The long awaited day of March 17th finally rolled around. It was time to put on some green and eat some green food too. In fact, Hunter was so excited to wear his green shirt that he pranced out of his bedroom at 11:00pm the night of the 16th (after being tucked into bed in his PAJAMAS) in his green shirt and jeans. He came out and said, "I'm already for St. Patrick's Day!!" We made him put his pj's back on and go to sleep.
But, on the morning of the 17th, we all put on our green shirts and looked very Irish for the occasion.
We had a beautiful table of green for dinner.
(notice the shamrocks on the plates made of spinach)
My green boys Our dinner: Watermelon/Kiwi Kool-aid, Pesto chicken and pasta, and broccoli
Dessert: Lime Jell-o mixed with soft ice cream
My mom used to make this for us. I don't know if there was a recipe or not, but I thought it was good.
**These pictures are out of order, due to wacky computer or operator**
If everyday were as wonderful as the day I turned 30, life would be
My birthday started out the night before when Kelly brought home the most beautiful bouqet of purple and yellow flowers. I LOVE flowers, especially in Alaska.
When I woke up on March 7th, 2009 my husband prepared me a lovely breakfast of eggs, hashbrowns, and orange juice. It was yummy. Then, I got dressed and kind of fixed my hair and went and picked up a babysitter because Kelly and I had a date to go cross country skiing, and it was a blast. We ended up doing about 5-6 miles, some groomed trails, but mostly "classic" trails. Both were fun, but did cause a few sore muscles. :)
After we were done skiing we were going to go out to lunch, but we decided it was kind of late for lunch, so we ate some energizing candy bars instead. Snickers for me!!!!
After going home and taking a long hot shower, we loaded up in the car and took off to the grocery store to pick up dinner ingredients. Shrimp, pasta, garlic bread, asparagas...delish!
Kelly made all of dinner, and I DID set the table because it felt weird not to do anything. The dinner was nice, everyone enjoyed it. After we ate, it was time for some digesting of dinner, and some opening of presents. The boys got me a book, shirt, and Old Navy Gift card. Kelly got me furniture. I did receive presents from other friends and family...thank you, it is always fun to get surprises in the mail.
Last but not least, we had a DIVINE DESSERT...
Oreo, fudge, caramel, mint chocolate chip icecream, and whipping cream
Need I say more???
Kelly showing Hunter how it's done
My personal "Chef for the Day"
Dessert So, far being 30 is great.
Now I just have to burn off all of my birthday calories (and Christmas too!)
One night after dinner we thought ice cream sounded good for dessert. Hunter had picked out some ice cream cones at the grocery store because he likes his ice cream better in a cone than a dish. When Chance saw that a cone was an option, he just had to have one. So he did!!
He did take a few licks before he decided to go from the bottom to the top. "Hmmm....this is lovely, but I bet I can make a MESS!!!"
Here we go!! Let's just say we had a bath after the ice cream cone was gone.
And believe me, there was no ice cream or cone left.
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I am a stay at home mom with two boys, Hunter and Chance. They are the lights of my life and the craziness in my days. Kelly and I have been married since June 2002. He has helped my life to be an adventure! We love to spend time with our little guys, and with eachother. (When we get a chance!)
Hunter comes into my bedroom one morning and says, "Hey Mom, do you think you might take a moment on Saturday and clean our toilet? You see, there is some dried pee on the rim."
Chance says, "Hey Mom, nice bum!! (He got it from Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
I love how Chance calls Earthquakes "Earthshakes" and Eyelashes "Eyeflashes"!
Hunter says to Kelly's co-worker, "My Dad is smarter than you!"
Hunter says, "Mom, you are a really good Mom, and we really love you. You are a little chubby though!"
Sunday morning we are on our way out the door to church and Hunter says, "Mom, you look like a REAL girl today in that pink dress."
We have a book we love called, NO DAVID!. Chance loves this book and we read it often. One day we were out for ice cream and this little girl we had with us picked up Chance's ice cream cone to read the wrapper. All of the sudden he pipes up and yell, "NO DAVID, NO!!!" It was sooo funny!
Hunter says as we are watching a commercial for "The Space Bag"....."Hey, I need that for my shirt drawer!" (He somehow acquired way too many shirts.)
Calls Corn Chex "Crunchy Crunchy"
"I want Crunchy Crunchy for brefest"
"Dad, that really hates me off!"
"Bobble" (bottle) "Ma Man" (Batman) "Arrow" (Green Arrow) "Cyu guy" (cute guy, in reference to himself) "Dip dip" (referencing Chance's favorite food group....ketchup, ranch, etc.)
"Mom, I am so tired of you! I am tired of you getting mad when I am naughty!"
Hunter (telling me a story)-
"And then there was a snow leopard named Crotch Roast...."
I couldn't stop laughing!!
"Mom, you must eat a lot of squash because your legs are REALLY big!"
(Due to a previous conversation that if he eats his squash, he will grow big.)
Ball, Baby, Tank ooo, Pease, uh-oh, Dada, Untey (Hunter),
He is picking up new words all the time- it is so fun!
"Mom come look! I peed in the toilet AND the bathtub!"
"Dad, you're a fat guy and you're NO fun!"
"Mom, the moon is like the earth...only smaller."
"Chancey is like....this dinner is gross!"
"Chancey is like....where are we going?"
Hunter - 5 Years Old
Hunter is LOVING preschool this year! He loves to learn and do new things. He is a great big brother and a wonderfully sweet boy to have in our family.
Chance -3 Years Old
Chance is full of fun and fire! He loves to play with his toy superheroes, dress up as a superhero, and pretend everyone is a superhero or bad guy. He is a fun addition to our family, and always has a silly story to share.