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  • In my napsack stash

  • The beginnings of a Roly Poly

    So yesterday afternoon, after a restless night’s sleep, D and I lay down for a nap with the babies. Cylas, the culprit of the restless night, tried to stay up and quietly play with his trains and cars. And I, after twenty minutes of desperately trying to go to sleep, finally got up and laid down the law. Ten minutes later he was out and so was I. Next thing I know I’m awake mouth agape and Roma is nuzzled against me. But, this is no ordinary nuzzle. Her back is against my back and seeing that she sleeps on her stomach that only means one thing. She rolled in her sleep! I got excited for two seconds, softly turned her over to her stomach again and credited the experience to a possible dip in the bed. But, this morning it happened again and this time she was not on our bed but on the floor entertaining herself with the play mat. I was in the kitchen doing dishes and I heard her fussing. After a couple of minutes I peeked around the corner and there she was! She was off the play mat, wiggling around on her back squealing! How surprised I was! I immediately called D to tell him. Now, she’s rolling…next?
    On to Cylas for a minute — he is definitely developing into her big brother. Before, I think she was just another noise maker and now he is taking his job seriously. He checks up her. Recently, I was in the kitchen busying myself when he pops in and asks me, “Mom? Womichka?”. I told him she was napping and he looked at me slyly. Next thing I know he was half way across the house and into our bedroom…checking to see where she was. Then, he sat and stared at her for about two minutes before he attempted to climb in the pak-n-play with her. Luckily, I was sneaking around outside the door and stopped him. I think taking out her stinky, poopy diapers has lost its thrill and he’s looking for more important tasks. Not to say I don’t appreciate his effort but, seriously, picking up your little sister and walking across the house with her is NOT a good idea. Especially when you’re two and she’s only four months old. *sigh* He’s done this twice now. The first time was when she was a month old and the second time when she was just four months. Both time Roma had been crying and he figured the best way to get her to quiet down would be to take her to mommy. O-MY-WORD I have no words…shock!? Yes, try not wet yourself when you see your two year old marching down the hall with his little sis in a sloppy half-nelson. Ok, let’s talk about something else…

    Pork Loin Roast anyone!?
    Pork Loin Roast with Potatoes

    • boneless pork loin roast, about 3 to 4 pounds
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
    • 4 to 6 medium potatoes
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon thyme
    • 1 to 2 teaspoon freeze-dried or fresh chives
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • salt and pepper, to taste

    Rub pork loin with 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme, then sprinkle with salt and pepper; place pork loin in a shallow roasting pan. Roast at 325° for 50 to 55 minutes.

    Meanwhile, peel and quarter potatoes; cook in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Drain, let cool, and place potatoes in a large bowl; toss with olive oil, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, chives, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Place potatoes around pork loin; roast an additional 45 to 60 minutes, or until pork registers at least 155° on a thermometer.

    Cover roast pork loin with foil and let stand for about 15 minutes before slicing.
    Serves 8 to 10.

    They grow up so quickly, don’t they? Before you know it, Cy will be helping D scare the boys away from beautiful teenaged Romaliese. By the way, the dinner looked scrumptious!

    The pictures are great, the kids are so ADORABLE!!!!! XXOOXXOOXXOO
    If I saw Cy carrying Roma down the hall, it would be a hostage negotiator talk, “Great job Cy, now just bring her to me real slow”


    14 Apr 2009, 12:25pm
    by Jana Floyd


    Mmmmm.. pork loin. :) I wish Scott could eat pork!!

    Nona: Hahah, yeah, that’s about how I felt too. I was so startled, but I had enough sense about me not to scream…gracious.

    15 Apr 2009, 8:53pm
    by Travis and Heather


    Your kids are so adorable. And the pot roast looked yummy!! I made one yesterday using corned beef.


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