Oatmeal Waffles

from Allrecipes.com


* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 eggs, slightly beaten
* 1 1/2 cups milk
* 6 tablespoons butter, melted
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar


1. In large mixing bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside. In small mixing bowl, stir together eggs, milk, butter and brown sugar. Add to flour mixture; stir until blended. Pour batter on to grids of preheated, lightly greased waffle iron (amount will vary with size of waffle iron). Close lid quickly; do not open during baking. Use fork to remove baked waffle. Top with fresh fruit and yogurt, or serve with homemade pancake syrup!


Five Weeks

My Boys

Has it been that long already? On the other hand, sometimes it feels like he's been with us forever...
Things are starting to settle down here. When C-note came home he was very demanding of my attention, so I would hear "Look what I'm doing!" about a hundred times a day. Which was understandable since a lot of the time I was feeding, changing, burping, or just holding A-team, which I am sure made him feel left out. But I made sure I always answered him and watched him do his goofy thing he wanted me to watch, no matter how frazzled I was! I was getting tension headaches everyday, and when he had a tantrum, my anxiety levels went through the roof! They would happen a lot at dinner time, which made it hard for me to swallow food sometimes...
I didn't really expect our world to be turned upside down again with a second child, but then again I didn't really know what to expect. Maybe things would be easier? Not with a toddler who has suddenly become a lot more defiant! We are starting to see signs of my sweet, good-natured little boy coming back, though. He'll be three in August, so the "terrible two" will be over...right?
Having another little one definately changes the family dynamic. C-note used to be my baby boy, the only one I needed to take care of (well, ok, Stu needed some care too...;)) now so much of my time is taken by A-team, I don't often find myself playing on the floor with C-note like I used to. I know that won't last forever, but it dosen't stop me from feeling bad about it, and kind of sad that he's not my little baby anymore!
We are getting more sleep now that A-team only wakes up for feeding twice per night. It's amazing how much sleep can affect your everyday life. I'm not dragging myself around during the day, feeling like I'm just making it through! Now, to get some much neglected housework done... ;)

"Look what I'm doing!"

Bubbly smiles. I finally caught one on camera!


Time to play in the gorgeous sunshine!

"Hi, Mom!"


In the Kitchen

I have some catching up to do. These photos are from February. C-note loves to help in the kitchen. He gets to pour ingredients into bowls and help mix stuff up. Making supper and you have a bored child that need distraction? Put some barley in a bowl and toss in a few utensils...

He helped scoop and pat down the cookies.
Of course, the best part about helping out in the kitchen is taste testing...

The kitchen, just like the rest of the house, is also a great playroom. :)

Being silly in the tub
Books are the best!
C-note gets a Daddy hug after a tantrum...


To Stu's fellow Educational Psychology students who bought A-team this wonderful gift: thank you all so much! We love books! C-note is borrowing them for now, until A-team can read them. The Walmart giftcard came in handy for buying baby supplies, too.
Stu, Sherri, C-note and A-team