...to Sarah, my friend in transit, this blog is for you...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Going Green

Look at all this broccoli....

It's so healthy and full of vitamins, and I truly enjoy the taste of broccoli!

my kids do not

But this week, I got them to eat all that broccoli! How? 

I made green pasta for dinner...

I cooked the broccoli and added garlic, wilted spinach, & alfredo sauce  
Then I introduced my new best friend in the kitchen: 
the immersion blender!
 I blended until it arrived at this beautiful green puree. You would never guess that there's a whole head of broccoli and 10 oz. of spinach in there.

I added chicken & whole wheat pasta

 ...to create this delicious, nutritious,  green pasta. 
This meal will definitely be on my menu again! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Birds . Bees . Flowers . Trees .

That can only mean one thing...

Spring is here!

the beautiful flowers in my trees...they make me happy :)

Now that the weather is warmer and the birds and bugs are back outside, so are my kids! They spend hours outside in the backyard. Their favorite thing:
swinging...the kids love to swing
When they're not swinging, they are trying to catch birds. Genesa came up with a fool-proof plan. She stands on a rock under a tree, holding a stick in her hand, and inserting it into the tangle of branches in the tree above. A bird will fly by and, seeing the stick, will land on it, thinking that it is just another branch in the tree. Genesa will then catch the bird by its legs and have her first pet! She thought of this elaborate plan all on her own, and she is very determined to catch a bird. She even dreams about it! So when I look outside, all I see are cute little feet tiptoed on a rock, with hands extended into trees. They haven't caught a bird yet, so in the meantime, they have made pets of roly polies: 

they have hundreds of them
Playing with bugs is not all fun & games, though:
Genesa got stung by a bee :(

I make sure to give myself and Corina some sunshine time, too
I bring Corina outside in her exersaucer 

And I sit back and savor it all... 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the skinny...

I went shopping...


...and guess what I bought? My first pair of skinny jeans...

I feel so fashionable now.
I was inspired by the skinny jeans of the blogger behind this sweet blog ;)
What do you think?  

I LOVE them :)