Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Once a Month Blogging

It's possible a few of these pictures have shown up on the blog already....

Before I get going on the pictures I wanted to record a few things that have happened this week.  1.)  We had the primary talent show this week.  It's always nice to have that over with (putting on a talent show, even for a medium sized primary, is still a bit stressful).  Brady and Kody played piano.  Carson was going to dribble a basketball, then backed out at the last minute.  Parker was GOING to demonstrate his perfect pitch using handbells.  He didn't want to do it, but I talked him into it, promising him a box of fruit snacks if he would do it.  When it was his turn he excitedly jumped on stage and went up to the mic and said "I'm Parker Wirig and my talent is DJ Dancing", then he turned to me and said "tricked you mom".  He went out to the middle of the stage and waited.  I asked if he wanted music and he said "yes.  DJ dance music".  So i had to rush off stage and find some music for him really quick.  He did something loosely resembling breakdancing for 30 seconds or so and it was over.  The MC asked if he was going to also do the bells...Parker went to the microphone and said "i don't do double talents.  My name is Parker Wirig and i just DID DJ Dancing".  Stinker. 

The second thing I thought I should record is Kody's head injury tonight.  He and Parker were in the family room rough housing.  I told them 10 times to knock it off "someone is going to get hurt".  I went into the kitchen to continue to work on dinner when we heard a THUD and a scream.  Parker had pushed Kody, and Kody went right into my new end table (which we knew when we put it by the end of the couch that it was going to attract heads.  I may need to move it to prevent further injuries).  Anyway....i hoped it was just a bonk, but as I was hugging Kody i felt my hand get sticky and wet and when I pulled it away it was covered with blood.  We rand to the kitchen and got a rag and we just sat and held it on there for a while (i was too scared to look....i didn't want to know).  I kept checking the towel to see how much blood it was producing, and while it felt like a lot of blood, it kept getting to be less and less...so i figured it was at least clotting.  Dustin was on his way home so we just sat and he cried a bit until he eventually calmed down.  Dustin didn't get a super good look at it, but we think it's *probably* going to be ok?  We'll see how things go tonight.  

Ok, on with the iPhone picture dump.  

Kody said it feels like summer when he sits here.

Audrey working on standing.  

Kody tried telling me that parker scratched him.

Audrey being cool in the safeway parking lot.

Hipster Audrey.

One morning i took a picture of what everyone was doing at that moment.  Brady and Carson were reading. 

Parer was playing in his room (he plays here a lot by himself....i love it).

Audrey was jumping.

And Kody was playing on parker's bed.  

Brady after baseball practice one night.  He looked so old to me here!

Kody was "thinking about worms" i think.

And here's a worm he found.  Kody loves worms.

The fabulous sarah had her annual disco bowling birthday party with awesome cupcakes.  so fun.

I didn't get many pictures of basketball this year.  but carson is in here somewhere.  

Audrey at costco.  

All the tanooki marios.

Audrey and I at baseball practice.

Audrey wearing a really big skirt.  She kept getting frustrated because it was so difficult to crawl in it.

Audrey and I waiting at a baseball practice.

Carson and his eraser collection.

Haircuts and Hawaiian food on a saturday night.

Audrey's swimsuit for the summer.  So cute.  want one to match.

Kody saw this tree on a hill and ran and sat under it with his eyes closed.  It just felt like the right thing to do i guess.

We have a whole drawer dedicated to tutus.

Picnic at the park.

Pre bedtime trampolining.

Playing with oobleck.  

Carson ready to bat.

Kody with food and sunscreen  

Brady was having a bad day so we made his favorite doughnut in cake form (with cream filling).

Brady was behind and swamped with a huge writing assignment.  He had 24 pages he had to write.  He stayed home from school the following day and wrote all day as well (it was 9 at night here, and we had been writing pretty much since 3 PM).

Parker ready to bat.  and not looking at the camera.

Audrey's favorite spot (and the place where Kody bonked his head).  Audrey can be found here 20% of the time.

Audrey waiting at Kody's gymnastic class...

Kody at the gymnastic class.  

Easter outfits, check.

avocado lettuce spring rolls.  Carson and I made these and they were delicious.

Missy thinks she's a big girl.

Kody at a baseball game.  With candy.  at 10 in the morning.

oooh...this was yummy.  Thai chicken noodle soup (with lime and cilantro.) mmm...i'm pasting the recipe below so I have it archived...but you can check out the link if you like.  The blog (thesisterscafe.com) has lots of yummy recipes!

Thai Coconut Lime Soup
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe

1 can coconut milk
5 cans (~ 7 1/2 cups) chicken stock or broth (I’ve used bouillon with good results, too)
3 large carrots, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced into long strips
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into long strips
1 whole rotisserie chicken, shredded
1/4-1/2 cup lime juice (2-3 medium limes juiced) – to taste
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon thai green curry paste (more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon yellow curry powder (again more if you like Curry, but no more than 1 tsp)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1-6 ounce package chow mein noodles
Large bunch cilantro, chopped
4-5 green onions, chopped
*If you want it to be spicier, you could add some cayenne pepper to taste
In large pot, add chicken stock and coconut milk. Bring to light boil, then add carrots and bell peppers. Cook on light boil for 5 minutes on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add shredded chicken, lime juice, soy sauce, green curry paste, curry, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Cook for 5 minutes. Carrots should not be too soft, they should have a little bit of crunch left.  Reduce heat to low and add noodles. Cover with lid and let the noodles absorb liquid. Once the noodles are al dente (about 5 minutes or so), the soup is done! Add your green onions and fresh cilantro 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Audrey standing again.  She wants to walk so bad...and thinks she can...but she can't.  so she just falls.  and bonks her head a bunch.  


Brady.  I used a wide angle lens here, so he looks a little distorted, but still adorable.

do you ever get your kitchen super clean and think "i'm going to take a picture of it because it might not happen again"....

or is your bedroom ever so messy you think "i'm going to take a picture of it, because I hope it never happens again".  Also we need a new mattress.  We know.

So there you have it.  Oh, also I just got an email from the school auction.  I put a bunch of bids on a bunch of things...i was the first bidder and i just thought "i'll just get things going....".  Ends up i was the ONLY bidder, and I won EVERYTHING.  now i need to pay.  


sarah said...

Nate and I won a trip to WY to go snow-mobiling at a raffle like that! BTW, I had no idea what to make for dinner with some leftover chicken, so I made your soup. So good! Thanks

Anne said...

Love audrey with glasses she's so cute