Thursday, January 23, 2014

Life Snippets #6

I was going to post pictures of The Kid's reaction to his new room in the reveal post, but I had so dang many, I figured I'd save them for one of these posts.  It gives me a good excuse to throw in some other random life happenings.

Baby was home with us during all the hubbub of room switching, so of course she was a huuuuge help.

I was so mad to find his initial reaction pictures were blurry, but I'll share them anyway.
His first reaction was no reaction.
I think he was in shock.

He just kept staring at me, not saying anything.
But once he got over the shock of it all, he was super stoked and had to check everything out.
We all spent the next two hours just hanging out in there.

The Girl wanted to see the world side of the map, so The Dad flipped it for her.

Then he tried to explain how/why a round globe could be viewed flat.

Then I think he gave himself a geography lesson.

Everyone still loves hangin' out in there.
Including The Cat.

Okay, enough bedroom pics.
Let's look at some food.

Pork Souvlaki and veggies, ready for the grill.

Molten Lava Cakes, ready for the oven.
They're so dang good.

A sleepy baby.

A sleeping baby.

Signs of life in the yard.

I finished the brooch bouquet (full post to come) and took some pictures of it with The Girl's assistance.
Is it weird that I draped a tablecloth over her to get a white background?
She didn't even bat an eye.
Clearly they're used to my weird photo requests.

I made these amazingly delicious treats earlier this week for a friend's birthday and a garden meeting at school.
There was leftover melted chocolate that I didn't have the heart to dump, so I dunked fruit in it.
The starfruit were BOMB like that.
Who knew.

Baby, helping with dinner and watching for Daddy.

And last, I made this Horseradish Pot Roast again last night.
I've made it in the crockpot more times than I can count, but this time I did it in the oven.
Um, delicious.

I did 2 hours at 300 with just the meat, wine, horseradish and thyme.
Then I bumped the temp to 350, added the veggies and garlic, and cooked it for two more hours.
Did I mention delicious?
I'm gonna be tearin' this up tonight with the leftovers.

Happy almost Friday!

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  1. You hid your wine glass in plain view this time!! My daffodils are popping up all over the place - i can't wait for Spring to get here. Looks like you have been very busy!

  2. Wow! What a post. I guess I can see what a busy girl you have been. The room looks GREAT. I love his dumb-founded expression when he first walks in the door...soooo funny. Love your little helper, too. You covered everything here today- from decorating, to cooking, to sleeping babies, to gardening. I feel well rounded now! Hope you have a great weekend. xo Diana

  3. I love the geography lesson and the kids smile when he started settling in to his new space...just priceless!!! And I love that sweet baby of yours...she reminds me of my little bean!! Ok the molten lava cakes about knocked me over and really you guys are seeing signs of growth already!?!?! you normally see growth by now?? We are in for our second round of arctic weather next week again! When it isn't below zero it is snowing! Just so much fantastic happening in your home friend! You are a rockstar mom...and for once just take that compliment and run because I am always inspired about what you create and cook for your family! Cheers to you...I might grab a glass for myself too! Nicole xoxo

  4. can't wait to see more pics of that brooch bouquet!!


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