Saturday, June 12, 2010

in da' hood...

i'm not a fashionable hat wearer... in fact, i think i look really dumb in a hat. i can remember feeling this way when i was a kid playing softball... i dreaded seeing pictures of me in my team hat... :) ugh!

opinionated me here... i don't like hats for daily wear (speaking as a wife) for Ry, but he does wear them when he hasn't showered and has to go outside...or if he's mowing or something. but i don't like the way they make Ry's hair look when he takes it off...and i really don't like the sweaty smell of a hot head on my husband...ICK!

opinions aside, i'm glad to report that K seems to have gotten the "good hat head" gene from her dad. :) (she doesn't look dumb in a hat like her mom :)) i love to see her in one of Ry's hats...she puts it on backwards...and walks around... :) a cool chick... :)

while she lives smack dab in the middle of the country, should she ever go to the city, i know she'll fit in well in da' hood! :)

Friday, June 11, 2010


i have always wondered with my sweet girl's little toes would look like if i painted them... :) for a long time, i refrained from painting them because i didn't want to "push" growing up, and i wanted her to stay "safe" when she was still in the stage of putting her feet in her mouth...
last friday, we were met with some free time, and i decided it was time. :) we were getting ready to go out and play in the baby pool, and every girl likes for their toes to look pretty! :)
and i have a love affair with her feet... they are the most kissable and soft little feet in the world... :)
so, in a moment of "less active" behavior, we sat and i painted her toes... :) quick and speedy is the name of the game there... :)
i loved her reaction...walking around looking at her toes... :) stopping to touch her new pink nails... :)
i know i'm a little partial, but i'm pretty sure these are the cutest little piggies i've ever seen :)

happy summer! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

meals for 6.8.10 to 6.14.10

it's another one of those weeks where intentions seem to be outweighed by changes of plans... :) actually, it's been this way for the last few weeks...
i guess that will be the theme for the summer, though...plan but be flexible... :) i'm OK with that...somtimes, spur of the moment changes give you even tastier ideas... :)

my meal plan for this week, on paper, has lots of arrows and "rewrites," but so far, no one has gone hungry...

Tuesday: skillet lasagna and salad
Wednesday: leftovers (skillet lasagna, shish kabobs)
Thursday: cheezy chowder
Friday: probably out to eat to celebrate the end of the school year :)
Saturday: hamburgers on the grill, baked potatoes, vegetable
Sunday: chicken stuffing casserole (new recipe - we'll see)
Monday: leftovers (cheezy chowder, chicken stuffing casserole)

maybe, just maybe, this will be on the table on the given days... if not, it will be on the list next week! :)

enjoy your week! :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Summer Wish List

what are you going to do this summer??

now that summer is almost here (yay!!!) and we have K around to make life so much more fun, i thought it would be neat to do a list of "wishes" for us to do this summer... most of the ideas are family focused, and some of the items are a few things that i, personally, would like to do...

while this list isn't going to limit our summer, they are things that we'd really enjoy doing in the next few months... :) and, who knows, maybe we will find even MORE fun things to do! :)

of course, we'll take lots of pictures to document our time... :) it's my hope to make a Summer 2010 book for us... :) these events will hopefully be the chapters in our book! :)

make peach jam go to the zoo go to the beach catch lightning bugs feed the ducks go swimming spend time with Grandma and Great-Grandma in Illinois go to the Baltimore Aquarium watch fireworks see an old friend paint a room go to Shenandoah National Park on a hike tie-dye shirts go to the local library go fishing make Katherine’s first year photo book blow bubbles go on a picnic finger paint chase down an ice cream truck play at the park sew something creative read

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

meals for 6.1.10 to 6.6.10

happy June... :)
summer is knocking on our door... :) the hot weather already arrived, though! :)
i love having all these summer fruits and veggies available... :) YUM! :)
corn on the cob...watermelon...peaches... :)
it's soooo good! :)

here is what's going to be on our table this week... :)

Tuesday: spaghetti and homemade bread sticks (from last week - didn't get to it!)
Wednesday: Boboli pizza
Thursday: leftovers (BBQed chicken, corn, potatoes)
Friday: grill out (hot dogs?), broccoli/green beans, and mac n cheese
Saturday: eat out or take out, maybe?
Sunday: kabobs on the grill (probably chicken, pineapple, kilbasa, green peppers, & onions) and another vegetable (we'll see what goes on sale tomorrow!)

snacks and other meals... lots of fresh fruit - watermelon, peaches, strawberries, pears... :)
(can you feel the juice running off your elbow? :))

:) i hope you enjoy the week! :)