What a week. Both boys have been sick with a virus. Connor was sick yesterday with a fever. He hung out all day on the sofa and was so quiet and calm. Today is a different story. Both boys are feeling much better and we are back to our normal busy, noisy selves. How sad is it that I wish Connor would be sick for a couple more days! If you know my oldest he is so very busy and noisy that there are days I just want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head and put ear plugs in my ears. Wow! Now hopefully no one else will get sick. I have a ton of stuff to do before Christmas. I still have shopping to do and of course I need to mail my cards. They are already to go just need stamps. So it is like 19 days till Christmas and I have only Connor done. Can we say procrastinator!
I have to share a couple of recipes I have made this week. They are so yummy! I have become a Food Network junkie and watch it as often as I can. I will try a recipe if I think my family will eat it. These two were a hit! The first is Beef and Butternut squash stew. Very yummy. Here is the recipe. I didn't add the sun-dried tomatoes because truthfully I don't really like tomatoes. The other is Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce. Very, very yummy! Here is the recipe. I have made this one a couple of times and it is always a hit. Be warned though that it can get expensive because the cheese is pricey. It is worth it though!
One more thing for you all. I thought I would add a funny thing that Ryan did yesterday. I was getting him ready for the day and sent him downstairs with his brother so I could finish getting ready. I had only put a shirt on him because I needed to find some jeans and socks for him. I was upstairs for like 5 min and saw him heading upstairs. I headed down with him next to me and when I got to the living room I saw his diaper and a little pile of poo. I did not notice that he had no diaper on when I saw him on the stairs. He had taken his diaper off and the poo had fallen out and he was wondering around with a yucky bottom and no diaper. Yucko!! It was very funny however. Now we have to make sure his has pants on. No repeats of the mess.