Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg!

Good morning!  This is gonna be a quick one!  Dylan should be up any minute and I still need to shower and get ready for heading to town this morning.


So aren't these the cutest kids ever?!  Say yes.  They were watching me dance the other day and Dylan decided they would get cozy while they watched.  So he set this all up.  Sorry Daddy - they want the pillows you put in the garage sale pile!  Ha!

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I love how she watches to see what he's going to do next so she can copy him.

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Chin in your hands! GO!

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She doesn't realize that he's moved on the from the chin in the hands thing.  It was just too comfy!

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We also dyed eggs this week.  Good times.

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I bought a Tie Dye kit for them which turned out to be kind of a pain in the you know what.

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It was fun for about 2 eggs and then we moved on to the traditional way.

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Duh!  I'm the one overseeing this super fun project!  Of course I rule!

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Dad's not here, so he doesn't get a "rules" on his.

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HEY!  Who is casting a shadow upon my eggs!

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Dang it Mux!  Get outta here!  This is a super important egg photo shoot!

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Well I'm sad to say that I did NOT win the "ice out" contest.  Its now the 21st of April and there is still a small sliver of ice on the lake.  It should be gone today.  I WOULD have won had we not had winter return AGAIN.  Grrrrr!  But check out this lovely loon who taunted me by not getting close enough for a decent pic!

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Let me remind you that our house is for sale!  Spread the word!

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That devilish grin has me worried.  Looks like she was gonna run me down or something!

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Nah, she'd never do that!

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Well, I'm off like a prom dress!  Gotta get ready to head to town and teach some Zumba, baby!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

I made these muffins the other day on a whim and boy am I glad we gave them a whirl.  GOOD!  They are Millet Muffins courtesy of 101 Cookbooks - a fabulous blog.  She has a new cookbook that just came out and this recipe is in the book.  I hope the rest of the recipes are just as good!

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The kids ADORED them!  Even with no butter on top!

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We were seriously fighting over every last one of them.

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I snuck the last 2 for myself!  Don't worry - I plan on making more this week sometime so I'm not THAT mean of a mom.  ; )

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The weather has been lame the past few days and from what I hear - the trend is going to continue.  So the kids spent some time outside today even though it was NOT warm.  Looks can be deceiving!

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Ok, THIS has to be the last of it!  I know I said this last week (and most likely I jinxed it) but this time it has to be true!  It just has to!

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For those keeping score, Eric's prediction of ice out TODAY was wrong.  I might have a shot with my guess of tomorrow (April 18th).  It is looking really, really thin this evening.  I will be gloat-y gloater-son if I win!  Woohoo!

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I love how intense he looks!

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He wasn't liking the sun in his eyes.  Apparently the sunglasses didn't help though cuz he wanted to stop playing right after this.

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And this brings us to tonight's dinner.  I had bought a ham from Cub this past week for a pretty sweet deal - 89 cents a pound!  So it fed us for 4 days now - and there's still some left!  Score!  So tonight I decided to veer away from the ever popular sandwich route.  This was pretty good!  Its a Broccoli, Ham and Pasta Salad from Eating Well.

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I didn't use all the things the recipe called for, but only cuz I didn't have it all on hand.  I used brown rice fusilli from Trader Joes instead of whole wheat pasta.  I also didn't use any plain yogurt, but only because we didn't have any and it was just fine without it.  This is definitely a keeper!  It will be a great summer time salad for sure!   I was the only one who ate it with spinach - its definitely not a necessity, but I like spinach - so there!

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Well, Dylan's movie night feature film (Toy Story) is nearly over, so must go wrangle him into bed.  Tomorrow is picture day at school, so he's gotta get his beauty sleep! : )