Annnnnnd coming in a few weeks late……..the first day of school pictures.
Ah, the first day of school, actual real, inside a classroom with a teacher, school. No more yelling at Averi to stop drawing on her legs, no more repeating “pay attention to your Zoom” every 10 minutes. No more dueling, screeching recorders on Thursday mornings and no more having to hear about how everyone is starving every.second.of.the.day!
Finally, F*CK! They are back in school for the entire day….now please knock on wood for me and get vaccinated.
They were just as excited as we were. And apparently Averi was all about the pictures that morning.
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy start to the new school year.
The moment the children went back to school it seems that time sped up and now the last day of school is in two weeks. If you ask me what we did this past month I would have to really think about it, did we do anything (insert thinking emoji)? Realistically we did a lot, not even including our adult vacation.
We took Shayne to Mission Beach for a bit of rides and a sushi dinner. I was able to get a few pictures before the descent, the coaster is old and so am I. I hobbled getting off and had a headache….sigh.
However, give me a ride that spins and flips me around and upside down, I will take it, no complaints!
On Mother’s day, Shawna made us Chrissy Teigen’s sausage gravy over hash brown’s and runny eggs. Artery clogging deliciousness.
Brian and I FINALLY went to Brazil by the Bay. It was all so good and the pao de queijo was the best I have ever had.
For the first time in my life I made elote, so good, SO messy.
Trader Joes has a few new products that deserve praise. The crispy jalapenos are ridiculous. Every time I buy them the checker likes to tell me how they use them…”I put them on Mac n Cheese!” “They are so good on burgers!” Well, in my opinion, they are perfect just shoved straight into your mouth. Legit! Also, the new Chakri Indian snack mix is probably one of the best things I have gotten from them. It’s just different from anything on the shelves. It’s crunchy, a tad spicy and it has all these different spices that linger…just try it.
Before our trip we had family time. Good food and even better dessert.
One would think with not being able to really leave the house that blogging time would be plentiful. However, turns out that is not the case. Can’t explain it. Some days are crazy busy, some are super lazy, sometimes great food comes out of the kitchen and sometimes we eat Amy’s frozen entrees….balance.
Perfectly seared duck.
Shayne’s ninth birthday and an AMAZING cake her mama made!
To say I slacked on Christmas pictures this year is a bit of an understatement. I procrastinated taking our pictures and then slightly panicked when after I purchased them,I was told they may not make in time. On top of that, I somehow didn’t order nearly enough. So if you did not get a card from us this year, I apologize. You will next year.
We took some day time photos at Crystal Pier in Pacific beach. I think they turned out great.
On Kaili’s last day of school before break, her class had a Christmas performance.
It was the cutest thing and they sang some great traditional and non-traditional songs.
Once school was out I decided I probably should take them to Santa.
As you can see, Averi didn’t want to sit with Santa but other than that it was painless.
Our Christmas was nice, despite poor K bear getting sick most of Christmas day. She wanted nothing to do with her presents until later when she started to feel better. I hope everyone had a great holiday. Only a few days left on 2016 can you believe it? See you in the new year.
The weeks seem to be flying by but somehow I am only 22 weeks, shouldn’t I be at least 6 months by now?
I had an uneventful Dr. appointment last week, the kind that has me in and out within minutes. I was reminded of my previa, how I should be taking it somewhat easy and what to do if contractions or bleeding start. I said, “don’t worry doc, I got this.”
Baby A is a mover and shaker these days, she seems to be awake all through the night and most of the day, so my future looks bright and sleepy.
Kaili and I spent the week playing, getting her old baby clothes washed and put away, cooking, and of course eating.
I got a head start on my April culinary bucket list, the recipe was easy and very tasty. Can’t wait to share it with you.