Sunday, August 17, 2014

Baby Vogue, Don't Forget Lauren

Baby Vogue
Don't forget about Lauren.

Tyler happened to see my last blog post and he agreed that he was pretty cute.
(Usually the kiddos don't like it when they see I've blogged about them.)

Lauren asked if she was cute too.
She was and still is.

Look at those EYES!
Lauren: One Year, Five Months
(This has been another public service blast from the past.)

(You're Welcome.)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Baby Vogue

Baby Vogue
Eat Your Heart Out

Look at those EYES!
Tyler: One Year, Three Months
(This has been a public service blast from the past.)

(You're Welcome.)

Life on Two Wheels

We've Made It!
Lauren and Tyler, finally, know how to ride a bike without training wheels.
My job as a parent is done! 

Check him out!  It just clicked that day and he was off, up, and away.

Lauren has been riding on two wheels for some time but she just now saved enough money to pay half of the cost for a new bigger bike.  (A deal she made with her Daddy.)
Check her out!

Way to go kiddos.
The world gets a lot bigger when you can ride a bike.

Practice Makes Perfect

Lauren is all about earning money these days.
She asked her Daddy how much he would pay her to mow the lawn.
He said $20 and she said, "Um YESSS!  Teach me how!"

There's a bit of a learning curve on Daddy's new mower but I'm pretty sure she'll have it down in no time.

Meanwhile, Tyler practiced on his new skateboard. 

 Practice makes perfect Kiddos.  Keep it up!

3/4 Family Picture.
Love Them!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Weekly Menu 8-9-2014

Matt and the kids are at Taekwondo so I have some extra time alone to plan and post next week's menu.  The picture above is my thought process.  I search on-line or in my cookbooks for recipes, assign them a day on an index card, write down everything I need and finally organize it on my grocery list.  I'm sure there's an app for all of that but this is how I prefer to do it.  ;)

Weekly Menu 8-9-2014

Saturday: Chicken and Orzo Soup & biscuits
(I just discovered the Iowa Girl Eats blog and love it so far!)

Monday:  left-overs or pantry meal
Tuesday:  Pork Chops and Applesauce & salad
Saturday:  Key West Grilled Chicken Sandwich & Grilled Avocados

I'm pretty excited for next week's eats!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is a Facebook/Instagram,  #hashtag#, meme thingy (or something like that.)  You post an old photo and wait for everyone to laugh at it.  I posted this photo on Facebook but thought it was too cute not to share on the blog.  Enjoy! 

The night I won my Parent of the Year award! 

Their intestines have never been so silky smooth and powdery soft.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The New Walk Around the Block

This evening we took our first ever
Family Bike Ride Around the Block.
Tyler finally learned how to ride his bike without training wheels and is now comfortable with making the 2.5 mile loop.
I'm kicking myself that I didn't take a picture.

This bike riding milestone got me all nostalgic thinking about the first time we ever made a family trip around our block.

Kids in the stroller and us parents pushing them from behind.
I also remember walking with Tyler in the front pack and pushing Lauren in the stroller.

June 2006
(Tyler -  2 1/2 months;  Lauren - 2 yrs & 3 mos.)

Time flies!
Do your best to enjoy every minute of it.