Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter 2009

We began with a lovely new tradition of a basket scavenger hunt.

We had a lovely meal.
(insert pictures of the whole crew enjoying said lovely meal and maybe a picture or two of the cooperative effort the meal took that I WISH I had taken here).

We had lovely company.

We had a lovely little hunt.
(and by lovely I mean indoors because it was too cold and rainy outside)
(and by little I mean 150 cash and candy filled eggs)

Tying for first dish this year (in my opinion only) were Sara's Pastilitos and my dad's Grilled Head of Cabbage. I also enjoyed my sisters recipe for Asparagus Rolls (we missed you Andria, David, Lane and Kaid).

I really can not wait to do this again.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ringing in a Saturday

Two cute little gold stars...
One beautiful grown-up girl!
We have asked Nadia since she was three if she wanted her ears pierced every time we would pass the place in the mall. She always replied with a fanatic "NO!" Well a two weeks ago she said YES! We were not prepared for that. Thankfully the lady who was ready to do the task looked like a trucker from a bad B-movie and that scared Nadia away. Today the lady looked sweet as sugar and now she has two very tiny holes in her ears.

My sister reminded me I cried, well screamed was more like it. Nadia held her quivering lip tight and looked at me with big questioning eyes. I scooped her up and told her she could cry. She didn't because Aidan burst through the half door and rubbed her back to comfort her. What a lucky girl to have such a wonderful big brother.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

I love my dad!
Last night we went to the Brew Pub in Waitsburg and celebrated my dad's 67th birthday. Every year I get him a shirt. I don't know why, it is just what I do. This year I got him a 5/8"-100' hose. Fancy, I know, but what do you get a guy like my dad? Someone who is strong and hardworking, who is a wonderful Papa that catches salamanders and listens to wild tales, who doesn't like sappy and has a dry sense of humor, who seems to have a need to take care of animals of all varieties, who is a good listener and can braid hair? Somehow I don't think a hose is enough of a commemoration for his birthday.