sure....
*the smell of the air at night - the smell of fall - I love it!
*lots of weekend projects. I finally got Landon's Star Wars pillow made. First time I've sewn a pillow - and the piping. I only had to rip the thing apart once.
* the flies and mosquitos are mostly gone!! That is a huge plus for me. Still dealing with spiders but hopefully the winter will take care of them.
*we have soccer 4 nights a week plus 2 games on Saturdays
*"good" TV finally comes back on - after the kids go to bed we watch our recorded Grey's, Private Practice, Cougar Town, Modern Family, Dancing with the Stars, Brothers and Sisters - OKAY, so I watch those shows and Cameron is forced to endure them (I think he gets into them though!). He loves college football season so I'm forced to endure that on weekends (and I don't get into that except to see who won - that's all that really matters to me).
*Creamy Vegetable Soup becomes our favorite family dinner - you HAVE to try it; even the kids love it. Here's the recipe:
1 turnip peeled and quartered
4 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
2 carrots peeled and cut in chunks
2 celery ribs cut in chunks
1 small onion peeled and cut in chunks
1 medium tomato cut in chunks
2 14 oz cans chicken broth
1 chicken broth can water
Italian seasoning to taste
dash tabasco sauce
1 tsp dried rosemary
sour cream for garnish
Put all vegetables in pot with chicken broth, water and seasonings. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Do NOT drain. Put all soup in blender (you may have to do this in batches). Blend until thick and creamy. Serve with a dallop of sour cream. (my kids love it with club crackers to dip in it too.)
*Spending an ENTIRE day going through drawers and hand me down boxes to pull out fall/winter clothes and put away too small summer clothes.
*Enjoying the last days of warm weather - actually, I think the warmth is gone for good now. But this was two weeks ago when Cameron took the boys on a "hike" after soccer one day and I went home with Isaac for naps. Not quite the hiking experience Colorado Springs was but fun for the kids anyway. Landon's highlight was finding a broken arrow and Austin is just happy as can be to be outside.
*Fall cleaning - I think I do more cleaning out in fall than spring. I don't know why; getting ready to hibernate for winter? You'd think we'd be all organized and cleaned out since we just moved. But we're not. Getting there though. I've got a huge Goodwill pile and Cameron's planning on building shelves for our garage this weekend.
*Making something with pumpkin at least once a week. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are always my favorite but if you want to try something a little different and oh so good try this:
The only change I made was 2 C sugar, 1/2 C oil, 1 C applesauce - yummy yummy
*hot chocolate becomes part of our daily routine. Landon and I drink it every morning and sometimes I drink it before bed too. In fact, I think I might go get some right now!
Fall has always been a great time of year for me. I just love it. I'm missing the leaves changing colors, though (look at the hiking pictures - no trees!!). But other than that this time of year could last forever!
I know this is a blurry, skeleton-like, picture but I still love it. I love that little hand up by her/his face.
This ultrasound and seeing this picture was really important to me. Up until now, to be honest, I haven't felt that... what? maternal attachment?... feeling I've gotten with my last three kids as soon as the pregnancy test was positive. I've almost been in denial about this pregnancy. A little apathetic, really. At times, it's seemed like a burden to deal with rather than a wonderful joyful blessing. (I'll blame the move, the morning sickness that lasted 15 weeks, the fact that I was convinced that I was going to miscary with all the bleeding, the migraines, and the already-horrible backaches. Who knows why I've felt that way.)
Seeing my baby play with his toes, snuggle up with his hands by his face, those perfect lips, brought me out of my funk. I just fell in love with this little person. February can't come fast enough! I can't wait to meet my sweet baby.