Saturday, February 28, 2009

Seeing double




Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weekend Fun

The dogs got new digs (thanks Ms Debbie)
Josh and Ava vacuumed (Lilie added the hat)
I caught 2 squirrels at work:-)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ava's first hair cut!

I had to do it! Ava's hair was so straggly it was bad, I have a thing about nasty hair on babies because parents wont cut it. Josh thought I was crazy until he saw it and then it was "ohh she is so cute she looks so Asian" She has bangs and a nice even line around the back.

Friday, February 20, 2009

TKD Booster Club

Josh and Lilie are both selling DeBrito Apples for their Tae Kwon Do Booster Club. There are eight different apples to choose from and they are $12 each. Half of the money goes straight back to us and the other half goes to DeBrito's. They are also selling, DeBrito's Award Winning Butter Almond Toffee ~ Our buttery toffee covered in milk chocolate topped with almond bits for $12.

Toffee Apple ~ Caramel rolled in clumps of award winning toffee, with rivers of chocolate.
Apple Pie a La Mode ~ Caramel with white chocolate & cinnamon.
Almond Obsession ~ Roasted diced almonds and caramel dripping with chocolate.
Earthquake ~ Seismic sensation of caramel, rice krispies, peanut butter, and blankets of chocolate.
Rocky Road ~ Caramel, pecans, & globs of marshmallows, swimming in milk and white chocolate.
Triple Treat ~ Caramel drizzled with white, milk, and dark chocolate.
Oreo Avalanche ~ Caramel, clumps of Oreos and white and dark chocolate escaping from the avalanche.
Pecan Turtle Apple ~ Caramel, pecans, & gobs of chocolate.

Let me know what to sign you up for, checks can be made out to DeBritos.
Thanks for supporting Josh and Lilie.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feeding time

Tug a war
Ava feeding herself, grated apple

Movie of Lilie feeding Ava some yummy potato soup our wonderful neighbor Wendy made. video

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cooking Class

It might be to early but, Lilie has decided what she wants for her birthday, she would like gift certificates to the Young Chefs Academy of Gilroy. She had such a great time at her first cooking class, which she got for her birthday last year. I signed her up for one more class this month, she is excited.
We started off with a double rainbow on our way to class, but by the time we could stop and get a picture their was only one. Waiting for instruction
(Lilie is sitting next to her friend who gave her the gift certificate) Measuring and mixing Dad and Sister waiting Tasting!!

Thanks Blomquist Family!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Turlock day 2

Day two started with breakfast at Papa Larry's house, (Lilie told me Tues. morning that she was still full from breakfast at Papa Larry's)
Lilie kicked back and relaxed
Ava read Sports Illustrated
Then we played a little at Grandmas' while we waited for the rain to take a break then it was off home.

Turlock day 1

You know what they say about doing things at Grandma's house that you can't do at your own right?
The girls and I left Josh at home this trip for some girl time. Lilie was laying low this trip but Ava was in all kinds of trouble.
Chewing on candy
Drinking out of the cat bowl (it was clean)
Bed time


Monday, February 16, 2009

Bath Time

Ava had her first "bath". We had some good laughs playing with her hair. Thanks to Great Grandparent Parkers for the cool tub.


Bath movie
video

This is her I want back in the bath look.

Blooming

Nice sunny days enjoyed by all

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cough Cough

Thanks to all the coughing from Josh and Lilie Ava picked up the habit...She thinks she is so cute fake coughing. (okay she is a little cute)

video

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Wild ride

Ava's true love is the vacuum! She climbs all over to watch Josh run the vacuum. Check out the movie of her riding the vacuum, can you see the love on her face?
video
Thank you for the V-day cards and gifts!

Do we see a theme with Ava? Everything in the mouth!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The poem is done!

Lilie had to recite her poem in front of the whole school today! We need to work on eye contact but she did good. She took second in first grade.

Before
The reading video
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After

The prize

Daddy dancin'

I like catching Lilie dancing

video

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2 month puppy check up

Along with their check up the pups had their first bath!

Miko weighed in at 17 lbs (up 5.5lbs in 2 weeks)

Sumo weighed in at 18.3 lbs (up 6.8)

All the kids had check-ups this week, Ava has an ear infection this time the right ear and pink eye (the doc said it going around 4 case in two days and that was at 8:30am). Lilie is on two inhalers and antibiotic's. Oh the fun of having kids!!!! What is happening with my family, it's falling apart.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stuffed Meat Loaf

Stuffed meat loaf

Ground beef (ground turkey works too)1 egg
1 handful of Quick-cook oat meal or bread crumbs
Salt
Pepper
Seasoning salt
Garlic
Whatever your favorite spices are.
Ketchup
1 small can of spicy V-8
1 pkg Instant mashed potatoes
Cook mashed potatoes to packages instructions, but reduce liquid a little. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with nonstick spray.

Mix meat, egg, oat meal and spices together, but don’t over mix which will make meat loaf tough
On a piece of aluminum foil lay out meat mixture. Pat meat into a 12x8 inch rectangle.

Place mashed potatoes in the middle of the meat. Roll the meat around the potatoes, think sushi. Tuck the ends in to cover potatoes.

Place inverted loaf pan over meat loaf and flip over.

Bake uncovered for 30-40 minuets; drain off liquid by pouring out. Pour V-8 over the loaf and top with ketchup. Cook for another 18-25 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.