Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Pics of the Day!

Friday 5/28/2010
"She said WHAT?!"

Saturday 5/29/2010
Angelle and the family were driving through and we got to meet each other's youngest for the first time! We were only able to visit for about an hour, which made me sad. Hopefully we'll drive up to NC in the fall and have more time together. :) 

Sunday 5/30/2010
I love it when the light hits her like this in the morning :)

Monday 5/31/2010
Happy Memorial Day! This is my "I love the USA" outfit. :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010-05-27 Pic of the Day!

I may be over doing the bunny towel pictures, but Oh. My. Gosh. everytime i wrap her up in it i can't get over how cute she is! :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Overstuffed Quesadillas

Barry put a pork shoulder in the slow cooker with some Salsa Verde and some other goodness. But he said he didn't know what to put with it.  I had just read about Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas and wanted to make those, but i didn't really have the time.  So I improvised and made these: (i didn't measure anything)

For the sweet potato:
1 sweet potato, boiled and smashed
cinnamon (about a 1.5 teaspoons i think)

For the black beans:
1 can black beans, drained and smashed
garlic (I used granulated garlic as a cheat, but it would've been way better with fresh garlic and some cilantro)

Pulled Pork
Taco-sized flour tortillas
Safflower oil
diced onion
shredded cheese

Spread sweet potato mixure on 1 tortilla and black beans on another.  Put safflower oil in the pan on a medium hot stove. Place 1 of the prepared tortillas in the pan and assemble the quesadilla with the pulled pork, diced onion and cheddar cheese. Top with the 2nd tortilla and smush it a bit to adhere.  Flip immediately so the oil is on both sides.  Brown and flip back until browned on both sides. Cut with a pizza cutter into 6 slices and serve!

Next time I will have barry make the black beans (he does a MUCH better job) other than that it was pretty good!  For my veggie friends, it would've been just as good w/o the pork.


2010-05-26 Pic of the Day

Had dinner at Mom's tonight and didn't have the camera on me. By the time I realized I hadn't taken a photo, she was in this state:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2010-05-25 Pics of the Day

Yesterday was a crazy day so I didn't get any photos of Alexsa. Here's 2 for today! :)

Where'd my binky go?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

2010-05-23 Pic of the Day

I was trying to get a picture of Alexsa getting her binky into her mouth.  She was trying so hard and got it a few times, yet not in the 'correct' position. :)

2010-05-22 Pics of the Day

Alexsa went on her first shopping trip with Mommy and Aunt Christy today :) She was such a Diva.
Afterwards Christy took some pictures of Lex and me playing.  Alexsa rolled from her back to her front for me!

Then we ended the night by throwing up gang signs before bed. :)
"Wha-what? I'm fly in my pink polka dot jammies."

2010-05-21 Pic of the Day

There's nothing particularly fantastic about this photo, other than my adorable baby in her jammies, but it was the only one i took of her on friday...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

2010-05-19 Pic of the Day!

I'm not a fan of me in this pic, but she looks adorable, so I had to post it.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pics of the Day, 5/14 & 5/16

Watching Mommy clean the dishes is hilarous!

I'm adorable, sure, but with this hat? I won't know the meaning of 'No'!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2010-05-13 Pics of the Day

She was particularly cute today, so I couldn't pick between the two  :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2010-05-10 Pic of the Day!

I couldn't decide between these two. :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pics of the Day, 5/8, & 5/9

May 8th, 2010

May 9th - I'm 3 months old! :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

2010-05-06 Pic of the Day!

Ok, this is from yesterday, but its another cute one. :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010-05-04 Pic of the Day!

My Little Sleeper

Alexsa has been a great sleeper. She's slept through the night since she was 7 weeks old (the night I before I went back to work!).  However, I've swaddled her every night.  She's starting to get too big for her swaddler.  She can kick herself out of the leg pouch if i don't do it just right.  So I decided last night to just put her in jammies and see how she does.  She woke up once at 4, but I put her binky back in her mouth and she went right back down.  I picked her up at her first squirm around 7:00 (I have to leave for work at 7:30) and she breast fed.  I'm not a big producer, so it was probably 3 or 4 ounces if we're lucky that she consumed. She was so sleepy the whole time!  Afterward I put her back in her crib, like I always do, but I swaddled her this time.  She was up for about an hour total before she went back to sleep.

Barry called me at NOON and she was STILL SLEEPING!  Barry actually woke her up at 12:45 to eat and she was pissed at him for doing so.  Keep in mind, she just slept for about 10 hours, woke for an hour without a big meal, then slept for another 4 hours!  I'm wondering if she didn't get a good night's sleep because she was free to move her arms and kept feeling like she was falling.  Thoughts?  I just put her down for the night with just jammies again. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

2010-05-02 Pic of the Day

I missed the 3rd, but here's one from the 2nd :)

Look at my big girl!

This may be a fluke, but every time she feeds now, she puts her top hand either on the bottle or my breast to 'hold' it. Its the sweetest thing! :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I put Alexsa down around 9 for her morning nap and she's been in her crib ever since. In the last 3 hours I've:

cleaned the kitchen
swept the floors
cleared off the dining table (if you'd seen it, you'd know what a feat that was!)
cleared the coffee table
emptied the garbage
got barry to take out boxes and the trash
changed the sheets and made the bed

and now i'm getting restless! She's still sleeping like the beautiful baby she is. :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2010-05-01 Pic of the Day!/A Day With the Carmichaels

Now that I'm back to work, my weekends are SOOO precious to me to be able to spend time with Alexsa.  Today was such a great day.  We went to Braydon's last soccer game at 9, then went to the farmer's market and got some great veggies.  Alexsa got her first experience with Florida heat and didn't like it at all. She was so uncomfortable. (It was in the 90's today!)  From there we went to my sister's house where we spent the rest of the day.  Ashton and Braydon just love their cousin!  Ashton didn't want to stop holding her/hugging her/kissing her and even Braydon gave her love. Here's the pics from today :)
Ashton LOVES his cousin :)

She loves them, too!
"Here (hands me remote). You go watch TV and I'll take care of Alexsa." So sweet!

I'll leave you with thoughts through the mind of Braydon:
He points to Alexsa and asks "Why isn't she bumpy?"
Denise: "What do you mean?"
B, pointing to Denise's boobs: "You know, bumpy?"
D then explains somehow that she doesn't have her 'bumps' yet.
HAHAHA! So cute.

I'm Slacking Already?

I can't believe I missed 2 days in a row. That's bad.  I did take a few on the 29th, but I didn't take one picture of Alexsa yesterday. tsk tsk.

2010-04-29 Pic of the Day:

And here's a throwback for the day i missed.  This was probably about a 2 months ago. :)