Playing at McDonald's. Sophie went up the slide with clothes on....she came down the slide with out. Nice!
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Aubree and I made a snowman today. The snow was perfect packing snow. I started to make it pretty big, but she wanted a little "snow girl", so we pulled back a little.
sixlet eyes, and a crasin mouth.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Last night Aubree had a request. She wanted to sleep in the tub. I used to as a kid, so I thought why not? We got it all set up with blankies, her pillows, some books and a few toys.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Aubree didn't attach to a blanket until she hit toddler age. Sophie was a different story. It seemed almost immediately that she formed a bond with a very special blankie. A blankie that my friend and college roommate made. It was our sick blankie that we passed around to whoever needed it. It ended up with me, and somehow onto Sophie.
Let me introduce you to Blankie Star. Blankie star went with us EVERYWHERE. She could not nap or sleep with out it. And it followed her in all her adventures.
She cried, she asked for her Blankie Star, but I couldn't make her happy. I called my friend to see, if by chance, she had more fabric (from 10 years ago...) that I could recreate one. Nope. We went to Joann's (where she bought it originally) to see if there was even something similar or something she was drawn too...Nope. I scoured online...nope.
E.V.E.R.Y. D.A.Y. since that night she has asked for it. At first it was a sad tearful ask, that turned into an acceptance, but "just checking" ask. Which then turned into a declarative statement that Blankie star was gone. EVERY DAY. At least once. I'm talking months and months, with out missing a day.
I tried re-introducing all her current blankets. Blankets that family members made for her. Or good friends bought for her. But apparently none of them had that "special" factor. Then I was online. I was checking my Disney rewards account. I saw a cute Lion King blanket, and had enough points to get said blanket. I got it on the chance that one of them would like it. Thankfully Aubree didn't want it, and Sophie did. Ever since she has not mentioned Blankie Star. It had been replaced. THANKFULLY. We are all happy again. Lion King Blankie now goes with us everywhere. Only it never leaves the car. And she can't get enough of it!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
My two friends and I hosted a Chinese New Year recipe group last month. Every month someone in our neighborhood hosts, and we all get together for a girls night out of delicious food, friends and fun. In December my friend Karen asked if she could host January's slot. She then had the brilliant idea of doing it around Chinese New Year. Since my house already has ans Asian vibe, she asked me if I wanted to host with her and another friend and do it at my house. I was all in! Especially because I am very comfortable cooking Asian food. Since my Asian "knowledge" all comes from Japan, we decided to Asian inspired food and not just Chinese. We all had our jobs, and it came together beautifully.
Asian asparagus, edamame, gyoza and YUMMY homemade dipping sauce, yakisoba, fresh pineapple, cabbage salad, wonton salad, Asian slaw, spring rolls with YUMMY homemade dipping sauce as well. Jasmine rice, brown rice, szechuan chicken, apricot chicken, and coconut curry chicken and veggies. I am geting hungry again just thinking about it!
It was such a fun night, fun to host, fun to see friends, and even more fun to look forward to next month when all I have to do is show up :)
Sunday, January 1, 2012
New Year's Eve, we had a little bash. My Aunt and Uncle came up, and we made a weekend out of it.
We had a big dinner, but I still wanted to set up a "bar" with munchies and have a little party. I used printables I found on Tom Kat Studios.