Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  Back from my monthly leave of absence! Wink  Everyone is gearing up for mom’s big Zumba-a-thon (aka instructor training class) this weekend including Avos – who never turns down an opportunity to dance.  Whether its to her brother’s police car that blares the song, “Bad boys!  Bad boys! Whatchya gonna do?!” or my dance dvds – Avos is always ready to break it down.  And yesterday was no exception.  Notice her cute little tracksuit – well, half of it.  She, like her brother, refuses to wear sweatshirts in the house.  I wonder who they get it from???  Anyway, its really cute.DSC_4402

As is Avery herself.  “Tute.”  DSC_4405 DSC_4408

She plays so nicely on her own.  Dylan never did and still struggles with it.  Must be first child syndrome!DSC_4412

She will sit and play quietly on her own for long amounts of time.  Dylan could learn a thing or two!  He’s always needing someone to play with him or be near him.  Apparently I spoiled him when he was little???? DSC_4413

So yes, this picture is a bit weird.  Pictures of meat are weird.  And believe it or not – this is “Eat Clean Diet for Family and Kids” Sloppy Joes.  Why is it on a bed of spinach, you ask?  Well, cuz I wanted to!  It was good, but very crumbly and lived up to its name when in a bun.  Sloppppppy.  DSC_4419

It does look interesting too you though, right?  LOL DSC_4421

  Reason for the crumbliness is my new favorite kitchen gadget courtesy of my mother-in-law Kim.  Thanks Kimmy, I’m loving it!  Here’s a picture of it – its the Mix and Chop tool from Pampered Chef. 

Daily photo of daily greens!DSC_4425

And tonight’s fare which was just okay.  This is the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili from Eating Well.   I just feel like I’ve had a lot better black bean based soups (and this really was more like a soup to me).  DSC_4428

I of course had to puree it up for my people to eat.   DSC_4429

It definitely wasn’t BAD and I’ll for sure be eating the leftovers, but it just lacked something.  Oh well!  You don’t find the good ones by not making and trying new things!   DSC_4430

Well, that’s it for now!  Couch is beckoning me!  OH and before I forget, I’m still keeping up on Shuttercal, so be sure to check it out. 

1 comment:

  1. It seems Miss Avery enjoys her picture being taken more now!!!