Friday, April 13, 2007
My Life As I Know It Is Over!!!!!

The name origin and meaning of Cory

Name: Cory
Gender: (Male and Female)
Origin: Latin
Meaning: Cute

Our son Cory, who turned 7 months on April 6TH has been what they call a "late roller". This means that up until now he has not rolled while other kids have been rolling for months. I do not usually compare my kids with others. I believe in kids developing at their own pace. I don't look at charts (except when my kids are off them in height, those of you who know us, my hubby is 5'5" as I am and our kids are off the charts in height) But I knew that Cory should have been rolling by now. However, I knew there were several reasons to take into consideration in why he wasn't rolling.

Reason 1: Cory is huge.. He is just a very large child.. He is very tall (off the charts) and he is a chubber. He has a big old butt which makes it hard to wobble his body to roll.

Reason 2: He likes being on his stomach, so there is no reason to roll to his back.

Reason 3: He likes being on his back, so there is no reason to roll to his stomach.

Reason 4: He just didn't feel like it.

Well last week Cory decided he was going to roll from his back to his stomach. That is usually the hard one. WOOHOOO!!! We were very excited! He finally did it.

Now Cory is our last baby and I wanted to keep him little for as long as possible and enjoy it as much as I can. So I don't push him to reach milestones. He has reached many way before I wanted him to. He is a pretty easy going child, and I can put him somewhere leave the room and he will stay happy and content until I am done doing whatever it is I am doing. This is how it has been for the past 7 months.

Well yesterday I was going through some emails, blogs and such and he was on the floor playing, meanwhile I am watching him. I see him struggling, trying his very best to figure out how to roll from his stomach to his back. I watch him and he does it!!! Not 2 minutes later he was an expert and across the room by rolling.

Yay!!!! Way to go right???

Wrong... No.. no please no cheerful applause. My life as I know it is now over!!!! I know have to chase him around the house as he rolls across the room into trouble!!!! As he gets caught under the dining room table... as he gets stuck and can not roll anymore near the Aquarium.

What is even scarier is that knowing how once he wanted to roll from his stomach to back and watching him try so hard, and then accomplish it within minutes... and then seeing him this morning lifting his butt of the ground trying to figure out how to crawl... That is scarier.. I am scared..

What do I do now??? Put on my exercise shoes to chase him around, force him to cuddle with me as much as possible because before I know it, he is not going to want all the hugs and kisses!~ :-(

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  posted at 4/13/2007 11:16:00 AM  

Thursday, April 12, 2007
Corn and Lobster Chowder

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To cut down on prep time, use cooked lobster meat, available in some fish markets and supermarkets, or follow the directions below for cooking frozen lobster tails.

serving size

Makes 8 servings
2 10-ounce frozen uncooked lobster tails, thawed, or 1 pound freshly cooked lobster meat, cut into bite-size pieces

8 cups frozen yellow corn kernels (about 2 1/4 pounds), thawed
3 cups low-salt chicken broth

8 bacon slices, chopped
2 cups chopped onions
3/4 cup peeled finely diced carrots
2/3 cup finely diced celery
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 cups bottled clam juice
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
6 tablespoons sour cream

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


If using thawed frozen lobster tails, cook in pot of boiling water until almost cooked through, about 6 minutes. Drain. Cool. Using kitchen shears, cut lobster shells open. Remove lobster meat; cut into bite-size pieces. Discard shells.

Purée 4 cups corn with 1 1/4 cups broth in processor until almost smooth.

Sauté bacon in large pot over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towels. Pour off and discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings from pot. Add onions to pot; sauté until light golden, about 5 minutes. Add remaining 4 cups corn; sauté 3 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and cayenne; sauté until vegetables soften slightly, about 5 minutes. Add clam juice and 1 3/4 cups broth; simmer 10 minutes. Stir in corn puré and whipping cream; simmer 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Lobster, bacon, and soup can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill lobster and bacon separately. Cool soup slightly; chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Bring bacon to room temperature and bring soup to simmer before continuing.) Remove soup from heat; stir in sour cream.

Melt butter in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add lobster meat and sauté just until heated through, about 2 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish each serving with lobster pieces, bacon, and chives and serve.

This recipe was found at Epicurious

We make this as our Christmas Eve dinner and it is delightful!!!

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  posted at 4/12/2007 01:09:00 PM  

Sick Bear
Sick Bear Contest!!!

If you have kids this is wonderful.. I wish they had this when i was little!!!! I used to get migraines which would make me sick pretty often.. and i always got the awful metal smelling bowls.. this is great.. Go visit 5 minutes for mom to sign up!!!!


  posted at 4/12/2007 12:47:00 PM  

Tuesday, April 10, 2007
What makes a friend a friend???
When does a person count as a friend??

For a while now I have been pondering many questions on friendship. I myself try my best to be the very best friend I can be to anyone. I go beyond my limits for people I consider my friends. I will do whatever I can to help someone I care about. I am no saint and I have many, many faults, but with all of my heart I try to keep the few people close to me at arms reach.

In the past few years I have started to realize that some friendships, even the oldest, closest ones do not last. People find new people that I guess are better at fulfilling “in the moment” pieces of their life, and leave the ones whom are always there behind. The people that they should keep close to them, they push away. They no longer put any effort into the relationship at all and it diminishes down to nothing.

When it comes down to it, really they are being selfish. The people that have been there for them for almost forever it seems, now do not matter to them at all. The family and friends that they for so long were apart of they leave behind, but expect them to be they’re waiting readily to catch them when they fall.

Why is this??? What goes through people’s heads to make them think they can walk all over others in this way??? What makes them think that by doing this they are not crushing them???

It has not been realized by me, that I cannot hold many people close to me. I have my family to think about and I cannot have them be hurt by people that I now call “the Nomads”. They never settle for the people good in their life because they are never considered good enough in their eyes. They wander from person to person, group to group, never really settling and finding peace in what they have right in front of them, then up in a flash crush the hearts of the people around them and move on to the next best thing that comes along.

I now know there are very few people that I consider friends. People that remain consistent in my life and are there for me when I need them in return to my friendship that I give to them.

I wish the world were a happier place where people think of others as well as themselves, instead of only thinking of themselves and no one else.

I wish that the friends we made did not break our hearts and our children’s hearts. I wish that some of those friends were not family because it hurts even more when they have to be in our life even though we just would like to rid ourselves of the hurt.

I wish the world had better friends.


  posted at 4/10/2007 01:37:00 PM  

The Almighty Playroom
Tackle It Tuesday Meme
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The almighty playroom... It is the playroom so i seem to neglect it a little more than the rest of the house.. Otherwise I would be cleaning every 5 minutes right.. Well it got a little out of control for my taste so i chose to tackle the playroom.. Here are the before pics....

It was really just a matter of picking everything up.. I have everything mostly organized so it wasn't too hard or time consuming.. Here are the afters..

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  posted at 4/10/2007 11:14:00 AM  

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