Thursday, November 29, 2012

New outfit

Liam gets sick on Thanksgiving.

We were all set to go to Idaho Falls on Thursday, but Liam got sick at 3am and we didn't go. It's OK though, it happens. I will try and get the kids down there in December. Anyway, we weren't planning on being home that day and had no food, the turkey wasn't thawed yet,  aaaaand almost every store was closed. Jerad ended up getting him and the kids a frozen pizza at Albertson's a half hour before the closed and I had a bowl of cereal. We had out actual dinner the next day. Jerad made the potatoes, turkey, green beans, and cranberries. I had the sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, brownies, stuffing, and biscuits. It turned out fine, even though we had a rough start. 

Savory turkey with salt rub
au gratin potatoes
green beans with lemon zest and French onion soup
cranberry sauce with orange and pineapple
cornbread stuffing
buttery sage biscuits
orange pumpkin pie
handmade orange whipped cream
mashed sweet potatoes 
pumpkin brownies
sparkling mango cider
red wine

Liam takes a sick day

she was less sick

Jasper still worried


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Me: Cassia say Happy Thanksgiving!
Cassia: Scooby Doo?

She's reading a book about Thanksgiving and sees some kids dressed like pilgrims "oh, babies, nice!"

Liam gives me a history lesson "Mom, these are canons. You use them if you have a ship or a kingdom."

Watching Star Wars

First day of Thanksgiving break and I had two sick kids, so we decided to set up the tent in the living room, make popcorn, and watch Return of the Jedi. Liam brought out his storm trooper costume and this is what happened.

Cassia discovers the self portrait app on my phone

Cassia was taking a bath  and about to get out.  I showed her on my phone how she could see herself on the screen and take a picture, this is what she decided to do. Repeatedly.

Cassia makes herself a new bed

Friday, November 16, 2012

Quotes from this week

Liam's favorite subject is math, and "subtraction because it makes numbers smaller"

He also talks some football smack "Mom you like Seahawks so you eat baby food! Dad and I like the Lions so we eat regular food!"

And not to be left out:

Me: Did you eat your lunch?
Cassia: Babies.
Me: That lunch for for the babies?
Cassia: No.
Me: OK then. 
Cassia: Snow. 

Jerad: Cassia say please.
Cassia: Babies.
Jerad: Babies.
Cassia: Thank you.

Leaving Barb's house:
Cassia: Bye Pishi, bye Cassia..(Pishi is their cat)
Me: Bye Barb
Cassia: Bye ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-bo!

Rainy day project

Liam has a poster on his door that he covered with stickers, so I bought one for Cassia. It's raining and she's having fun decorating it, especially after she discovered the sticker drawer I have in my craft stuff. She pulled out some flip flops ones from last summer and yelled "SHOOS!!". She also found fairies she called "the babies" and dogs "the dodos". 

She was very adamant she did it all by herself and had no help. Help was shoved away with a resounding "NO". 

this is where they go, apparently 
shoes, kitties, babies, and dogs

good job Cassia!

Whole Foods Grand Opening!

Boise has a Whole Foods! Grand opening was on Wednesday at 10am, but they had a free oatmeal breakfast at 9:30. Cassia and  went, she had a "nana" and "bobos" (banana and berries) and I had a banana and free coffee (I was cold and it was free, it was good but still like tea more).  While we were eating a little boy about Cassia' age waved at her from his dad's shoulder. 

Me: Cassia can you say hi to that baby?
Cassia: NO

OK then. 

We saw the people who run it, who I guess have wanted to build this store for 6 years and Whole Foods was really excited to be here. They are going to  be working with a few local charities like the Boise Bike Project and Boise Urban Garden plus local farms. Our mayor was there, Mayor Beiter, plus the BSU marching band. It was packed, Jerad went after work and it was still busy. I need to go back without a tired baby so I can do more shopping but I did find chai tea, mint soap, a new shopping bag, and  a thumbprint cookie for Cassia. We took Jerad a snack at work, Meyer lemonade, red ginger lemonade, and a caramel pretzel brownie. We missed it but we need to go back, we had a sample on the way out of curried hummus and it was amazing. We love Whole Foods!!

(no worries Boise Co-op, we still love you too)

Mayor Beiter

Cassia and her bobos

Blue Thunder

little herb gardens for Thanksgiving

first thing I bought - it's good!

not GF but still looked good

view from the bar upstairs 
we found the mayor 

my purchases

the bag, chai, soap, and Cassia's cookie