Tuesday, October 28, 2008

playing catch-up

So the posts have been far & few in between....and it will likely get worse!! haha. November is a busy month.
So, a little catching up...

The big race.... Joe & I ran the 1/2 marathon on the silver comet trail. 13.1 of flat.
Joe finished in 1:53

I did it in 2:10. I would've been 2 minutes faster, but i had a shoe tying issue. Overall, no complaints except that I'm super sore and avoid stairs like the plague. We both won medals!! I think it's my first.
Next race is the ING 1/2 marathon....and it's hilly so it will be a new challenge.

We visited a little pumpkin patch before heading to a pumpkin carving party on Saturday too...here are few pictures from that.

In all honesty, I'm just lazy about taking pictures lately??? I will take some tomorrow because Turner has the annual Halloween event---so we'll all be dressing up.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Walking

My little man. Walking. I love it!!!! Will post again later. have a great weekend & wish us luck on our 13.1 race tomorrow!!!!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

hurrying up to wait

we have a bunch of just nothing going on these days...mostly preparing for something.

1. Race day...is saturday. 13.1 miles on the silver comet trail. I'm up to a solid 11 miles without passing out or throwing up in the end..wahoooo!!

2. vacation. Latitude: 18° 28' 0 N, Longitude: 64° 45' 0 W .....on the sunny Sandy Grounds of Jost van Dyke.....lots to do....

here are a few pics i took last week when i butchered an innocent pumpkin.

Friday, October 10, 2008

redemption

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It's one of my favorite recipes from Hungry Girl.
I've been using dried cranberries & a tablespoon of pumpkin butter from trader joe's instead of the blueberries.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal (not instant)

1/3 cup Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tbsp. brown sugar

2 tsp. Smart Balance 37% Light Buttery Spread

1/3 cup light vanilla soymilk

3/4 cup blueberries

Directions:

Set oven to 400 degrees. Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Fold in berries. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and form 4 mounds of batter on sheet (leave room in between 'em -- they expand!). Bake for 10 minutes. Makes 4 large scones.


Serving Size: 1 scone

Calories: 130

Fat: 3g

Sodium: 195mg

Carbs: 24g

Fiber: 2.25g

Sugars: 7g

Protein: 3.5g

* 2 Points

Thursday, October 9, 2008

2+2= 1small world

what are the odds?

This morning Cindy messaged me that she overheard someone talking about MY BLOG at the Mexican restaurant in Loganville last night??

Is there only 1 Mexican restaurant out there BTW? ???? LOL

So--of course I am more curious....well..what were they saying, what did she look like??? I didn't know i had readership? and i don't know if i'm creeped out or flattered?

after probing a little more...and after the description... & that they both live out there...LOL

i'm figuring out.....


It was Leslie!!!!! (at least I think?)

Just wanted to shout at you both--because i think it's strangely funny. Cindy is our old roommate and dearest friend from when we lived in midtown and worked at the watch store. Leslie is Ruth's (Joe's sister) BFF.

I'm gonna have to pull some old pics of both...fun, fun....bbbwwwwaaah. actually, i don't have any of leslie. ruth, you may have to do the honors on that one!! LOL

Have a great week!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jay!


Dear Jay,

Happy Birthday!! Today you turn 1 year old. Only 1 of many more to come.

I know you don't understand it. I know you won't remember it. Today was just a regular day. Waking up at 5am on the dot. screaming in your crib till 6a--going back to sleep right when I need to get get up. Watching Ellie argue about putting on her clothes & her socks. Eating your yummy little waffle....well, one piece for you and then one piece for max. it's nice that you like to share with him. you don't cry in the car and if you don't fall asleep, you watch Ellie the entire ride in. You had a nice little day in school and even made excited smiley noises when we saw Judy on our way out. At home you light up when you see Joe. Rightly so. Ellie does it too. He is the ideal daddy. You watch Ellie tumble around & play....and dinner, again, one pea for you, one pea for max. you love to eat. You have 1 tooth in--it's a vampire tooth. You have one that popped through on the bottom but it's not all the way in. You are taking 1-3 steps now & then. So close. You are either cruising the furniture or sitting back sucking your thumb--observing. You giggle & smile all the time and say "AXXXX" but it's more like " ACCCHHXXXXS" when you see max. you watched your balloons and then we had a nice little nighttime routine.

it's nothing different to you, and not much different for me--but birthdays are worth celebrating and stopping to appreciate the birthday person's life. that you are appreciative of them being a part of your life too. maybe that's why I'm posting this sappy post? your birthday also falls in the midst of the Jewish new year...which is always a time for self reflection, celebration, remembrance and reminders of our priorities in life.

Today you're one. From the day i found out you were to be, a little extra pink line on a stick...it felt like I waited a million years until your birth-day. like i was actually holding my breath for your safe arrival. i don't think a day has passed since that day last year that i haven't looked at you & thanked my lucky stars for every minute that I've had with you...even if you wake up at 5am.

so, Ellie, on your birthday wanted to read the book Carolyn got her for her 3rd! it's hands down the longest Dr. Seuss book EVuh! but i thought the last few pages towards the end that i generally skip to were fitting (given the cake incident)

From Dr. Seuss's Happy Birthday Book:

And here comes your cake! Cooked by Snookers & Snookers,
The Official Katroo Happy Birthday Cake Cookers.
And Snookers & Snookers, I'm happy to say,
Are the only cake cookers who cook cakes today
Made of guaranteed, certified strictly Grade-A
Peppermint cucumber sausage-paste butter!
And the world's finest cake slicers, Dutter & Dutter
And Dutter & Dutter, with hatches a-flutter,
High up on the poop deck, stand ready to cut her.

Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no on alive who is you-er than you!
Shout loud, "I am luck to be what I am!
Thank goodness I"m not just a clam or a ham
Or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam!
I am what I am! That's a great thing to be!
If I say so myself, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!"


Happy Birthday, Jay! I love you. I look forward to every single day of watching you grow in every way. I cannot wait to see many many more of your birthdays and life milestones.

All my love forever & ever,
Carrie
a.k.a. "MAMA"

ps.
there are 250+ birthday party pics. i will post them as soon as i can. including proof that people actually ate my cake. It was a great party & thanks to all that came to celebrate!

To all the members of the tribe....L'shanah Tova!!! I love you!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

piece of cake.

i attempted jay's cake design myself.

christ, carrie. what were you thinking????

pictures really are worth a thousand words. or laughs in joe's case.
more to come from the party.




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final result.