Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rileys Graduation - Again

My Beagle has done it again! Passed beginners classes at PetSmart. Please Riley, lets not repeat for a 3rd time! Steve says he's too smart, thats why he chooses not to listen. Regardless we endured another 8 weeks and graduated again. Although he drove me nuts today, I am still proud of my lil guy!Riley and Momma

He was exhausted from this photoshoot and curled into his Grandmas arms for protection. I believe he was close to napping.

Grandma J bought him a special graduation toy. An indestuctable Kong! They sat forever tonight with each their own Kong and fought for their cookies. Thanks Grandma!
Miss Reagan is currently in intermediate classes and graduates in 3 weeks!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Garden Update

Here is a little update on my seedlings. They are 4 weeks along.
The heartiest of the plants is definately the cucumber plant. They are way taller than all the others.

Here is most of the plants. They have taken over my kitchen. This is the only place in the house that gets direct sunlight for a longer period of the day. I am looking forward to transplanting them outside so I can have my space back! I also have green onions in a pot outside and radishes in a pot on the other side of the kitchen! ahh!

Experienced gardeners help me out! The seedling on the right is the odd one out. It came out of the bell pepper packet, but looks nothing like any of my other plants. The plant on the left is a bell pepper (the jalapenos look the same) so Im curious to know what this rounded leaf little plant is. I hope it survives to be big enough for me to tell. It is a mystery plant.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Today I Made - Carrot Cake

"Vegetables are a must in a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie."
This was my first cake from scratch. I am impressed, it was delicious!
This is a favorite of Steve's so I feel challenged to perfect it. I dont usually like carrot cake, but I must say, mine was pretty good! I will post the recipe when I perfect it (the frosting was not as thick as I thought it should be.)

My family ate it, so I will take that as a good sign. *Steve, I will make this for you in 8 weeks!*

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reagan Hates Ringing Noises

Reagan hates noises. Anything that beeps, rings, or vibrates is super annoying to her. I have discovered that if I keep doing it, she will howl, watch till very end. Her howl (or is it a groan?) is so unusual!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happiness is Homemade!

My first pie. It was delicious! I made the crust from scratch and filled it with blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Definately making this again and again!
I planted my seeds THREE days ago! Look at that whole row of lettuce sprouts growing quickly. The package said 10-14 days...not too bad for the little guys. Notice the one lone bell pepper in the corner. The others need to catch up. I was just so surprised at how fast this occured, I had to show it!