February 19, 2012

We Play Hard

 We play at the park often. When I say play, I mean, we really play. 

When Noah was Dean's age (1 1/2yrs old) he was very timid. He didn't climb, run, jump or like to get dirty. He was calm and slow and very uncoordinated. 

Dean, thought, he is quick, he is daring, he loves to jump, climb, fall, roll, trip, scream, bounce, go down the up and up the down and anything that involves dirt and sweat.

Not Noah. Though he is much more comfortable with climbing, jumping and keeping his feet under him, he still is the cautious one.


We play hard at the park these days. And no matter how long we play...it never seems to be long enough for these boys.

February 18, 2012

Curry Egg Salad

This one is a favorite in our house. This is easy, inexpensive, filling, lasts a long time in the fridge, good for any meal of the day, and so tasty!

The recipe I originally found (I think online somewhere) was very basic with about three ingredients. I added more but like all my meals, they can be simplified to accommodate what you have on hand, or offer freedom to get creative and add new vegetables or exchange one for another. For example: the nuts, use any kind you have!


Chop the following,
6 hard boiled eggs
1/2 red type apple
1/4 white onion
hand full of cilantro
hand full of pecans
few scallions
1/2 bell pepper
few leaves spinach

Mix the first ingredients with,
2 teaspoons Curry powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
3-4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise (we either use a home made Paleo Mayo or grape seed Mayo. Grape Seed Oil products are healthy, in my opinion, so long as they aren't heated. When heated the oil goes rancid)

We love this in lettuce cups from our garden. It is great with chips, crackers, as a sandwich, or just with a spoon or fork. We often double the recipe because it ends up being a quick go-to snack and disappears so darn fast. Also, we use curry often and have many kinds, so I use 1 teaspoon hot curry and the second teaspoon regular curry powder. Adding a dash of red pepper might be nice too.

February 5, 2012

Jesus Loves Me

 Jesus loves me, this I know

  for the Bible tells me so

little ones to Him belong 

I am weak but He is strong!

 Yes, Jesus loves me!

 Yes, Jesus loves me!

Yes, Jesus loves me...The bible tells me so!

February 4, 2012

Just Like Daddy

Eric's Engine company went to Noah's preschool on Friday. It is Community Helper Month. Noah ran up to Eric screaming with excitement. He imediately shouted to his class that this was his daddy, he is a Firefighter! Noah instructed everyone to come outside with him and his daddy to see the Fire Engine. Noah was SO PROUD!

This picture shows Noah looking up at his daddy while he was talking to the class about the Engine. Noah looks just as proud as he sounded that day. He looks like his father. This is a look I hope we can see from him every day.  Noah sure loves his dad. Little does he know, he is already more like daddy then he thinks.

Notice his hand in the picture?

That hand is in a position I get angry at Eric for making in EVERY DARN PHOTO! I hate the way he makes that clasp with his thumb and pointer finger. For years it bothered me...but now,

...I kinda love it!

 Here is Noah and the 9 other students in his class with the firemen.

 The kids loved when Cane dressed in his turnouts and put his BA on

Cane is "like a giant" according to one student

 Ava loved her badge

All the children (yes, all) wanted hugs when it was time to go back to the classroom. Joice was so cute with her little tights on and BIG Cane giving her a hug goodbye.

 There they go...the little young toddlers watched with wide eyes and smiles as the Engine drove away with lights and siren blaring loud.

***I am so embarrased by my pictures. I just bought a new lens and clearly had my settings way off. Don't judge. =)