Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
This was officially Hazel's second Easter, although she was hardly two months old last year -cute Easter picture here. She really seemed to get into the whole chocolate thing and wont stop asking for it, we might have a problem on our hands. She kind of got the hand of the Easter egg hunt, although it wasn't so much of a race as a glacial gather, similar to the way she picks up her toys -but she seemed to be better with the eggs.
We opened her Easter basket Sunday morning. It was placed on the coffee table in the front room and as soon as she walked in eye sight of the basket she squealed with excitement. She ran over to it, grabbed the Lindt chocolate bunny, yanked off the red bow, and proceeded to try and unwrap it. To our luck she had never opened one of these before and it was a little bit more difficult to open than her regular hershey kiss -or now her preferred reese's. To distract her from what could have been a melt down -because she couldn't get the wrapper off the bunny- I showed her what was left her her basket. A that's not my puppy book, pencil crayons, dog stickers, and lots of chocolate.
In hindsight I should have thought out this whole too much chocolate thing. I mean, she obviously can't eat it all and I think this weekend I had my share of chocolate for at least half the year.
We went to church, which can be tiring getting a 14 month old to sit still for three hours -but some how we manage each week!
Later in the evening -after a nap of course- we headed to visit family and eat some Easter dinner. My mom always makes yummy dinner and for holidays it's nothing different. Outside play and family games were a must. I've become a non participant in such games though, I don't know why that is -seems I've become boring.
Hazel rode in her shopping cart, kicked a ball, walked around the grass, "played bowling", and of course hunted Easter eggs. Hazel has always been a nature girl and she loved being outside, playing with animals, and taking walks around the neighborhood. It seems we are similar in that way.because of Him we can live with our families together forever.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
St. Patrick's Day might be the greenest day of the year. And sometimes -usually the night before- I get all excited and think about all the green things I'm going to do. How I want to go all out in my green attire, or how I want to make a whole bunch of green snacks and take them to friends. Gosh I have high ambitions. Most of the time it ends with me just hanging out -the only green thing on me is an old green and white striped tee- scanning through facebook and instagram looking at all my creative friends getting their St. Patrick's Day on. NOT TODAY!
And so here I am giving-it-a-go with a delicious -and healthy might I add- St. Patrick's Day smoothie. I found this recipe this weekend -but I can't remember who I found it from. It's delicious, but I must say to the peanut allergists... I'm sorry. I'm sure almond butter or sunflower seed butter would taste really good too!
What you'll need:
One frozen banana -make sure you cut it up before you freeze it -you'll be sorry if you don't
A handful of spinach
about a cup of milk (depending on how big you want your smoothie)
a teaspoon of peanut butter
Add all the ingredients into your blender of choice -magic bullet is my go to. Blend it up. Once it's all blended together -no harm in over blending- then ta-da! You're done and enjoy.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Sundays are kind of hard around here, we have church for three hours, and so Hazel misses her morning nap. If you know Hazel, then you know that she needs her naps. Neeeeeds. So, mostly on Sunday after church Brand loads Hazel up in the car while I gather all the checked out items in the library -I'm the trusty Liberian ya know. Usually by the time I get to the car Hazel is passed out in the back seat, gosh is she cute when she sleeps. But, I especially love this little tip-toed picture of her. Reeeeeaching for whatever is back there that she really needs.
Two nights this week she has slept through the night! It's a complete miracle and I don't know what to do with myself because this has never happened. Often times I'll find myself waking up at the times she usually does wondering why I haven't heard her wake up. Not that I'm hoping to hear her wake up or anything, but it's just weird!
I'm constantly talking about the weather but I can't help but brag about it, and can I also mention the clouds on Sunday?! They were absolutely beautiful, every little bit. They were my favorite kind of clouds, the big puffy kind, all scattered through out the perfect blue sky. We couldn't have asked for a better kind of weather. Each time we experience weather like this Brand and I always say: wow this is perfect weather, I wouldn't mind if it was like this all year or something like: you know, if there was a cloud juuuuust in front of the sun I could take this weather all year!