Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm Thankful For My Family

Thanksgiving was good, my mom asked me to bring dessert, and I'm not much of a traditional thanksgiving food kind of girl, I don't much care for turkey and pumpkin pie is low on the list of things I enjoy eating so I spent a good amount of time coming up with something original for our dessert. I ended up creating something all on my own. First I made a giant chocolate chip cookie in the bottom of a cake pan. Then I let that cool while I made home made caramel. Once that finished I poured it on top of the cookie. Then I mixed together two packages of cream cheese with 3/4 cup of sugar and a cup of cool whip, I poured that in as my next layer once the caramel had cooled. Then Chuck grated pure milk chocolate shavings on top, followed by a melted chocolate drizzle. The end result was fantastic, and I think it goes without saying that we were lucky no one was diabetic.

We had dinner at my moms, some of my family was there, a couple of my mom's friends. It was good. The food was great, lots of laughs were had. I think my mom was very happy we came. I felt wanted, which is always a good feeling. And everyone loved dessert the best, so I think I'll be making that again soon. Especially since it only cost me 10 bucks to make. Not bad since it fed 12 people and I had some left over. (Plus we cut it into huge pieces). Skyler was pretty well behaved as usual. He hasn't had much in the way of seizures or whatever they are. Hopefully we can go until Friday without having to take him to the ER.

I'm really really hoping to take Skyler to the gym today. There's a preschool (0-5) free play swim time from 11:15am until 1pm, but he's napping now and I think he's going to sleep through it, which is okay because there's one from 7-7:30pm which would be perfect cause we'll just have finished work at 6. There's also a big play structure at the Y for him to play on, now that he's learning to pull himself up and walk it's all he wants to do. I think it will be fun to get him involved in swimming when he's young. They also have lots of other programs I can take him to which I am looking forward to.

Speaking of the walking thing, he now does not like his exersaucer. He realizes that he can stand in it, but he's not going anywhere and that is just unacceptable. Yesterday I was holding his hands and he led me on a walk through the entire apartment twice, and as soon as I tried to pick him up he threw a fit. I put him back down and let him walk again and he was fine, try to pick him up again a few minutes later and he threw another fit. Here we go now. Hard to explain to an almost one year old that we can't always get whatever we want, but I just tell him exactly that in a calm voice. I let him scream at me and I assure him that it's okay to be upset, but he still can't get what he wants all the time. He will eventually understand even if he doesn't yet.

Here's a picture of Skyler at his grama's house on Thanksgiving.


Stacie said...

Oh my, you will have to take pictures of that dessert the next time you make it. It sounds delicious!

I'm glad your Thanksgiving went so well.

Ahhh, Skyler can't possibly get any cuter than this!

LuckyOnce said...

Ah yes, the walking... All downhill after that! (But in a good way!)

The dessert sounds yummy!

Corrie Howe said...

More adorable pictures. Your dessert sounds wonderful. This year our Thanksgiving will be a frozen turkey breast, box stuffing and mashed potatoes and probably a supermarket pie. But we will be with my family in one of our timeshares that we love.

John C said...

Gained a pound or some fraction of a kilo, just reading about your dessert.

Karen said...

Oh yum! I am going to have to find a teeny-tiny pan to make that desert of yours in... because I expect I'll want to eat the whole thing.

I'm happy to hear you had a nice holiday. I love pumpkin pie, but only Mrs. Smith's brand. I can't stand most of the others I've tried.

I'm also happy to hear that Skyler's head shaking is decreasing. It kind of makes me think that maybe he was just experimenting, but now that he's experimenting with walking the head shaking isn't as exciting. And is it just my imagination or are his glasses already helping his strabismus. His eyes look slightly less crossed in that photo.

christyna said...

he looks wonderful and so cute. I hope all is well with you guys.