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This poor, poor baby boy is getting so many teeth! In three months he got almost 12 teeth! He gets about one per week every week and is absolutely miserable about it. He is for sure my “worst” teether in that it seems like the teething pain bothers him more than my other babies. And that’s saying a lot because I’ve had my fair share of cranky babies!

Luckily I’m old enough and experienced enough to know these phases don’t last and so when I feel like I’m almost dead with lack of sleep I just tell myself, in two short, short years this little guy will be walking and running around, playing with toys, sleeping without breastfeeding, and I’ll be able to sleep more and everything about life won’t feel so limiting and scary and burdensome. Life with a baby and young toddler is brutal, when that baby/toddler is super cranky and clingy, but it really, truly is over so fast. Just yesterday Everett was an itty bitty newborn in my arms, learning to smile and coo and bat at toys hanging above him. And overnight he turned into this almost walking, learning new words every day, exploring, adventurous toddler! So by this time tomorrow he might be a four year old happily putting together a puzzle while I blog instead of glued to my lap.  photo 218eresized_zpsgkxbnf8w.jpg

My family’s very favorite meal is this teriyaki chicken recipe. This night I made it with some brown rice and lentils. I cooked the brown rice and lentils like the packages said to and then I sauteed some onion and added the rice and lentils. I added some chicken broth, salt and pepper, and garlic, and then I think that’s it! I let that all simmer for 10 minutes. I think I added cheese in the end for the kids. They liked it. Not as much as white minute rice (haha) but they did eat it. I made a boatload, too, and it was all gone within a week! Everett loved it the most. He loves rice dishes! photo 217eresized_zpsixmwh7jm.jpg photo 237eresized_zpsn5t22mlm.jpg

I don’t know why I snapped these next two pictures of my boys at breakfast one day but they are pretty cute little boys so I’m sure it was just because of that.  photo 246eresized_zpscig36snw.jpg photo 255eresized_zpsl9n7u5qi.jpg

I would love it if I had some way to have a total count of all the tortillas I’ve cooked over the years. I bet it’s around a thousand!  photo 260eresized_zpsff6ityzs.jpg

Just snapped some pictures of Allan and the kids hanging out.  photo 264eresized_zpsz6c8ggss.jpg photo 270eresized_zps4qoyi4ny.jpg photo 276eresized_zpsmn3qrrif.jpg

It was snowing that day. Brooke and Sierra will spend almost the entire day out in the snow if I let them. Allan took Ember out there to watch them sled down the hill for a bit.  photo 277eresized_zpspr9akfpa.jpg photo 280eresized_zps4h3fwmzg.jpg

Everett was bouncing up and down pointing and breathing heavily, desperate to get outside. haha. I bundled him up in my coat and headed out to join Allan and Ember.  photo 281eresized_zpse9andl2s.jpg photo 289eresized_zpsnfv74rrd.jpg photo 295eresized_zpsw3bkbzuw.jpg photo 298eresized_zps8nmhng2l.jpg

Our view:  photo 302eresized_zpsfndhxmmc.jpg photo 305eresized_zpseyjlx6k1.jpg photo 307eresized_zpsf4dhjulm.jpg

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