Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Friday, October 21, 2016


This morning was Grandparent's Day at Lily's school.  There was a pirate themed program and this is "Pirate Lily." Aaaarrrrgh!
Lily also had a Charlotte's Web project due this week.  It was a diorama of Zuckerman's Farm. She had so much fun creating it. Lily loves art projects, crafts and drawing.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

PUMPKIN baked oatmeal

We love pumpkin at our house.  However, we are not pumpkin fanatics.  I am fine ordering brewed coffee and not a pumpkin spice latte.  I can easily pass this season's pumpkin spice cheerios, pumpkin spice chex and every other pumpkin flavored specialty in the grocery aisles.  NOW, there are a few pumpkin recipes that I can not pass up and this is one of them.  We love our usual baked oatmeal.  Last year I had an opened can of pumpkin and decided to sub the applesauce with pumpkin.  It was life changing.  It's so so good.  

Earlier this week we had pumpkin waffles for breakfast.  Another recipe you MUST MAKE this week. Since Hurricane Matthew arrived today, I am trying to use up opened things in my fridge and bake a few yummy options just in case we lose power today. So, I used up my open can of pumpkin, threw in some dark chocolate chips, sliced up a banana on top and slid it in the oven. The house smelled amazing & breakfast was so tasty. The kids gobble this up.

Go ahead & whip this up today and then use the rest of the can for pumpkin waffles tomorrow.  Your family will thank you!

Baked PUMPKIN Oatmeal
Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup PUMPKIN 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 cups oats 2 eggs 1 cup milk 2 tsp baking powder 1⁄2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon
Additional add in's before baking: Pecans Chocolate Chips Sliced Banana on top
Directions: In medium bowl, mix all ingredients. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes.
Other PUMPKIN recipes that our family loves!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

#babyS - 10 months

Current Stats: 18 lb. 2 oz. & 27.3" long
This happy and smiley girl is 10 months old.
She loves table food.
She is currently working on tooth #8.
She is pulling up on everything and walking around things. 
Daddy is trying to get her to walk, much to mommy's dismay.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

first grade

Look at this first grader! 
I can not believe how grown up she is.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

celebrating TWO

We celebrated THIS GUY on Tuesday as he turned TWO.

We had a breakfast party with all things doggie and some yummy baked oatmeal.

 We had fun playing at the park during the day. That evening we enjoyed a family dinner, at home. We had pasta, another one of #babyB's favorites. We opened presents after dinner.  And that was like Christmas morning with so many new fun gifts to play with! After presents we sung & dug into his yummy cake (chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting).
Happy Birthday, #babyB! 
You are LOVED immensely.

Current Stats for #babyB
26 lb. 6 oz. & 32.25" tall
*Benny loves doggies, books, and his super hero masks and capes. 

He is starting to go stinks on the potty. We will start potty training soon. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

girls weekend 2016

This past weekend, we girls enjoyed a relaxing weekend in Myrtle Beach.  HUGE thanks to our husbands who gifted us with this getaway and signed up to watch the kids while we were away!

We had a great time of fellowship, long walks on the beach, relaxing by the pool, lots of great food, and shopping.
The view from our balcony.

Of course we hit the outlets! 
Personally, I got a lot of Christmas shopping done for the kids.

Another one of our yummy meals.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Game Day 2016

We are Notre Dame football fans! 
But I'm sure you already knew that. 
We like to start them young!

If you have forgotten our love for Notre Dame football, let me jog your memory.

 Notre Dame birthday party for #babyB turning ONE!

Huge thanks to AUNT ANNA, who helps stock our ND wardrobe!