Saturday, March 27, 2010

All About Vegetarians

Tonight sitting at the table Maya said, "Vegetarians don't eat meat. They get eaten by meat."

Right now I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. That kid cracks me up. Look out Vegetarians, the meat is out there somewhere!!!

My Super Reader

I know, I know, I don't post for over a month and then I post 30 things in one day. I can't help it if my girls are brilliant, beautiful and funny!

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Henna


Yesterday at Bechtel Family Fun Day Maya and I got matching Henna. It is so fun to see her growing up and wanting to do grown up things. We missed you this year Talya!

7 8 9

My Little Comedian

I wanted to see how high Gemma could count so I asked her to count as high as she could. She looked at me with this devious grin and began to count, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11. I said, sweetie, did you forget 9? She got this silly grin on her face and said 7 ate 9! and dissolved into uncontrollable giggles.

A bit of explanation.... I am so SICK to death of listening to Dora, The Backyardigans and Laurie Berkner (Sorry Laurie!) in the car, so I started looking for new kids music. One of my all time favorite bands is the Bare Naked Ladies. I saw on Itunes that they had put out a kids album so I didn't even listen to it, I just bought it. Fun for mommy, fun for the kids. I love this album. The first song is all about how 7 ate 9. If you have a chance to pick up the album I highly recommend it. We are currently in our 5th week of Dora and Backyardigans ban. Laurie you are back on the playlist!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bechtel Family Fun Day





Thursday, March 25, 2010

Another day at the beach




My Pretty little mermaids at the beach. Have you ever taken a photo and you aren't sure why but you just love it? That is this picture of Maya hanging on my leg. I love the look on her face sneaking up on me in the water trying to scare me. I love those girls.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pretty Proud

Usually when I post it is because I'm really proud of my kids but today, I'm proud of myself. I've been trying to sneak more vegetables into their diet. OK not THEIR diet but Maya's! So I decided to make her favorite food Lasagna. I can never go wrong with Maya and pasta. I found some spinach lasagna noodles at the store the other day so I decided to make some "green" lasagna. I browned some beef, added some stewed tomatoes and threw in some frozen spinach I had in the freezer left over from another dish. Then I noticed I had a half of a can of pumpkin in the fridge so I threw that in as well. Mixed it all up and threw in a packet of dry spaghetti mix. Layered the green lasagna noodles my meat mixture and some parmesan and mozzarella. I was worried it would be too dry as you don't get lasagna noodles that you precook here so I poured some b├ęchamel sauce over the top and threw it in the oven. I was a little worried about it as I had Tracey, Lewis and Layla here for dinner but it was really good! Maya didn't even ask what the green stuff was in the meat, she just asked for another piece. Yea! A small victory for a mom whose child hates vegetables!

That Maya!

Maya says the funniest things sometimes. I often wonder where she learns these words from. Here are some examples:

This morning at breakfast I gave them a new cup that has a flip up lid. Maya couldn't get hers open so I showed her how to flip it up. Gem was a little too aggressive with hers and pulled the lid off. I told them not to worry the lids come off it is not broken. Maya told her sister to, "be really careful with yours so you don't break it. Mine is much harder to open so I have to manhandle it!"

Manhandle?

Two days ago I gave them bagels with cream cheese for breakfast. Mayas response? "Mom, these bagels are divine, no, exquisite!

Divine?

Exquisite?

Where does she get these words?