Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dinos and builders and more

We took a trip to the Children's Museum recently with cousins Gabe and Isabelle. We managed to break out of our routine and do some new things.

Boo and Gabe braved the scary dinosaur roars to see some skeletons...
...and then went on a dig.

We tried out the Bob the Builder exhibit.

And since old habits die hard, we ended with the carousel.

Kitty got to play in the Babyscape for a bit and she loved it. She was very good at navigating around other babies and mats.
She will probably be up on her hands and knees in a couple more days, then pulling up, and then nothing will be safe.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kitty - 8 months

Kitty is a pretty cute little thing. If I do say so myself.

She's eight months old now, still toothless. I'm totally ok with that.

She has been army crawling for six weeks now, and is very proficient. Now she will get up on her hands and knees and get revved up for crawling before she drops to her tummy and takes off.

She is a babbley girl, and has discovered that she can 'sing'. Her Nazgul days seem to be over. She is more clingy these days, but is really very content to play with her toys and torment Boo. It doesn't take much. Kitty thinks it's absolutely hysterical once Boo collapses on the floor in despair. She giggles as she crawls over to grab with Boo's hair, now in easy reach.

Those two do feed off of each other, I hope most of the time it's positive. One day Boo roared her dinosaur roar right in Kitty's face, dissolving Kitty into tears. Which sent Boo into hysterical sobs. Which sent Kitty into flat out hiccup/scream/sobs. And I laughed and laughed at the two of them bawling on the floor next to each other, looking over at each other, and bawling some more.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Valentine's Day

Boo wasn't sure that it ever would come, but Valentine's finally arrived.

She loved preparing her class Valentines because there were two sheets of princess tattoos to put in each Valentine. There were plenty left over, so J put a couple on Boo and oh, how she loved it. She took advantage of a distracted mom later that day and put four more tattoos on her body, including two on her face. I can't say that I was happy about the fact that she had tattoos all over her body, but I was conflictedly proud that she figured out how to put them on herself. Really, shouldn't "ability to tattoo oneself at age three" be some sort of indication of how smart she is?

It turned out that her school was closed the day of the class Valentine's party due to snow. That was really sad. So we stayed in and made heart sugar cookies. I bought several little bottles of sprinkles a few days before, and she carried them with her everywhere, so she would be READY. So heart cookies were a hit. And were they the best textured sugar cookies ever? Oh yes they were!

The Friday before V-Day we hosted some friends at our house for a Valentine's party. The kids had so much fun playing, eating heart shaped PBJ and raspberries, and of course having a Hershey's Kiss Hunt.
The kids even traded Valentines, which was as cute as could be.
Boo had her V-Day party at school the next week, and I cannot believe the loot she came home with. It was like Halloween again. And then I felt like a slacker, because the only thing Boo's friends got from her was a princess tattoo. And I can imagine how excited the boys were about that.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Garlic Butter Update

If you are not as obsessed with garlic butter as I am, I will try to understand.

Two new uses for it:

Brush melted garlic butter over a pizza crust before you load it up with sauce and toppings.

Top a steak with a melon baller sized scoop of garlic butter.

Yum and yum.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A snooze

This is what I wish I was doing.

But instead I am going to make good use of my time and catch up on some things.

Like blogging. I've missed it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Garlic Butter Dream

So this one day I needed some garlic butter for my baguette and found this recipe. It was really good. Really good. And I had some left over.

The next day I needed to make something for dinner, so I got out some chicken breasts, butterflied them, slathered on my leftover garlic butter, cooked them up, and served them with a romaine salad. Seriously good.

I made some more for another baguette day, and again had leftovers. This time I used it to sautee up some more leftovers: shrimp, zucchini, and mushrooms. To. Die. For.

There was just a tad left, so I melted it and dipped in some bread and leftover Kroger rotisserie chicken. I could eat that everyday.

You know you've found a keeper when you can do four different things with it.