Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Little Monkey

Clayton recently discovered his monkey house shoes. He usually just carries them around and plays with them like a toy. I tried putting them on his feet yesterday and he loved them!

Monday, September 28, 2009


I love going to Homearama and we always enjoy seeing the new homes with Mark and Kristin. This year the homes were "scaled back" a bit and cost around $700,000 - $850,000 instead of over a million. Still way out of my league, but it's still neat to see how people decorate.

We started off by meeting for supper at this really cool restaurant called Mimi's Cafe. They have great food and since it was our first time there they gave us a box of huge muffins to take home with us. What a nice touch!

The chicken pot pie that Kristin and Aaron had was soooo good! Wish I could make this at home.

I had salmon with asparagus and so did Mark. Clayton sure enjoyed the mashed potatoes!

This was the neatest thing. These music notes were filled with scraps of sheet music. It looked so amazing. This was actually in a bathroom and there was an old saxophone in the corner of the shower!

The cribs for these twins were so pretty. And I just loved the names and sayings on the wall above the beds.

How cool would this be for a game room in your basement!

I thought this was a neat idea! This was in the entry way off the garage.

And what neat pictures for a laundry room!

I loved this gigantic fork and spoon on the wall of a kitchen.

Wouldn't an outdoor fireplace like this be cool?

This shower had a remote control so you could turn it on to warm up before you ever got out of bed!!

These were only a few of the many pictures I took. Some really neat stuff and some really strange stuff. :-) But, we had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Clayton update

Here are some of Clayton's 10-month pictures.

. . . and he's off!

Clayton is walking! He's now 11 months old (no teeth yet, but he sure can move)!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Extra Zucchini?

I LOVE this recipe that is on my calendar for Zucchini Crescent Pie. You must try it. It seems like it has a LOT of spices in it - but it's definitely good!

You can click the link above, or here it is:


2tablespoons butter
4cups thinly sliced zucchini
1cup chopped onions
2tablespoons dried parsley flakes
teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon pepper
1/4teaspoon garlic powder
1/4teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2eggs, well beaten
2cups shredded Muenster or mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2teaspoons yellow mustard


Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onions; cook 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in parsley flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil and oregano.

In large bowl, mix eggs and cheese. Add cooked vegetable mixture; stir gently to mix.

Separate dough into 8 triangles. Place in ungreased 10-inch glass pie plate, 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish or 11-inch quiche pan; press over bottom and up sides to form crust. Firmly press perforations to seal. Spread crust with mustard. Pour egg mixture evenly into crust-lined pie plate.

Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with strips of foil during last 10 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Clayton's Dedication

Clayton's baby dedication was Sunday morning at church. I was worried that he would not be still or quiet, but he actually did pretty good. The only thing was he kept grabbing Bro. Durr's microphone during the prayer. :-)

We were so happy to have Aaron's parents and Cameron, and Vicki and the children with us for the dedication and lunch!!

Clayton is officially done with baby food! Everything he used to like he would spit out, so now table food it is. He loves mashed potatoes!

Emme and Clayton - playing together like ole' buddies!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

NC Trip

We really enjoyed our trip to North Carolina last weekend. Aaron had to go to Raleigh for a week of training with his job, so Clayton and I decided to go along for the weekend so we could all see Kendall and Leanna in Thomasville.

This was Clayton's first time to fly and he did so well!

Strollers are a wonderful invention!! We were without Aaron on the return trip, and my hands were full.

They have this amazing store in Lexington called The Candy Factory. I loved it there!

Packaged candy and homemade stuff too!

I love these suckers and apparently now Clayton does too. He went crazy over trying to eat it.

Kendall & Leanna in front of their cute house. We really enjoyed our time with them!
(We'll have to go back for more Lexington BBQ!!)

Clayton was fascinated with the large mirror in the hotel at Raleigh. He played in front of it for the longest time.