Friday, February 26

A Day At The Park

A friend of mine is due in two days with her first child. She is trying everything she can think of to make her baby come. So today I thought I would help her out and go on a walk with her. We walked around the park that is right by our house. Elai discovered he likes the swings. He was so excited that he didn't know which way to look; up, down or sideways. I tried repeatedly to get a good picture but he wouldn't pay attention to me so this is as good as it gets.

Thursday, February 25

My gift...

My greatest gift, my hands. As my grandmother last breathes draw closer some of my family members are already fighting over what possessions of hers they get. I was also asked if there is anything that I would like to have. Well after pondering the question a while I have come to realize I have the best gift she could give. When I look down I see my grandmothers hands. So no matter where I'm at or what I'm doing I will always have a piece of her with me.

Wednesday, February 24


Can you not love this face?
My picture of the day comes straight from the bathtub, which just happens to be Elai's favorite place in the house.

Tuesday, February 23

Going to the Library

My photo of the day was taken at the library.
Elai and I have just started to attend baby story time on Tuesday mornings at the library. I love being able to go and Elai loves picking out new books to bring home. But today we discovered all the animal pillows. Elai was having a blast playing with them. Who said you can't have fun without spending any money? Actually it is all the free things that we find to do that Elai ends up enjoying the most.

Monday, February 22

It's catch up time

After being gone for two weeks and coming home to a husband who has the flu, a sick baby and then me getting the flu I have gotten a bit behind on things. So today will be a busy day of catch up. But before I get started I wanted to share my photo of the day.

Elai still isn't too sure if he likes his sun glasses or not.

Sunday, February 21

First Hair Cut!

We are busy planning Elai's first birthday party here. It has been so much fun and I'm looking forward to it. Thanks to Martha Stewart's ideas it should be a success! On Friday we took care of a very important thing on our birthday to do list. Elai got his hair cut! He did great. It was so cute. He was fascinated with the water bottle and the combs. Here are a few photos.

And here is the after shot with Elai's books all over the floor in the background! Now that the hair cut is done we can go get his pictures. Of course we will have a cute Mohawk for them!

Saturday, February 20

Fruit Tart

I was walking through Fred Meyer the other day and noticed a beautiful fruit tart in the bakery case. It made me think that a fruit tart would be the perfect summer desert, you don't have to stand over the stove or use the oven on a hot summer day. So I bought some different berries and kiwis and ran home to find a recipe. It was a success. I will definitely be adding fruit tarts to our summer menu. And just look how pretty they are!

Wednesday, February 17

Best Dinner Ever

I love pasta, I really do. I could eat it every day of the week. However because of the carbs I do try and limit myself. A few days ago while at my moms house I came across a recipe for stuffed meatballs. Since I don't like meat in my spaghetti but Zech has to have it in his I decided to make some of these meatballs. They were wonderful! Sausage stuffed with bite size mozzarella cheese! YUM! I definitely recommend trying them and the best part is that they are super easy to make. These meatballs paired with spaghetti noodles, asparagus and salad make the best dinner ever!

1lbs sausage (yields six meatballs)
2 bite size mozzarella balls quartered
olive oil for sprinkling on top

Wrap the sausage around the cheese and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.