Sunday, February 7, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
We went to five guys to try out their new milk shakes. We always want one there and now they have them! (At select locations only) They tasted nice, but the texture was runny. Not thick at all! Maybe it was just the person making them, but it just didn't cut it. I want them to be good! Dang it!
Thursday, February 4, 2016
I don't know how long ago I made some play cookies. It must have been around the time we got our toy baking set from ikea (two years ago?). They had some treats to buy at ikea, but I wanted ones that fit in the pans. I had intentions to make pie and cake for the set, but didn't.
The pizza and bread were toy foods we bought (Melissa and Doug)
Mila and I had some alone time. Ezra was taking a nap (he had a very sick morning) and Liam was out with buddies. We played kitchen and I realized that not only was kitchen play one of my childhood favorites, but it is still my favorite of the toys we have for the kids! They like these toys, but not as much as me! So I made these treats knowing they may not enjoy them as much as me, but I wanted to make them. You know, a quick craft to get my endorphins going.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
This week we are talking about how rules keep us safe and happy. It is so neat to see how much each child has progressed since I last taught 6 weeks ago! In house preschools are so fun!
We finger painted and talked about rules of finger painting! All rules were followed but wiping hands on the plastic table cloth. Not too shabby!
We also did musical spots and that was a blast! Looking forward to Thursday!
Monday, February 1, 2016
Mila loves oranges!! She squeals for one until I grab one and peel it or let her chew on the outside! Well we are out or oranges.... But Mila saw these lemons and needed to have one! So I let her try it!
Ezra liked the juice and squeezed the leftover bits in his mouth after I juiced it! Ha!
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Ben is so good for shaking up our ways! It would not be my first impulse to put Mila on the cold ground and let her handle the snow without gloves. It is a good sensory activity for her though! I used to be one who was more spontaneous with kids, but now I find myself worried more about efficiency, comfort, cleaning, health effects and all that seriousness. It is tricky to step back from a job and see something new and do something out of the ordinary. Thank goodness for dads!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Middle eastern/ central Asian food is some of my favorite in the world. Now part of the reason I love to travel is for food and I like a lot of different things (how I miss the jiaozi and vegetable dishes and noodle soups in Beijing!!). So when I say this is a serious favorite food (so far--wink) it means something.
We used to eat the most wonderful dishes when we lived in Qatar! They had a phenomenal Pakistani place that we loved- amazing rice dishes and tender meats with warm bread and flavorful hummus! Then there were the Turkish lebna and zaatar pies at the restaurant by our home! Oh my heart! Fresh fruit drinks were everywhere and a good salad was easy to come by.
This restaurant brought me back to those great eating days in Qatar! Look at this! We have flavorful, nutty lentils with a dash of spice, my "fall off the bone tender" lamb shank and Briyani rice with raisins and carrots, a fresh salad with a vinegary dressing and crisp vegetables and a huge piece of flat bread right out of the oven! And that was just my meal!! Ben got a delicious chicken and we bought a meal for the boys to share, but we didn't have to! I didn't realize the meals would be Afghan size portions! But now we have amazing leftovers-enough to feed us all for another meal!
Oh how I love this food!
Friends in the area, we don't eat out much with our budget so when we do it must be good, so here it is on the map if you want a great place to eat!
Of my three children Mila has taken to the rocking horse the quickest and with the most enthusiasm.
And other rocking toys!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The kids are following him around all over the house. I am too. We are so glad to see him. Oh how he was missed this past week!