15 Month Check-Up!

15 Months Old!

Dalton had his check-up on Tuesday. It was D-Day as far as his ears are concerned. (Dalton had 4 ear infections in 6 months. Dr. Chin told us 3 wks ago that if his ears weren't clear of fluid and yuckiness at this check-up, then she would be referring us to an ENT for tubes. Meanwhile, Dalton has been taking Allegra & Nasonex spray every day, in hopes of clearing up his little allergy prone nose. And therefore, clearing up the fluid on his ears.) So, I'm saying all this to say, HIS EARS WERE CLEAR! He hadn't had a runny nose in 3 wks. Praise God, these meds really worked! Looks like he's just gonna be allergy-prone.
Side note: Apparently I have a strong 15 mo. old, just ask the 3 people that held him down just for looking in his ears. :( What can I say? He hates it!!!
Here's a few pics, before it turned ugly . . .

26 lbs 13 oz & 32 inches
Healthy (& strong) as a horse!!!

First Time in the Snow

In Dalton's little lifetime he's been too little to go out for his first snow and sick for the last one. So this beautiful, thick snow was amazing and oh, so much fun for Dalton!


Little Monkey! Ahhh!

This boy is going to give me a heart attack! I can't handle all this climbing!
If I hadn't found him at this point, next he would be on the end table....TRUST me. Not that it's happened before! ;)


Sharing, Playing, and "Business"

I'm trying to get my little guy to play with others more, so that he can get used to sharing and being around other little ones. It was the perfect opportunity for playtime when Mandy asked me to watch little Nolan!
Dalton needs alone time sometimes, especially to do his morning "business" if you know what I mean. Only one problem, everywhere he went, somebody else was right behind him. He may not be walking yet, but little Nolan can certainly crawl like a champ to keep up. Needless to say, Dalton waited until Nolan left to do his "business". I didn't think they started this so soon!
Playing with the ball popper
Working on sharing. Here's evidence. What I didn't capture was Dalton screaming when Nolan took this out of his hand. Haha. I was playing referee all morning!
My little cutie!
These crazy boys ran around and wore themselves out!
Dalton trying to chill out and relax with some TV time after all that playing!


Hamburger/Tater tot/Veggie Casserole--EASY!

This is the easiest thing ever. And if your man is a meat & potatoes kind of guy, he'll LOVE it!

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Veg-all mixed veggies
1 lb ground beef, browned
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Tater tots (1/2 large bag)
You can double all of this for a 9x13. That's what I did. And we'll have it for a few days!

After ground beef is browned and drained, place in bottom of a 8x8 glass casserole dish. (No need to grease or spray)
Drain can of Veg-all and pour over ground beef. Spread evenly.
Pour cream of chicken soup over veggies. Spread evenly.
Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over soup.
Arrange tater tots on top of cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

The hubby and I drizzle ketchup over it, but you might think that is gross! It's great without the ketchup too!

Little Angel

Heaven is rejoicing.
Rich and Ashley's sweet boy, Hodges, entered the gates of Heaven this morning. Pray for this family as they are grieving over something I cannot even imagine. Also, pray a special prayer for Kensington that her little heart will be comforted by God, after losing her second little brother. Again, I cannot imagine.
Our children are only ours for a season, in this case almost 15 months. They truly belong to our Heavenly Father. We do not know how long this season will be. Hug your loved ones!