Wednesday, September 22, 2010


What a month this has been!! Avery is in full swing with pre-school, gymnastics and swimming lessons. Tom has been working, working, working. Miss Mia is growing, growing and growing and I've been trying to keep up with everything!!

Avery goes to St. Peter's Preschool in Apple Creek on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30. I think she is enjoying it, she comes home singing new songs and it is so cute!! Last Thursday when I went to pick her up, one of the other mom's said to me that her little boy, Cody, just ADORES Avery. She said Avery is all that he talks about!! If anyone asks him about school, he talks about Avery!! So on the way home, I said to Avery, "So, I hear you have a new friend named Cody." Her reply..."Who's Cody?" I giggled the whole way home!! She must be playing hard to get already!!

Saturday mornings are busy, busy for the Burson's!! Avery has gymnastics from 9:30-10:15 at the Dalton YMCA and from there we take her to Orrville YMCA for swimming lessons from 10:45-11:15!! Needless to say, Saturday afternoons and pretty peaceful around our house!!

Miss Mia is growing like the weeds in my flowerbeds!! She's 11 months old already. I'm thinking she weighs around 21 pounds!! Her first 2 teeth FINALLY popped in the last couple of days!! She's crawling around and pulling herself up onto things. She even lets go and stands by herself for a couple of seconds before plopping onto the ground!! Her favorite thing right now is finding the smallest pieces of who knows what on the floor and putting it in her mouth!!

Tom has been working his little tushy off this summer. This weekend though, he is going to get some "me time" as he calls it!! He's headed to Pennsylvania to golf his little heart out!! We will miss him, but it's preparing us for when he has to start working out of town. (insert sad face!!)

Now, onto me!! Work, housework, etc., etc.!!!

Mother Nature has been in full force this month too!! We are very thankful, though, that the only damage we had from either of the storms was hail damage to our minivan. $3500 worth to be exact!! It seemed like a lot at the time, but compared to the victims of the tornado, it fails to compare......

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Big BIG day!!

My little girl is growing up, way too fast!! Today was parent/child orientation at preschool. (Note: I did NOT cry today, but Tuesday, is another story!!) She said she had fun. The theme for this school year is Frogs. She's "Leaping" into learning!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Recipes

I LOVE trying new recipes!! Yesterday, I tried a Philly Cheesesteak recipe. It was DELICIOUS & the best part was that it was easy prep, and it cooked all day in the crock-pot. I love using the crock-pot on days that I work, that way, when I get home, supper is usually almost ready!! From a working mom's standpoint, I think the crock-pot is one of the best-ever inventions!!

There is also 2 new recipes on the menu for tonights supper!! Pizza Pork Chops and Orzo with Parmesan & Basil.

I'm also going to be canning some tomato soup this week sometime. This will be a first for me, too!! This year we have done applesauce, corn, green beans and tomato juice. I love eating all of these goodies throughout the winter months. It makes all the hard work worth it!!