Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ba-gach cluck cluck

i spent about two hours making homemade chicken noodle soup.i bought a chicken from whole foods that came from my friend kristin's farm! i was pretty excited about that.the only slightly difficult thing for me is i've never bought/cooked a whole chicken before. ok, i've never even touched raw meat before! i always make colin cook it.i'm weary about meat,don't eat much of it and i just don't like to think of where it came from..etc... so this was a challenge for me but i dove right in... it was so felt like a baby or something,i was gagging a bit.but i carried on and was pleased with how it came out.tasty chicken kristin!! i chopped fresh carrots and celery and made the noodles for the soup too,tho the nood's didn't turn out as good as they could have.oh well.still tastes pretty good overall.simple little soup, a lot of effort.
i've started reading two books that are very different from each other.
The Last Lecture by randy pausch is a sad story. well i believe it's meant to be inspiring-it's written by a professor and father of three who is dying of cancer.i saw an interview with him and just sobbed through the whole thing. the really sad part to me is i don't think he knows Jesus.
i am also reading The Year of Living Biblically:One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by a.j. jacobs. it's pretty humorous [although again i don't think he knows Jesus]. jacobs also wrote a book called The Know-It-All-one man's humble quest to become the smartest person in the world- he read the entire encyclopedia stuff i would love to write books like that.
saylor is still not walking! we saw his doctor again today.he is getting better but we will see her again if he is not walking next week.sprain's are very painful i'm being told, so we are of course just being patient with him and letting him decide when and how he uses his little foot! he stands a little here and there and puts weight on it when he's climbing on something.the swelling and bruising have gone down too.

this is saylor [with cousin emma] on mother's day, potting some flowers.he loved the dirt.

mother's day,bedtime

a little starbucks before hitting up the zoo

about to fall asleep as we are leaving the zoo

my boy is huge! it's unbelievable....huge as in off the charts for height/weight but also i can't believe how fast he's growing up.we still stare at him sleeping all the time


Kristin said...

YAY For your chicken soup! You rock! Thanks for buying our chicken!! I am so pleased that you overcame your raw-meat touching fears just for our chicken. And a whole chicken, too, not just a breast or leg or whatever. :O) You're a true friend!

I love you and can't wait to see you! My little baby is almost a full 16 weeks! See you soon :)

Aaron, Sarah, and Emily Walter said...

Whenever I am cooking and have to touch meat-especially to cut the fat off of chicken or something. I put gloves on. I hate to touch it-I'm more thinking of germs and that I'll get samonella or anyways, maybe I'll try to gank you a box of gloves from work so you too can cook without touching it!

Lindsay Schneck said...

can i have your chicken soup recipe? i have tried to make it up before, but it never quite turns out like i hope!

ps...i knew you'd love those pb cookies. i actually thought of you while i was making them. i think you love peanut butter more than anyone i know! it weird that i feel like we talk all the time even though we only read each other's blogs?? :)

ppps...maybe we should change that!

pppps....i wonder how many p's i can add to this comment??

Kristin said...

Um I just wanted to tell you that I can't wait to hang out with you while I'm there! I will actually have enough time to get a taste of your life. I can't wait! My dad will pick me up from KY on Sunday so maybe we can hang out monday or tuesday. It will be so great to see you!