Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's The Little Things In Life

It's always fun to celebrate a birthday, but our little guy's was especially fun. He has come into our lives and found a way into our hearts. We will be forever grateful that we have had this time to spend with him. Happy Birthday, little guy!

Erin decorated the cake and we were all glad she did - it looks great! As I've said before, I am not a cook. We joke that I should be on the show, America's Worst Cooks (see picture below).
I can't even boil water - ha! This WAS supposed to be sweet potatoes. Maybe that part about being on the Worst Cooks show isn't such a joke after all.

We made a separate cake just for our little guy. He managed to put quite a dent in it. The plate was a Thomas The Tank Engine plate. He loves "choo choos" right now.

Surprise, he got a train set for his birthday. He has played and played - and played - with this set. He even wanted to take the train to bed with him. I just love this age.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Celebrate Friday

It's Friday! Here are a few things we're looking forward to
this weekend:

No homework! Erin had finals this week
so is taking a break from the books. Adam has had enough of
the dictionary for a while. Here is why:

He opened up the dictionary this week to
look up his spelling words
and this is what he found. Eeewww!

Our little guy is turning two!! With nut allergies the choice of store-bought cakes is hard, so we're opting to make his cake at home. I am by no means a cake decorator, so this cupcake is more pleasing to the eye than my cake will be I'm sure.

Adam is having a friend over
for a sleepover. Can you tell he is excited!
Pizza for dinner!

We're going to watch a high school basketball game tonight. Why oh why did our little guy choose today to not take a nap?!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Freeze Your Meals

Today's List of
$60 worth of groceries
Two good friends
Six kids (5 boys, 1 girl)
Six recipes
Two large skillets
Three saucepans
Aluminum pans
Ziploc bags
Food Processor
Add these ingredients over the course of the day, and you get:

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Parmesan,
Grilled Pork Chops, Family Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Double Baked Potatoes

As if these great freezer meals weren't enough, we even got to see:
Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and Legos, Legos, Legos
Is it really that amazing that five boys can make this much of a mess in a few short hours? Not really. Just so you know, they did pick the mess up before we were done.

And here I thought it would only take a couple of hours! More like almost five!
Thank you, Mariann, for a
wonderful day!
You are a great

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Catching Up, or Return from the Crypt

Has it really been four months since my last post?! I am embarrassed to say that yes, it has. So, with the new year, here is a new post with a New Year's resolution to post more often.

This week Syd and I tried out a new restaurant, Off The Hook. It's a little restaurant close to Sparks Blvd. and Prater Way in Sparks. Syd had the coconut chicken, and I opted for the fish and chips, made with the tilapia. You can choose your choice of fish, and how it is prepared. I really liked the fish - the fish was cooked just right, and the batter was light and not greasy. We ordered our food to go, and by the time we got home, the fries had cooled down. I think they would have been better if we ate them while still hot. They make the fries fresh for each order. I REALLY liked Syd's food - the coconut chicken. It's made with coconut milk and real coconut. The chicken is served with rice. Yummy! I believe this is a father and son business, and I know how tough it is in this economy to keep small businesses up and running, so I am writing about this restaurant. This restaurant got varied reviews (see the link above), but if you're in the mood for fish, try Off The Hook for yourself and let me know how you like it.

Off The Hook, 1351 E. Prater Way #102, Sparks, Nevada

Coconut Chicken (they had Coconut shrimp as well) $6

The Fish and Chips - $7.00, included a small serving of coleslaw (this isn't my favorite coleslaw, not much flavor)

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