My Cubican and Me

My Cubican: Ryan, Sweet husband of Mexican and Cuban descent (hence my Cubican)

Me: Kellie, Wife, Mommy, and so much more

Our Boy: Kylan, the cutest little man ever

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nesting... or not!

I have often heard expectant mothers describe a strange phenomenon, in which they have the overwhelming urge to clean, arrange, rearrange, cook, and in general make the house ready for baby. This, they say, is called nesting. But "this" is completely foreign to me! 

I have no more had the urge to clean like crazy or rearrange furniture, than I have to run a marathon, or slide down a banister of razor blades into a pool of rubbing alcohol... Ok maybe its not quite that drastic. But even now, at 35 weeks, the preparation I have been doing is mostly out of necessity. The reality is this kid is coming and soon. Ready or not... And I think all the involved parties would be much more pleased if we are ready!

The only even slightly nesting-like urge I have noticed, is an increase in my desire to bake... I have always really loved baking and anyone who knows me is well aware of my love affair with the Food Network. Ryan has always wondered why I love watching people cook so much, when we can count the number of times I have cooked in our marriage on one hand! Well recently my passive has become more proactive. It began with some divine lemon ricotta cookies, then picked up speed with a delicious tres leches cake... And the latest creation to emerge from my oven, strawberry lemon yogurt muffins! Because I am so proud of this new development, I feel that it should be documented!  So feast your eyes on this my friends!

We begin with the handy dandy recipe (not as cool as a Handy Dandy Notebook, but then again I am not looking for Blue's Clues!) P.s. Can you tell where my laptop is sitting? Why yes, that is my washing machine... we seriously lack counter space!

Then we need some ingredients... and I am proud to say, we had most of them on hand!

A little mixy-mix and presto!

Bake into these little beauties! 
They totally look like the ones from the pictures in the recipe. Proud? Perhaps!

Add a little lemony glaze...

And try not to eat them all in one sitting! 


  1. my nesting phase when i was pregnant with jackson was baking too! homemade brownies, pineapple upside down cake, and chocolate chip brownies for my doctor. sadly, not a darn thing i baked tasted worth a crap to me. but the guys in the house sure loved it!

  2. As my sister-in-laws have done some serious preparations for their incoming babies Scott has pleaded with me to not be like that. He made sure I understand that if we ever have a baby it's not going to sleep in it's own room for awhile anyways, so why waste so much time on "preparing" SO many months in advance? So, I'm proud of you for wanting to slide down razerblades and into a bath of alcohol :) haha, I just love you my dear. OH! I must tell you, Scott's job is in Mukilteo but once the current project he is working on is 3/4 of the way done then we will be transfered to Wichita to install it :D Then we'll be back to Washington. How far are you from Wichita?