Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Ernie loves decorating!
Yesterday was a day we won't soon forget. Even before we got out to the snow, Anna managed to get herself in trouble. Brian and I realized at one point that it was very, very quiet in our house. That's always a bad sign. B and I quickly checked around, but didn't see Anna. I then checked behind closed doors, and found Anna in the downstairs bathroom, having a grand time splashing in the toilet. I won't tell you the details, I'm sure you can imagine the lovely scene. Anna got a bath before heading outside with us.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
So today we just want to thank Cindy for these beautiful photographs. If you are an adoptive family, rush to the Celebrating Adoption website. Many professionals are waiting to photograph your wonderful family. And if you have kids, check out Cindy's website. We absolutely love the pictures and can't wait to get them framed up on the wall!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Ernie visits the giant pumpkins at the fair when he is 2 months old.
This is the first of four consecutive years Ernie has visited the pumpkin patch with Haeli. They are 1 year old.
This year Haeli brought along her little sisters Tori and Lily(not pictured). Ernie brought along Anna. This is the same face I got at the beach when Anna was sitting in the wet sand. Haeli and Ernie are four years old now!
Sweet brother and sister
Monday, October 27, 2008
More pics of Seaside:
Ernie on the swings
This is Anna sitting on the wet sand. She is not happy. I took about 6 pictures of her looking anywhere but at me. She finally looks at me and this is the expression I get. She's getting pretty good at her withering look.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
In a peaceful moment of sibling play, Ernie and Anna bear-walked around the park together.
My sweet kids.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tropical Hamburgers, makes 4 patties
1 lb ground beef
4 oz crushed drained canned pineapple
3 oz medium cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp Yoshidas marinade
fresh ground pepper
1/2 C bread crumbs
1 egg lightly beaten
just enough chicken broth to make it mixable (about 1-2 Tbsp)
mix all ingredients together to make the patties
Black Bean and Cilantro Salad
3-15oz. cans black beans rinsed and drained
1 C fresh frozen or canned corn kernels
1/4 C fresh tomatoes diced
1/4 C red bell pepper diced
1/4 C green bell pepper diced
1/4 C red onion diced
1 tsp jalapeno pepper, minced
1/3 C olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice, about 1 lime
1/4 C fresh cilantro, minced
salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, mix black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers and red onion. Drizzle with oil and lime juice: toss. Sprinkle with cilantro. Season to taste. Serve at room temperature.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This past weekend we dragged our friends, the Johnson's, along for a wild, kid-infested weekend at Ocean Shores, a campground visited by both Brian and I as kids. Check out the Johnson's blog to follow their amazing journey to their adopted baby girl in China. Thank you, Samuel, for providing my favorite moment of the weekend. It wouldn't have been the same if you hadn't stood at the edge of our campsite holding a shovel in the air and growling at our neighbors.
Take note, readers. Today is the epic day I will attempt a Got Injera first: a slide show chronicling our sandy weekend.
A few thoughts about the weekend highlighted in the pictures:
* It took Ernie virtually no time to jump right into the ocean. He had this sort of innate drive to then roll in the sand on the way back to the campsite.
*Smores are yummy. Save the dark chocolate for the moms and dads.
*Digging a big hole in the sand equals hours of entertainment.
*Flexing your muscles does sometimes look like the chicken dance, if you do it like we do it in our house.
*Superhero underware substitutes nicely for pants.
*Camping in the rain is no fun. I highly recommend packing up BEFORE it starts raining.