Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Monday Taylor came home and brought us donuts. I didn't eat one because I only like plain glazed donuts and he brought home chocolate. The rest of the day we ate at home. Yesterday we had Kashi bars for breakfast. Taylor and Madeline ate at home for lunch. I ate out with a friend and got a pedicure. For dinner I made a steak, homemade loaded mashed potatos, broccoli and homemade cheesecake. Today Madeline had a Kashi bar at the library. I skipped breakfast. We had a playdate and went to Caption Franks and had some super yummy hotdogs. Anyone who knows me knows a good hotdog is one of my favorite foods. At home I put mayo on it and dunk it in ketchup. It is a southern thing! In public I don't because people think it is strange haha. So I had mustard, chili and slaw. It was all yummy! For dinner we had chicken nuggets. Not the healthiest but to be honest my kitchen was clean since we hadn't cooked for breakfast or lunch and I wanted it to stay that way. So the toaster oven to the rescue. Last night I watched a documentary on netflix called Food Inc. A few years ago I watched a Pam Anderson document on chicken and I haven't really ate chicken since. The only chicken I eat is fried on a sandwich. Weird huh? But after watching Food Inc it really made me wish I lived in an area where I could get local grassfed meat. It also made me wonder why I live in a huge fishing area, yet in the Food Lion fish section all the fish are previously frozen and from China? Baffling to me. In other news I did get an SLR Nikon D1300 to start taking pictures for the blog! I have barely even opened it though. I need a new memory card because it wanted me to delete my other card and I am one of those people with a million memory cards because I never delete any of my pictures.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


rolls over! So proud of her! Cheerios for breakfast. Ham on hawaiian bread with yogurt for lunch. For dinner was my strange creation. I marinated thin chicken breasts in soy sauce, lime juice, garlic and honey. Then grilled it. I had spaghetti noodles and made a sauce with peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, honey and canola oil. Then I added steamed broccoli and peanuts. It was pretty good. Madeline dipped her chicken in honey. Next time I would add corn starch so the sauce would be thicker. Madeline and I then tried to make M&M cookies to surprise Taylor because they are his favorite. But I used Crisco and it was horrible. To cover up the taste I added butter but I think it made it worse. Madeline even through away a cookie so you know it was bad!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Yesterday I had a ton of people over for breakfast. We had baked oatmel and a grit casserole. Yummy. We just snacked on that for lunch. Dinner we got take out from La Cabana. I got a Mahi Mahi taco but when I ordered I didn't realized it was fried. So I just had guacamole and bean tacos instead. Yummy.

Today I slepy ALL day. I am embarassed to say what time I woke up. So I had a brownie for daytime food and we ate out AGAIN for dinner. Guilty. This time we got a pizza for Madeline and Taylor and a sub for me. It was nasty. I wish we didn't eat it because it wasn't worth the cheat!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Kashi bar. I forgot to give Madeline one on the way to school. Horrible parent. Apple for snack. "Belly jelly" and yogurt for lunch. Grilled chicken, peaches and corn for dinner. Ice cream.

Sarah is here! Tomorrow I am having a ton of kiddos over for breakfast!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day Eight-

Lunch-Nathan's hot dogs and Chobani
Dinner-PB&J, Baked Lays, Brownies!

Today-Lacey's first tooth is popping through. She has a stye on her eye and her entire eyelid is inflammed. We went to the library, had a mini cupcake and went to the beach with SM!
Tomorrow- Sarah and baby Eli comes for a visit!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wow what an awesome day..

So yesterday was a horrible day.. Today was awesome! Lacey didn't nap yesterday so she slept from 6:30pm to 7:15pm. It was incredible! Madeline got up at 7:30 because my alarm went off and I was feeding Lacey so I couldn't get up. We had Kashi bars for breakfast. I did go to Dunkin Donuts and got a coffee (McDonalds frappes are SO much better!)Madeline went to preschool. I went to Food Lion and then shopping around town with a friend. I picked up Madeline at 12. I had an apple for her in the car. Once we got home she has a pb&j and cucumbers with dip. I had a Nathan's hot dog. Madeline told me she was tired so she took a nap. A MIRACLE! Lacey also took a nap so I was able to do some online browsing and clean up my kitchen. Madeline got up and she told me she had to potty. Just for kicks I decided to put her in big girl underwear. She only had ONE accident all afternoon. And the only reason she had that was because we were outside playing and she was too excited to come inside. We had spaghetti for dinner. Madeline now wants to read to me at night. I am no longer aloud to hold the book! If she wants me to read she will point to my mouth but she still has to hold the book. Then she will reread the story and make things up. Tonight we read Llama Llama Red Pajama and she would babble on about how llama was crying and sad. It was adorable. When I was walking out she announced she had to potty and I said no go to bed. She insisted so we got up and she really did have to peepee! I was so proud of her! Lacey went to bed at 8:30 so I have been cleaning my house since. Hopefully I'll get to bed early again tonight!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wow what a bad day..

Yesterday on the menu Taylor took care of breakfast with Madeline. For lunch was sandwiches and dinner we had Nathan's hotdogs. Yesterday was not a fun day because Taylor left until Friday night and Madeline was very upset about it! Plus I was sick.
Today we started with homemade waffles. I got the recipe from and we did not like them. The top didn't get crispy, instead it just burnt. Maybe it is the waffle iron I have, but we wouldn't make these again. For lunch Madeline had a peanut butter and honey sandwich. I had a Lean Cuisine. While I made dinner I let Madeline play out on the deck, I was talking to Taylor on the phone (it is our anniversary today) and I noticed what I assumed was brown sugar on the floor. I walked over to inspect and behind me Madeline walked up with a fist full of sand and threw it everywhere! She had been throwing sand in the hall! The reason it is so hard for us to cook is because it is impossible to keep up with her while you prepare and then clean up by yourself is immpossible! So we made the Nelly's broccoli mashed potatoes,a can of corn and hawaiian bread. We were supposed to have a chicken breast, but I never got that far. My kitchen is a complete dump but I am too tired tonight and will hopefully get it cleaned up tomorrow during preschool.
Tonight I was frustrated and I was sitting in the bathroom floor upset and Madeline walked in. She had a starfish she had stolen from our guest bathroom (which she normally gets in trouble for taking!) She took my hand, took one finger and said, "one finger Mama" and showed me how to pet the starfish. It made my heart smile because today we went to the aquarium and the guy got one of the starfish out for her to pet (and she also petted a snake the same way) with "one finger." It was so cute that she remembered doing that. It reminded me she is a sweet little girl who is soaking in everything I do. So no matter how tired, upset or irritated I feel, I need to be there and positive for her!
Six days and our eating in challenge is still going fairly well!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

BUSTED on Day 4

Yesterday was day 4 of our 30 day eat in challenge and we FAILED. We were supposed to go to the 4h Horse Show. So I got up early, packed lunch for us and put a chicken dish in the crockpot. We got online and realized the horse show was the previous weekend so we decided to go to Chesapeake for the day to do some shopping. We had Cheerios for breakfast and then we had FRIDAYS for lunch. It wasn't very good, was $41 and when I got home I had SERIOUS upset stomach until about 10am this morning. Hopefully it is gone now because I am finally starting to feel better. Overall it was a big mistake and I am mad at myself for letting us go there! I don't even like Friday's! Taylor and Madeline did eat my crockpot chicken. It was chicken legs topped with spicy mustard, honey, garlic, soy sauce and lime juice. Taylor liked it. I was entirely too sick to eat it. Ugh annoying.
Taylor is in Charleston for the week for a fishery school. Of course he leaves the morning I have been up all night sick as a dog! I am supposed to be taking the girls to the St Patricks Day parade this afternoon but we will see if I have recovered from my sickness! It is in two hours and really I would need to leave in like an hour to be sure we have a parking spot! sigh too much to do!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Third Day

This morning Madeline finished up the baked oatmeal. Taylor was getting home from work this morning so I made him and I eggs and bacon in a muffin tin. The only problem was I didn't cook the bacon before so it was still raw. So I didn't eat it, Taylor was a trooper and ate one though! Lacey and I napped through lunch, but Madeline and Taylor had sandwiches. For dinner was grilled chicken, Hawaiian sweet bread and salad. Tomorrow we are taking the girls to a horse show because she is obcessed with ponies! I am not sure what I will make for breakfast, but we are attempting to pack a lunch since we will be gone all day and I am making a crockpot meal for dinner!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day Two of No Eat Out Challenge

Today was day two of our no eat out challenge. This morning was a school morning for Madeline and that means we are rushed. So breakfast was chocolate milk and a peanut butter Kashi bar for her. I had nothing and then stopped by McDonalds for a caramel frappe.. Only half a cheat! Lunch was pb&j and yogurt. Dinner is my mom's baked oatmeal recipe and fruit. We will probably finish it up for dinner! Yum yum one of my favorite things! Not really sure why we have had breakfast for dinner both nights!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

30 Day Eat In Challenge

My family eats out A LOT. Atleast once everytime Taylor is home. So I set a new 30 day challenge that we eat every meal at home and it must be homemade. This will be messed up a bit because Taylor will be in Charleston, SC all next week for a fishery school so he will probably be eating out there and he won't be home to eat with us. However Madeline and I are still going to stick to the challenge! Today we made homemade buttermilk pancakes. They were AWESOME! So much better than box mixes. I can't wait to have these again! For lunch we had peanut butter and banana sandwiches with an apple. For dinner we had eggs, bacon and toast. Tomorrow morning Madeline has school so we will probably start our day with Kashi bars!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Outfits

When Madeline was "younger" (aka up until 2) I dressed her like a doll baby. Most things came from Gymboree and of course my favorite place on earth Target. However now she goes to preschool. At preschool she gets paint all over her clothes and plays outside and gets them dirty. That isn't complaining, I am grateful she has such a great time at school! But now I am sitting here looking through my Hanna Andersson catalog thinking about what I am going to get her for spring and I remember that it all gets ruined! The past month at school Madeline mainly alternates four outfits because I don't want her to get her good outfits dirty! So I am trying to decide if I need to accept she needs to wear knit outfits from Target or if it is still worth it to get the better quality outfits that I LOVE. Sigh. Why do sweet little girls have to grow up?