Tuesday, December 29, 2009

caution... it's a poop story.

read at your own risk :)

today nic and i experienced perhaps our worst/funniest moment in parenting.
we were galavanting around gateway in SLC when we noticed daph smelled not-so-fresh. we could only find a 1 person (locking) bathroom and of course, not a changing table in sight. So, nic came in with me and we decided to change daphne in her stroller.

we are awesome.

so, worst diaper ever. like 3x worse than any nasty diaper thus far.
halfway through changing her, i lift her up to wipe some more and drop the diaper (FACE down) first on the stroller (thankfully the plastic part) then on the ground (changed rotations in the air thank goodness so we didn't have to haz-mat the floor.

well, we did have to clean up inches of poop off of our stroller.
it was horrible. but, it was also hillarious.
nic and i were laughing sooooo hard.

i think at times like that you can only laugh.
or else you'd cry.
then puke.
then cry somemore.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

which one?

Nic's Grandma Jane is super sweet. She watches daphne weekly so we can go to school. She drives all the way up to Rexburg- rain, shine or snow and last week she even brought us soup for lunch too! She really wants us to enter Daphne into the local newspaper's cute baby contest (they choose the cutest baby born each month during 2009) Nic's cousin Missy entered her baby Jacoby last year and he won! She even filled out the entry form for us, paid the entry fee and addressed the self-addressed envelopes we needed to send in with it. We just don't know which picture to enter! Please vote on your favorite on the sidebar ----------------> We're leaving for UT on Friday morning (then to denver on Saturday!!!) so the voting ends thursday night. Please vote! :)

#1 headband model

#2 sideways tongue

#3 little bear

#4 little smirk

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Old Nana.

I have a Nana. She is a wonderful lady and I love her. Daphne is named after her. Her name is Kathryn and so Daphne Ryn is a tribute to my sweet Nana. My mom is Nana to her grandkids, so when my oldest nephew Sid was little and met our Nana he started calling her Old Nana. It may seem like a mean term but it's not and she loves it :)

Nana gave Daphne this little bathrobe and so I thought I would share some pictures with her. I think it's so cute that she (at 81) frequents our blog. Oh, and daph is pretty cute too!

here she is literally RUNNING away from me. arghh :)

we've been seeing this face a lot in the past 2 days. Daphne started Sunday with 2 teeth and now has FIVE! she's actually dealing with it pretty well thankfully.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sugar Bites

My mother-in-law Janell defies your better judgment to never trust a skinny chef. She is both a great cook and super tiny :) Nic and I encouraged her after her latest round of delicious homemade candy to open her own Etsy shop. And she did! So here it is... now introducing yet another pedersen/bingham family run etsy shop (we're taking the place over)


walnut caramels, rocky road fudge, black licorice caramels, peppermint kiss fudge, fleur de sel caramels (my FAVORITE!)

all come in lovely packaging, ready to be sent as gifts or just to make yourself feel good when you open the package (not that the fudge won't make you feel good, because it will)

so go ahead... support your local etsy shop!

*nic took all the lovely photos for her shop.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

i want one!

so if you're looking for a christmas gift for nic.kirsten.daphne... here you go!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ramblings & wanderings

just stumbled upon a delightful blog:


wow. so stylish and cute.

check it.
(wow.. this is my 3rd post of the day. what is wrong with me? i have a house to unpack and bachelors degree to finish... not to mention the darling daughter (though she's in bed) and the dashing husband who wants to watch always sunny with me... )

tortilla soup a la kirsten

i made up a recipe!
a vegetarian recipe at that!
normally, i follow recipes- especially while baking. but, my tortilla soup has really been evolving this winter and it's one of my favorite things to make/eat so i make it often.
i thought i'd share. don't be scared by the list of ingredients- just use what you have on hand and it will all work out :)

1 box (or 3-4 cans) chicken or vegetable stock (veggie if you really want this vegetarian :)
1/2 med white/yellow onion
2 stalks of celery
1 red bell pepper
2 med yukon gold, red or regular IDAHO potatoes, chopped small
1 can black beans (drained, rinsed)
1 can white navy beans or pretty much any other kind of beans you like
1/2 can diced green chilies
3 large spoonfuls of your favorite salsa
1/2 small can hominy (in the hispanic food section)
1/2 can sweet corn
1/2 can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes (or regular, but if you've got to buy them- buy these)
1/2 packet of taco seasoning
olive oil

in a large soup pot coat bottom of pan with olive oil.
add in diced onions, celery, red peppers and potatoes. (all same size) add salt to help the onions sweat.
cook over medium heat, stirring often till potatoes are softened (about 20 min)
add in stock and all other ingredients. i usually add the corn last so it doesn't get super soft.
taste to make sure you don't need more taco seasoning or s/p.

serves 4 (or lunch the next day, that's what we always do)

top with tortilla chips and cheese.

chef's (haha) notes:
i have found a very easy way to make this- since most ingredients are 1/2 of the can, i put all the other halves into a ziplock bag (together) and freeze it. i even top the canned ingredients with the spoonfuls of salsa so if i don't have that on hand next time i make it, you won't have to worry.

this is so easy and tasty- hope you enjoy! (and post your additions!)

our little 11.month.old

happy 11 months daphne ryn!
@ 11 months daphne enjoys:

walking EVERYWHERE! sometimes running (if we're chasing her)

standing up to walk in the middle of the room, nice quad strength :)

pointing and saying "oh"

eating! she is such a good eater lately, but she really hates peas.

reading. she loves to flip through her books and entertains herself with that in her crib when we need a break from chasing her

saying momma and dadda

she also says some random words but not consistently: all done, kitty ect.

she's a great sleeper. at least 12 hours a night... sometimes 14. (don't hate us)

she is so happy and we really, really love her.

next month she'll be O N E. I can't believe it. it makes me want to puke. she's not really a baby anymore but honestly she is getting more fun everyday so i can't complain.