May 29, 2015

Cheep, cheep

I've been spending a lot of time in the backyard digging, planting, just doing basic landscaping (more like landscraping).  I've been tired and sore everyday but trying to beautify our backyard has made it worthwhile.

The kids have been keeping me company swimming, running around, and playing kickball. I love that we can enjoy being outside and basking in the sun together.  So, although it's unofficially summer and everyone wants the last day of school to come already, here's to you spring...you're still one of my favorite seasons!

Birdhouse food art and edible art

{Ingredients: whole wheat bread, cheddar cheese, Horizon snack grahams, raisins, carrots, celery leaves, and Annie's Homegrown Bernie's Farm animal cookies}

May 24, 2015

This week in pictures | May 18-24, 2015

The kids visit Shinky and Shiny every day:


First pair of overalls...EVER!


No cavities!


Kids really like baked potatoes but with limited topics...cheese, butter, and sour cream:


My neighbor's party playlist was happenin'.  I'm hooked on Nick Jonas now:


I've been landscaping:


Which gave inspiration for this week's Domo food art:

Domo food art and edible art

Likeness:

Horse tail

Two new rescues.  They were a bargain!


Nap time:


Presley's love notes make me all lovey dovey.

You are the best broth in the world:


You are sweet like a flower (Portia):


You are a star.


An Italian ice and ice cream parlor opened in our neighborhood!

Uncle Louie G italian ice and ice cream

I think this is the first time the kids are trying Italian ice:


Memorial Day swim:


We went to visit my Dad.  David was happy about the light traffic:


I love discovering noodle shops when we're out here:


Lavender options.  I had no idea there were so many types!!


I was shopping for pots on Craigslist.  Found "Supreme being" and "Very hipster friendly" pots:

Craigslist ad

Tonight goes down as one of the worst interrupted dinners we've had as a family.  The kids were SO awfully misbehaved.  On the upside, we had a window seat:


I'm happiest when they don't fight:


Till next week! XO!!

May 20, 2015

Domos in the mist

If you follow any Japanese food artist, you know that Domo is a required mascot in most edible portfolios. Domo in bento boxes.  Domo katsu.  Domo donuts.  Domo on curry.  It's so dang CUTE!!

My need to craft Domo has been in preproduction for years.  I was fearful of not giving this brown, furry monster the love and attention his sawtoothed mouth deserved...until now.  

While shopping in the frozen aisle, I came across these alien shaped chicken nuggets based on the Boov race in the movie Home. I found my Domo body and the rest is history!  

Domo dangling from trees in the rain forest just made sense:

Domo food art and edible art

{Ingredients: Banquet chicken nuggets, Mott's fruity rolls, string cheese, raisins, asparagus, and cashews}

May 17, 2015

This week in pictures | May 11-17, 2015

Mother's Day hangover:

Bear on the moon food art

I hope they never stop picking me flowers:


I'm so blessed:


Them not so much.  We said good-bye to Shinky and Shiny:


Captivated by Julius Jr., her new favorite show:


Wahoo wahoo:

Owl on a branch food art

Truman's ends.  He knows it pisses me off:


Jumble.  You get on my nerves, play doh:


Rainy day:


on Open House:


Gray:


She came to watch Presley play tennis:


And/or watch the ducks and geese:


She hasn't outgrown the swings yet:


We threw you away.  You're welcome!


This is Mozza!


This is 40! Happy Birthday John!!


Lego Fest!


It never gets old:


Our waiter was tall...which is why we're all looking up.  Thanks for the picture Eva!


Rose-gold t-strap mary janes.  Need I say more?


Our weekends alway end with Mexican:


Till next week! XO!

May 15, 2015

Preschool, end of an era

Week-to-week weather changes and seasonal swings have me asking are we in winter, spring, or summer? Well, the earth's changing position tells me that spring is ending soon and summer should be upon us.  

The preschool chapter of our story book is coming to an end as well.  We won't have to pay tuition anymore (hallelujah!) but I'm going to miss the teachers and all of the special annual events like the Spring Fling and Mom's/Grandma's day:

moms day at preschool

This was my fourth (and last) year attending Mom's/Grandma's day:

moms day at preschool

Trying to capture childhood so I can revisit it over and over on my blog gets challenging when the everyday stuff just gets in the way.

It turns out the everyday stuff are the everyday moments to relish in:

moms day at preschool

Because soon you'll forget the little things you notice now like how their lips purse together when they're really focused on something:

moms day at preschool

Or when they're struggling, how their lips pouf and flatten:

moms day at preschool

That "O" mouth they make wants you to tell them to close their mouth but you know better than to interrupt them when they're utilizing their motor skills:

moms day at preschool

They'll grow up, outgrow lip exercises and their preschool era will be an essential blur.

moms day at preschool

I anticipate the chapters ahead to be filled with more comedy, drama, adventure...and romance (yikes)?? And hopefully, I'll be there to document it all.