The great big Kindergartener

Kindergarten ROCKS !! and let me tell you why …

1.Max is not only determined to do more on his own “because I am a Kindergartner” BUT the stuff he is choosing to do is fabulous -put dirty clothes in hamper -brush teeth before being asked -clear, rinse and put dishes in the dishwasher -tie shoes-whistle and snap ..David ( GOD LOVE YOU SON ) still hasn’t grasped some of these concepts ..so we are all in awe.

2.Max ZIPS out of bed to get to school ..cannot wait  to eat breakfast and get ready-he also is now making his own lunches yes this includes sandwiches.

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3. Max  loves to choose his clothes ( it’s uniform attire so its a win for all ) and INSISTS that a belt needs to be worn at all times and pants should be hiked to the nipples or barely below ..( this is sorta of a negative here’s hoping we grow out of this look or else middle school might be rough )

4. Max is tired and falls asleep around 7:30-8:00 ( WHATTTT ??? YOU SAY -YES YES YES THIS IS TRUE )

5. Max loves chapel day and brings his chapel buddy flowers ( it’s a young man and he is VERY polite about it hahha) I told Max next chapel we sneak in cookies ..

Will this last ?? Not a clue but we are riding this wave as long as it takes us 🙂 

Max’s first day :

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as for the rest of us :

Chris has been leading a rough life 

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I have been on a strict diet :

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and Davey -well I wish I had pictures BUT he is back in Santa Barbara ..looking for work ..going to school and surfing ( hard life if you ask him hahha ) 

Happy Sunday and hope everyone has a nice lonnnggg weekend !! 

 

 

 

 

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Wildy, Shamefully a Pinterest Whore …..

 

YOU WILL NEED A DRINK TO READ THIS ( OR TO BE VERY VERY BORED ) 

GO AHEAD GET ONE I’LL WAIT ..

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  •  FYI I WILL BE TRYING OUT THESE RECIPES THIS WEEK AND WILL REPORT BACK  …MAX WILL BE PARTICULARLY EXCITED ABOUT THE LEMON ARTICHOKE ONE ..AS WE ALL KNOW 5 YEARS OLD’S LOVE THIS TYPE OF DISH ! 

 


Lemon Artichoke Pasta

Prep Time:5 Min Cook Time:15 Min Total Time:20 Min

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. bowtie pasta, cooked according to package
  • 1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped roughly
  • 12 asparagus spears, cut into 2″ pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Grated parmesan

Instructions

  • 1 Over medium-high heat, cook artichoke hearts, lemon juice and zest for 5 minutes. Add asparagus and cook until tender (2-4 minutes). Remove and set aside.
  • 2 Add garlic and butter to pan and cook 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Add in flour and stir – it should be quite dry and clumpy. Slowly add milk and whisk until smooth.
  • 3 Add cooked pasta, artichoke and asparagus mixture and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper, serve with grated parmesan and additional lemon wedges.

Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet
Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
• 2 pounds fully cooked polska kielbasa, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 2 inch pieces
• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
• 1 head cabbage, coarsely chopped
• 1 large sweet onion, cut into large pieces
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 teaspoons sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon or brown grainy mustard

Directions
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high and add kielbasa. Cook, without stirring for 1 minute. Then stir occasionally for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon.

In the same pan with some of the rendered kielbasa fat, add the cabbage, onion, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and cook for about 10 minutes. Mix in the vinegar and mustard; add the sausage back to the pan and cook for another 2 minutes to heat through. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Serve immediately on its own or over mashed potatoes.

 

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This really is a yummy place to eat ..hadnt heard of until I moved to CO ..AND BTW they deliver in 10 mins or less …not kidding ..

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NOT PINTEREST BUT HILARIOUS !! 

“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death,” says Levine, a professor of medicine at the U.S.-based Mayo Clinic.

 

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PINTEREST FAILS :

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Happy Sunday ….and to everyone who reads this ( all 3 of you ) 

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My Monkeys are on the loose and may be stoned

Ok so my two children are all about weed ( ironically enough not about using it but about knowledge )

Yes I am a wonderful mother why do you ask ?

So it must be in the air (maybe literally) this week ..ill start with Dave :

 

Dave : Hey mom do you still like Weeds ? ( the show)

Me : no you were right ..lame after season two ..

Dave: But she makes good money ..

Me: I know should I grow and sell ?? Its legal here so why would anyone buy it from me ?

Dave: (taking a deep breath ) ..well no taxes PLUS you could make your own edibles etc….

he went on and on about profits and how one plant makes this amount ( he knew grams etc )

Me : Dave have you considered doing this ?

Dave : No mom but it’s simple marketing ..

OK two things crossed my mind: ONE IF i ever sell weed I’m seeking my 19 year old sons advice (just clinched my shot at mother of the year) and two why the hell aren’t you going for a marketing degree ??

and now Max ( yep my five year old )

So eating while sharing ( yes sharing we are weird ) a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs last night max turns to me :

Max: Does dad smoke pot (I was equally shocked by question as I was that he used the word pot )

Me: NO Max pot is a drug and we dont do drugs.

Max:(smiling ) yes he does .

Me; max No he doesnt and that is VERY bad to say about your dad.

Max: Ill show you.

Me: Ok ..(all time has stopped for me at this point)

Max walks into our room opens a drawer we have and pulls out a tobacco pipe .

(Laughing )

Me: Max that is a pipe to smoke tobacco

Max : what’s tobacco ? ( ok you know what weed or POT is but not tobacco )

The convo went on as I explained tobacco , weed and pipes …

then curious

Me : Max how do you know you smoke pot of of a pipe ?

Max: Family Guy …

Just so you know those PBS specials have nothing on my house “as in what no to do to ensure your kids wont do drugs ”

( does that even make sense ? )

hhahha

ANYWAYS Happy Sunday !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One fine Monday

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this is HYSTERICAL to me ..I am not an introvert at all (no matter what those face book quizzes say)

BUT this got me thinking I kinda wanna be…I was always a tinsy bit jealous of friends growing up that would sit and watch the rain or read a whole book in one day or watch their mom cook dinner (okay that last one has always tripped me out what kid does that ?? I had many friends that did oddly enough ) so I looked into being an introvert :

These things popped up :

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ya doesnt sound fun anymore …I HATE to meditate ..if I only had two friends ( to talk on the phone or hang with ) I would shoot myself

and QUIET AND NOT TALKING?? !! Well that’s just silly ..

 

SOOO here’s to you introverts may you quietly live long and prosper..NOW for us loud mouth hyper folk :

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number 10…I dont shine well anymore BUT man I used to !!

Anyways just some thoughts and if you have no clue WHAT you are google quizzes ..or ask me ..I am an expert now ..( self proclaimed )

ANYWAYS I NEED FUNNIES FOLKS :

SOOOOO RANDOMNESS :

HAHHHA

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  • Max Humor :

( we have made a curse jar -he wont stop saying bad words ..i have no fucking clue where he gets this shit )

I keep adding money to it damn it its hard I curse like a sailor !!

ANYWAYS this AM Max hands me the jar and says go ahead and add money something happened in the bathroom ..LMAO

  • David Humor :

( regarding fake women that come into his work in Encintas )

” I mean how ugly were you that you had to change EVERYTHING about your body and hide behind war paint ( makeup ) ”

Happy Monday all !