Wednesday, November 9, 2011

19 months and a few other things

Little missy turned 19 months a couple days ago... amidst all of the Mitch celebrating I have not gotten to her 19 month post yet!

I have to say something before I post these pictures... Scarlett is pictured with one of her favorite animals of all time, Bell. My parents' 21 year old, outdoor cat. She is insanely old and healthy. I do love Bell, but I am not a cat person. I know I have a lot of cat lovers in my life, but I am sadly not one. I don't hate them, I just don't feel affectionate toward them. But, I do love that Bell brings Scarlett so much joy and I like to think Scarlett does the same for her :)

Scarlett - another month has gone by and you are still changing and amazing us with each new day! It is a joy to be your parents. Here is what is going on with you...

- You have outgrown all of your 24 month clothes (which is kind of crazy because that is mostly what I bought for winter!) and are wearing a 2T in everything.
- You wear a size 7 shoe and a size 5 diaper.
- You still love to eat! In fact, you like to help yourself to snacks but that usually causes quite a mess.
- You are very affectionate and love to be around other children.
- You talk all the time and Daddy and I have really started to listen better, I think! Some of the words you say are: momma, dada, nana, peepaw (which sounds more like pawpaw), Chaz, bubble, Jesus, Bible, duck, get & back (which are only said to our dog Callie because she is WILD), uh-oh. And many, many more that we just don't understand yet!
- You love to read. This is something that I am so thankful for. You will look through a pile of books for 30 minutes and point and say animal noises. It is so cute to watch you when you don't know we are looking :)
- You LOVE to roll around in the pillows on momma and dada's bed. You help me make the bed every morning, but your favorite part is getting up into our made bed and tearing it apart. ha!
- You love to tell us something stinks. You krinkle up your nose and wave your hand in front of it and it cracks us up.
- You LOVE your paci. We try to limit it to just nap-time and bed-time. I don't know what we are going to do when it is time to paci to go bye-bye... we will cross that bridge when we get there.

With your big blue eyes and strawberry blonde curls, you are 100% busy!!! We are so thankful for you Scarlett. We love you very much, Momma and Dada

A few other things...

This pie may not be much to look at, but let me just tell you it is nothing short of divine! This is a Derby Pie. A Bluegrass State must have! This is what we had for Mitch's birthday last night and I meant to share it yesterday.
This is a recipe that my mom has modified over the years. It is really easy and delicious.

~~ Derby Pie ~~
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. Kentucky bourbon
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1- uncooked 9 inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 350. Poke a few holes in the pie shell and bake in pie pan for about 5-8 minutes. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour into semi-baked pie shell and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown on top.

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  1. No mentions of "Aunt KT" in her vocab yet?! Love y'all!

  2. Who knew that Bell was still alive?!

  3. Hahaah Jilly!! I know! She has seriously found the fountain of youth.