Nick has his first loose tooth.
He and Cameron were wrestling the other day and Nick got knocked in the mouth which made the tooth dangerously loose. So I decided today to take a picture before he went to school just in case he lost it at lunch or something. His permanent tooth is lurking way back behind in a rather disconcerting spot. A position that makes me hope Dr. Gee isn't going to retire anytime soon.....
Well, he got excited about the thought of his tooth coming out today, so I told him I would try to pull it after school. This is not my area of expertise. When I wiggle a little kids tooth, I feel the different sensations down to my bones. The unsettling crackling noise the ripping skin makes, the sometimes grinding of old tooth against new tooth....(shudder). But, I decided to give it a go. Besides, I happen to know my regular tooth puller is busy making a baby quilt...(teehee!) and therefore is unavailable. So we took one last picture and went to work!
I knew that Kellie's 'twist-and-pull' with toilet paper was 99.6% successful in most cases where the tooth was hanging by a thread. Of flesh. Ew.
Nick was pretty brave. And I was pretty squeamish. I didn't have it in me to just grab the tooth & rip so I probably made it a little more painful than it had to be....
See what I mean?
Just when he was to the point of changing his mind.......I managed to get a good grip & twist in just the right direction.....
Hey! Lookie there!
It's so tiny!! (I'm always amazed at how little baby teeth are....)
Forever changed!! Aww....sniff, sniff! Sometimes these milestones just kill me!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Nick has his first loose tooth.
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Friday, August 28, 2009
My hands-down, least favorite chore of my whole motherhood career so far is, indisputably, figuring out what to have for dinner. I would rather scrub toilets & walls, wash, dry, & fold 25 loads of laundry a week, de-mineralize windows & shower doors.......you get the picture.
It's called a Maple Sausage Apple Braid. Mmmmmm
The recipe makes two braids and really is pretty simple. It smelled heavenly. I called my family to dinner as I sliced a few bits to quickly take pictures of. I set the remainder on the table for Jason to slice and pass around and ran outside for some decent lighting. I hadn't even finished taking pictures before three kids came out asking if there was any more. Any More??!? What the freak??!? It was GONE!! All that remained were the pieces on my plate! Of which I only got ONE!
So I'm torn between being indignant that once again, the fruits of my toil were ravished before I could even sit down, or impressed that they loved it so much that they could not contain their gastronomic gusto! Seriously, I heard about it for several days afterward!
I think I'll go with impressed. That way I can have something to be proud of in the dinner preparation department. If only I could get away with making this several times a week, my problem really would be solved!
Maple Sausage Apple Braid
1 pkg. Maple flavored sausage
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup sliced green onions
3 apples--peeled, cored & pretty finely chopped
1 1/2 cups dry herb stuffing mix
17 1/4 oz. package frozen puff pastry (2 sheets)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
2 T. sesame seeds (optional)
Take pastry out of freezer and let thaw. This takes about 30 minutes, so plan accordingly. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine uncooked sausage, syrup, 2 eggs- beaten, onion, apples & stuffing. Set aside. Roll out each pastry sheet to an 11X14 inch rectangle. Divide sausage in half and spoon mixture down center third of each pastry. Lightly beat remaining egg with 2 teaspoons water. Brush exposed pastry on each side with egg mix. Use knife to make 45 degree diagonal cuts in sides of pastry. Cuts should stop about 1 inch from filling. Fold strips over filling, alternating sides until filling is enclosed. Brush pastry surface with remaining egg mixture, sprinkle with sesame seeds if using. Place on baking sheet; bake 40 minutes or until braids are golden brown and filling reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Monday, August 10, 2009
If any of you are put off by the thought of jelly made out of jalapenos, I just pity you. If you have never had a cream cheese stuffed, deep-fried jalapeno dipped in this wonderful stuff, you haven't really lived!
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Thursday, August 06, 2009
Last night the husband of my friend from another lifetime posted this.
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