Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Evolution of Dance
Monday, June 23, 2008
Kaia liked watching the rides and said she wanted to go on them, but once she got there, she changed her mind. Mike took her on two rides: the Crazy Bus and the Merry Go Round. On the crazy bus, she sat next to him and clung to him, gripping his t-shirt the entire time. We thought she'd like the Merry Go Round a little better, but still, it just made her a little nervous. That's my kind of girl! I don't do rides. Daddy had fun though.
On Sunday, we went to the parade. We got rained on a few times, but Kaia still liked everything about it - the horses, the bands, the grown men riding go-carts (there were about 5 different groups of them), the firetrucks, and the candy. At the end, she started taking the candy from our pile and putting it back into the street, because she thought that's where it belongs.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
And, no, we have no special plans to celebrate. Just relaxing and spending some time catching up after Mike's trip. Mike bought gifts for both of us in China - purse, sunglasses, watch for me and golf clubs for Mike (all designer knock-offs, we were praying he'd make it through customs). Happy Anniversary to us!
Kaia and I went down to LaCrosse to pick him up from the airport. She was very interested in watching the planes. She's been talking about Daddy and airplanes for the last two days. Here she is waiting patiently for Daddy to arrive.
You can't necessarily tell here, but Kaia was so excited to see her Dad. She told lots of stories and smiled a lot.
Monday, June 9, 2008
On Monday nights we have CareRings (small group) at the Kelners with some people from church. We leave the kids at our house with a babysitter while we meet. Tonight we came home to Tyler and Kaia standing on the couch jammin out to this little "Hip Clips" music player Kaia has. Apparently Tyler has learned all the words to "Who Let the Dogs Out".
Kaia loved playing outside, of course. She and Cassie had a good time drawing pictures on the driveway.
Grandma filled a big tub with water for Kaia to play with. She got soaked, but had a ball!
This is Riley's gross stuffed cheetah (Riley is my parents dog). Kaia took a liking to the cheetah, although she kept calling it "bunny". As you see Bunny taking a ride in the shopping cart in the previous picture. Kaia and Riley fought over the silly thing all weekend.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
8 hoagie buns
3T dijon mustard
3T Worcestershire sauce
Sauce: Melt butter, add mustard and worcestershire.
Spoon sauce onto buns. Top with lunchmeat and cheese. Wrap in foil and freeze.
To serve: Defrost, bake in 350 oven for 10-15 minutes. (If you're not good at planning ahead, you can pop these into the oven straight from the freezer like I did. I cooked it in the oven for about 15 minutes, until I got impatient. The bun was toasty, but the inside was still cold, so I removed the foil, opened up the sandwich and microwaved until warmed through.)
They're a simple, quick lunch or dinner. The sauce adds a little extra flavor and baking them makes them toasty and melty. Just a few steps above your basic cold sandwich. Plus, you don't have to pull out all the ingredients each time you want a sandwich.
I also tried cooking the breakfast mcmuffins I posted a few weeks ago. Not as good as fresh. I'm not sure what to change, but the meat just tasted reheated and the eggs were a little dry. Maybe some of those precooked sausage patties you buy in the store would work better than cooking them yourself. Or, use ham instead.