Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

They grow up so fast

We went to an outdoor History Museum in Littleton last week with our friends Hunter and Z. It is an old working farm with all the gardens and animals. Hunter and I got a little carried away with taking the following pictures....we just thought they are so cute. The dynamics of the day were much more typical for our fabulous 2 year olds than the pictures captured however. Sam ended up with booboos and learning to yell No at Z, and he had his first "going home early" experience after pushing Sam down a few times. They are such kids.

The adorable picture of them holding hands running behind the outhouse was followed by Z thinking he was out of sight and turning to shove Sam to the was the beginning. I'm sure that this is only the beginning of their flirtatious love-hate friendship!!

It must be LOVE:)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Germany and France

Please visit our gallery(follow link) to see all of the pictures. The album is labeled Paris but includes our Germany pictures as well!!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Daddy's weekend

We spent this last weekend at the car show and car races....plenty of horse power to go around. But we had a blast and have the proof....

Sam in standing with Dad's Camaro in the show, next to our friend John's Camaro!!
The red car doing the burnout is our friend Chris's race car!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Loving our CSA

This last Friday marked the beginning of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) vegetable delivery. We are so excited to be a part of the Grant Family Farms. This time of year in Colorado produces nothing but beautiful GREEN leafy produce. So, we are experimenting with all the ways to have salad or cook our greens. We are enjoying the challenge and look forward to the other colors later in the season!!!!
Sam figured how to get her boots on all by herself!!!
She's a big help in the garden, especially with the water!!
This weeks CSA box will contain (we get it on Friday):
Spinach, cilantro, parsley, green leaf lettuce, red leaf lettuce.

Monday - Tabouli w/ fresh Parsley, green onions, and cucumber wrapped in Butter Lettuce

Tues - Creamed spinach over peppers and pasta

Wed - Strawberry Salad w/ Roasted Chicken

Thurs - Deer Roast on grill; Nutty Brown Rice Salad

Fri - BLack Bean Quesadillas

Sat - Tuna Melts w/ beautiful fresh salad

Sun - Tilapia tacos w/ black re fried beans

Big Girl

One foot at a time, arms full of Babies, the little blonde curls bounced up the stairs. All clean and ready for sleepy night. Straight into the new Big Girl room that still needs fresh paint. Up into the Big Girl dream all night of independence and Big Girl aspirations.

Where is my little baby girl? That's correct, she put herself to bed last night in a Big bed. Of course Dad did see her on the floor curled up this morning but she woke up and played until we came to get her as usual.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Filling AJ's shorts

Sammi went swimming with Dad, Gramsi and Popop this last week when they were in town. This is a swim outfit that AJ wore when he was little.....too cute!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CSA starts later this week

Tues - Saute mushrooms (b/c Dad is gone) w/ peppers and chicken; Cucumber tomato salad (b/c dad is gone)

Wed - ???

Thurs - Beef Ribs on the BBQ; corn on the cob; salad

Fri - Grilled chicken or Deer Roast; Organic artichokes (on sale!!) grilled

We get our CSA Friday afternoon so I will need to start building our menus on Friday/Saturday. Can't wait to see all the lovely local greens we get this week. I'm expecting a lot of spinach/salad/herbs so I got a book at the library with salad recipes!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Updates and Surprises

Don't worry I'm not so pregnant brain that I forgot to post pictures.....I'm still waiting on pictures from Europe!!!!

Until then here is some other fun pictures and info:

We were sitting at breakfast one morning a few days after our trip and Samantha says: "Amie Dourney, Albert Dourney". Not sure what she meant AJ suggested Amie in Germany, Albert in Germany. Sam agreed and now if you ask her where Amie and Albert live she will say Germany. However, she is also saying "Dad (fill in other names) we think there is an alternate meaning but haven't figured it out yet....and ideas?

We have a GIRL for sure and she loves to accessorize with shoes, purses and necklaces!!! She loves to wear everyones shoes, apparently the fetish is inherited from her Great Grandmother Galloochio, as well as Great Grandma Platt. She also has learned well from Grandma and Gramsi on the finer points of shopping and loves to browse the least she can do it with them because everyone knows how much I love to shop, NOT!!

Her new cowboy boots!!

Here are some pics of our shoe modeling and Sam picked out this purse in Paris the first day....She carried around for 3 days, she wouldn't even let us help.

Dad's favorite picture in Paris!!

We enjoyed a fun weekend when my best friend Sharon surprised us with a quick 24 hour visit. Sam made a new great friend, so much so that she woke up on Monday asking for fun Sharon!!! Loved the visit girl:)

We also had our community garage sale and did great getting rid of some stuff this weekend. We even tried to get an offer on Sam.....$1 a day with return at night was the best we got, we turned it down:)

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Busy week this week with Gramsi and Popop visiting as well as car races and volunteer time!!! Whew I'm tired just writing it!!!

Sun - Taco Salad

Mon - Pappardelle's Pasta w/ cucumber and tomatoes

Tues - Coconut Curry Chicken

Wed - Grilled Fontina and Honey Turkey Sandwiches; Carrots, Peppers, onions

Thurs - O'Brien Pizza

Fri - Deer Roast grilled; Corn on the grill; salad

Sat - Car race - Turkey Burgers, pasta salad, fruit

Sun - Bradley Group BBQ; taking an appetizer...don't know what yet:)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Goodbye to the Acura

Well, our family is growing and so must our vehicles.......AJ sadly had to put his trusty Acura up for sale. It's such a great car that it sold on the first day to the first buyer for cash. The 3 other interested parties were very sad to get the call that it was already gone.

I was cheesy and made him take a nostalgic picture!!!