Friday, April 30, 2010

Bloggable Spinach Pasta Salad

My sister sent this recipe to me, you must try this at home!

Spinach Pasta Salad

1/2 pkg baby spinach
12 oz pkg pasta, cooked
3 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
3 tbsp seame seeds
1 cup cashews
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp sesame seed oil
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp rice vinegar

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Monroe is already so maternal at 6! Strudel is not even 6 months yet and 40 pounds, any idea how much more they grow?

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Our Muckdogs were supposed to have their first tourney this weekend, luckily a couple teams dropped out so we only had to suffer through a doubleheader. The boys played a team who practice 3x a week, did I mention they are 7 and 8?, and had obviously hit off a machine more than 1x like us. They still had fun and would get so excited when they got an out or a run. Lets just say we have plenty of room for improvement:)))))

Jude sporting his favorite shirt

entertainment in the bleachers

We do have really awesome fun involved parents, looking forward to some fun summers ahead, win or lose.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shoe-Toe Tango

Here is a little dance preview in sweats, kind of exciting that we are at an age that we don't need bootcamps anymore, b/c they already know it!!

Jude's time out confession

im not sure why only half the screen is showing up??

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bat Boy

I am beginning to think we should have named Strudel "Dreds", reasons 2fold, his behavior is dreadful lately and his coat is turning into dreadlocks. I wonder if people who have dreadlocks have the same problem as him, collecting random things in their locks.

The Hunt

The Easter Egg hunts at the farm are always the best!

Is this not the scariest Easter bunny you have ever seen, Jude didn't seem to think so?

This picture reminds me of a poster, poor Monroe deep in thought was such a sicky on Easter.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Welcome Stella Jane Pond!

4-6-10, 8 pounds 7 oz, 20 inches

proud momma, she should be to deliver this big girl with no drugs!

loving her new bow from Auntie Keely

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Happy Birthday to my baby boy who turned 3 this week!! He makes me so happy, I love that I feel like I am reliving Xander's toddlerhood through Jude because he has the same mannerisms. I am convinced it is true the youngest is spoiled, this kid has had more pop and gotten away with 10x more than the older siblings, I apologize now.

Jude's Handy Manny Birthday

My favorite invites from Pond Ponderings
I ordered some cute cheep party favors from oriental trading company, my first time actually. Great for a 3 year old party.

Jude was so excited for his friends to come over!

Xander was in charge of "Handy Xander Says"

Monroe wanted to lead the coloring/ homemade playdough center, organized activities not realistic for 3yr olds.

the girls enjoyed themselves as well.

Feeling proud of getting all this boys posed for a party pic without their hats or balloons in front of their face.