Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin Muffins

So here lately I've been being a good housewife ... I mean fiance & mother by cooking dinner every night. I get home around 6 every evening from work and I've got two hungry babies to feed :) My favorite things to cook are fast & easy meals. My friend Jesseca has been doing a great job at sending me easy recipes for a busy momma like me.

Tonight we had chicken tortellini and garlic bread. We filled our tummies with that & then saved a lil bit of room for pumpkin muffins. This recipe was SUPER easy. It only had TWO ingredients!!! & it's a perfect desert for Fall. All you need is this:

One cake mix - I used yellow & one 15 ounce can 100% pumpkin - puree, not pumpkin pie filling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix cake mix with pumpkin filling using a hand mixer or a stand mixer. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour batter into muffin paper wraps/holder, ow whatever you call them, and bake for 25 minutes.

While the muffins cooked Sophia crawled around the kitchen floor and played with anything she could get her hands on. She's such a goof.

After 25 minutes the pumpkin muffins were ready & they looked and smelled soo good! Sophia got to eat a whole one herself. And I'm pretty sure she loved it. 

Our rainy Monday was spent enjoying our pumpkin muffins. Sophia eats everything now! Doesn't even touch her baby food anymore. So what we eat for dinner, she eats. I have the funniest videos that I'll have to add later from tonight. Sophia dances now, so anytime she hears music she does this cute lil dance. And she's also waving now! It's crazy how much they learn and can do in just one week. 

It's also crazy that Sophia will be one in less than a month!! I've been planning this pumpkin themed birthday and have found a lot of cute ideas that I want to do for her birthday But haven't done anything yet! I'm slacking. I guess I just think I have more time because it's so hard to believe she'll actually be one.. or maybe I'm just making myself think I have forever  until my baby is a year old :(  Ok, I'm stopping it here before I get sad and I'm going to look up some birthday stuff, then getting some sleep because I'm sure lil miss "I'm going to get up before mommy has to for work", will have me sleepy all day tomorrow. Have a good night everyone!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I'm entering in another one of The Paper Mama's photo challenges.

This week's challenge is friends. Here's Sophia & her friend The Scarecrow at the pumpkin patch after she got her first birthday party pictures taken. 

Lazy FALL Sunday

I finally had time to get on here and mess around with the settings and add a new header. I decided to go with a pumpkin theme since it's already Fall. I have decided that Fall is now my favorite season of the year, it's beautiful. I found a Fall Bucket List print out on pinterest and printed it out and framed it.  I also found it on another blogger's site at Loves of Life. I def. want to do everything that is on the list. Here's what it looks like

We've kind of already did one thing on that list. And that was go to a pumpkin patch. We headed down to Butcher Family Farms with you all dressed up in your pumpkin outfit to take pictures for your pumpkin theme first birthday party. They didn't have all the pumpkins out but it was still so pretty there! I got to take lots of pictures and they all turned out so good. The two on the header were taken that day and the rest I want to save for your birthday party.

We have been so busy with you. You are so mobile now and we are chasing you around everywhere. It's a lot of work but it's fun. I'm going to have put your 10 month post up. I am so far behind on everything. I'm really going to start posting again. 

But you are napping and mommy has a lot of stuff to get done around the house. It's a mess! I'll try and post some more tonight because I def. have a lot of catching up to do. 

Monday, September 12, 2011


Sophia!! You stood up today on your own. Just now!! I HAD to get on here and post it so I remember when you did it. Your daddy says he's seen you do it but this is mommy's first time so this is when you first did it :) I'll update soon. I love you baby girl.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember Photo Challenge

The Paper Mama is having a photo challenge. This is my photo that I will always remember.

This was Sophia's first time eating a sloppy joe at daycare. I wasn't having the best days at work and the girls at daycare took this picture and sent it to me. I laughed as soon as I got it and kept looking at it all day. Just this picture and hercute lil messy face made my day SO much better. It was taken from my cell phone so it's not the best quality but it's still so cute. I'll always remember this scrunched up silly baby face