Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Work weekend wrap up (a lil late, oops!)

Top to bottom: silly big head; cheesy spinach artichoke spaghetti squash (recipe here: http://pinterest.com/pin/78672324716375876/); professional bubble blower, at your service!; these two are pulling up on everything! Cruising isn't far behind....; playing peek a boo when they should be napping, naughty monkeys!; this week's menu, with a weekend getaway forthcoming!

Hope everyone's having a productive week! Craft day moved to tomorrow, I've got a few ideas I want to try!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A little progress

Well, Hunter has been sick for a couple of days, so there wasn't a lot of time where I didn't have #babyarms, I got out side for a little bit and pulled some weeds. I also have an idea of where the sun will be and when, and got a photo per hour(ish) between 10am and 7pm. Here's a sampling (notice my flowers from Valentine's Day, still goin strong!)

I was going to start the seeds tonight, but I'd really like the garden space mapped out first. I'm hoping Dave can work on the boxes this weekend, it's supposed to be a bit stormy. Also, both cars need work too, we're down to just the truck. Again. So I'm sure that will take priority.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What day is it??

Happy hump day everyone! I've been so mixed up schedule wise this week! I missed the boys' wellness visit yesterday (DUH!) but was able to reschedule it so it was ok.
We're still down one car, and Dave needed the other one, so we weren't able to go to gymboree this week. We were going to try a level 3 class, so we're going to try for next week.
The boys have tried a few new things, here's a sample of their meals this week:

Bananas, rice cake, cheese and avocado; quesadilla with avocado and bell pepper and plums; peanut butter and honey sammies with grapes and apple juice; turkey sammies (with honey mustard and cheddar), plums and banana chips; spaghetti

Both of the boys are really scooting around army crawl style and Hunter is pulling up on everything!

Finn's starting to go for it too!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Work weekend wrap up

Enhanced Mac and cheese, buffy, reading corner, guess who's standing on their own now?, delicious dinners

Have a great week!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wrapping up some busy weeks

We've had a dozen or so very busy days over here. I ended up picking up some more shifts at work and worked 10/11 days last week and, while I'm definitely not complaining, I'm glad to be able to (hopefully) regain a sense of normality so I can get a handle on things and get them moving forward again. I only have 3 days off this week, but should be back to 3 on, 4 off by next week. It's funny how being pregnant catylized things forward so rapidly, that I feel like a slacker now that things have begun to normalize, over a year later! I really want to get back in to school, but I'm still a little clueless on how to go about it. When I was last in school on a regular basis, hardly anyone had a laptop or a cell phone, and a tablet was something more associated with the 10 commandments than computer devices. I know I need to just try to let it all go, and dive in, but I'm feeling a little intimidated still and I'm not quite there yet, as much as I hate to admit it. 

As busy as this week has been, I wasn't able to document the boys' eats as much this week, but here's a sampling:

Peaches, corn, peas and rice cakes

Eggs, maple toast and blueberries 

I also tried a new recipe, and it turned out really good!

Balsamic strawberry mint chicken, roasted red potatoes and salad

(I replaced the basil with mint because I didn't have any fresh basil.... I felt like it worked though!)

Friday, March 13, 2015

A few awesome meals and the great outdoors

You guys, I love spaghetti squash. I don't remember the first time I had it, but I grew it when I was a farmer, and I still eat it a lot. The other night I tried a great lasagna style recipe and it was AWESOME! It was also super easy, I halved the recipe, since I only had one squash, and we usually split one half. I also traded out the tomatoes for tomato sauce, and I used just mild italian sausage, (taken out of the casing) instead of a beef/sausage hybrid. I also cut the ricotta/cottage cheese and just did the layers meat sauce/buffalo mozzarella (sliced)/meat sauce/shredded Jack and cheddar/shredded parm. Anyway, here's the original recipe: http://pinterest.com/pin/78672324716375878/

I'll definitely be doing this recipe again....

The weather here in Seattle has been INCREDIBLE. I heard a report that weather wise were a month ahead of where we usually are, so the allergens are kicking in earlier than usual, but it's dang beautiful outside. 

We haven't made any visible strides on the garden space, but we have collected more compost, and we got our seeds! 

So excited for summer!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Twin meals and play dates

I'm working a bunch of extra shifts this week, so our schedule is all wonky this week. The boys have tried a bunch of new foods, and are completely feeding themselves. They are still getting formula at night but only until the formula is gone. They have a small milk bottle after their meals, usually. Here's a sampling of what the boys ate this week....

Lettuce, avocado, tomato, ham, Swiss, Apple

Cheerios, rasberries, and banana

Strawberries, veggie mix, and colcannon

Tortilla chips, black beans, and veggie mix

We also had a super fun play date with our friends Vira and Deven and our good buddy Ava!
Deven and Vira brought presents and cupcakes for a belated birthday celebration!

Clap clap clap!!

Showing off our sunnies from Auntie Alice, cool dudes!

Thank you, friends!!