Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, K!!

This weekend we celebrated K's 30th birthday. :)
(my Mom made this, in celebration of his favorite color, ORANGE)
On Friday, Blake and Danielle came over...
he showed us a slide-show of his time in Afghanistan.
I so appreciated the glimpse into his service for our country. :)
We (well, I) had some fun with a brother/brother photo shoot...
Later my sisters, B.I.L. and cousins came over...
They were headed to an 80's party after 
(to explain some of the questionable attire...
the old folk-K and me-stayed party a night is enough!!)

The NEXT night...Our friends Scotty, Kristen, and B came over...
they were snowed-in up in Laconia, NH the night before.
Here's the boys...
as I like to call them. :)  
They have all very recently turned the big 3-0!! :)
We had a blast at the bar across the street from our apartment...
It was such a fun weekend!!
I was so happy that K had a wonderful weekend 
with his closest friends and family. :)
Have a wonderful week, my friends!! :) :) :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

foooood is gooood

Spent some serious QT with the munchkins this week...
and went to bed seriously early as a result
I did manage to cook some "BOMB" food :)
(as my BIL Chan would say)
I made these keilbasa, broccoli and cheese croissants...
 light keilbasa, reduced fat croissants...CHEESE :)
 Livi loved them :)

and what do you do with the leftover ingredients?????????
Gosh, do I love good eats!!
There is no greater joy in my whole life than preparing 
and sharing yummy food  :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

tuesday with monkeys

It's quarter to 8:00,
do you know where your coffee is??
I sure do!! It's in the biggest mug I've got. :)
I'm on double monkey duty today and Dayton should be here any minute...
I have also taken friends advice and have fallen in love with 
40 cals a cup. :) 
I'll be pouring some over my Honey Nut Cheerios for a 3 pt. breakfast. :)

I spent the day with goober...
and we went to lunch with Grammy and Biddy, Auntie Beth and "YaYa"
at the Trolley Stop
It's school vacation week...
and Dad wanted to take us there
'cause that's what Granddad always did. :)

Kenny's 30th birthday is on Friday.
His best friend, Blake, who has been serving in Afghanistan,
is home on leave. :)
He is coming to Kenny's (mini)party of Friday
and that's a better gift than anything I could ever buy him. :)
I can't wait to see him and give him a big huge hug!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

food babies 2

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
-George Bernard Shaw
Pasta may be the best way to show that most sincere love...
(especially when an Italian hubby and cousins are involved)
I made these "bites" when hunger and no desire to go to the grocery store
became the mother of invention in my kitchen...
Scoops, lite keilbasa, bacon, oranges, queso...
a little lite cream cheese "piped" on top...
They hit the spot. :)

We love food around here...
even the very simplest
Like grilled cheese and Campbell's chicken noodle
or a 4 WW point sandwich for lunch :)

I guess we're going backwards from dinner to lunch
to breakfast...Here are some of K's creations as the resident breakfast chef. :)
These eggbeater omlettes have a secret ingredient hidden inside...
granny smith apples!! So amazing!! He knew it would be just the flavors I love!!
"A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, 
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it."
-Anne Spencer
Ice Cream Stuffed Waffles!!

"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."
-John Gunther 
Mom got us this awesome ORANGE strainer 
for our colorful, fun kitchen...
And, at out WW meeting tonight, our leader, Beth,
raffled off a set of measuring ladels
and I WON!! :)
Today I was eating my SmartOnes lunch
(like a good little Weight Watcher)
when I found this little carrot heart. :)
Made me smile and feel good about my healthy lunch. :)
As I slowly but surely approach 50 lbs lost
 (CAN I DO IT!?!?!)
I bid you "Good Eats" à la Alton Brown
and I wish you happy and healthy FOOD BABIES!!
:) :) :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

sweet caroline

Happy Birthday, Caroline!

On Tuesday, at playgroup, we celebrated Caroline's 3rd birthday. :)
Dayton joined in the celebration, so it was extra special.
We had a sweet party.. :)
They were mega-goofs in the drive-through line at Dunkin Donuts...
(by then I needed an XXL coffee)
It was a fun, looooong day
(I got Dayt at 8 AM...Liv got picked up at 8:30 PM)
but I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

Happy Birthday, Sweet Caroline

Monday, February 14, 2011

funny valentines

The Valentine's Day Party at Sunday School
was the highlight of my holiday.
The nursery school kids :)
 There was a puppet show and a party...
 Pastor Ken led the children in song...
lots of fun and games...
Happy Valentine's Day!!