Sunday, October 30, 2011

Welcome Grant Duncan Barclay

The big day came!  For us to meet the little monkey that's been growing for the last 9 months.  I had Jon take one last picture of me and my belly.  After changing into a hospital gown, answering a million and one questions I walked into the Operating Room around 6:45am, and our third boy was born at 7:06am.

 Grant Duncan Barclay
8 pound 6 ounces - 20.5 inches long
 Love at first sight and sound.
 The first snuggles with Mommy.
 Meeting Big brothers Evan and Dean.  They were very curious of what he'd look like.
 My three boys!

 Evan's happy to have another little brother. We are learning how to be a little more quite and hold the baby softly.
 Grandma Balke sent some beautiful flowers, it's what each new mommy needs, while she is in the Hospital.
Lots of sleeping, it's a good sign. 

Many more pictures will be taken in the next few weeks and we'll make sure to share some of them! We love the new addition to our family!  

Friday, October 21, 2011

New love, fresh pasta!

I might have found a new love. Fresh Home Made Pasta!  (Don't roll your eyes at me, it's really good)  So I've been borrowing my friend Michelle's pasta roller and it's great and all, but I think she got sick of me asking, so I took my Birthday money (that was originally earmarked for new clothes) and bought a pasta machine!!! 

Look what the UPS man brought me!!  I went for the Imperia (Italian made) version.  I just figured why not!  It came with a few extra do dads so that was nice.

  And of course I had to try it out and make pasta for dinner. I did spaghetti and meatballs for my sweet husband. His favorite!

Really impressed with this roller, it worked really well and gave me nice sheets of pasta that I then cut into spaghetti.  I don't have a drying rack so I hung them over a towel on the chair. (after making sure the dog was outside.)

What's for dinner tonight at your house. I might just be making more pasta!

What have you been doing the last month?

What have you been doing the last month?  We'll we've been busy at work trying to get our basement finished before Monkey #3 comes. Which has included tons of hours put in by Jon getting all the electrical done, and then hiring out the drywall.  It's been a work in progress. 


 It was a huge mess while they were working, luckily they cleaned it up!
 The stairway down seemed to be the most challenging part.

 And now the work is back on us to paint, and paint, and paint. Don't know what number trip I'm on to Home Depot for paint.

But wow, it's going to be awesome when it's done!!  Carpet is ordered, and now we just need to finish painting!