Monday, July 23, 2012

Just some pictures...

This kid might turn into a cheerio...oh, and he cut another tooth this weekend.  His gums are all swollen next to the two he has, so maybe two more are right behind?!

I don't care if my big and little forks are mixed or that their handles are sticky...he's learning.  And his future wife can thank me later.  Haha!

Play date with one of his GFs...

Apparently he didn't like when I told him to "be gentle"

And she didn't like her BF being sad...

Ok...happier now.

Practicing for their future of grocery shopping.  She'll manage the cart and he'll check the list...


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Cheddar Bar B Q Meatloaf Minis

My friend, Deanna, posted this recipe the other day.  I knew I had to try it...sounded both easy and yummy.  I was right...good recommendation, Deanna!

Cheddar BBQ Meatloaf Minis
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg stove top stuffing mix
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup bbq sauce
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 375.  Mix meat, stuffing mix, 1 cup of water and garlic powder. Press into 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. Make an indentation in the center of each mini loaf with a spoon; fill with bbq sauce. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Top with cheese, bake for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

The only change I might try next time is to cook them with foil muffin liners because the pan was a booger to clean!  Otherwise...thumbs up from the Caswell family!!  

Oh, and for a little kick on ours, we added some of these before cooking:


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A pearly white!

I am preparing to say bye bye to the gummy grin as Levi's first tooth officially came through! It actually popped through over a week ago, I just have been slow to update. He is already showing the he likes to be unique in that his first tooth is a top one!

Little man does not enjoy teething. This did not phase Connor, but Levi was waking up 1 or 2 times a night before this little booger came in. He's been at that again this week, so I am wondering if we'll see #2 soon. I hope so because I want to know there is a reason I am extra tired right now!!



Here is an email I sent my mom this morning:

-levi was up at 6.  (that was just biggie) 
-connor was still not up by 6:30 when i wanted to feed Levi, so I opened his bedroom door
-connor was still no up by the time i was done feeding levi, so i let levi play and i worked on packing up their stuff (keep in mind i wanted to have them at school by 730 so i could join this call)
-decided to get levi dressed so he'd be all ready and all i would need to worry about is getting connor up/dressed
-changing levi's diaper, i realize his bottom is a little dirty.
-run into levi's room for 2.5 seconds to get a wipe
-levi POOPS on the carpet in the living room
-levi steps in said know, to rub it in.
-i get levi cleaned up and he starts playing while i scrub the carpet.
-connor wakes up to levi playing.  he's grouchy.
-convince connor to get up and get dressed...a few tears and "I'm not ready to get up" or "I am not ready to get dressed"
-drop both boys off...connor shed a few tears but was ok when i left.
-join my conference call from the car and they don't even get to my part, so i am delayed until this time next week.  you know....when i have to get the boys to school again.  argh.  

And that is why I am now drinking this:

Take that, Wednesday!!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Eight months {a few days late as usual}

How are we 2/3 the way through Levi's first year already!?  Yikes!!!

This month's update comes to you in list format!  (c:

-He is crawling everywhere.  Still mostly army crawl, but he's pretty fast at it.  He has done the traditional crawl some, but he usually drops to his belly and army crawls because he is more efficient.
-He has discovered Aggie's bowls and loves to try to get to him.  He just laughs and laughs as he is hightailing it over there.  Thankfully Mommy is faster.
-Wearing size 3 diapers (4s at night) and 9-12 month clothes.
-No teeth.  (Looks like he has a top one trying to work it's way in, though?!) Still not much hair, either!
-Pulling up on anything and everything and starting to cruise a bit!
-Appears to be waving HI!
-Love, love, loves his brother.
-Shows a bit of separation anxiety at home (gets unhappy if I leave the room!), but does good at school.  He's started practicing in the next room up because he'll be moving there full time next week!
-Nicknamed "Cowboy" by his teacher at school.
-He loves being outside and splashing in the water.  He has his first trip to the beach this month and loved it!
-Still a messy eater, but has gotten MUCH better.  Wants to be hands on and help.  He is addicted to Cheerios.  He gets excited when he sees the box.  His other addiction is mum mums.
-Sleep is still sporadic.  I know he can sleep through the night, and he'll go a week straight doing it, then something happens that throws us off and it takes him a bit to get back into the habit.  I think the current culprit is teething.
-Last thing...he always wants to sit in my lap when we are on the floor playing.  In fact, when we are on the floor playing, I am usually a human jungle gym with both boys hanging on me, sitting on me or playing with my hair!

My happy little boy!