Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Impromtu photo shoot

UPDATE: click here to see more pictures of us from Tiana of www.littlepixels.ca!

We were hanging out by the river in Perth this weekend, when this lady started making conversation about how cute and soft Bosco was. It led her to start snapping some pictures of him with this insane camera. When I pulled out OUR humble little digital Sony Cybershot to take some pictures of my boys...she offered to take some pictures of all of us with HER camera, with the promise of emailing them to us. Turned out she's a great photographer! http://littlepixels.ca True to her word, she emailed some today...and said there are a few more to come...

i've been so pleasantly surprised by perfect strangers.

Monday, July 28, 2008

the reality of my life

When one of your sons is a big, black, hairy, beast...
your Swiffer pads look like this...

Hey...this thing smells like...me!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

5 random's

Hudson already gets smelly feet. No more sweet, innocent baby toes...they are feet that sweat in his shoes, and get sticky and stinky.

Bosco begs for food EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. we eat. Begs like he's starving. The day he doesn't...we'll be driving like maniacs to the vet.

Our yard is 50% grass, 50% weeds. We have the worst lawn of the neighbourhood. I'm sure our neighbours talk about it behind our backs.

I met an old coworker for a playdate today...and 99% of our conversation was about our kids. Scary how I've become someone who I would've considered to be so "boring" before.

Hudson deliberately peed on Bosco. WTF.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Deceptively healthy muffins!

I have found the yummiest HEALTHY banana (chocolate-chip) muffin recipe EVER! Seriously, I am not a fan of healthy eating. If it doesn't taste good...I don't care how "good" it is for you...I probably won't eat it.

I found this recipe (modified it slightly...basically lessened the sugar, and added chocolate chips) and can't believe how yummy they are. I've made them numerous times, and watch in disbelief as Rob eats half a dozen in one sitting. TRY them!

Banana Cottage Cheese Muffins

1 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of oats (or you can use 1 1/2 cup of flour, I've made them both ways)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ripe, mashed bananas
1/2 cup brown sugar (i've used less if adding chocolate chips)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
1 cup of cottage cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375'. Line muffin tins with paper cups (I'm sure you can grease if you don't have cups, but I haven't tried it before).

Whisk dry ingredients in big bowl (minus the sugar). Combine wet ingredients (banana, cottage cheese, butter, egg, vanilla) in another bowl (with the sugar). Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix until just combined (don't overmix). Add chocolate chips at this point (I don't measure, but estimate 1/2 cup???). Pour in muffin tin, and bake for 18 min. (until muffins feel firm and springy). The cottage cheese adds protein and calcium, and makes them moist! And you can't taste that it's in there. They don't LOOK like gorgeous deli-style puffy muffins (they're pretty dense and small), but healthy and yummy...two words that don't often go together!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Such a "guy"

This is my 20 month old son chillin out in front of the TV...his head on his chair, leg up on the sofa...and yes that would be his hands down his diaper. Classic Al Bundy.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The nastiest way to start your day...

When you have a toddler...food often winds up on the floor. So this morning, when I bent down to pick up what looked like a half eaten, juicy, piece of mushy blueberry skin, I didn't give it a second thought. Only...once in my fingers...I realized that it wasn't a piece of chewed fruit...but a GODDAMN SLUG!!! SLUG! For someone who hates bugs...SLUGS are probably one of the nastiest! Wanna know what's worse than discovering you're holding a gross, snotty, gelatinous, insect? Having to FIND it again...because you flung it so violently off your hand.

I found it in the kitchen sink, and yes...screamed when I killed it.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Our cozy little abode

Here are some pictures of our current home...we've made it as "ours" as it can be, considering it's a rental. It's cozy and comfy...and really we don't need much else. I'm happy here.

living room

living room

upstairs loft

upstairs loft

master bedroom

second bedroom

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Weekend Sleepover!

We had such a FUN (and LOUD...4 kids can make A LOT of noise!) weekend!!! Romy, Victor, Edouard, and my parents came for a visit. We went to the neighbourhood waterpark, BBQ'd some burgers, went for a walk, and most importantly...just hung out all together. Hudson LOVED it (to the point that he kept pointing to himself when they left, saying that he wanted to go too). My only complaint is that it was too short!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

you know you're a mom when...

you've microwaved your cup of coffee three seperate times in one morning, in order to drink it hot.

anyway...I know I'm biased...but isn't he friggen cute?!? I have to bring him to get his haircut again...but I LOVE his hair long!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Hudson's Vocabulary

Hudson understands EVERYTHING! Seriously...everything. He recognizes all sorts of words, letters, shapes, colors, objects...etc. His speech? Ummmm...let's just say that he's learning. Slowly. Which I'm told is normal for boys (vs girls). But it's funny how the few words he does know (combined with some vigourous pointing and grunting) is all he needs to get his point across! He's one bossy dude.

P.S. He calls Bosco "Oof" (Woof).

P.P.S. "Bap" is Korean for "rice", and "Bang-goo" is Korean for "fart".

Friday, July 04, 2008

Hot summer days...

Totally don't feel like blogging lately...

so I'll just post some pictures of Hudson (which will make the grandparents happy!).