Monday, August 25, 2008


Ok, I know it has been a long time…and unfortunately I have no pictures. Sorry.

So…what then can I write about? Oh…I know…Recipes!

Ok…when I was sick in my first trimester…Daniel did all the cooking. But since I really wasn’t eating a big dinner or eating dinner at all…the evenings were the worst part of the day for me. Daniel usually just took care of feeding Him and Caitlyn and they opted for easy dinners for the most part. So…here is my dilemma…I have lost my “groove” in the kitchen and need some help with new recipes. I have a few easy recipes and also have some recipes that we have tried and then tossed. So…if you have any recipes that you just LOVE, that don’t take forever in the kitchen to prepare and you would like to share them…I would gladly accept them. Also…if you don’t mind…I can post some for others to cut and paste. :)

Ok, I'll start...

Ok, I will start with a recipe that looks fairly easy that I found online, Bakerella...this is one of the friends blogs...she has lots of cute ideas to try. *WARNING* I havent made them before so I cant say how they taste. But they sure look amazing and yummy. Enjoy!

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
4 oz. Baker's semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts

Preheat oven to 325. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg until well blended.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove and roll mixture into 18 balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Flatten each ball by using a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.

Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet and then cool completely on a wire rack.

Melt chocolate.
Dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate and then dip into chopped peanuts. Repeat with other side.
Place on wax paper covered cookie sheet and refrigerate until chocolate hardens.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Week 18

Ok, I am 18 1/2 weeks along and I turn 19 weeks on Wednesday. My measurements of the baby are assumed to be:
Baby's Length: 5-5.5 in.
Baby's Weight: 5-7 oz.
Baby's Size, Crown to Rump: Soda Can

Ok, I have an appointment on Wednesday the 20th, to "officially" see if the baby is a boy...even though my nurse was "SURE" that it is a boy from my 15 week check up. But to get the measurements and all that that goes along with the 19 week check-up. I think I am going to take Caitlyn with me to this appointment so that she can see Micah on the screen moving and maybe wave to her. :) I think she will be amazed with it and think it is cool.

Friday, August 15, 2008

55 Things About Me

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:30

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Batman, The Dark Knight

4. What is your favorite TV show? I don’t think I have a FAVORITE

5. What do you usually have for breakfast: I try to eat a balanced breakfast these days

6. What is your middle name? Kaye

7. What food do you dislike? Roast and the cooked carrots and potatoes that come with it.

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I rather listen to the radio than a CD with the same singer over and over

9. What kind of car do you drive? Red Ford Escape

10. Favorite sandwich? Schlotskys original no onion or olives

11. What characteristic do you despise? Liars

12.Favorite item of clothing? Jeans

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Hawaii and lay out on the beach
14. Favorite brand of clothing? ??? If it is cute, I’ll wear it.

15. Where would you retire? I haven’t thought about this question much…so I don’t have an answer. I don’t think we have the option to retire.

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 30th. A surprise birthday party with ALL my friends.
17.Favorite sport to watch? I PREFER to watch something else. I am ok with the Olympics though
18. Farthermost places you are sending this? ???

19.Person you expect to send it back first? I am posting this on my blog

20.When is your birthday? September 13, 1977

22.What is your shoe size? ??? I guess it depends on the brand of shoe…but I would lean towards an 8

23.Pets? 1 Dog – Gracie and 1 Fish - Crash

24.Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? I am going to have a little boy

25. What did you want to be when you were little? A Mom

26. How are you today? I’m alright

27. What is your favorite candy? ANYTHING Willy Wonka…but I do like the BIG chewy sweet tarts…or those lik-m-aids. YUMMM

28. What is your favorite flower? Daisy…a Gerber Daisy

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Son being born, Holidays with family, stuff like that.
30. What is your full name? Christina Kaye Pratt

31. What are you listening to right now? Silence…it is nice

32. What was the last thing you ate? Bacon, egg, and cheese burrito. Did I say I was trying to eat a balanced breakfast these days??? Ok, don’t count today.

33. Do you wish on stars? yes

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? red

35 How is the weather right now? Hot & humid

36 Favorite Restaurants: I love the Grotto

37. Favorite soft drink: Coke…LOVE it

39. Real hair color? ??? I guess I would say the shade of “Dirty blonde”

40. What was your favorite toy as a child? Hmmmm, I liked to play school…I had a bunch of “Teacher” stuff.

41. Summer or winter? winter

42. Hugs or kisses? Kisses from my hubby

43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

44. Coffee or tea? Either…depends on my mood

45. Do you want your friends to email you back? Of course, who wouldn’t.

46. When was the last time you cried? A week or so ago…was not a pretty sight. Oh…no, I cried when I saw USA get gold and silver in the gymnastics.

47. What is under your bed? Nothing but a couple of things that accidentally got kicked under it.

48. What did you do last night? Family had dinner with a friend and then we went to Daniels Softball game. Came home and watched the Olympics.
49. What are you afraid of? Something bad will happen to my family

50. Salty or sweet? bitter or hot? Depends on mood. Sometimes I am in a salty mood…then after I eat something salty…I want something sweet.
51. How many keys on your key ring? 2 on my personal key chain… 6 on personal key chain, and 4 on work chain.

52. How many years at your current job? 3

53. Favorite day of the week? Sats and Suns

54. How many towns have you lived? 2, Spring, TX and Rosehill, Chicago ( I think that was the name of the suburb that I was in.)

55. Do you make friends easily? yes

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

hey...guess what

Hey guess what...My hubby posted a blog. :)

I love reading his blogs...cause it is another way for me to know what is going on in that head of his.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I Love Pictures of Caitlyn

Here is a picture of Caitlyn dancing. Ballet of course. Beautiful!

A friend of ours was very sweet and generous to make a "pillow dress" for Caitlyn. So cute and Caitlyn felt pretty Sunday when she wore it. The only unfortunate thing is...we had to make it a "pillow shirt" cause my little girl takes after her daddy and has a long torso. :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ok, I am better now

Alright, I ruined my posting streak. I was doing so well and once I mentioned that I was doing well...I ruined it. I havent posted in a while...but really there hasnt been too much to post about.

Hmmmm, I am 17 weeks along. Well, Wednesday I became 17 weeks along. Here is the comparison of the size of my baby, crown to rump to the size of a beanie baby.

Wow, he is getting big. Can he really be that big? Maybe it is measuring my babies crown to rump to the beanie babies crown to rump. :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

I've Got a Cold *sniff*

Ok...having a cold...while you're pregnant is NO fun. is where I am asking for all that motherly advice. I can't remember from my pregnancy before. What is somthing that I can take to help with the watery eyes, sneezing and nasal congestion...that wont hurt the baby? I am doing those sinus washes and upping my Vitain C...along with prenatal vitamins. So what else is there for me to do?? HELP!

By the Way...just wanting to draw your attention to the fact that I have put in a new blog almost every day for a short while now. :)