Tuesday, June 21, 2011

7 Months!!

Gracie is growing so fast it is hard to believe!  She turned 7 months last Friday but over the weekend we had daddy's first fathers day AND his 30th birthday!  It was a really fun time but I was really busy so did not get around to posting.   One of her new favorite things is swimming!  She loves the water and is ok with going under the water as well!  She is kicking her feet loves splashing around.  She is sitting so well and I am sure that she is going to try to be on the move soon.....mommy is not ready for that :) Gracie is "talking" a lot and always loves seeing her daddy come through the front door.  The only thing that she is not so good at is sleeping at night.....mommy and daddy are very tired but hopefully soon she will at least drop it down to only getting up once or twice at the most. Oh well, this too will be over in a blink of an eye :)   She is the joy and light in our life.  So much fun to have playing and talking to us :) We love you pumpkin!

Just hanging out

First Giants Game!!

I LOVE daddy's hat :)

Food is so good :)

Are we ready to go mom?

Bananas are my favorite!

One of my favorite toys.....Daddy's nothing box remote

Going swimming with my friends

My fun swimsuit

Someday I will cook with mommy and daddy :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Oh Yummy Blueberries

Today I made some blueberry lemon jam and scones to go with it. I was inspired by my Aunt Arleen who made some jam recently.  This was not my recipe but I made it work with the berries that I had. The scone recipe was from my mother but really good! I bought 4 little things of blueberries from the store and used them for each recipe.  One basket was about 1 cup of blueberries.

Blueberry Lemon Jam 
3 1/2 cups of blueberries
the zest of 2 lemons
Lemon juice from the two lemons
6 tbs. of pectin (or 1 package)
3 1/2 cups of sugar
3 pint jars 

1. Get jars in the water
2. smash blueberries and add lemon juice, zest, and pectin--Bring to a rolling boil
3. Add sugar and bring back to a rolling boil for 1 minute
4. Take jars out of the water bath and fill.  Wipe clean the edges and top with ring and lid.
5. Put back in the water bath for 10 minutes. 

****If you are not sure how to can jam you can watch a youtube video about it.  There are several***

Blueberry Cream Cheese Scone Recipe
In a food processor combine
2 cups of flour
2 tsp. of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of baking powder
6 tsp. of cold butter (cut into pats)
**Pulse until combines and butter is in small chunks

Take mixture out of processor and combine by hand (or with a fork)
1/2 cup of milk
1 egg 
1/2 cup of cream
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
~~reserve a bit of the milk, egg, and cream mixture to put on the top~~

Put onto a stone (if you have one) or a sheet pan like a loaf of artisan bread (flatened  and round)
Cut into 8 pieces and separate the pieces a bit so the edges will get crisp 

Before you put it into the oven brush the reserved  milk, egg, and cream mixture over the top.  You can add little pieces of cream cheese and sprinkle sugar over it if you want

Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to look brown