Saturday, February 11, 2006

catching up & recipes

it's 12:40 am sunday here, and since i'm up... i thought i'd leave an update from our house to yours! greyson is having a really tough time with teething again. poor button. it took forever for his bottom two teeth to pop through. now here we go again with the top ones! his little gums are so puffy and swollen. actually he does pretty well during the day, it's just the nights when the pain comes and goes. on another note he is amazing us everyday with his speech! he is just days away from 13 months, and is saying or repeating so many words. some of the ones that come to mind are: mama, dada, dog, bye-bye, dora, blues clues, banana, pop-pop, mom-mom, mail, hello, baby, ball, uh-oh, hot, no-no, meow-meow, boots, & backpack. He has also said the words: socks, stop, up, and tree once. his newest one came just this morning, as he was playing with my watch. jim told him the word and told him what it said, greyson repeated "tick-tock"!! last week at our one year well baby check, dr. alvarodo told us that he was speaking on an eighteen month old level. we were overjoyed with the news!
we had an exciting night, as we took greyson to the circus for the first time. i will post some pictures later. he really enjoyed the animals, lights, and music. oh yeah -we definitely have a dancer on our hands! ; )
we are hoping to wake-up to some snow tomorrow morning, they are calling for several inches here! gresyon will finally get to use his snowsuit and sled!!
so i'm off to bed, but i'll leave you with a recipe i made earlier this week. it's the best rice pudding i've had in a long time! i hope you will try and enjoy it too!

Old Fashioned Rice Puddding
1 1/2 cups of cooked rice 3/4 cups sugar
2 cups milk 3/4 tsp. vanilla
6 1/2 oz. evap. milk 1 egg
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch 1 cup milk

In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups of milk, evap. milk, and cooked rice. Bring to a boil. Mix
together in a seperate bowl 1 egg, 3/4 c. sugar, vanilla, 1 cup of milk, and corn starch. Add slowly
to boiling rice mixture, stirring constantly over medium heat, cooking about five minutes or until
mixture thickens. wonderful served warm (i also added a few tsp. of cinnamon).


mrsmogul said...

thanks for your well wishes!! Motherhood is Great! This rice pudding looks goood. I usually make a Vegan one, but this one really looks tasty!

Anonymous said...

Tara did you know that's my favorite desert? Does Greyson like it too? Mom

Ex-playgroup mommy said...

Wow Greyson is really talking! Emma didn't start until last month! Now she won't stop!

The rice pudding looks AWESOME!

ellia said...

how wonderful that he talks!!! diego just began actual words... he can blab up a crazy storm but now, words are becoming clearer... and teething can be a pain but boy, that oragel pm worked splendid!!!! congrats again on your growing greyson!

Kate said...

I've been looking for a good rice pudding. I'll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

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