Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Older man winter (2 yrs ago)

The mochas are still cheering us up.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Old man winter

cold weather makes me grouchy.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Where's Alice?

Is it bad that I go to bed with my living room looking like this and don't shower every day?

Happy 100th Day of School!

We had to decorate a paper sack vest with 100 items for Xander to wear to school, we went with cheerios displaying Xan and his age on the back, he was so proud.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


I previously posted about Roe taking things from the kitchen and hiding them under her bed. I am putting my foot down, this evening we left our friends and I noticed a bulge in the front of her dress she was covering up with her doll. She had a little stuffed monkey of Saylor's all tucked in, we had to have a family meeting and Trav even mentioned Kids Jail (what is that?)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ardha Matsyendrasana-yoga pose of the month

This pose promotes emotional health and well being, try it! (not if your prego)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Halibut and cod work especially well with these low fat fish tacos (I used tilapia). Bake, broil or grill the fish after briefly marinating it, and serve with your choice of low fat or fat free garnishes on top of warm corn tortillas.
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
1 pound firm white fish fillets such as halibut or cod
8 corn tortillas
In a small bowl, combine lime juice, cumin, olive oil and cilantro. Place fish in a glass baking dish or in a resealable plastic bag. Add marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Coat a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

serve with salsa and fat-free sour cream
WOW, would definitely recommend the recipe above, thanks Mary Foster. Of course I used cheese, regular sour cream, not exactly fat free, but tasty. I should really cook more b/c I am grateful that my hubby is so easy to please when it comes to food. Me on the other hand, I usually spend a lot of time making something and then am sick of it by the time it is served. I had thirds and I am not a big fish fan, the Alice White Shiraz was a nice addition.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Jude rocks

the video is a little long, but I was cracking up at how sugey was totally getting in to the pony riding

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Out with the old up with the new

our 80's? fan pictured above

How I love new lighting! Thanks to the Tindalls for giving us this fab new ceiling fan, (Trading spaces would not love us), thanks to my hubby for putting it up and Jen for motivating us.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Don't judge a book by its cover

I should have learned my lesson by now about checking out books at the library. Usually my hands are full so I let Roe pile up the books and we bring them home and read them. Well, "The Lemonade Club" sounds pretty harmless (she likes lemonade and clubs). As I am reading to Roe, one of the girls in the story loses weight and is diagnosed with Leukemia and loses her hair. It gets worse, the teacher in the class is then diagnosed with breast cancer. I attempted to start making up words so I didn't tear up as I was reading the book. So probably a great book if your wanting to teach your kids about sickness and hope, but for a light reading wouldn't recommend it if you were interested in lemonade stands.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Food Storage

Should it concern me that my daughter hides things under her bed? Lately, the popular item has been canned goods. It is not like we don't let her eat or snack. I am sure she is practicing food storage like her Aunt Jess.

Drama queen

I enjoyed a puppet show put on by Roe and Kendal. Until it was time for ballet and we couldn't find Roe's leotard. She had to wear an old leo with no skirt and cried "but I don't look beautiful". Her friend Kendal was super sweet and repeatedly told her "Well I think you look beautiful". WOW, I never realized how much drama there can be when you are only 3.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Peek a boo Jude

I forgot how much I love this age when they are so interactive and playful. Jude's favorite game is peek a boo, he used to like to use his blanket to cover up his face but lately has been the curtains.

Food bribes work

So Xander shows interest in school, but more social than academic. He is starting to read us books, that is really amazing, but we have been focusing on numbers. His assignment, picture above, was to write from 1-20. He was not so much interested until I bust out the Edy's cookie dough ice cream. Another one of those parenting things I swore I would never do, but it worked beautifully.

Cute couple

Jude has always been attracted to blondes, I have considered dying my hair. So of course he loves Soph who has the most platinum blonde hair ever. She doesn't share the love, he is a little to touchy for her taste.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Dance off

I am not sure who enjoyed the High school musical dance mat more Trav or Roe, I was cracking up at these moves, very entertaining.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Mean joke

I went to the bathroom to find this magazine cutout taped to the mirror from US with my head on one of the bodies. It was titled Buh bye to the worst trends of 07. The posh bob, the pajama dress, and tights as pants. My sisters thought they were pretty funny.

The biggest loser

My sisters and husbands are ringin in the new year with the biggest loser contest. Problem is none of them need to lose weight, have fun with that. I will stick to my daily mochas and carbs.

Sleddin in to 08

We woke up to 6in of beautiful snow, took advantage and went sledding with coughs and no gloves, probably not the smartest thing, but memory making.

Stella or Stillman?

Jess's babe is due next month!! I am thinking it is a boy, but since I am usually wrong, probably going to be Stella.

Enjoying the X-mas gifts

Roe's top gift has definitely been the lip gloss, the gift that keeps on giving. Xander has loved his learn to play piano and has mastered the Beethoven song with 100%.

The nutcracker

We took the kids to the Nutcracker at the childrens theatre, it was really great.

Dinner take two...

A half hour into dinner with 7 kids gets a little crazy. Henry tries to take out the wine bottles, Kenzie naps and Cole hides under the table. A nice relaxing dinner with the kids.