Jun 19, 2010

sneek peek

Our friend Erin took our family pictures last weekend.  We went to Montgomery and strolled around town. She is such a talented photographer!  So lucky she captured these precious snapshots!  More are to come in the next week or two.

Weekend/Father's Day

What a great weekend! Stephanie and her family came into town for a quick visit. It was great seeing them and hanging out at the house.  Friday we took the kids to get their picture taken at Portrait Innovations in Champions.  The picture turned out so cute!  I will scan it in and post.

Travis took off today so we could spend time together.  We dropped Cade off at my mom's so he could play with Maxie and then we went to Gringo's for 'ritas and chips. Then we went back to my mom's to celebrate Father's Day. My dad cooked out- ribs, chicken, and sausage.  He enjoyed using his new grill gadget- a pig tail food flipper. It's the perfect tool for flipping meat on the grill. It hooks the meat and with a twist of the wrist it flips the meat over. It's pretty handy and for $10 a must have for all men.  Cabella's in Buda,TX is one of the few outdoor stores that carries them. Thanks to Stephanie's Travis for picking one up for my dad! He bought the last one.... so they are now officially sold out! I hope they get more in because I know someone else who had their heart set on one. 

After dinner we headed home with one tired little boy! I love carrying him to bed.  I'm off to bed. It won't be long before I hear his little feet run across the floor, come into our room, and say pick me up mama.... Hopefully tomorrow he'll sleep in and not be SO eager to get up before 7. 

Jun 15, 2010

Today Cade had his second gymnastics lesson.  He did really well! He even told my sister that he made a new friend... but he doesn't have a name.  At least it's a boy!

Today in class, they focused on having fun, jumping, ta-das and lot's of hanging from a bar with legs up and with legs out.  I think he likes it- so glad we joined.

After gymnastics we headed to the gym for playtime for Cade and Pilate's for me.  This was the most intense Pilate's class I have even taken.  I thought my legs were going numb at one point... but once I was up on my toes I had feeling back in them.  Kind of a weird feeling-- kind of like jello. 

Tomorrow we're headed to the splash pad at market street.  I took Cade there the other day and he loved it.  Hopefully a friend or two will join us.

Afterwards, I'm going to attempt to bake cookies!   I found a new website called abbynormally.com.  The cookies look just like chocolate chip... except they are "green" as in "healthy".

1/2 cup pureed avocado (about one medium avocado—thrown in the food processor)

1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped dates/raisins
1/4 cup chopped pecans/almonds

Preheat oven to 375.
Mix pureed avocado, and honey until “fluffy”. Add in egg.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt, then add to the honey mixture. Add in vanilla and mix.
Fold in chocolate chips, dates, and nuts.
Spoon onto lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Keep in mind that honey browns more easily than sugar.
Dang it, looks like I'll be making my daily trip to HEB to pick up an avocado and some honey.  I'm all out.... whah.