Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pumpkin + cheesecake = HEAVEN!

I love pumpkin, and I love cheesecake. Why not put them together? Last night I decided to make a pumpkin cheese cake, and it turned out amazing. I looked up a recipe and I found one from the cheesecake factory. It was super easy, and it tastes amazing!! I recommend it to everyone! Here is the recipe for those who dare to try:


1 1/2 cups graham crumbs

5 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 Tbsp. sugar


3- 8oz.pkgs. cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup canned pumpkin

3 eggs

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. allspice

Whipped Cream

Mix crust ingredients together, just till coated and crumbly. Press onto the bottom and 2/3 up the sides of an 8" springform pan. Bake for 5 min. at 350. Set aside.

Combine cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl, mix until smooth with an electric mixer. add pumpkin eggs, and spices, beat till smooth and creamy. Pour into the crust. Bake for 60-70 min. or till the top turns a bit darker. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature, then refrigerate. After it has thoroughly chilled, remove the pan sides and cut. Serve with whipped cream.

Farts are funny, poop is even funnier!

So funny story. The other day Denton was feeding Starlyn and she rips a HUGE one. We laugh and congratulate her. (we love when she toots cause she sometimes holds it in and it hurts her) Well Denton goes to burp her and he feels something on her back, he looks and she shot poop up her whole back. (that explains the juiciness to her toot) He shows me and I laugh, then he happens to look down on his pants and she went all over his pants, which made me laugh even harder. I seriously laughed for like twenty minutes. hahahahaha! I think it was so funny cause first, it wasn't me, and second, it has never happened to me, and I am with her all day. Oh it was great!

On another note real quick, Denton is absolutely awesome. On the weekends he takes care of Starlyn so I can sleep. Isn't he just great!?! It's amazing what a couple more hours of sleep does for you. I feel like I can do anything now with all my energy. And Starlyn can almost sleep thru the night. Last night she slept for six hours, woke up and fed then slept for another three hours. We got up at 8:30! It was wonderful!

Already a month!

I love her leg warmers and cute hair flower! I basically love this whole outfit!

Her new hair accessory!

Starlyn is already a month old. I cannot believe how fast the time goes. It's probably cause I am constantly busy now, which is a nice change from waiting and staring at my count down to her getting here. (I do not recommend a count down to your baby's due date, it reverses time on you!)

It sure has been a lot of fun having her here. First, I LOVE playing dress up with her. It's like having my own doll! Second, I love how having a child changes you. I seem to have more patience and more love. I don't know how this happens, but I am glad it does. I love how she cuddles with me, and falls asleep in my arms. I can stare at her for hours, and never get bored. It's funny cause when Denton gets home, he will play with her and hold her, and it makes me miss her. I tell Denton, please let me hold her.. and he says I am with her all day, but that doesn't make a difference....haha! I really enjoy watching Denton with her. He is going to be such a great dad. He is already teasing her. It's pretty funny. He hates when people baby talk and he refuses to do it to her, so he talks to her like he is singing a heavy metal song and is the guy that does the deep groan or scream. haha. I laugh soo hard at that.

I am so grateful to have her in my life, that she is healthy and growing strong. It's like she was never sick. She is already 10 lbs and 10 oz! She is going to be a chunky girl, and look soo cute!