Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Easter Weekend

Yes, I realize Easter weekend was a week and a half ago
but hey "mama" time has been almost non-existant. :)

Here are a few of my favorite pics from the weekend...

Saturday

Coloring eggs

Jettison's first egg hunt :)

Easter Sunday

My sweet fam
(color coordinating is even MORE fun now with 2 kids! :) )

Me & Cass

Just a little Easter eye candy for ya...don't be jealous.
(Yeah, my parents are rockstars.)
(And FYI: I did NOTHING for this incredible feast,
yep, just showed up and gorged myself all day long...
I mean, isn't that was the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is all about?...)

Love this pic.
This is who Jettison is named after...
Jettison Charles and my dad, Charles "Charlie"

Playdate with Cousin Brooklyn :)

The 3 "big" kids.

If you can't tell, we had a great weekend.
Which is easy to do when:
1) Christ died for your sins
2) Its a gorgeous day outside
3) You have a great fam
4) Grandma buys you a dart gun :)

Happy {belated} Easter!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

yum.

So, my mom is weird.
She's the kind of person that puts
sugar on tomatoes and salt on grapefruit (I know, right?).
But its definitely one of the things I love about her.
It gives my dad and I plenty of fuel for making fun of her. :)
And, occasionally, it even works out in my favor...
Like the other day when I walked into her kitchen
and saw her eating a very strange concoction.
After giving her the "weirdo" look,
I tasted it myself and, well, pretty much fell in love
and now I have a new favorite snack that I thought I'd share. :)

You will need the following 4 items:
- honeycrisp apple
- caramel rice cake
- nutella
- caramel sauce

And yes, the caramel sauce is from Starbucks
(compliments of my mother who said,
"Oh, go ahead and take it. I'll just pick up another one."
And since she frequents Starbucks twice a day
I didn't feel too bad.
Did I mention she has taught my 3-year-old son her order?
If you ask him what Grandma
gets from Starbucks he'll tell you
"a caramel macchiato".
She's still working with him on the "non-fat, at 180"...)

Directions:

1. slather nutella on rice cake
2. slice apple and layer on top of nutella
3. drizzle with caramel sauce

And there you have it.
The best snack ever.
I will give you a couple warnings:

1. eat in privacy as this tends to be a very messy snack
and most likely you'll find yourself inhaling it
after the first bite of caramel-apple-nutella goodness
2. do not put items away since you will most likely
go back for seconds (or thirds...)
3. do not let the "apple" and "rice cake" ingredients
fool you into thinking this is a healthy snack
and that you'll lose weight when you eat this 3 times a day

Enjoy!! :)