Friday, July 31, 2009

Chicken-Apple Quesadillas

I got this recipe from simplyrecipes.com; http://elise.com/recipes/archives/004077apple_chicken_quesadilla.php to be exact. Matt loved it so much (and so did I) and it was so easy that I thought I would put it up to share. The apples give it a nice crunch while making it slightly sweet and are (surprisingly) very, very good in the quesadilla. I'm starting to think of other things I can put apples in, like sandwiches!



4 Flour tortillas (approximately 8-inches wide)
1 cup cooked, shredded or chopped, chicken meat
1/4 lb cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, sliced or grated
1 apple, sliced
1/4 cup salsa

1 Heat a large skillet on medium high heat. Place one tortilla in the skillet. Flip it a couple of times with a spatula, then let it sit in the pan heating up until air pockets form and parts of the tortilla begin to puff up. Flip it again.

2 Place cheese slices on half of the tortilla, at least 1/2-inch from the edge of the tortilla. Add chicken pieces on top of the cheese. Fold the tortilla over like an omelette, and press down on the folded tortilla with the spatula. Lower the heat to medium. At this point, if you have enough room in your skillet, you can add a second tortilla to the pan to begin to heat it up.

3 When the cheese inside the quesadilla has melted, remove the quesadilla to a cutting board. Open it wide and layer on apple slices and salsa. Fold the tortilla back again, and cut it into 3 triangles, as if you were cutting a pie. (You don't have to cut the quesadilla into triangles, it just makes it easier for kids to eat.)

4 Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
Makes 12 quesadilla triangles.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Twinsies

Some little doctor appointment updates:

On July 2 I had a NT scan (I think that is what it is called) that is a noninvasive test for down-syndrome. They did an extensive ultrasound and did some measurements that give them an idea if there are any problems. Those test came back normal which means most likely there is no down syndrome! However, the real fun part was being able to see both munchkins moving around (a lot!) and seeing how much they had grown in just a couple weeks. Baby B was moving around like a real little monkey and Baby A moved quite a bit but seemed more relaxed (it was the same way with the very first ultrasound at 9 weeks too). We'll see if that carries on at all :). The lady printed out some pictures for me and three out of the four were face shots. It was very cool to see their faces as they were moving but a the still shots didn't come out as nice. Anyway, I have a profile shot of one of them which is very fun to see!

Twin A's face

Twin A's profile

Twin B's face

Twin B's face

At my doctor's appointment on July 13 the doctor told me that they are fraternal because the ultrasound done on the second showed that the membrane between them is very thick. I've read that they could still be identical even with the thicker membrane but I can ask him that later. He said with certainty that they are fraternal. Also, my next appointment is not until Aug. 28 in which I should be able to find out the sexes :)!! I have to have ultrasounds done by a specialist that comes up once a month to Jackson. I am thankful for the fact that there will be more than one doctor on my case to assess problems/difficulties that may arise.


Owen eating breakfast

Owen's view as he eats breakfast

We are so incredibly thankful for the blessing it is to live here in Jackson and in our little apartment. The Lord has provided so much for us through living here in our little house.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Life

Owen and Matt mowed the lawn together the other day. It was the cutest thing so I had to run outside to get pics. Owen sat great and enjoyed his special time.

Owen pointing at the horses just across the driveway. I can't really explain his love for the horses around us. Thankfully, he can see them out just about every window in our house. There are 10 total all around us!

This is the new little car we bought Owen at a yard sale for five dollars. I was so thankful because I was thinking that morning that I really wanted to get him one. He loves sitting in it and being pushed/pulled or pushing it himself.

This poppy next to our front door is kind of special to me. It bloomed right when I found out I was having twins and it is actually a "twin" poppy. There are two flowers that came out of the same bud.

The long awaited belly photo! This is at 12.5 weeks so it seems like I'm showing more quickly, which makes sense! I just hit 13 weeks yesterday and I'm starting to feel much, much better and am so thankful!

These are a couple videos of Owen walking. Right around when he turned 13 months (July 6) he decided to let go and really try to get places walking instead of crawling. He started taking steps between close things just a few days before his birthday but didn't really try to actually walk until now. He picked up on it pretty quick and has been able to go 10-15 feet at a time.
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video He got slightly upset that I kept moving away from him while I was taking the video :).



Right before I started taking this video I asked Owen, "Where are the horses?". The question got cut out but you can see him crawling frantically to the window after I asked him and pointing at them.

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This is Owen with one of the horses he loves so dearly.