The Halloween pjs always sell out before they get marked down, so I caved in and bought them. But don't worry- I got my discount. I still think $11 is a little steep though. I normally never pay more than five. But really, isn't he adorable? They glow in the dark.
Now on to our blustery day in Buffalo. We had crazy rain and winds, but Taylor had the day off for Yom Kippur. We wanted to go to the Zoo but apparently the aminals are all Jewish because the Zoo was also closed for the day, and it was super cold, so we opted for the Aquarium in Niagara Falls. Here we are at the shark shanty:
So I really wish Henry was a snuggly baby. What drives me the most crazy is that he will snuggle with pillows and my old nasty teddy bear. Here he is snuggling with both. He actually mostly just attacks pillows- but I wouldn't mind if he attacked me on occasion. Its kind of cute, and it is kind of like snuggling.
Other than being sick, things are going well around here. We had a delicious dinner tonight, a new recipe. It was sweet potato sausage stew. Taylor gave it an 8.5 on the dinner scale. I ate it, but I couldn't really taste it, so I will have to give it a score the next time we make it, but it seemed really good. I am posting a picture and the recipe. It looks kind of funny, but Taylor really loved it and it was super easy. We of course topped it with sour cream.
1/2-1 Box of chicken stock (we only did a half, and it needed more liquid!) 1 can of diced tomatoes... 1 can kidney beans... 2 garlic cloves crushed...1 1/2 tsp cumin.... 2 tsp paprika.... 1 1/2 tsp salt.... 3/4 tsp pepper....... we added carrots, but it didn't call for them..... 1/2 lb- 1lb Cooked chopped sausage (we did garlic & herb chicken sausage), you could do chicken instead we did both ......1 large or two small sweet potatoes chopped in small cubes..... 1/4 - 1/2 cup of apple juice concentrate or 1 -2 cups apple juice (depending how sweet you like it)
Let it simmer until the sweet potatoes are soft or put it in a crock pot for a few hours. mmm.
I also went to craft night this week at church and made this neat little necklace, it was super cheap, $1.50 for the chain and the charms. The charms are actually washers and we just pounded letters on them. And now I get to wear a necklace on my neck that expresses my love for taylor. Pretty cheesy, I know, but I really like the necklace. And lastly, here is the screamer after his bath this evening. Don't mind the bit of nudity.
I thought I would include one of Taylors entire immediate family. I think it turned out really well for how many young children the photographer had to deal with. If you look really close you can see us on the top left.
And one of Henry. We aren't normally fans of the baby and parents' hands, but Henry turned out quite cute in this one. I just kind of wish our hands weren't in the picture, I think its kind of cheesy.
This is Tanner, aka the great photographer. He took our family picture on the top of this page, and he did it for free! Henry loves him. So do we.
Our trip home also consisted of Henry popping out 4 large molars. Because he has never even so much as whined about his other 9 teeth coming through, we didn't ever think that maybe a little baby tylenol would help the little guy feel better. Oops. Good thing Leisy was there to drug him and help him feel better. Zeb and Henry did not do well on car rides together.
Everytime I go home I expect my little sisters to be the way they were when I was living at home in high school, and I am always shocked at how grown up they are. I am also always amazed at how beautiful they are...and I am slightly jealous. Here they are, Daysa is officially a cheerleader. Don't worry though, she is one of the talented ones, she doesn't just stand there and do spirit fingers, she is a tumbler...she flips and stuff.
And here we are at the mall fashion show. Henry was a hit.