Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Vegas Baby

You know what they say about Vegas....What happens there, stays there. As you can guess we got pretty crazy our weekend in Vegas--with my four year old. NOT! Although little Robbie and Uncle Chuck and my Dad did get a little freaky in their funny way.

We had a blast. I was soo thankful that I didn't bring Elise. Robbie was an angel but I don't think Elise would've been up for the challenge! I'm sure this is a big surprise, but...Vegas isn't a very kid-friendly place. My aunt and uncle were so great with Robbie, I wish they lived closer.

I've become a pretty lazy picture taker so these are the only ones I have to show for the entire weekend, unfortunately none of them showcase the family we were there to visit...but oh well. We got Spongebob so that's what's important right?

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I haven't been so faithful to blog on the family blog.
Here are the reasons:
*I'm pregnant AND I have two small children AND I am focussing on getting my food blog going.
*I don't seem to take picures anymore....hmmm I need to. So then I'm bummed I don't have pictures to post so I just don't post anything.
*Rob travels all the time lately and has been gone well over 2 weeks right now so I'm just keeping my head above water.

SO anyway, Here's some updates on the family. I'm pregnant....I think I mentioned that in the previous list of excuses, but in case you didn't know I'm almost 4 months pregnant and due September 12th. Elise and the baby will be a little closer in age than we had "planned" but it isn't really about our plans at all--right? Rob is really hoping for a boy...and I'm really hoping this is my last child to bear so I'm kind of pulling for a boy too so he'll be happy and I can be done. I LOVe my kids so much, but I also know my own limits which I feel will be reached at 2.5 children so I'll already be pushing it! I'll keep you posted, we should find out mid-end of April what I'm having.

Elise is officially 16 months old and not walking. I feel confident that she will not go to Kindergarten doing her wierd scoot but I am So ready for her to walk. She destroys all of her clothing!!

The Garden....I know you're all waiting with baited breath and checking the blog daily to see what the garden updates to put your wait to an end--all three basil plants are dead. DEAD. Like hopeless. One jalapeno plant seems to be dying but the rest of the plants are growing taller!!!! AHH~!! We planted seeds for the watermelon and canelope and I am SO excited to report that three watermelon seeds have sprouted up so far! The canelope isn't showing any progress but I did find some actual plants for honeydew at Lowe's so I may get a couple of those if the canelope doesn't sprout soon! Keep an eye out for my farm stand on the driveway....ok so probably not but I may get some veggies to grill for a dinner or two which would be fun too.

Rob has been gone over two weeks and doesn't come home unti Thursday. We really. really. really. miss him. Like really. I've decided that if we didn't get along and he didn't help me with the kids it would be a lot easier to have him gone so much. We're really excited to have a family weekend when he comes home. I think my kids will sleep in our bed because they're goign to be watching him!

Last weekend Margaret, Robbie and I went to Vegas to visit my aunt and uncle who were there on business. We had such a blast and I actually took 2 or 3 pictures so I'll try to update on that this week!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gardening from a Black Thumb...

So I'm pretty sure that I've blogged about my lack of horticulture prowess as i've tried to grow basil several times to no success. So we (really, "we") decided this year we are going to succeed at growing basil whatever that takes. However many plants we have to blow through, we will figure out basil. And then hopefully "next year" we can move on to something super adveturous like...parsley or even cilantro.

Then last week Rob took a day off (cue Hallelujah chorus) and we went to the Home Depot to get the minimal gardening supplies that we needed for our basil plant. These supplies would've included: basil plants, gardening soil, and maybe some Miracle Gro. What we left with was $90 worth of fruit and vegetable plants and seeds, three bags of gardening soil, and fencing our our new patio garden. Rob was feeling veeery capable and positive and really was convinced that "we" could do this whole gardening thing. In Phoenix in the summer. (AKA Hell). So Thursday we planted broccoli, zuchini, watermelon, canelope, jalapenos, red and yellow bell peppers, and of course several basil plants.

I promise to keep you posted on how quickly this fails. the growth of the garden progresses. Thanks to our friends Nate and Terah we have some "gardening specialists" on call. They aren't quite annoyed with us yet...but they will be.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lunch...a little too late.

By showing you this picture I am thereby forfeiting my running for Mother of the Year Award. However, it's highly unlikely that I won't do so sometime in the next day again so here's the picture for your viewing pleasure.

One day I put Elise in her chair for lunch. I walked away to put away the laundry and came back to this...apparently she was a little bit tired.