2/2/11

Ground Hog Day

Today is like Ground Hog day, because it's practically the same as yesterday. Still freezing outside and stuck inside. And it actually is Ground Hog Day in real life. I haven't heard if the hog saw his shadow or not. Oh well, I don't trust him anyway.

So Katie and I are trying to entertain each other. I felt the need to get pictures of some of her everyday activities. Before long, she will be doing new things and I want to remember my 6 month old baby.

She loves her Jumperoo. This was a gift from my friends that threw me a shower. That makes it even more special!

And Katie has always loved this little play mat:

You can see her two bottom teeth here. She is getting another one on top. Unfortunately, it is not one of the middle ones. It is one on the side. I told my friend Anna that she reminds me of a lady we saw at the Little Rock airport a couple of years ago. That's not a good thing either.


Everything goes in her mouth these days.

Even the lens cap!

She has been in pretty good mood these last few days, but she is still sick. We still have to do breathing treatments a couple of times a day. I don't know how such a little thing can produce so much snot and congestion! We are all ready for it to be over with.


Katie still loves bath time!


She is saying Hi with her foot! I need to teach the girl to wave!

OK a few of you asked for my Tortilla Soup recipe

It's not very "official", but here's what I did

First I sauteed a chopped onion and some garlic in the bottom of the crock pot with some butter. Second, I added a whole box of chicken broth. I think it was 48 oz. Then I added some cumin, oregano, chili powder, and s&p. Sorry, I don't have measurements for any of those. I just shook them in. Just let the Holy Spirit lead you! Next, I added two cans of Rotel and a bag of frozen corn. Also, I boiled 3 chicken breasts, cut them up and threw them in the crock pot. Lastly, I chopped up half a cup of fresh cilantro and added it to the mixture.

We serve it with shredded cheese and tortilla chips. You can add sour cream or guacamole if you want, but I personally don't eat condiments. So none for me, thanks.

You really can't mess it up. Just mix up whatever sounds good. And you can taste test along the way and add this or that if needed.
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I just heard the schools are all closed again tomorrow. It will be the THIRD day in a row. That never happens here. And it hasn't snowed or rained since yesterday morning. It's just so cold that nothing will melt.
Super Bowl activities are in full swing here in DFW. I am sure the Packer People and the Steeler people think we are nuts for everything shutting down for this weather. The truth is though that all the roads are just a big ice rink. Nobody can drive in that successfully. I don't care where you're from.

Sunday is supposed to be good weather for the game, thankfully. For now though this icy coldness is putting a damper on some activities, and people are having a hard time traveling here too. I am sure most of the Super Bowl committee have ulcers by now. Poor things. They wanted everything to go perfect.
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I hoping tomorrow I can actually leave the house at some point. I am really ready. At least I have my blog friends here to socialize with, right?

2 comments:

Tonja said...

She is adorable! And we have been stuck in the house here in West Texas as well. I think today it made it to a whopping 12*.

Katy said...

sweet katie, i love baby play time! i might just have to prepare some tortilla soup today...hope I have everything to make it. :)