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August 15, 2011

Whew!  It’s been a busy summer!

It started off with a wedding…an amazing wedding!  My beautiful sister in law got married!  Sadly, Joel and I both had the flu, but we still managed to have a good time :)  Ava and Em were the flower girls and had so much fun in their poofy dresses.

At the rehearsal:

See, she’s beautiful!

 

              Drinking their big girl drinks post

flower girl duties…nothing like a

Shirley Temple to bribe little girls

to behave!

 

 

 

 

 

Joel and I before the ceremony:

Birthday for me!  Voodoo Donuts in um, interesting shapes, from my BFF:

Despite a very mild summer here in Seattle, we’ve had a few days of sun here and there…time for ice cream!  And yes, that second front tooth fell out too!

Mama got a new sewing machine a few months ago and it’s been getting quite the workout.  I took an old t-shirt and sewed it to a little skirt and sash for Em:

And made both girls these outfits (Ava by Mod Kids…can you guess who picked it out?  And the doll sized one, too!):

someone turned FOUR:

we picked some blueberries:

made LOTS of jam!

look!  more sewing!  Mama can never have enough aprons…

And on top of all that…we ditched the kidlets in Portland for a week and had a grown ups-only staycation (sorry, um…no pictures of that ;-) ).

Only a few weeks until school/soccer/Girl Scouts/fantasy football starts up again!

meal plan monday

August 15, 2011

August 15 – August 21
MONDAY
Breakfast: oatmeal, fruit
Lunch: sandwiches, carrots, celery sticks
Dinner: stuffed zucchini, spinach salad, apricot tart

TUESDAY
Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, toast
Lunch: soup, salad
Dinner: rigatoni with white beans and chard, salad

WEDNESDAY:
Breakfast: eggs, toast, fruit
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: fried eggs with greens and mushrooms, french bread

THURSDAY:
Breakfast: baked french toast, fruit
Lunch: salad, sandwiches
Dinner: chicken and vegetable stir fry, brown rice

FRIDAY:
Breakfast: baked oatmeal, fruit
Lunch: sandwiches, salad
Dinner: spicy pulled pork tacos, salad

SATURDAY:
Breakfast: waffles, fruit, eggs
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: crab, corn on the cob, potatoes, salad

SUNDAY:
Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, granola
Lunch: out
Dinner: risotto primavera, salad

Extras:
Whole wheat honey bread, chocolate strawberry mousse cake, white chocolate smore gooey bars

meal plan monday

August 8, 2011

August 8 – August 14
MONDAY
Breakfast: yogurt, fruit
Lunch: sandwiches, fruit
Dinner: sesame noodles with baked tofu, steamed bok choy

TUESDAY
Breakfast: eggs, toast
Lunch: sandwiches, salad
Dinner: orange and fennel salad, grilled chicken

WEDNESDAY:
Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, toast
Lunch: out
Dinner: salad with toasted garbanzos, plums, and feta

THURSDAY:
Breakfast: raspberry scones, tea
Lunch: turkey, brie, and apple melts, salad
Dinner: teriyaki baked salmon, brown rice, Chinese broccoli

FRIDAY:
Breakfast: granola, fruit, yogurt
Lunch: sandwiches, salad
Dinner: taco salad, fruit

SATURDAY:
Breakfast: pancakes, bacon, eggs
Lunch: soup, salad
Dinner: chicken Marbella, Israeli couscous, green beans

SUNDAY:
Breakfast: blueberry muffins, fruit
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: waffles, berries, sausages

Extras:
Whole wheat bread, oatmeal raisin cookies

meal plan monday

July 18, 2011

July 18 – July 24
MONDAY
Breakfast: eggs, toast, fruit
Lunch: sandwiches, salad
Dinner: bringing apache dip to pot luck

TUESDAY
Breakfast: yogurt, granola, fruit
Lunch: soup, salad
Dinner: chicken Marbella, couscous, asparagus

WEDNESDAY:
Breakfast: waffles, bacon
Lunch: mac & cheese, carrots & celery sticks
Dinner: sour cream and ham noodle bake, roasted green beans, rainbow cupcakes

THURSDAY:
Breakfast: eggs, toast, fruit
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: bok choy and tofu stif fry, brown rice

FRIDAY:
Breakfast: yogurt, granola, fruit
Lunch: sandwiches, salad
Dinner: taco salad, fruit

SATURDAY:
Breakfast: green eggs and ham, toast
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: onion soup burgers, watermelon, carrots & celery sticks

SUNDAY:
Breakfast: oatmeal, fruit
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: basil grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, marinated cukes and tomatoes

Extras:
Whole wheat bread

meal plan monday

July 11, 2011

July 11 – July 17
MONDAY
Breakfast: eggs, toast
Lunch: sandwiches, salad, fruit
Dinner: pulled pork tacos, pica de gallo, black beans

TUESDAY
Breakfast: granola, yogurt, fruit
Lunch: egg salad sandwiches, veggies, fruit
Dinner: cornmeal waffles, spiced peaches, yogurt

WEDNESDAY:
Breakfast: leftover waffles
Lunch: mac & cheese with ham and peas
Dinner: asparagus and tofu with balsamic butter

THURSDAY:
Breakfast: eggs, toast
Lunch: salad, soup
Dinner: taco salad, fruit

FRIDAY:
Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, granola
Lunch: sandwiches, fruit, kale chips
Dinner: salt and five spice chicken, rice, steamed bok choy with oyster sauce

SATURDAY:
Breakfast: eibelskiver, fruit
Lunch: out
Dinner: stir fried beef, ginger, and greens over rice noodles, grilled pineapple

SUNDAY:
Breakfast: pineapple-strawberry crisp, yogurt
Lunch: pita pizzas, salad
Dinner: make your own sushi night

Extras:
Amish White Bread

meal plan monday

July 5, 2011

July 4 – July 10
MONDAY
Breakfast: eggs in a nest
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: jalapeno popper burgers, corn on the cob, cucumber salad, trifle

TUESDAY
Breakfast: oatmeal with fruit
Lunch: egg and watercress sandwiches, pickles, fruit
Dinner: quick fiery pasta, chopped salad

WEDNESDAY:
Breakfast: fruit, yogurt, granola
Lunch: sandwiches, fruit, veggies
Dinner: toasted chickpea salad with plums and feta

THURSDAY:
Breakfast: eggs, toast, fruit
Lunch: mac and cheese, hot dogs, fruit, carrots
Dinner: white chicken enchiladas, black beans, salad

FRIDAY:
Breakfast: blueberry pancakes, sausages
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: corn cakes with spinach and prosciutto salad

SATURDAY:
Breakfast: cornmeal waffles, spiced peaches
Lunch: out
Dinner: flank steak with bloody mary tomato salad, rosemary potato wedges

SUNDAY:
Breakfast: yogurt, fruit, granola
Lunch: steak sandwiches, fruit, salad
Dinner: pulled pork tacos, pico de gallo, mango and avocado

Extras:
S’mores bars, molasses wheat bread

around here

June 20, 2011

we’ve been celebrating a birthday:

 

napping in random places:

enjoying some much needed grown ups only time:

 

Coming up with our new Summer List:

graduating from kindergarten:

making a baby clothes quilt:

loosing teeth:

and generally enjoying ourselves.

What are you up to lately?

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