Monday, January 11, 2010

Chloe's Tutu pics

I love making things, expecially cute things like all the bows you see on Chloe's head, and the tutu that I made for her. I can't take all the credit, I found directions on Make it and love it, and thought that this would be way cute for her 1st birthday! So.... after only spending less than $5 and 4 hours I have made Chloe her very own Tutu! It was a great winter project that I hope to repeat again when she needs a bigger one.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Chloe's First Birthday coming soon

Yes I can't believe it either! all you family members, there will be a special party for you and Chloe on January 30th, you know who you are...

Invites are in the mail, all of our family and friends that live closer to Iowa Falls and don't want to travel to Des Moines we will have her Birthday Party at our house on the 6th! We are so excited!

It seems that this year has gone by so fast and yet it seems that we have always had Chloe in our life and I can't imagine life with out her! it so bitter sweet making/creating this invite, my heart doesn't know what to feel, sad happy booth, just last night daddy was able to rock her to sleep she didn't even want to be nursed! I remember thinking wow I can't wait for these days to be over and now when those nights are ending I am so sad but amazed at the growth she has made this year!

Chloe is crawling all over, she prefers to crawl, and has no desire to walk, even though she is so close to standing and taking that first step. We will see if she will walk in the next couple weeks. Her new game is to "catch Chloe" she LOVES it! she will squeal and look at you and then start crawling fast so you have to catch her... She also is mimicking everything you do, as far as her skill level goes. for example if I have something that I am writing with she will want it and will try to do it, you could see how fun meal times are... It's a skill I am trying to achieve to get her to eat again, she was doing better until she realized that she could do "it"

Really fun times huh? I love it and she is such a good happy baby that loves to sleep in, I love that too!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

90 minute bread

90 Minute Bread

4 cups of warm water

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup yeast

4 tsp salt

1/2 cup oil

10-12 cups flour

dissolve the yeast in the sugar and warm water. Let it sit for 2-3 min. until the mixture is bubbling. Stir in salt, oil and enough flour to make a soft dough. Pour out into a floured surface and divide into 3 portions Let it rise for to min.

Knead for 5 min. for each portion (15 min. total) Shape the dough into loaves and place into a well oiled loaf pan (I recommend a warm stone ware pan) Let it rise for about 20 min. then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove for pan immediately and let cook on rack.

For Cinnamon rolls or dinner rolls make half the recipe but still use a cup of sugar, and add two eggs

cook's notes: I used 8 cups of regular flour and two cups of oat meal. you can substitute any type of flour, just as long as you add up 10-12 cups.

I love this bread, It's so amazing. it took 90 mins, just like it said, but I love it because it will make three loaves so you only have to make your bread once a week.

Chloe's First Christmas

Before we left for home (Des Moines) we got to do our own stockings, Chloe is attempting to open one of my gifts.

Chloe is so much more into the paper than the book I made for her...

Her first present on Christmas Day! (she picked it out when we were looking for toys for some one) So we had to get it for her!

The Little People Nativity set is the best thing! Thanks JJ. for the Sugestion! she loved playing with it all Christmas long!

Merry Christmas! We had so much fun, Chloe was done after her first or second gift, she wanted to know what every one else had and didn't care at all what she got! After every one was done with presents then she really only cared about the paper! not so much on all the cute gifts we bought her!