Spring has Sprung

Spring has arrived in the crossroads of america. Which means alternating days of warm and cold, sun and rain.

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Saturday was one of those lovely warm days. It started with helping Daddy now the lawn and wrapped up with bubbles.

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Sunday dawned cold and wet. W waited  impatiently for the sun to come out. The rain finally left about supper time and W was just desperate to go out. And we discovered the most important thing that spring brings. Mud.

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And for me, flowers.

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Winter car seat safety test.

We may be in the dog days of summer now, but as we being baby shower season for fall and winter babies, it is time to think about winter car seat safety.

Heavy Coats and buntings worn under a car seats harness can compress and allow enough room space during an accident to allow a child to be ejected from a the seat.

Jen Ellis, a mother and certified Child Passenger Safety Technician suggest this test to see how much space could be caused by compression of a jacket or bunting during an accident.

  1. Take the car seat into the house.
  2. Put the winter coat or snowsuit on the child.
  3. Put the child in the car seat and buckle the harnesses as you normally would before car travel. Adjust the straps to the appropriate fit for your child.
  4. Take the child out of the car seat without loosening the straps at all.
  5. Take the coat off your child.
  6. Put the child back in the car seat and buckle the harnesses again, but do not tighten the straps.
  7. If you can fit more than two fingers under the harness at the child’s shoulder bone, the coat is too thick and is not safe for use with the car seat.
reference:  www.babyproducts.about.com/od/carseats/a/carseatcoat.htm

My babies

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These are my first little baby tomato’s ever. I keep thinking is like a vegetable garden, but I don’t really want to work at it. So my first jaunt in to gardening is a small container garden consisting of one tomato plant, two pepper plants, and some cilantro. I feel ridiculously proud of these little guys. 

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These are my first little baby tomato’s ever. I keep thinking is like a vegetable garden, but I don’t really want to work at it. So my first jaunt in to gardening is a small container garden consisting of one tomato plant, two pepper plants, and some cilantro. I feel ridiculously proud of these little guys. 

Stuffed Sweet Peppers

looks yummy!

Leap of Taste

I’ve been really wanting to try this stuffed sweet peppers recipe I found on chocolate & carrots blog. I’m so happy I finally got around to trying it tonight, because they were amazing! I did use a few alterations, though, so I’ve given my altered recipe below, and already have ideas to try out for next time too!

Stuffed Sweet Peppers
About 30 sweet peppers
3 heaping tablespoons low fat cream cheese
2 teaspoons low fat milk (I used 1%)
3 slices pepper jack cheese
3 slices colby jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the tops off all the peppers. Combine cream cheese, milk, pepper jack, and colby jack in a food processor and blend until creamy, but lumpy. Fill a plastic bag with the cheese filling and cut the tip. Squeeze filling into each pepper and place peppers on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake…

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