Friday, May 01, 2009

Our BIG girl!

I took Presley into the doctor today for 2 year check up. She is 37 1/2 inches tall! She is off the chart and the doctor predicts she will be between 5'10" to 6 feet tall!! Wow!!! But then we realized later that she had her shoes on and her sole is probably about 1/2 inch. But still, she is one tall girl!! She is off the chart in her height and her weight (31 pounds) is in the 90th. So no need to restrict her diet at all unless her weight starts to go off the chart too.

Since Derek is still looking for a job, we are realizing that we may have to move. So we have been eating up some of our food we have here so we don't have to pack it. I bought all these artichoke hearts on clearance for $1 a jar. They are glass jars so I definitely won't be packing them. Last night we had Artichoke Spinach Lasagna. It was yummy!! Kendall even said "Mom, this tastes like restaurant food!" I think that was compliment. She asked what was in it and I told her spinach. She said "Mom! I can't believe you tricked me into eating spinach!!" And then she kept eating it!

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

cooking spray
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (I just used a pinch of dry crushed rosemary)
1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
1 (28 ounce) jar tomato pasta sauce
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 (4 ounce) package herb and garlic feta, crumbled

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

3. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Saute onion and garlic for 3 minutes, or until onion is tender-crisp. Stir in broth and rosemary; bring to a boil. Stir in artichoke hearts and spinach; reduce heat, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce.

4. Spread 1/4 of the artichoke mixture in the bottom of the prepared baking dish; top with 3 cooked noodles. Sprinkle 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese over noodles. Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with artichoke mixture and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle crumbled feta on top.

5. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover, and bake 15 minutes more, or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

The only thing I didn't do was the feta cheese since Derek doesn't like it. But it was still very yummy!!


Jodi Sue said...

Wow! Tall girl!!!

The recipe sounds yummy!
We just may have to try this!

thanks for sharing!
jodi sue :)

ellie said...

oh my goodness! She is so tall - Tia is 35 inches tall and she has grown so much we think of her as tall. She's 2.75! Go Presley, I wish I could be tall :)

The recipe sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

Kate is tall also. She was Makenzie on CHI list 12. Even in her referral pictures at 2 yrs old she didn't look like a little baby. I am so glad she is tall, shopping for clothes will be so much easier.

Susan and Kate
Tampa FL

Jill said...

Interesting on the height. I had a friend from China raised here & she said that when she went to visit family in China she would tower over them. She had said that it was the extra nutrition that she had growing up in the US. Not sure if that still holds.
(Kallie gets measure next week for her 9 month visit.)

I think that is quite the compliment to have Kendall say it tasted like restaurant food. How cute!

Jill (& Kallie)

David and Sarah said...

Wow! Presley is tall! Grace is 4 1/2 and is 35 inches tall and weighs 26 pounds. Of course, she is our little mini girl. Our oldest son has always been 75-90% for height.


Shannon said...

Make sure you post pictures of Presley enjoying her cake. That will be lots of fun I know! Mavery sure needs some of that height! The lasagna looks good, wonder if it could be made and frozen.

Mama to virtual twins said...


I just came accross your blog. I live in Goodyear, and I'm in
Surprise all the time...LOL We
have a Daughter home in 2007
and were dtc for our second this
time a SN child. We will travel
to China in the late fall. May
I add you to my blogroll?



Karin said...

She is so cute!
Loved being updated. =)
She'll be taller than both my boys for sure.

Donna said...

Looks like you also tricked them into eating artichokes! :)

My Gwenny is a super big girl too. She's in the 90someting percentile at 44 inches at age four. She's the size of most 2nd graders and she's not even in Kindergarten yet! Her 'twin' is average height at 40 inches.

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Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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