You are 16 months old! And I'm really behind in updating this, but alas, life gets away from us sometimes...
You are about 23-24 pounds and are eating like crazy lately.
You are in Size 12-18 month clothing, and Size 4 diapers.
You love eating peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, mac & cheese, pizza, cereal, oatmeal, crescent rolls, homemade muffins, cookies .... CARBS.
You could care less about meat, fruit, and veggies.
Thank goodness for Pediasure.
You are so mobile - you're running everywhere!
And you're climbing. On everything. And over everything.
You're a regular little monkey, and love climbing the stairs, and recently discovered you can crawl on top of the toilet. Not fun for mommy. At all.
You're also a pro at throwing temper tantrums.
You like to throw one in the morning and one at night.
And your school claims they've never seen one.
However, about 99% of the time, you're so precious and sweet. You still love to snuggle, and I will gladly take it because you're getting so big! Your school says you are very sweet to the other kiddos, and like to share your food and toys too.
You are still obsessed with Mickey Mouse, Little Einsteins, Jake & the Neverland Pirates, and Special Agent Oso. And you have recently discovered Chip from Beauty & the Beast, Flounder from The Little Mermaid and the puppies from 101 Dalmatians.
You LOVE reading your books, and you love music. You're also getting quite the rhythm, and we so enjoy watching you jam out with those dance moves of yours! Dance parties are becoming the norm around here.
You're still loving ceiling fans, light switches, TV remotes, iPhones, and Kindles.
How authentic! Original! Getting back to way of the rustic Irish kitchen!
... I first thought.
And then I saw the "Cream of Chicken" soup requirement.
Nevertheless, I pushed onward and delivered a hearty meal in the Smith kitchen this weekend.
Of course, I made some changes to make it a faster recipe:
1. 2 Cans Cream of Chicken
2. 3 cups water
3. 1 cup chopped celery
4. 2 onions - I only used one.
5. Salt and Pepper
5. Poultry seasoning - I didn't use this.
6. 4 Chicken Breasts - I used a pack of 3.
7. 5 Carrots - I just threw in some baby carrots.
8. 1 package frozen green peas
9. 4 potatoes, quartered - I just used 2 (peeled and quartered).
10. Homemade Dumplings - I cheated and used a can of Pillsbury Grand Biscuits, just cut them up.
It did take a little over 2 hours to do, but I did it in a pot like they said and not the crock pot. I'm sure it could be easily thrown in the crock pot for a couple of hours on low, and then you could throw in the peas and dumplings at the end.
Either way... YUM.
And it makes a ton... enough for two nights of dinners.