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Catch Up


Oh my... I feel like the days are just FLYING past! How is it already October? How is it almost NOVEMBER?


All that being said, now I can catch you up on my last week. About two weeks ago, Jon and I were driving and we passed the cutest little pumpkin patch ever. So, last weekend we got Nathan all dressed up and cute and went back to take some pictures.

My new favorite picture of my boys!

He had the best time! I just can't believe how big he is in these pictures! I've been having to buy 3-6 month clothes now because his little legs are SO long that he doesn't fit into any of his 0-3 month clothes anymore. And today, I was at Target and found myself putting 9 month pants in my cart because they were $2.80 and I figured he might need them by the end of this winter.

Cue the need for Kleenex. People were right - it goes by WAY TOO FAST on this side of it!

(And might I just say - $2.80 for a pair of sweatpants? Score!)

(Oh and another off-the-topic thought - even though I'm not super certain what the topic is right now anyway - I went and got a few tunic-style sweaters and a couple of leggings. And you guys are right - it is SO comfy! And pretty much I think it would be flattering on almost anyone!)

When we were pregnant, I was that lady who said things like this, "We probably don't even need a bassinet in our room. I guess we can, just for a week or so." So last night, I decided, after much urging from Jon, that it was finally time to move Nathan to his crib.

He's three and a half months old.

I think God created motherhood to cause women to 1) respect their own mothers more and 2) cultivate humility. I've had to eat hundreds of words over the last three and a half months. Words like, "Boppy pillows are the dumbest things." The Boppy has saved my arms and my couch cushions.

Anyway. So, he slept in his crib last night and did really well! He did a lot better than I did, actually, because I kept waking up and straining to hear something over the monitor before finally getting up and going in his room to check on him. And when I wasn't waking up out of worry, I kept getting woken up by the monitor, which decided for no reason at all to just randomly burst into spontaneous beeping.

Rather annoying.

We've been trying this new thing for naps because, as y'all know, my boy doesn't nap. I was talking to the women in my Bible study about this and they recommended to try the cry it out method which KILLS me. I hate, hate, hate hearing him cry! Yesterday, we were pretty much both in tears trying to get a nap time longer than fifteen minutes in. But I know a long nap is the best thing for him and for my sanity as well! Plus, he was actually pleasant to be around last night after he finally napped - no horrendous meltdown at eight o'clock and even went to bed peacefully! :) So hopefully he'll get the hang of nap time soon!

Here's some FUN NEWS - Cool Beans is being offered FREE on Kindle for one week only - starting October 29th and ending on November 4th. So, if you've got a Kindle, iPhone, etc, head on over to Amazon next week and download it! :)

Lastly, I have the greatest dessert that I decided needs to be shared with the masses. I really believe that I'm just a happier person all around when I have a dessert a day, be it cookies, brownies, whatever. I used to say milkshakes and ice cream, but I'm on a no-dairy diet thanks to some issues Nathan was having with it (sadness!).

But this dessert... oh. my. goodness.

It's SO easy! Jon and I have made this multiple times after the Nater Tot is in bed because it is that quick. I found a recipe for it online, but we've been experimenting and made something that I think is even better. And the title we've given it just shows you the level of wordsmithery we've got over here.

That Apple Thing

1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Roll Creations (this is just a can of crescent rolls, but they aren't perforated. Makes it a lot easier)
1 Granny Smith apple
3 heaping tbsp butter (or fake butter, should you be like me and not allowed to eat dairy currently)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1 tbsp sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Chop the apple finely and dump it, the butter, brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon into a saucepan. Mix together on medium-high heat until apple is softened.

Roll out the crescent rolls sheet (if you're using just regular crescents, just mash the perforations together). Spread the apple mixture on it almost up to all the edges. Then quickly roll up from the short side, pinching all of the edges together so you've got a little log of deliciousness.

Brush the top and sides with a little of the egg and then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mix over the top. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

And ta-da! It's AMAZING. Jon even loves it cold the next day. I think it's probably the most perfect fall dessert! I love this time of year! Time for soups, stews, crock-pots, hot desserts...

But now I'm curious - what are your favorite fall recipes?

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