Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Fun!

We did lots of fun things to celebrate Halloween!

Me and My friend Marissa took our babes to Gardener Village. It was so fun! They have it decorated so cute for Halloween. While we were there we took these pictures of our little munchkins. Everyone that walked by would stop and watch and say, "oh my gosh that is the cutest thing ever! are they triplets??" The next time someone asked us that, I'm going to play along and say they all belong to you Maris! ha

Grandpa Stowers has been growing this pumpkin in his garden all summer for Nix. It turned out to be a cute little pumpkin! Thanks Grampa Stowers!

On Sunday we went over to Ev's parents and ate a yummy dinner and then carved some pumpkins! The Green pumpkin was also grown in Grandpa Stowers garden for little Dean! Grandma Stowers carved it for him. She carved holes all over it and then put gummy warms coming out of the holes. I think they all turned out really cute!

My sister came up from St. George to hang out with us:) It was fun! I love my Sissy. Our friend Chaunie took us out to eat at Olive Garden. Nix LOVED her! He kept pulling on her neck! ha. Belle is having a little girl January 7th! She's going to name her Haiven. She's getting such a cute little belly! Nix can't wait until he can meet his little cousin!

While she was here, we did some fun sewing projects. I made Nix a pumpkin onesie and Belle made Haiven some cute hair bows!

Happy Halloween!

Nix was so funny with the bowl of candy. He would pull the candy out of the bowl and then set it on the ground next to him. This entertained him for about 10 mins! haha.

All in all I think Nix had a fun first Halloween!! Next year will be fun when we can take him out Trick-or-Treating!

Monday, October 25, 2010

6 Months!

Nix is 6 months old! He had his check up today and everything checked out great! While we were waiting for his Doctor, he LOVED playing with the paper on the table! It was a great source of entertainment. haha. Dr. Gustin was very impressed with him. He is growing very well and is so happy and content. He had to get his shots today:( Daddy was able to be there to help comfort him after the traumatic experience! He loves his Daddy!

His shots:( He was so tough!

6 months
16 lbs. 8 oz. 26 1/2"

6 Months
  • He scoots all over the place.
  • Baby foods he loves; squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, bananas, blueberry, apple chicken.
  • wears size 2 diapers.
  • He is getting good at sitting.
  • He still laughs at almost anything.
  • Sleeps through the night in his crib!
  • He has such a cute caring personality.
  • He loves to play with his Daddy and laugh with him.
  • He smiles at everyone. Even strangers.
  • Loves to watch me eat my food haha. He follows my fork to my mouth and then watches me chew. I think he's going to love food!
  • Still loves his baths.
  • He is such a happy content little guy.
  • His favorite toy is his Moo Moo ( Thanks lisha and Capri:) )
  • He hates having a messy diaper. He gets fussy and then as soon as I change it he's happy again. ha.
  • He loves the jumper. He likes to jump and spin in circles.
I love you Baby Boy! I can't believe your half a year old! You're so sweet and tender hearted. I love the way you grab at out faces and look into our eyes and make your sweet noises. Your so precious to us and we are so blessed to have you! Love you always and forever:)

Nixon loves his Daddy! It's so cute to see him watch his every move. Whenever Ev gets home as soon as he walks in the door Nixons face lights up! The other day when he got home from work he walked in the door and Nix got so excited! I asked Ev to take out the garbage so he told Nix that he would be right back and headed for the door. As soon as Nix saw that he got the saddest look on his face and started crying! It was so sad and cute at the same time. So Ev put the trash on hold and picked up Nix and played with him. So cute:)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I'm a big kid now!

Baby boy is getting so big!! I sat his food in front of him and he decided he wanted to grab the spoon and do it himself! He is getting so big! I really can't believe it. He has his 6 month check up next week and I'm curious to see how much he's grown since he last check up.

He is getting so good at sitting up! Last Sunday he sat up for like 2 minutes! We all started clapping for him and he love it!

He's scooting all over the place now! I have to keep a close eye on him. I will lay him down and a minute later he's on the other side of the room! I can't believe it, I already have to start baby proofing my house!
Our friends Jordi and Dallin came and stayed with us for the weekend. It was so much fun to get to see them! They hadn't got to meet Nix yet so it was fun for them to finally get to meet each other! We love you guys!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Recipes, Hats and so much more..

On whole foods website they have lots of yummy recipes! This one is my favorite so far. Its called, BAKED SPINACH AND RICOTTA STUFFED PASTA SHELLS. And it is delicious! and very easy to make. Which I like!

Serves 4

This pasta dish will soon become a family favorite. In a hurry? Use a cup of thawed frozen spinach instead of fresh; just be sure to squeeze it well to remove any excess water. Serve with garlic bread and a fresh salad for a complete meal.


16 jumbo pasta shells 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 pound baby spinach 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 pound part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 pound part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon chopped basil 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta shells and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain well then toss with oil in a large bowl; set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F. Put spinach into a large skillet and drizzle with a tablespoon or two of water. Cover and cook over medium low heat, tossing occasionally, until just wilted; drain well. When cool enough to handle, squeeze to remove any excess water. Chop spinach and transfer to a large bowl. Add garlic, ricotta, mozzarella, egg and basil to make the filling. Spread a few spoonfuls of marinara sauce in the bottom of a shallow baking dish large enough to hold the shells in a single layer. Fill each shell with spinach mixture and arrange in the dish. Pour remaining sauce over and around the stuffed shells and top with Parmigiano Reggiano. Cover with foil and bake until hot throughout, 20 to 30 minutes, then uncover and continue baking until golden brown, about 10 minutes more.


Per serving (about 11oz/307g-wt.): 450 calories (190 from fat), 22g total fat, 10g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 1060mg sodium, 36g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 29g protein

I got this cute little beanie from Old Navy and thought it would be fun to make some of my own!

Nixon 5 months.

They turned out cute and were super easy to make!

All you need is a small circle loom.

Here are some other projects I have been working on.

This Dresser was given to us by our Grandma. I wasn't loving the walnut wood finish so I thought it would be fun to paint it black and give it more of an contemporary look. I used an old french pattern fabric to cover the chair cushion which cost me two bucks. I used half a quart of black satin water based paint which cost me 6 bucks. After three coats of paint I was very pleased with the end result.
Overall cost, 8 bucks!

My Mother-in-law found this glider chair at a garage sale for 15 bucks. I got the fabric on clarence for a dollar a yard. It only took a total of 3 yards to cover it. I sewed the fabric for the chair cushions and used a staple gun to staple the fabric to the ottoman.
Overall cost, 18 bucks!

This dresser cost me 30 dollars from a local thrift store. (Be careful that you check to make sure all the drawers work properly before you purchase one.) I got the paint for 6 dollars at the paint store. Its a mossy green satin paint. I use a watered down brown acrylic paint to paint around the edges for an aged look.
Overall cost, 36 bucks!

This one was one of my favorites to do and I love the outcome of it! I found it at a thrift store for 3 bucks. I use a jade green spray paint to finish it and sanded the sides and edges to give it a distressed look. The candles on the top shelve were only a dollar at walmart! And the little hook holding the keys I found there as well.
Overall cost, 6 bucks!