Monday, July 20, 2009

My favorite :o)

Need I say more? :o)

Catching Up, Part 2

Thanks to Gramma, Grandma, Grammy, MaMa (all Brian's Mom ;) Timmy loves to play dress-up with hats! Look at my little cowboy :o)

This was the day we found out Pop Pop passed away. He always took me to feed the ducks, so I took Timmy out and we attempted to feed the ducks.
Love you Pop Pop.

If you look closely, you can see Timmy holding my doll from when I was little, Tin-nee, he was showing "the baby pictures."

Tyler & Timmy, BFF

Timmy picking his "toekin" as he calls it! He has this funny habit every time his socks come off, he can't help but pick his toe lint. I can't say too much because I remember doing this when I was little too!

This day, Timmy & Joshua were dedicated at church!
Side note: Never wait until your child is 1. Do it much sooner! He was sssssoooo antsy!

I took this from our kitchen window. Timothy was "helping" Daddy load leaves onto the truck. He looks like a good supervisor!

My brother, Paul, gave me this shirt. He had kept it safe for years. It was mine when I was little! Only, I think I was 2 or 3 when I wore it! Definitely older than Timothy. And he's already outgrown it!
Ready his Hungry Caterpillar book from Anne!

His Daddy's left him big shoes to fill, but I know he can do it :o)

Helping Gramps & Daddy build his swing set.
This was the day Timothy started calling Gramps "Pop." He calls my Dad "Pop" and they both drive a black Dodge Dakota. So, naturally, when Gramps pulled in, it was Pop.
Even if it didn't look like him!
Timmy's John Deere.

Almost always, when I check on Timmy, this is how he's sleeping.
So precious.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Blog is Back!

Hi Everyone!

I haven't posted in MONTHS! But that's because every time I try, my computer eventually times out and nothing will go through. We now have roadrunner at the new Nodine's office in town, so I'll use my coffee breaks (the guys take one, don't they?) to update the blog. And this time, I'm not going to add just pics, but other things as well. My favorite whatevers! So to kick off the new & improved blog, I'm going to share one of my favorite new recipes. If you're pregnant and I'm bringing you a meal, this is likely what you'll get!

Chicken Divan (or as the blogger called it on their website "Chicken in a Pan With a Tan")

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (enough to make it creamy but not soupy)
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken
1-1/2 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package frozen broccoli (florets or chopped, your choice)
Cooked white or brown rice, 2-3 cups

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch pan or similar casserole dish, something a bit smaller than a 9x13 made a creamier casserole. Mix mayonnaise, soup, milk, chicken, cheese, and pepper. Cook broccoli according to package directions. I plop it all in the pan and mix it up right in the baking dish. You can layer it, but that doesn't seem to work very well for me. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through and bubbly on top.

There are lots of options for this which makes it easy and fun! I added mushrooms one day and the next made it really basic (ok, so those are only the 2 times I've had it, but it's so yummy!)

Recipe taken from who got it from

Catching Up, Part 1

One of Timothy's favorite things to do this winter was to go for a "ski-doo" ride! He begged and begged everyday and abosolutely loved it!

He learned to eat a banana like a big boy :o)

And had his first painting lesson...

Which we gave to Joshua for his 1st birthday!

Timothy loved Aunt Kim's ducks! And was very disappointed when we were there a week ago and the ducks weren't there anymore :(!

While Daddy was taking classes in New Hampshire, Mommy & Timmy had fun at Chuck E. Cheese's! He seriously would've stood there all day and watched the mechanical Chuck E. sing. He didn't even care about the rides/games!

We went to the Strong Museum, Timothy, of course, loved the fish tank :o)

We even learned to enjoy sharing a good cup of tea!

Probably one of Timothy's favorite things we did this winter was go to the Tractor show!

And every one loves an evening in once in a while, even Timothy :o)

I realized Timothy had grown when he tried to get into the bathtub, like he always does, before it's time, and suceeded!
Shouldn't this pic be on a card that says "Having a bad day?"
Open card - "Me too." or "I feel your pain" Haha!