Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of outdoorsy pics during spring/summer....I promise I'll try harder to make them more interesting though....I just love the colors, the sun...everything! I think the whole wanting to be outside thing that Squish is ailing from he definitely got from me...
So today we went to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma and had soooo much fun! My BF told me to go there because when she lived in WA they lived super close to it and would take their little one all the time. Its pretty far from where we live and I don't see us going TOO often...The long ride was well worth it though! Bird loved all the animals and Squish was just in heaven running around with so many people around. They especially loved the play area where they could jump, slide, run, climb...you name it they did it! We were all super exhausted when we got home but nonetheless it was a great day!
Yeah so I've had my first setback....grrrr. I forgot to take a photo for the 18th! Will all the excitement of the new mower, having the inlaws over and having to take the bagger back because it was missing some parts, I completely forgot to take a pic....So I took this pic the day
So I kinda got stuck on an idea for a photo for today and I read here( http://blogs.dummies.com/photography/2009/04/10/photo-of-the-week-3/) about opening the dictionary and randomly choosing a word and to use that as inspiration. The word I happened to choose today was "fantasy". It might not be much of a fantasy but I've always dreamed of raising my family on a little farm of our own. I grew up on a dairy and had the greatest time. I would love to be able to give my kids the same experience...
So today we went to the park after the boys were picked up from daycare and they had sooo much fun. I know I say it way too often but if my boys could, they would literally LIVE outside! I love to see their utter joy and sense of freedom while they run around as fast as they can. Even when Squish falls and bites it, he gets right back up and keeps on running. I love it.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Had to go to the bank today to watch my bank account dwindle a little bit more as I took out $$ to pay our daycare lady...I never realized how much daycare costs for 2 little boys! Yeesh. We though about having another baby someday but its so true when they say that they are expensive! Maybe when we get a little more stable we'll REALLY think about it....As I was leaving the bank I couldn't help but notice the cute little blossoms that filled the tree that I parked next to. I love spring.
My Bird is sooo cute! This is him with his finished products. This was the first year he actually got to paint easter eggs and he had a blast! As you can see from the t-shirt, he made quite a mess (which we almost never let him do!..I know, mean mom...) He was so proud of them. Squish wasn't all that interested in sitting there for an extended period of time...that boy has such a short attention span. I hope next year he has just as much fun if not more along with hopefully his lil bro.
So today we took a trip to Bellingham to spend the afternoon and have dinner with my hunny's family. We all got together at his aunt's house and ate a TON~ Since my empanadas didn't work out, I decided to just make deviled eggs which by the way SOOO did not go with the rest of the Mexican style food that my MIL made. The pic above is Tortas de Camaron con Nopales y Charales (Little ground shrimp and egg patties with cactus and some sort of little dried fishies called Charales). This is pretty much a Good Friday staple in a mexican household. Its really yummy! She also made like a fish soup with crab legs, shrimp, and red snapper, etc. AND she also fried up some breaded red snapper which we ate as fish tacos with a super spicy pico de gallo courtesy of my FIL! PLUS, our dessert was mexican bread pudding (SOOO YUMMM!) which was eaten WAY after due to our massive bellies. All in all it was a great time spent with family and great food.
So I got a hair up my butt to try and make some empanadas on Wednesday at work and so on Thursday I got up extra early to attempt and make them.... yeah...I'm not a cook for a reason. First of all the apples took way too long to core and peel (mental note: buy apple corer). Next time I'll just buy prepared apple pie filling. Second, the dough didn't come out like I wanted either...so when I decided to bake the meat empanadas instead of fry, it just looked awful...ehh. I guess it just gets better with practice. I know what to do next time so we'll see when I decide to try again...The apple peels did look purdy in the sink though!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I don't know why but I find so many cool things that people are doing nowadays and great looking blogs of super crafty people that it gets me so pumped to start a new project! I have like a million and three "started" projects in my head right now that I just don't have time to actually follow through with... :( Lately, I've been checking out some crafting blogs and i SOOOOOO want to start sewing! I have my sewing machine (used only once) but I need some space to actually "create". Thinking about the garage...hmmm...it could happen! So here sits my dusty sewing caddy just itching to be opened!!
"Another day, another nickel...agh agh agh agh agh!"-SpongeBob...Did not want to wake up this morning (night) at all!! My energy levels were shot to hell today and I was running outta time for my pic of the day so I decided to take my camera to work and see what might inspire me. Lo and behold, I was calibrating my a#* off and decided to take a pic of it!
Monday, April 6, 2009
So the weather's been kind of favoring us and if we see sun, we're outta the house! The good thing about living in Oak Harbor and the Northwest is that there is sooo much hiking! Its great exercise and the boys love to be free and run around with an occasional falling and biting it! If we're not hiking we're strolling along the beach. We've discovered that Bird likes to search for "sheshells" and "Mr. Crabs". On this trip we were lucky enough and spotted and INTACT little crab! He wasn't alive of course but he was in one peice! Normally we see Mr. Crab's hand or face but not the whole thing! It was really exciting, can you tell? He took really good care of it and stuck it in his pocket...But I think we left him in the truck...and I think he's starting to stink...maybe I should take care of that...yuk.
I was driving home today and we live about a block and some change from the beach and so I decided to stop and see what I may be able to capture...I knew of this place that had some graffiti and thought it might make a great pic but was not really happy with the outcome...then I saw this cool looking moss or seaweed stuff on a big rock and got down low and snapped it! I love it! For one green is my fav color and I liked how it focused on the center and blurred out the background and some of the closer seaweed...I'm going to try and practice this some more!
Nothing eventful happened today...just a regular 'ol day...Wasn't sure what my pic 'o the day would be cuz I wasn't feeling too inspired...Here's an obvious point that I need to figure out "lighting" when I take my pics....Squish was in such concentration while he was reading this math book and to me the light was hitting him just right but I just couldn't capture it with my camera...arrrghh! I guess I'm going to have to do a little more research on the subject...