Well. Life certainly has changed in the Picky Pants household. I am no longer Preggy Pants and now we have a little Punkie Pants! Picky Pants is still … well, Picky.
All jokes aside, we had our baby girl, Hudson, October 26th. She’s perfect and we’re so in love!
Here’s a totally obnoxious picture of Hudson … and her bow … and her black cat outfit for Halloween. She’ll grow into the headband… right?!?!? Lol’s!
While I labored it out in the hospital for 19 hours (whew!) a friend bought Hudson’s Halloween outfit for us. We were hoping to have her by Halloween and everyone knew it. I want to have Halloween or Fall themed birthday parties for her every year! I’m too superstitious to have bought a costume before she arrived so in between contractions Picky Pants showed me the picture of this outfit from a friend … I think it got me through the next 5 hours of labor successfully. She will love everything pumpkin/Fall/Halloween!!!
2 C All Purpose Flour
2 TSP Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 C Sugar
2 C finely grated carrots (I used food processor and pulsed until I thought I got ‘em shredded)
1 large tart green apple, peeled, cored and grated (again, food processor)
1/2 C Raisins
1/2 C Sliced Almonds, or chopped Pecans or Walnuts (I omitted these)
1/2 C Coconut
3 Eggs, slightly beaten
2/3 C. Veg Oil
2 TSP. Vanilla Extract
1. Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in carrot, apple raisins, nuts and coconut.
2. Make a well in the center of the mix. Combine eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients stirring until just moistened.
3. Spoon into greased muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Makes 2 Dozen!
Peace, Love and Happy Birthday to little Punkie Pants!