Welcome to the World!

Our plans this past weekend went out the window, very quickly.  We didn’t attend a 6-hour childbirth class or go apple picking or have our maternity pictures taken….  But rather, we attended a real birth and have taken dozens of pictures of our sweet baby girl.

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Genevieve “Evie” Elizabeth

Saturday, October 18, 2014

time: 5:34 p.m.

weight: 6lbs 2 oz

length: 18.5 inches

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Today I’m hoping to take advantage of downtime to type up our miracle baby’s birth story…  Stay tuned   Have a sweet Monday!

— Allison

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Friday Funnies 10.17.14

Happy Friday!  I’m at training today so I thought I’d share a few funnies that have made me laugh out loud recently…  Because sitting in six hours of training for state standardized testing feels more like 600 hours.

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Elementary math, you make no sense – sure, let’s teach them fractions before multiplication?!?!

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If we get Baby Szed a BMW at birth, what will she expect on her 16th birthday?

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“What is this contraption?  What is that annoying sound?  Get me outta here!”

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My brother sent me some Halloween costume ideas – I love the troll and wrecking ball.

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This defines the third trimester of pregnancy perfectly.

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“Oh, you’re out of toilet paper?  Your loss, my gain!”

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As Ryan said, there needs to be a volume 2 for understanding pregnant women.

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Darn you pumpkin creepers.

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No, it’s not a mistake, he confirmed it.  Only dads can be in charge of the house, sorry moms.

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Spoiler alert!  I better start getting ready…

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Girlfriends provide great support when you’re feeling down.

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Watch out Jim Carrey, your job is in jeopardy!

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It’s only the first quarter, we’ll learn the other two syllables by June.

Silly Apple Seed Eater

The phrase “Eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” really screwed me, literally.

Question:  What’s the silliest thing you’ve seen recently?

Question:  Have you picked out your Halloween costume?

— Allison

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WIAW: Pumpkin Waffle French Toast

If you’ve ever been pregnant I hope you will support me when I say PREGNANCY BRAIN IS REAL.  I feel like a total airhead.  I could have sworn that I published this post yesterday.  I thought I was going to be super awesome and post super early for a change, so everyone could drool over my delicious breakfast recipe…  But that never happened because I never hit “Publish.”  Face palm.

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Thanks Jenn for hosting another tasty link-up!

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buy these NOW

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breakfast: frozen berries {great way to save $$$!}, turkey bacon, & Pumpkin Waffle French Toast with peanut butter chips

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mid-morning snack: peppermint tea, Blue Diamond Almonds, & a pear

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lunch: an orange, cooked peas + carrots, an avocado + turkey wrap, & baked chips

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afternoon snack: an apple & Clif Mojo Trail Mix Bar {salty + sweet = heaven}

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stressful day = a trip to Target for nursing bras & junk food

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dinner: after spending 2+ hours at Target, dinner at 9PM was burrito night {Monday} leftovers & a couple of Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies + cookie dough ice cream

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Ingredients:

Directions:

Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat.

Toast waffles in toaster until crispy – you don’t want soggy french toast.  While waffles are toasting, whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium, shallow bowl.  Dip waffles into batter to coat each side.  Use a fork to poke holes into the waffles so they can absorb as much batter as possible.

Cook waffles for approximately 2 minutes on each side or until light brown.  Serve with a little butter and syrup or Trader Joe’s peanut butter chips for maximum deliciousness!

Question:  Do you believe in pregnancy brain?

Question:  Waffle french toast.  What?!

— Allison

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