Monday, February 25, 2008

Caden's Great Escape

This is Caden trying to escape the craziness that is his extended family.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Big 1!

Caden had his first birthday last thursday. I'm not really sure what he thought about what was going on (maybe Terri the baby interpretter can help me out). HAPPY BIRTHDAY CADEN!!! Look how happy he is to be awake on his birthday. So he actually wasn't a very big fan of the whole 'make a mess of your first cake' thing. This is post clean up. I forgot to bring extra clothes for him. He was much happier once he was cleaned up and naked.

Brent was a "willing" model for Caden's new cowboy hat.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Will you be my valentine?

We had a fun little pre-valentines day party today.

Kyla made a cookie with lots of frosting and lots of candy hearts.

We had lunch complete with heart shaped pb&j.

This is 'Grandpa Robinson', as Kyla calls him, he helps out in nursery and all the kids love him.

The boys played in one room.

And the girls in another.

To complete the fun we played valentines day bingo.

Aahhh, almost 50

Yesterday was the warmest day in months. It was almost 50 degrees. So we decided to go for a nice little walk, even though there is still several feet of snow on the ground.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I walk the line....

Yummy Soup!

I don't usually post recipes because normally when I try new recipes they don't turn out too well (it's probably a problem with the cook and not the recipes). But this soup is awesome. We love it. I found this on a blog called Picky Palate. The recipes says to make the soup in a dutch oven, I just made mine in a normal pot and it was just fine. It's a great way to use up all the crushed chips at the end of the bag that no one wants to eat.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 14.5oz cans chicken broth
1 28oz can mild green enchilada Sauce
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp roasted garlic seasoning
1 4oz can diced green chilies
2 14oz cans diced tomatoes undrained
8oz sour cream
2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and cubed
1 Bag Tortilla Chips

Place oil in 5qt dutch oven over medium high heat. Place onions into hot oil and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add chicken broth, enchilada sauce, cumin, garlic seasoning, green chilies and tomatoes. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low then add sour cream, cheese, and chicken. Stir and let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted through.
Top each soup bowl with a handful of crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!