Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Running Ruth Dowling at 8:32 PM
This is the time of year where I apologize to my poor mother for putting her through labor for 17 hours.
It is so interesting to me that everyone congratulates you on your birthday when really all you did was passively cause your mother an extremely large amount of pain.
[And you hope to make up for it years later... that is, after the tumultuous teenage years are over and ESPECIALLY after going through labor yourself.]
Thanks, mom. Good to know it wasn't too bad for you if you went on to have 3 more, right?
Last year's birthday was spent with my littlest doll, Surah :)
can't wait to have her back here for two weeks!
The hardest part of my birthday last year? Having to work 8 hours.
This year will be the best birthday yet because even if I am turning 26, I get to spend every waking minute with the littlest love of my life.
Here's to being just slightly older than 21 this year...
Running Ruth Dowling at 6:30 AM
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Seriously, it's what's for breakfast: VEGGIES!
I love finding new ways to sneak in veggies, especially before noontime :)
Here is one of my favorite breakfasts: two eggs, slice of provalone, a few cubes of tofu [to add some soy, and by itself it is tasteless... it just absorbs the flavors around it!], mushrooms, tomatoes, and avocado. [all that is missing is spinach!]
And I always top it off with fresh tomatoes and avocado... the perfect meal in my book.
1 c all purpose flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c sugar
1 1/4 c carrots, finely shredded
1-8oz can crushed pineapple [I also put it through the food processor so there would be no chukiness in the muffin]
[I also added chocolate chips to a few of them for variety... which DK actually loved!]
Preheat oven to 350'.
In large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, ginger/nutmeg, and salt. Beat the oil/applesauce, eggs, sugar together till well blended.
Add grated carrot, pineapple, and raisins.
Gradually add the flour mixture, beating just enough to combine all the ingredients.
Pour batter into muffin pans lined with paper muffin cups and bake for about 25 minutes or till golden.
[after the first time, I realized it they are so moist that they stick to the cups, so I spray the liners/pan too]
Om nom nom.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Abueli and I decided that with little d's growing separation anxiety with me, it would be good to get him a "lovey", or stuffed animal to get attached to and give him security so that I can actually start leaving him with other people without starting a trail of tears. The most logical place to go? "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" AKA the Disney Store... guess who wanted one of every Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto in stock?
One Mickey was too small, one was too big but this one was just right.
making Mickey wave to all his adoring fans at the mall
So Mr. Mouse is the newest addition to our [club]house. Even the Kevs is starting to like him.
Thanks, Abueli Astrid!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I am certain that for most normal [non-mom] people, the only thing they see at 5am is the backside of their eyelids. Lucky you. The last few weeks little d went from 7am wakeup... to 5am. Ghastly, I know. Thank you, daylight savings time.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
teaching DK the secrets to beating super mario brothers 3Dland on his 3DS...
"....I do it"
Showing him where to find all the cheat codes...
DK.. still in shock that with little d's help, it only took him a week to beat the game! Success!
Have you seen this movie?
You should. it is one of little d's favorites.
Here he is teaching grandpa and abueli how it's done:
IT IS SO HARD TO wait for my sisters to get out here... just a few more weeks to wait!
We haven't all been together since dad's 50th in [gasp!] march.
Last time Bananas was with [fattyhead] little d:
Last time Surah was with [baldyhead] little d:
Last time uncles were with little d:
ahahaha.... still one of my favorite pics of all time.
= I need all aunties and uncles to just come live in our neighborhood.
Once we get a neighborhood of course.
Miss you guys!