Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wedding Weekend!!

Where to begin?
It was such a wonderful (and tiring) weekend where Sarah and Steve were married. Sarah is now Mrs. Trask and is in Florida and then the Caribbean for her honeymoon. So, so happy they are married and know they will do so well in boston, but will miss them greatly.
Everything was amazing and so fun - bachelorette party on friday, rehearsal & dinner on saturday and the wedding day on Sunday.
Many thanks to my mom for watching the little girl on sunday for the wedding - couldn't have done it all without her!!
Here's a few pics of the rehearsal and sarah at the reception. Will post more later :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

4 Month update!

Well Lucy had a great 4 month appt which was very encouraging after the Dr. wanted her weight up. I tried to explain that I was a tiny baby and wasn't expecting to have a chunker, but's been good to her her weight continuing to progress at good intervals. So she got a great report. And she was smiling at and talking to all the nurses and Dr. which was really cute :) Even the nurse who gave Lucy her shots, she was real sweet to her, smiling and cooing when we were walking out, so I guess she forgives easily :)
Lucy weighs 13lbs 2.5oz, is 25.5 inches - 90% for height, 50% for weight, got more shots :( but is healthy and doing well! Praise the Lord!

Here are some recent pics of us all when we were out on a walk - stopped by the Wheaton band concert and Lucy just LOVES looking at all the trees and leaves when we walk under them, she always looks amazed and in awe. Love seeing things through her eyes as she discovers new things and takes it all in.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Memorial Day

We wanted to do something fun or different for our memorial day and though we wanted to set out for an adventure to the Mississippi river after reading the adventures of huck finn together (Joe would read to me while I would feed Lucy in our first 2 months or so with her), we figured it was probably a little far with the girlie.
SO, instead we ventured to the Rock River in Oregon, IL.
It was a fun trip, packed a lunch, ate overlooking the river, Lucy LOVED laying there staring up at the trees. Leaves are her favorite. Well, leaves and ceiling fans :)
The people there were so friendly and being by the river was very relaxing - it was also a beautiful drive. we love the country!
Here are a few photos from our time there:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Banana muffin recipe

Banana choc chip muffins

1 cup sugar
1 egg
½ c. unsalted butter (or margarine)
1 c. mashed bananas (2)
3 T. milk

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1 c. miniature chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

1. In large bowl, cream liquid ingredients (first 5.)
2. In another bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
3. Pour liquid ingredients into flour mixture. Stir just until flour disappears.
4. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
5. Spoon a into greased muffin tin.
6. Bake in preheated 325⁰ oven for 15-20 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean

really easy and really good!!