Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summertime Blues are Finally Gone

We are fiiinnnnaaallly all healthy again and Summer is almost over. We aren't going down without a fight. Millersport Sweet Corn Festival for the win!!!!!!! This is the first time we've gone that Mia has been big enough to try the rides out. Check off first pony ride, flying in a mini helicopter & spinning in a Dizzy Dog. It was perfection! Then she dumped too much salt on her corn & it was all over. HAHA The bipolar toddler never fails to strike, but what a sweet night.
Sweet Corn fest visits here & here.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Peach Strawberry Basil Smoothie

I had been looking forward to the Food Truck Festival forever. Sooooo inevitably my kid gets sick, right? Like seriously, up all nite with croup sick. I do not recommend!!  If I had made it to the festival I would have been looking for a smoothie truck. Perhaps there would have been a Peach Strawberry Basil smoothie?  Here is my version, Wesley & mama tested & approved!
2 ripe peaches
6 strawberries
1 large basil leaf
2 Tbs Cream of Coconut ( I use Goya found in the Thai section at Gian Eagle)
1 c water
10 ice cubes
We use the Nutribullet & are obsessed at the EASY clean up!!!!!!!
While I was pretending to be at the Food Truck Festival I may have also eaten a whole pizza, a giant ice cream sundae & a root beer float. Hopefully I can roll myself to the gym on Monday!!!

Lately to curb my chocolate cravings (when I'm not pretending to be at the Food Truck Festival) I make this amazing Chocolate Banana Almond Butter Smoothie.
1 Frozen Banana
1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbs Almond Butter (I want to try Justin's maple Almond but its like $13 a jar)
2 Tbs Cream of Coconut (Doesn't make it coconutty, just adds sweetness)
1 c unsweetened coconut milk
10 ice cubes

Here's Mia's carrot mango smoothie too!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Wesley Crush: 17 Months

You're still not walking but that doesn't stop you from getting into and onto everything. A few days ago I found you on the art table painting our walls a lovely shade of fuchsia.  You are double jointed & always bend your fingers down at the 1st joint. It's very odd.  I mentioned it to dad & he pointed his weird 1st joint bending finger at me. Apparently its hereditary. You weigh 21 lbs.
Right this second you have a high fever & runny nose. I held you until 3:30am this morning because you were fussy & wouldn't sleep. **We went to the docter after a 2nd brutal up all nite & you were diagnosed w croup:(  You love to dance & shake your hips. When you learn something new you'll say,  I did it & clap your hands.
You love to eat & have started insisted on feeding yourself with a spoon. It's pretty messy. As you can see, you take your O's very seriously. Drinking mostly from a sippy cup, still eating whatever weput in front of you. Except steamed broccoli. You're not a fan. You have 5 teeth, 2 on top 3 on bottom. You have 4 molars coming in & you're still our sunny sweetheart. Wearing 18 month clothes. As your hair gets longer it gets curlier & curlier
YOU ARE SUCH A HAM!!!!!! Love you tons Angel Boy!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

RIP Long Lens

The last 24 hours have been.....unlucky? I got home from work a little early yesterday hoping to take the kids to play in the fountains at Easton. I put my hand on the door knob to leave & I swear the heavens opened. We played in Mia's room instead. She managed to smash almost every piece of her vintage tea set. It stops raining, let's salvage the nite & hit Barnes & Noble. I turn around to load her in the car & she has laid herself face down in a giant puddle. Soaked. So I gave up & tried to take some fun pictures instead. 
I have to bribe her because all she really wants to do is what any three old wants to do. Roll around on the disgusting ground & not listen to a word mom or dad says.
Bed time, she has a night terror. Her second one, not quite as traumatizing as the first but still. This morning I get out of the shower ready for a new day & find Wesley has grabbed my camera off my desk successfully smashing my too expensive to replace anytime soon long lens. UGH!!!!!! Did I walk under a ladder? Hit a black cat with my car?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thai Tuesday

Thai Tuesday called for this sassy, super comfy printed shift. I love the retro feel of the print & the cut. It's a little boxy, A-line circa 1969. I found it at Clothes Mentor for $11. WOOT!!!!! I've been eyeing these Karen Walker sunnies but can't bare to spend that $$$ on something I know for sure I'll lose. The same day that I found this dress, I also scored these Kate Spade sunnies for $42. Sadly, I may have lost them on my travels today. YIKES!!!!
Sorry I didn't include a pic of the Tom Kha or Pad Thai. Didn't want you to drool on your keyboard. Thai Grill in Westerville FTW!!!!
Dress: Clothes Mentor Bag: Madewell Transport Tote Sunnies: Kate Spade via Clothes Mentor Shoes: Express Watch: Vintage via Thrift Store Lips: Lorac Flower Child

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mean the Most

On Sunday, after a weekend filled w countless bowls of ice cream, walks & play dates my girl still wanted more. The story of her life. She begged us to go to Blendon Woods. Damon & I were grumpy & hot, but we did it anyway. When they look back they'll forget the "mommy's over it" face Imade when she asked me to push the swing higher for the 334th time. All they'll remember are these snap shots. A pb&j on a hot day, mama's silly hat, daddy swinging baby brother who has suddenly become petrified of the swings, chubby feet & wild rides down the slide with the monkey her Aunt Brandi got her the day she was born. This is why I blog, take a million pictures & we go even when we're tired. At the end of all our days this will mean the most.
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