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Just like a puppy…

Thanks for all the suggestions for my surplus of jalapenos! I think I’m going to freeze some and try to pickle the rest.

So, yesterday I was checking my emails and M was doing her normal laps around the house. You see, we have a bathroom with “Jack & Jill” doors, so she just cruises through the bathroom and makes a complete circle.

I noticed there was silence, and M didn’t come through the living room to complete her 13th lap. I quietly walked to the bathroom, and this is what I saw….


At first I wanted to put her in “time out”, but she looked so stinkin’ cute I had to grab my camera….

Sometimes I think babies are just like puppies…. when things get quiet and you don’t see them for a while… you know they are getting into trouble 😉
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Yesterday, Tim was getting home from a business trip. We have a little routine/tradition we do every time he comes home. The first thing involves making his favorite brownies. My husband LOVES his brownies… but he’s picky. I’ve tried over and over again to make fancy from scratch brownies… but he wants nothing of them. His favorite is good old Duncan Hines…

The brown stuff you see is coffee. Instead of using the water that the recipe calls for, I use coffee. It really brings out the chocolate flavor 🙂

And I always have to add extra chocolate chips for him…

And I always lick the bowl 🙂


Second part of our coming home routine…. Pizza! Tim loves pizza. We always order the same thing every time. Half cheese (for me) and half pepperoni & black olives for him.


I always eat the same thing… one slice of cheese, and half a slice of his pepperoni 🙂

And finally… my tradition. Daddy gets home and mommy opens up a box of wine…

Classy, I know…. But don’t hate on the box of Target wine until you’ve tried it. Its mighty tasty 🙂


I’m telling ya’ its heaven in a glass 😉


In other news….

  • I did get my 6 mile run in yesterday 🙂 🙂 🙂
  • I was only able to clean the floors downstairs
  • I started packing for our weekend trip!

On the agenda today:

  • Bikram yoga class
  • Buy a new pack-n-play for M
  • Finish packing for our trip
  • Go to mommy happy hour 🙂 🙂 🙂
  • Go to our neighborhood happy hour 🙂 🙂 🙂
  • Then we’re up early on Saturday and heading to PA!

Have a great weekend!!!

21 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on July 9, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I love boxed wine. 🙂 Unfortunately we can’t get it at Target or anywhere but a liquor store here…

    M is so cute. I know, I sound like a broken record. But how adorable!

  2. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on July 9, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I laughed with I read this because my husband is the exact same with brownies. He loves the box. I keep trying to find a recipe he likes from scratch, but nope he wants the box. I am going to bikram today. I’m hoping to fall in love with it. M is too cute!

  3. Kat said on July 9, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Ww caught my little brother tearing up toilet paper when he was about 2. It was the cutest thing ever. We snapped some pictures, then had him help up cleaan it up 🙂

  4. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on July 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Those TP pictures are freaking adorable!!!

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on July 9, 2010 at 8:59 am

    hurray for the run! you know, i always hear people joke about kids doing that, but i’ve never actually seen it done! just another reason why M is my favorite baby 🙂

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on July 9, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Oh my goodness, it’s like a Charmin commercial! She’s so cute though, how can you get mad?

    Me and my husband order the same exact pizza, though is pepperoni and olive side also gets green peppers. And I also steal a bite.

  7. Marisa @ Loser for Life said on July 9, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Oh my, she is so precious!!!


  8. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on July 9, 2010 at 9:34 am

    2 happy hours today?? Oh boy, don’t work too hard 😉

  9. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on July 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

    This post reminds me so much of myself!!

    (1) Things about puppies = totally true. You can’t leave them unattended or you just lost your fav pair of shoes.
    (2) Box brownies always taste better than from scratch, no matter what you do 🙂 (I can’t wait to try the coffee trick!!)
    (3) Pizza makes the world go round.

    Okay, sorry I’m done. Have a blast in PA!!

  10. Nicole, RD said on July 9, 2010 at 11:42 am

    TOO cute! Lily does the same thing…so yep, just like a puppy 🙂 She did that with the TP last night while I was showering, strangely enough!

    Enjoy happy hours of all sorts – how fun! And Tim sounds like my hubby…pizza (pepperoni)! I don’t think our Target sells alcohol here because I’ve looked for their wine cubes (I think they’re DARLING!)!! Maybe in Ohio!

  11. Mo@MommyRD said on July 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    As much as all babies are different, they are all the same. I’ve found Ava in the exact same position with the toilet paper. So funny!

    I really like the Target boxed wine too. (at least the chardonnay and pinot grigio – haven’t tried the reds) So great, and love the convenience of the little pour spout.

  12. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on July 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Pizza, brownies and wine sounds like an excellent “welcome home” to me!

    Enjoy your trip this weekend :).

  13. Aunt Cindy said on July 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Just “tip it”…for those of you who know what I mean. Estela, you have to see Grumpy Old Men if you haven’t. There’s a box of wine in it..cute scene.

    Marin is so darling – can’t wait to meet her one day.
    Have fun in PA!!

  14. Fit Chick in the City said on July 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get mad at a child if mine was that cute! Great idea for the brownies!

  15. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on July 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Two thumbs up to Mommy and Neighborhood happy hours 😉

  16. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on July 9, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    She is too cute! My husband is the same way with boxed brownies. Not so easy any more since he can’t have gluten. I love your tradition of pizza, brownies and wine…there is nothing better than box wine! Drink it with pride!

  17. Natalie @ Coffee and a Book Chick said on July 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Hey, if Kathy Griffin digs the box of wine, and now you, can’t be that bad! 🙂 Cute pictures, and I really love the idea of using coffee instead of water in brownies!

  18. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on July 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    coffee in place of water…omg love!! that idea!

    and the choc chips, I always do that too, just a little extra something-something 🙂

  19. sophia said on July 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Aww…you’re making me rethink my decision not to get married and have kids, because I’ll bet these little adorable moments are worth it!
    And your idea to use coffee to bake brownies is GENIUS!

  20. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on July 12, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Those pictures of M are amazing! I’m so glad you captured that moment and shared it with us.

  21. katie said on July 12, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    oh my gosh it has been wayyy too long since ive stopped by here!! your little girl is ADORABLE and you are an amazing momma!!! coffee in brownies sounds AMAZING to me!