Thursday, March 29, 2012

Welcome Little LADY #2!!!

We found out today that we are having another little girl! Here are the pictures!

Sucking her thumb! We even got to see a BIG yawn from this little girl!

Cute little foot!

Tiny precious hand!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Yes to Tofu!

We ventured out and had a 'Yes-We'll-Try-Tofu' night with Cara! She had told me how she was going to try and cook with it this week, and we thought we'd follow in her footsteps. After heading to Hy-Vee & Trader Joe's, we had everything we needed. 

Homemade BBQ Tofu Flatbread
Recipe from Recipage
16 oz Extra Firm Tofu
3/4 Cup BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Red Onion 
1 Medium Tomato
5 Kales Leaves
1/4 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4 Cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Your Choice of Pizza Dough

-Press tofu.
-Prepare pizza dough.
-Heat a large-skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
-Slice tofu into small pieces. (Similar to french fry shape. 1/4"wide 2" long)
-Add tofu to skillet. Toss occasionally until the tofu is brown & crispy on all sides. 
This takes about 15 minutes.
-While tofu is cooking, chop onion, slice tomato, and rinse kale. 
Tear up kale into small pieces and remove stems.
-Add chopped onion to tofu skillet after tofu has cooked the 15 minutes.
-Whisk together 1/4 cup of water with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce and pour over skillet mixture. Reduce heat to low-medium & allow to simmer while preparing flatbread.
-Put aluminum foil over a regular sized cookie sheet & spray some Pam on the foil. Roll dough to cover most of the cookie sheet. 
-Spread remaining 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce on dough.
-Add toppings: 1)Tofu/Onion Mixture. 2)3/4 of Cheese. 3)Kale & Tomato 4)Remainder of Cheese.
-Bake for 17 minutes on 350F.


Jay & Cara enjoying singing in the kitchen & cooking. What a pair!

A blog post wouldn't be complete without Emma pictures. We are so blessed to be able to use our church nursery during the weekday mornings to let our kids burn off some energy. Emma is a big fan of all the toys but hasn't quite got used to non-carpeted floors. In time :)

Last, this is the week we've been waiting for...... We FINALLY get to find out if the Udey household will gain another lady or gentleman in a few months! We found out, I think, around 18 weeks with Emma; so this waiting until 21 weeks has been tough! 
If you haven't voted, your time is almost out!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

We're 1/2 Way!!!

I realized I have been terrible at putting up pictures of this pregnancy. So, here we are at 20 weeks and finally a picture! 10 days left until we find out what we are having!

In other news, the Udey's came this weekend! We had such a great time with them! 
Here are the pictures to prove it!

Watching Grandpa put up curtains in the family room.


The next project was not on the docket for this weekend but was so kindly gifted to us! 
It adds so much to that room!

Watching Grandpa & Daddy put up a new light fixture!!

Doesn't it look amazing!?!?!

Play time!

Hello Beautiful!

Since Emma has been enjoying the park all week, we had to show Grandma and Grandpa how much she loves it. 

Last, can we say model? 

She is so adorable!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Outside time!

The pictures go to show the awesome week we have enjoyed outside!

Emma spent about an hour just walking around the yard. 

My assumption of her helping me pick up sticks is true!!!!

Time for the backyard after her nap!


Getting ready to leave for the zoo!

"Mom, don't forget the sunscreen!"

Snacking before we went in!

Does life get any better than this? 

Only animal picture we got.... 

We went to the zoo with one of Jay's co-worker's wives, Rachel and her 3 kids!

Jude & Emma in the egg!

Learning away.... 

Juliet and Emma. 

This is what the zoo did to Emma. 

Spring/summer has arrived!!! 

Getting ready to get in the van for another park date!

What do ya know... picking up sticks again!?!?