Wednesday, April 28, 2010

To Feel Young Again ...

Lately we have decided we need more fun and excitement in our lives. This combination of raising small kids and working long hours is tough! So we've been trying some new things to spice it up a little.

First, I've started a "Random Date with Amy" night that Kevin has to attend, not knowing what he is getting into. How else would I be able to drag him to things like Roller Derby? We sat on the floor of the rink, in the "suicide" area, and had a total blast.

Then we had another date night, Kevin's pick. Even though I grew up in a coastal town, I had never had sushi. I'm not a huge seafood fan, so I had never sought it out. Kevin loves it and finally got me to try it, convincing me that it's not just "food" it's an "experience." And ... I actually really liked it. A lot. It had excellent flavor and texture. I will definitely try it again.


And here is a new coffee shop we found, where you can sit in the cellar and drink your brew. Their leather couch is SO comfortable!


Hooray for nights out!

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Girls and Gyms

Ballet is done for now and the new craze is gymnastics.




Here is Clara watching from the sidelines. She can't decide which she will try first, when she turns three in a few months--ballet or gymnastics? She keeps changing her mind.

And here is Sophia who has been falling asleep under her play gym lately because she gets tired and her mom can't quite get to her soon enough to put her in her bed. Poor little Sophia.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm a Sucker for Fresh Bread

Kevin’s mom told me about this book last fall. I got it from the library and tried it. We loved it so much that Kevin bought it for me as a birthday present. The only problem with Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day is that we are now probably eating too much bread. Ha!! Someday soon I will try a whole wheat recipe that is in the book.

Basically, you make enough dough for four loaves of bread and keep it in the refrigerator. The book says that you can keep it for up to 14 days but I’ve found that mine only lasts about 8-10 days, before it starts taking on a fermented flavor. I usually make a round loaf but you can also make cinnamon rolls and it makes an awesome pizza crust. I love how easy it is to have fresh bread out of the oven for dinner. It’s waaaaaayyyyy easier than loading three kids in the car and driving to the local grocery store!!!

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Guess Who?

Guess who was discouraged last week that her baby was still only sleeping 4-5 hours at night? Me!

Guess who has been sleeping 7-9 hours a night the last five nights? Both momma and baby!!!

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Art Museum Gardens

One of our favorite places to go during springtime. Kevin met us for a picnic lunch yesterday.



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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Finally ... Easter!

This is how life goes sometimes when you’re a mom of three little kids and the weather has been AMAZING—you just simply don’t get to, or sometimes want to, sit down at your computer. And THAT is why I am just now posting Easter pictures.


Hot Cross Buns--one of the yummiest traditions of the year:

Sophia was baptized on Easter Sunday:

I love putting these things together:

Clara eats a nutritious breakfast:

Do you know how hard it is to get a family photo these days?

Baby and Momma:

Goofing off with Uncle Colin:




Egg hunt:

The girls made these eggs basically all by themselves. I love them!

A cute picture of Sophia and Kev after our walk last night. Look at those cheeks!

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Friday, April 02, 2010

My fat, squishy, cuddly, kissable, squeezeable baby ...

... and to top it all off, she can roll her tongue like a taco. I just can't get enough of this little girl. I love her SO much!

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