Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Our Trip to the Dentist

We took our first trip to the dentist in Asheville last week. Although we had a good experience, we really missed our very own, personal dental hygenist (aka, Nana). They took pictures of the boys, so I thought I would share.
I was really jazzed to see Drew's x-rays. I think it's so cool to see all of his grown up teeth just waiting to come in. Dr. Jackson said that she thought the top two will be next. He might be asking Santa for his two front teeth!
Davis had a ball - except for the teeth cleaning part. He just roamed all over the place and climbed on the chairs! I think his favorite part was the giant toothbrush, though.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Drewy Poo

As just more proof that my baby boy is growing up so fast, here is a snip-it from a conversation that Kevin and I had with Drew yesterday...

Mom: But aren't you going to stay with me forever?

Drew: What about dating, Mom?

Dad: Why are you worried about dating Drew? Do you have a girlfriend?

Drew: I don't want to tell you.

Mom and Dad: Well, now you have to..

Drew: There are two.

Mom: TWO girlfriends?! (small fainting spell) What are their names? Are they in your class? Do they do drugs? Who do they hang out with? What are their parents like? Do they go to church?

Drew: MOM!!!

Dad: Tell us about them, Drew.

Drew: Well...one is nice and I like her. The other one just thinks she's my girlfriend. I don't like the name that she calls me.

Mom: I wouldn't be her girlfriend either if she was calling me bad names.

Drew: It's not a bad name, it's an icky name. It's so embarrassing!

Mom and Dad: Now you have to tell us...

Drew: (after much bribing) She calls me DREWY POO. I hate it.

Mom and Dad: (crying so hard that we can't respond)

Drew: I knew I shouldn't have told you!

If you ever wonder why I love my family so much, this is one of the reasons! We have so much fun together! Also, Drew received a cookie at the mall in exchange for his confession. He has also begged several times for us to stop calling him Drewy Poo. I've stopped, but I've started to try and teach Davis how to say it!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A New Recipe

I found a really easy recipe that Kevin, Davis and I really like. Drew doesn't like anything I cook, so his opinion doesn't count on this one!

I found a "Fake It" recipe in the October issue of Real Simple for Shepherd's Pie and thought I would share...

Easy Shepherd's Pie
serves 4

1 pound ground beef

1/3 cup ketchup

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

8 ounces frozen mixed vegetables

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 16-ounce package refrigerated or frozen and thawed mashed potatoes

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place the beef in a large skillet and cook over medium high heat until no trace of pink remains. Spoon off and discard any fat. Stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Spoon the beef mixture into a baking dish. Mix the cheese with the potatoes in a medium bowl. Spread the potatoes over the beef and bake until heated through, about 10 minutes.

Easy, right?! Hope you enjoy! Also, Davis is not actually eating Shepherd's Pie in the picture, but I was so proud that he was actually eating off of his little plate and not dumping it out, that I had to take his picture!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Autumn in Asheville

We got to enjoy Autumn in all of it's splendor (Kevin's word, not mine) on Saturday at the Biltmore Estate. We decided, since it was such a nice day, to take a carriage ride.

The trees are just beautiful this weekend and I was so happy to be outside. Drew was really jazzed to see wild turkeys on our ride through the woods, but he was disappointed that we didn't see any coyotes (I, for one, did not mind missing that one). Both the boys loved petting the horses. The ones pictured are Willie and Waylon.

All in all, a pretty perfect Saturday for me and my boys.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween this year! Drew, Davis, and I visited Daddy at work and Kevin and I got to show off our precious ones. Then, we headed to Greenville for trick or treating. When we finally headed for home, the boys were asleep in the car in less than 5 minutes!

Davis was Mickey Mouse this year. He wore Drew's first Halloween costume!

Drew was the most handsome Dracula! His favorite part of Halloween is handing out the candy - he loves seeing all of the other kids in their costumes. And, he's already started planning his costume for next year!