Weekly Groceries 11/28


  • Honey Oat Cereal
  • Cinnamon Rolls


  • Bread
  • Salomi
  • Tuna
  • Macaroni Salad


  • Jambalaya
  • Dirty Rice
  • Beef Pot Roast Kit
  • Biscuits
  • Lil Smokies
  • Hamburger (85% x2 & 93% x2)


  • Heads or Tails Oreos
  • Regular Oreos
  • Regular Crackers
  • Sour Cream
  • Carrots (Baby)
  • Onion Soup Mix


    • Berry Punch
    • Chocolate Milk
    • Mango Peach Juice
    • Grape Juice

    Meal Plans 11/29 – 12/5

    Monday: Enchiladas, Rice & Beans

    Tuesday: Dirty Rice & Biscuits

    Wednesday: Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes & Corn

    Thursday: Beef Pot Roast w/Potatoes, Carrots, Celery & French Bread

    Friday: Jambalaya & Biscuits

    Saturday: Pork Chops, Cheddar & Bacon Potatoes & Carrots

    Sunday: Parmesan Chicken w/Red Sauce Over Pasta, Cesar Salad & Garlic Bread

    Gavin’s First Thanksgiving

    Today we went to Life By Mandy Studios and had photos done to mark Gavin’s 6th week and First Thanksgiving. These are just the first few pictures we had done. We bought a digital package today and will eventually be adding them all to the gallery. It will cost us about $350 all together to get all the photos uploaded.


    © Life By Mandy Photography

    © Life By Mandy Photography

    © Life By Mandy Photography

    © Life By Mandy Photography

    © Life By Mandy Photography

    © Life By Mandy Photography






































    After we finished the photo shoot we went to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a very fun day for the family.



    Chocolate Poops aka No Bake Cookies


    • 2 cups sugar
    • 4 tbsp cocoa
    • 5 tbsp milk (or water)
    • 1 stick butter (1/4 Cup)
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 3 cups quick oats


    • Cookie Sheet
    • Medium Sauce Pan
    • Stirring Spoon
    • Measuring Cups
    • Measuring Spoons
    • Wax Paper

    What To Do:

    • Heat everything except oats Just to boil (5 to 10 boil bubbles)
    • Remove from heat
    • Stir in oatmeal
    • Drop on waxed paper…Fast

    Note: If you over heat they are dry, crumbly and powdery.  If you under heat they are gooey and runny.  First batch is always a gamble.

    Weekly Groceries 11/21/10


    • Cereal (WIC – 36oz.)
    • Pancake Mix
    • Butter Syrup
    • Milk (WIC – 1 Gallon)
    • Orange Juice (WIC – 11.5oz)


    • Ham
    • Turkey
    • Bologna
    • Salami
    • Bread
    • Vegetable Beef Soup
    • Chicken Noodle Soup


    • Town House Crackers
    • Sharp Cheddar Cheese (WIC – 16oz.)
    • Tortilla Chips
    • Plain Potato Chips
    • Oreos
    • Pecan Sandies
    • Frosted Oatmeal Cookies


    • Steak
    • Carrots
    • Corn
    • Enchilada Sauce
    • Ham
    • Green Beans
    • Yams
    • Marshmallows
    • Cranberry Sauce
    • Cesare Salad
    • White Rice


    • Cake Frosting
    • Chocolate Cake


    • BBQ Sauce
    • Pickle Relish
    • Sour Cream (16 oz.)

    Baby Issues

    So here’s the deal … I am seriously confused as to what is going on with Gavin. He eats just fine if not too much and is gaining weight just fine. He was 7lbs. 7oz. when he was born and is now around 11lbs. But here are the issues; he is having green discharge from his eyes, fussing while refusing to sleep at times, and having extreme blow out diapers for the last two weeks.

    The doctor he currently has said a few things that don’t sit well with me. He said that the discharge coming from Gavin’s eyes was okay even though its green and at times can seal his eyes shut, that a baby can cry for 3 hours and that it’s “okay”, and that the blow out dirty diapers that are almost water is due to lactose intolerance.

    I know from personal experience and what several other pediatricians have told me lactose intolerance is usually accompanied by throwing/spitting up after eating and my oldest boy, Jorin, proved that when he was only a few days old. He never had blow out diapers like this and they certainly were not liquid. Gavin hasn’t been throwing/spitting up unless there is a burp behind it and that is usually only a little bit. My oldest boy would literally project his just eaten milk across the room. Once he even hit the TV with it … Oh Boy … was I glad I had wood floors back then!!!

    Regardless of my past experiences I am eliminating major milk products ie; milk, cheese, yogurt & butter, from my diet for a week, maybe two, just to see what happens. I don’t at all agree that Gavins eyes are fine and I certainly don’t think that  letting a baby cry for three hours is okay AT ALL!!!

    I scheduled an appointment with a new doctor for Monday next week to have him re-evaluated and I’m going to be switching to this doctor since he is closer to my house. I hope I don’t have to change doctors again, it is such a pain in the behind!!!