May 23, 2011

Olivia's Easter

Olivia, obviously too young for the Easter egg hunt, got to smile pretty in her cute outfit for her first Easter.

May 19, 2011

Ozzie's Easter

Have I told you we have a newborn? Right. So said newborn has single handedly stopped us from partaking in all celebrations and holidays by sheer lack of sleep. Easter was no exception to this.

Here's the catch, the newborn makes you so tired you want to throw in the towel, BUT your two year old is so adorable your level of guilt for not making the effort skyrockets. Enter the grandparents. Thankfully my parents saved the day with a local Easter egg hunt. Perfect for sleep deprived, guilt ridden parents. We show up, Nanay & Pepa take over, and all we have to do is take pictures for evidence in 18 years that baby sister really didn't screw up big brothers life.

So it was a simple Easter without me hosting lunch or dinner for the family, which, for those of you that know me, almost hurts me more than my son's puppy dog eyes. We did sneak in a trip to the park with Ozzie for some Mommy & Daddy time while Olivia napped at my parents. I guess the important thing is Ozzie had fun and I have the pictures to prove it!

The Easter Egg hunt begins.

My three favorite guys!

Pepa helping Ozzie find eggs.


Refusing to pose with the Easter Bunny after the hunt.

Love, love, love him!

I love that he is chilling on the chair while holding Oscar's hands.

Pure joy!

Braving the big boy swing

Help from Dad

Monkey bars

Hope your Easter was filled with family and fun too!

May 13, 2011

Menu of the Week


I am loving all of the recent recipes posted on Meal Planning 101. All of my recipes are from her blog this week. Enjoy!

Coconut & Beef Curry with Noodles- a real treat for the hubs since we almost never eat beef.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala & Naan
Creamy Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas
Pecan Crusted Tilapia & Garlic Scallion Noodles
More Roasted Asparagus- gotta do it while they are in season!

I've been on a curry kick since eating Whole Foods curry red potatoes for lunch the other week. Does anyone have the recipe for that to share? Yum!

photos courtesy Meal Planning 101

Mother's Day

This year our Mother's Day was very low key. A newborn will do that for you. Oscar made me a yummy breakfast with my new Belgian waffle maker (aka my gift) & the kids colored my cards. All ready for me when I woke up.

The highlight of my day was my profile picture on Facebook. Oscar hijacked my profile and added this awesome picture of my loves. Super fun surprise when I logged on- the hubs, he thinks of everything.


Okay the real highlight of my day was sleeping in until 10 o'clock (a newborn will also do this to you!) ... er... did I say that outloud? Shhh... don't tell my husband. For all intents and purposes the highlight of my day was the photo.