Tuesday, June 19, 2012

365 Photo Project- March

Now on to the daily pictures from March......

If you want to know about my 365 photo project read HERE....

March 4th, 2012
My first baby boy turned 4!  I don't even know where the time went!  Seriously!  I remember very clearly the moment I first held him in my arms.....the moment that changed my life forever.....the moment my life began!  I feel so blessed that I get to be his mother......that I get to watch him grow and become this little boy who speaks his own mind and starts making his own paths.  As I continue to learn along the road of motherhood, there is one thing I am certain that I know.....to hold them close and love them like you have never loved anything before.  You don't want to miss a beat, as the years are short.  Happy Birthday to my sweet, magical, witty, silly, curious, colorful, imaginative, sunshine of a little boy!  Thank you for being you!

We had an art party for him the day before his actual birthday.  His friends and he created some amazing pieces of art and enjoyed each other in play and silliness.  My dearest Aunt made an awesome rainbow cake! I will dedicate a whole post to just his party to share more pictures!  

March 7th, 2012
A couple weeks prior to this picture being taken....my little one started crawling!  

March 8th, 2012
Going for walks and watching the earth wake up from winter.  Signs of spring!  

March 11th, 2012
A little visit from Aunt Katie makes us all smile!

March 12th, 2012

March 13th, 2012
I want to write a whole post on cooking and feeding our precious babies.  It can be such a controversial subject in the world of parenthood that I have feared to write about it.  BUT I am very passionate about cooking and especially for my littles!  So I think I am going to write about what works for us as a family and how we introduced solids to our babies.  Stay tuned!

March 14th, 2012
One of my favorite joys in this world is to see my husband with my babies.  He is such a good father and my boys are completely in love with him.  Watching him with our boys has kept me falling in love with him over and over again!

March 15th, 2012

March 16th, 2012
The boys and I did a little St. Patrick's Day baking with my Aunt!  Her sugar cookies are famous in our family!  We finished our day with some potato stamping.  I cut a potato in half, carved out a heart, and we formed a clover with the stamp.  It was a fun for Ayden to see that we can paint with food too!

March 17th, 2012
A little St. Patrick's Day walk!

March 18th, 2012

March 26th, 2012
A boy and his dirt!

March 27th, 2012
For the love of bath time and brother time!

March 28th, 2012
My little one has quite an obsession with the dishwasher.  The second that door opens he speed crawls into the kitchen to be able to play with all the little treasures that a dishwasher holds.....utensils, cups, puddles of water, rolling racks, and a door that opens & shuts.  He LOVES it!  I think it is quite adorable.  Hopefully one day he will enjoy helping mama load it!

March 29th, 2012
This day in March was a big day for Asher.  We had a play date with some friends and he stood up all by himself without holding onto anything.  Just stood there balancing.  Then we came home and he took some steps with the help of this chair.  He scooted this chair all the way across the room.  I was a proud mama with a few tears.  Stop growing so fast my child!

March 30th, 2012
Both of my boys absolutely LOVE music.  They love to play music, listen to music, dance to music, sing to music, and even sleep to music.  Music is a huge part of our family life.  Since daddy's favorite instrument to play is the djambe drum, then, of course, it is their favorite too.  And I love to listen to them drum!

March 31st, 2012
Dying eggs with natural dyes that we got from vegetables and spices.  My favorite way to dye eggs!

Stay tuned for April's photos!  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rhubarb & Menus

I have never been a rhubarb eater.  And to be honest, I don't know why!  I like it, I like the taste, I LOVE strawberry rhubarb pie.  So I'm not sure why I turn away from it so often.  I was buying strawberries at the farmers market last week and I looked over and saw this huge pile of rhubard.  I thought to myself, "why not", grabbed a bunch and headed home.  Now.....what the heck do I make with these!  I wanted to try something different then the typical rhubarb strawberry pie, crumble, or jelly.  So, I went to one of my all time favorite food blogs, 101 Cookbooks and found this......Rhubarb & Rosewater Syrup!  I can't even wait to try this out this week.  I will most definitely be taking pictures and blogging about my experience making this!  Stay tuned!

We are entering the season of amazingly fresh food everywhere!  I am in love!


MONDAY:  Dijon Salmon, Reversed Guacamole Salad, and roasted balsamic potatoes

TUESDAY:  Homemade Pizza and a green salad

WEDNESDAY:  Ginger-Cilantro Baked Tilapia over brown rice and Sauteed Mustard Greens (fresh from our garden).

THURSDAY:  Leftovers and a green salad

FRIDAY:  Black Bean & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers and Avocado, Tomato, Edamame Salad with cumin lime vinaigrette

SATURDAY- BBQ with my dad

SUNDAY- On a mini road trip to celebrate fathers day with my boys!

What are you cooking this week?


"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."  -J.R.R Tolkien