Jun 24, 2010

Oh, I love a rainy night....

I've been waiting all day for the rain to come.  There was a teaser of shower this morning, then a few sprinkles around lunch and full sun until this evening when the storm clouds rolled in.  At first I couldn't tell if it was thunder or if I was hearing or the loud, obnoxious 4x4 truck across the street that gets fired up every week; but soon enough I heard the first drops hit the window and now I'm in a dark house watching the sky light up!

Today I took Cade and his pal, Micheala to Toddler Time at the library. It was so cute! Stories, finger plays, and dancing!  They loved it! I'm going to take Cade next week after Gymnastic for the pre-school session and then again on Thursday for the Toddler Time.  Now that Travis has his new sleep schedule I find it easier to be out of the house until noon....and this will certainly help fill up our morning.  This afternoon, Travis took Cade to the pool in the neighborhood.  I think he enjoyed it! I need to sign him up for lessons.  He has yet to go underwater in all of  his 3years of being in water.

Tonight we sliced opened our delicious seedless watermelon from the farmer's market... it was so sweet and juicy!  I sliced up half of it and brought it over to my neighbor's house and then as I'm walking back to my house the neighbor across the street is walking over to give me home grown tomatoes.  I thought that was pretty neat...

Well... time to study only one more day until my ESL test.

Jun 22, 2010

"The Texas Ball Did It"

This morning we somehow managed to sleep until 8:20, which would have been a great thing if we didn't have to be at gymnastics at 9. Luckily Cade LOVES gymnastics and was all about getting out the door.  I'm proud to say we made it and had 5 minutes to spare! Go Mom Go!
Cade did great in class. I watched from the upstairs viewing area as instructed by Cade himself.  Today they worked on the balance bean, roll overs, hand stands and of course their "tah-dah!"  Today I realized that Cade's little buddy (Kade) from church is our class....so happy he has a friend there!

During rest time Cade and I were watching Toy Story One. We came to the part where Buzz was being chased by a runaway globe and gets knocked out of the window and into the neighbor's yard. I asked Cade if he knew what had just happened to Buzz and he says, "the Texas ball did it!"

Lately whenever my mom watches Cade he'll pull out her United States puzzle that has way too many small pieces that some how all manage to not get lost. Cade can point to Texas, Florida, California, Oklahoma, and a few others. He also has quite an ear when it comes to announcements or ads on the radio/tv that mention a state's name, "they just said California!"  I'm pretty impressed.

Tomorrow is Kid's Day at our church. I'm looking forward to meeting up with a few of the members and of course letting Cade wear himself out enough to take a nap....he is holding out on me! No naps make for a long day... but we some how manage to make it to bedtime with little to no tantrums.

---  food/recipe update--

The VOO (vegan overnight oats) I made last night were super yummy! Sweet and creamy!

Tempeh enchiladas had a very unusual texture- but were good.  Travis actually ate 2 to my 1.  I guess he was a fan!

Tomorrow will be Eggplant Parmesan with fresh corn on the cob.  

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Jun 21, 2010

For Father's Day we made a day trip up to Buffalo to see Travis' Dad.   We made up there by 2, ate lunch and then the boys headed outdoors to do "guy stuff."  While they did their thing, I had the chance to catch up on important things like... Real Housewives and Cupcake Wars.

It was a pretty short trip but I think everyone had a good time.  We headed home around 8 and Cade was asleep before we got to the Interstate.  

This morning I had my monthly appointment with Dr. Yezak.  My back is still feeling good.  I had a slight twinge of pain in my hip but since his adjustment earlier today I'm doing just fine!  He did tell me that he didn't like my shoe of choice-- actually I think his words were, if you wear those shoes again I'm going to cut off your feet.  So, I guess flip flops are a no... or at least a no on days I have to see him. ;)

This afternoon Cade and I went to the Farmer's Market downtown to get some produce and of course to see Travis.  We picked up a ton of veggies and a few pieces of fruit.  I'm planning on making eggplant Parmesan and tempeh enchiladas for dinner this week and green monsters in the mornings.   I also made my first batch of Vegan Overnight Oats tonight.  In a bowl I mixed oats, 2 mini bananas (smashed), 1/4 tsp vanilla, 2 tbs chia seeds, and 3/4 cup almond milk. In the morning I'll top it off with a touch of maple syrup.  VOO is another recipe from OhSheGlows.

Tomorrow we are going to gymnastics.  Cade has been imitating Maxie's back bends all day.... monkey see, monkey do.   Should be a fun morning!