Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Current Obsession

So Dylan has sort of lost his obsession with shoes. Sort of. He will still chew on them if they are in his line of sight. He has replaced his love of shoes with his love of outlets. Yup. He will seek them out and touch them. It's a good thing we have these super fancy, brand new, building code required child/ parent proof outlets. These are made so that NOTHING but the plug goes into them. They work so well, sometimes Adam and I can't plug things in. I have a select few outlets that I have NEVER been able to get plugs into. Oh well. I figure if I can't neither can Dylan!

10 days until my BABY, is a non toddling, toddler!:(

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tis' the season

No no, Not a Christmas post just yet! Come on people, it's not even Thanksgiving. We will not be doing anything Christmas related until AFTER Dylan's birthday/ party! Just wouldn't be right. So it's the season of, Food and Cold weather. What goes better with cold weather and food than a nice big pot of chili? Yumm. We love chili and cornbread ( Jiffy is the only way to go) in this house. So Sunday, when it was chilly ( Pun intended) outside, I made a pot of chili. But this wasn't any chili, it was Buffalo Chicken Chili. It was sooo good, good thing too, seeing as I didn't look how many servings the recipe yielded and I think I made enough for 12 people. So now we have some stashed in the freezer for a cold day! So without further adu...

Buffalo Chicken Chili

1 Tbsp olive oil
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 large carrots
3 stalks celery
1 large red pepper(I didn't have one, it had plenty of spice without it!)
5 cloves of garlic
5 Tbsp of chili powder
2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp paprika
1/2 cup Frank’s Hot Moore’s Wing Sauce
2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) black beans, drained
1 (15 oz) chili beans in sauce (do not drain)
salt and pepper to taste

Put chicken breasts in food processor to grind up( This actaully worked really well, I will never buy ground chicken again!) if you can find ground chicken breast, you can use that too. Heat oil and add chicken and cook about 10 minutes on medium heat until no longer pink. Rinse out processor and add carrots, celery, garlic and red pepper and puree. Add to chicken mixture and cook about 5 minutes until veggies start to soften.

Next add the rest of the ingredients, put stove on simmer and cook for 1 hour.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Torture Table

Some of you might know the torture table. Yes, Dylan gets put on the torture table SEVERAL times a day. I have yet to figure out a good way to get what I need to get accomplished while he is on it. A baby straight jacket perhaps? I've tried pinning him with my arm, that doesn't work. I've tried putting it on the floor, but he runs away. I've tried pinning him down with my feet on the floor, he screams and I feel bad. I've resorted to just doing it while he is standing looking out the window.

But what he doesn't realize is, if he would just be quiet and still, the torture would be over. You see, my baby is mobile now, but he doesn't walk. I'm going to burn so many calories a day just trying to get this one thing accomplished. Unfortunately, it's not a once a day thing, it needs to happen several times a day. It's never a short easy process for either one of us. Who knows, maybe one day he'll just get over it.

The torture table= The CHANGING table. Do you mom's know of this torture device I speak of? It's terrible, and I dread having to walk up the stairs to change Dylan. He is crying before I even lay him on his back. Shortly after, he has arched his back and it trying to roll over. Dangerous when you are on top of the dresser. But when I put him on the floor, he can obviously crawl away. Such a predicament!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mom Shoes

First let me say, sorry. It was brought to my attention via Facebook message from a reader that said she couldn't read my blog posts recently because I was using black font on a black background. When I read it on my computer it was grey font, but I went ahead and just changed backgrounds for the time being. So hopefully now, everyone can read it!

So Mom shoes. You know, kinda like the mom haircut, or mom jeans. Being a mom, comfort is numero uno. Unfortunately, I have somewhat of a shoe addiction, but come on ladies, who doesn't? My addiction usually is for heals. Why? I have no idea, since I don't really wear heals. They just appeal to me. Anyway, heals are not comfortable, or safe to wear while toting around a tot, I have fallen TWICE carrying Dylan wearing them. So I have entered the world of flats. You see, I tried to not buy flats for a long time. I felt like they would make me look shorter than my 5'2 self. But recently, I have been on a search for the perfect flats. I mean come on, this year, I actually bought flat BOOTS. Someone is stepping up in the style department.

For my birthday last year, Adam bought me Tory Burch Reva flats. I had heard these are THE most comfy flat there is. Well, maybe it's because I am like an in between size, not a 6.5 but the 7 flips off my heal, but these are not that comfy. Comfy, yes, but walking on clouds? I don't think so. I also have a pair of Cole Haan Nike air flats, that I purchased shortly after Dylan was born. I should have waited. Apparently my feet were fat, seeing as now those are too big. I think a slip stop will help. Note to self.

Along with my search for a comfy flat, I also wanted them to be brown. The above mentioned shoes are black, and a cranberry color. So I thought brown or grey would be good. Do you KNOW how hard it is to locate brown flats? Impossible! I looked at Macys, Nordstroms, Dillards, and several DSW's. Until yesterday, I was at a loss. DSW finally helped me out by bringing in some bronze shoes. Ok, so not brown but close. They are simple bronze shoes. And guess what? LIKE WALKING ON CLOUDS! They are so comfy! I love the brand Me Too. It's my new favorite! Now, I have heard TOM's are great, so of course, I put them on my Christmas list, and hope that I will be able to try those out!

Do you have any suggestions for flats I should try!?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Under the weather...

That's what's been going on at this house. Not much. Dylan was under the weather for the better half of the week, now Adam has a running nose. We all know how men act when they are sick to. Like babies. So... my immune system is now being tested. I can't even tell you the last time I had a cold. The last time I was sick, was 2 years ago, I had the stomach flu, which I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Terrible.
Sunday Dylan woke up with a fever, and well he was just being pathetic. Couldn't be put down, didn't want to eat, nothing. That fever remained until Thursday. I woke up telling Adam if he didn't feel better than I would call the Dr. Sure enough, he was fine that morning. No other symptoms so I have no idea what was going on. Even after a few days of being fever free, he wasn't 100% himself. But he's back now. He has been pretty sleepy, so maybe he is growing? That would be good! He needs to grow.

There are a few great things about Dylan being sick. I know that makes me sound like a terrible Momma doesn't it? When he is sick, he'll snuggle, he'll let me rock him, he sleep on my chest, and even better, he'll sit still, I can change a diaper without a fuss. These things are things that my little monkey won't do other wise. He won't snuggle, and diaper changes are once again TORTURE. You would think that I was killing him. I miss the snuggles already. But I'm happy to have my happy baby back!

I know I taunted you guys with big changes. Give me another week, and you'll see what's going on. And no, I'm not pregnant!;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sneak Peak

I'm not sure when I'll put these up, but here is one photo from out family session! Adam hasn't seen them yet, so I picked one of just our tiny peanut!:) I love him, he did so great, was pretty happy for all the pictures! ENJOY!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Well, with dealing with getting Dylans 11 month post out last night, I screwed up my layout. But you know what? I don't really care, because we have something very exciting coming soon to The Fenny Family blog! So, stay tuned for some fun new things! I'm excited!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

ONE more month

11 Months( a little late). One month until my baby isn't a BABY any more. He'll be a toddler, one who doesn't toddle, but you know. This month was a busy month, that literally just flew right on by. It's been a big month. Dylan has really been showing us how much trouble we are going to be in when it is walking and talking. He has such a big personality. He's go, go, go, all. the . time. He never sits still. I guess that's so he can keep his slim figure. He had learned so many new things this month as well, such as going up the stairs when I have turned my back for mere second, playing in the dog water( this isn't new, but is pretty annoying), he pulls up on everything, and I'm terrified of him slipping and bonking his head on the tile, he also started crawling like a big boy! Though he still won't stand all by himself. When I try to stand him up to practice, he flat out refuses. Stubborn boy! It's so fun to watch him learn and take in all the information he receives throughout the day.
He has also learned a new trick this month. He claps on command, or because he sees someone else doing it. I've tried really hard to get it on camera, but he won't do it. He likes making me seem like a liar I think. I promise that he can do it!

He finally has gotten over his stranger anxiety I think. Grandma and Grandpa have babysat several time where we got nothing but happy reports. He still is very unsure when there are large groups of people who look at him and talk to him, he must have inherited that from his Momma. Also, he he apparently scared, I mean terrified, of dogs that do not live in our house.

Dylan also has been really GREAT at finger foods this month. He eats mostly table scraps from our plates, but he is really good at trying new things.He gives everything the once over before he eats it of course. He gives some things the funniest faces I've ever seen. He loves beans, green, black, pinto, any kinda beans. He loves any type of carb as well. he just loves feeding himself. If I let him sit in his high chair all day and eat he would, I'm pretty sure he would be skinny still though, so I choose to do something other than sit in the kitchen during the day.

This month's stats:

17 lbs. with my oh so accurate weighting method.
9 Month onsies- They are pretty big, but they are what I had purchased that was long sleeved.
I just moved you up to 12 month sleepers.
Size 3 diapers
3-4 8 oz bottles with 3 solid meals a day
You got another tooth, you know how 4 top and 2 bottom!
Still doesn't babble all that much, but grunts ALL day!
crawling like a big boy
I don't feel like your anywhere near walking, but I think I'm alright with that. I thought I was ready, but I'll take a few month weeks/ months of you just crawling!

I can't believe the next month post I will post will have birthday party pictures in it. This year has been a fast one. I didn't take too many photo's this month, I hope to do better this month.

I am sure you have all seen that I have no photos in this post. The computer that has my pictures is being a pain tonight, so I had to use my laptop. Which doesn't have photos on it. I tried to link photobucket photo's, but they were all huge. So PLEASE, PLEASE go HERE get your fill of our little cutie pants!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Come and Gone

Another Halloween has come and gone. I have to say, of all the holidays, it probably has to be my least favorite. I don't really like to dress up, and well I don't need the candy in my house! This was my last year of not celebrating it I'm going to guess. We didn't take Dylan Trick or Treating, because well, it would have been stupid to. He can't walk, or talk, or eat candy for that matter. So I would have been trick or treating for me and Adam! I wouldn't have given us candy!;) Though this year we did go to a party.

Our neighbors are a little Halloween crazy. I'm talking people in the neighborhood would drive down the street JUST to look at their house. 8 foot spiders, and bodies tangled in webs, homemade Styrofoam tombstones, gates, lights, you name it, they had it. They even put out a fog machine for last night's kiddos! They have an annual party that we are invited too, last year we didn't go because we had other plans, the Stars game. But we went this year. I figured since they took the time to send out Save the Date cards in July, they were serious!

The party is costume required, so we pulled out what we had. Remember the Beaux Arts ball?
Well, we were 20's inspired. The costumes that some adults come up with is hilarious! I wish I had taken pictures. We had lots of smurfs, thing one and two, some gladiators. All in all it was a great time. Lots of food, they rented a restaurant grade margarita machine. I mean come on. Party time!

Everyone was asked to bring a "Horror d'oeurves", so I did what I do best and baked. I made cake pops, you know, like the ones Bakerella makes? Though mine were not NEAR as pretty as hers, but they were a hit, and everyone loved them. I made them red velvet to go with the bloody theme, cheesy I know, but oh well. I also decorated them like mummy's and placed them on a Coffin made out of Styrofoam. I was inspired by the neighbors! We had a great time, got to talk to some of our neighbors that were also there, as well as just get away!

Now some might be wondering about a baby sitter. Well since it was just next door, we put Dylan to sleep and wandered over there. Our monitor will get reception with the video up to about 3 houses down. IT was the perfect place for a party, we could drink and not worry about driving home, and the dogs were our babysitters!;)

Tomorrow my baby turns 11 months, hopefully I'll be able to get a post out. He is into everything and can't turn my back for more than a minuet before he is eating something he shouldn't. He might actually be just a puppy!;)