Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|Ooo this lotion smells fab!|
|Uncle Daniel got a micro grater in his stocking!|
|Tristan wanted to smell it too!|
|Yea! I finally have a car!|
|Feelos and Butterfinger were happy with their stocking as well!|
|Grandma Kems loving on Tristan!|
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
|Look at that face....|
|I can do this!|
|Daddy helping cross the monkey bars.|
Uncle Daniel met us in Baltimore since he had a layover. Unfortunately, he didn't check in fast enough, so he was stuck in the back row and not close to us at all. Who was excited to see him? Tristan of course!! He kept saying, "Uncle Dannn-eee-all!" It was especially cute when we landed in WPB, Tristan stood up in his seat and turned towards the back of the plane to find Uncle Daniel and kept yelling out to get his attention, "Dannn-eee-all, Dannn-eee-all!, Dannn-eee-all!, Dannn-eee-all!, Dannn-eee-all!" over and over again. So adorable!
|I'm with Uncle Daniel|
|Look! I'm in an eagle's nest!|
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
So we fly to Kansas and drop Tristan off and Grandma and Grandpa Davis' house while we galavant onto an "adult trip" of our own. We get there, day one, and can barely keep up with the time difference. Ha! Tristan's not only on a schedule, he's got us on one too!
The next day we explored the resort, relaxed, tanned, played with Alex, enjoyed some food, and watched KU win! Then when it came time to Skype with Tristan, it was kind of a downer. He was happy to see us, but then sad when we said goodbye to him. Grandma and Pa Davis said he cried a little bit for a few minutes, but then went onto playing. We sulkingly walked back to the pool and looked at each other stating, "We really should have brought Tristan with us. He would have really liked being here." We couldn't help but continue to tell ourselves this for the rest of trip. We missed our little man.
All in all, we had a great time with Steve, Sarah, Alex, Michelle, Jordan, Nancy and John Miles, watching KU play, relaxing in the warm sun, working out on the beach (that was a tough workout day), shopping at the mall, drinking a few beers (we barely had 4 each the entire trip), getting in a massage and facial, and eating some good food. The trip was really fun and relaxing, but we were sure glad to get back to Grandma and Grandpa Davis' house on Thanksgiving afternoon to be welcomed with smiles and hugs from Tristan. He missed us and knew we had missed him too. Kisses all around. :)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
He sure does miss them and can't wait to see them soon. :)
Check out this year's school pics...he was so proud of how he was dressed that day.
Tristan had pizza for the first time this past weekend while we were at Aunt Brooke's for the weekend and he did the same thing! Well, almost. When I asked him if he wanted some more pizza, he said, "peet-zee?" It was too cute. Now when he refers to pizza, he inquisitively says, "peet-zee?"
Monday, November 7, 2011
Perhaps, but regardless, it is cute as can be how adorable he is when that word comes out of his mouth - appp-paul? (And yes, it is always phrased as a question.)
BAKED STUFFED APPLES
1 pound sausage
1/4 cup chopped onion
6 medium tart baking apples
1/2 cup of rice or quinoa
1/2 cup of broiled brussel sprouts
2 TBs of olive oil
black pepper (enough to your liking)
1/2 cup of apple cider
Turn oven to 350. In a bowl, combine brussel sprouts, olive oil, and black pepper. Crumble up sausage and add to the mixture. Dice up onions and add to the mixture. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and place in oven. Cook for about 20 minutes or until brussel sprouts are soft and sausage is no longer pink. Remove and set aside to cool. Keep oven at 350.
Cook rice or quinoa according to directions.
Now, cut enough off the top of the apples to be able to core out the center of the apple and enough off of the bottom of the apple to ensure that the apple can stand on its own in the baking dish. Core the apples - I used a melon ball utensil which worked really well. Save about a 1/4 cup of the cored apples to add to the sausage and brussel sprout mixture. Dice up the apples so they are smaller pieces. Take the cooled sausage mixture and poor it into a bowl along with the rice/quinoa and cored apple pieces. Mix well. Spoon into apples.
Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Poor apple cider over each apple so that it is in the mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until apples are tender. Yield: 12 servings.
Tristan has recently discovered this word and has been saying it a lot lately. Usually he says it when he's carrying his "B" around and he twirls around with it and almost loses his balance....whoa, he says. Well, I'll tell you what, it's pretty cute. It's pretty cute that he understands the word and how to use it - especially when he's off balance. But when I was driving this past weekend with him in the car, I took a turn and he said whoa. Really? Did I take that turn too fast....I know Uncle Daniel and Nathan like to make fun of me quite often for my driving....but honestly, would my company really give me a company car if I didn't have a stellar driving record? Which I do, by the way. Of course they wouldn't. So I always dismiss their comments as just wanting to playfully poke at me about my driving....
However, it was at the very moment when I was driving over speed bumps that Tristan said whoa again that made me realize that he, indeed, thinks the same thing!! He is saying whoa because I'm going "off balance" with the car....I couldn't stop laughing when I realized that he, again, was using the word correctly. :)
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tristan "surfing" at the Port Discovery water park.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The weekend was funfilled with both a charity event on Sat for a local four year old little girl who lost her arm and legs due to a misdiagnoses of a broken arm that was set wrong and caused gangrene in the rest of her limbs. We showed up to support her family for such an important cause as she'll need replacement limbs every few years until she stops growing. Despite the reason for the event, Tristan thoroughly enjoyed the DJ that was playing all sorts of music he's never heard. He was on the dancefloor more than anyone else!
Sunday was Family Farm Day at the Zarahdka Farm where we get our weekly CSA. What a beautiful day it turned out to be! They had
so many treats and fun things to do - we didn't know where to begin or when to end! Just before we left, we also grabbed some homemade treats of strawberry and jalepeno jam, corn salsa, and homemade chicken noodle soup. YUM!
Brea also toured DC in two days and captured a picture I always say I'm going to get and never seem to do. Rock Chalk! I was sad to see her go this morning. Until next time....