Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Menu-Plan Monday (on a Wednesday)

A week of vacation followed by a holiday weekend has thrown me off my game a little this week, so pardon my tardiness!
On Saturday, we got our first CSA box for the summer.  It contained green kale, red russian kale, swiss chard, sweet potatoes, green onions, lettuce, broccoli and strawberries  Yummy!
Here are a few meals I plan on making with our goodies.
ginger cilantro baked tilapia, wild rice and roasted veggies
Can't wait to try it all out!

Claire's Birthday Trip

Claire turned 7 in April (still last month ... I'm only a month behind).  I talked her into a day trip to Atlanta to shop at the American Girl Doll store in lieu of a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. 
{FYI ... After 8 hours driving by myself in one day, I was kind of wishing we were at Chuck E. Cheese.}
At the last minute (like on Monday night when we went on a Wednesday), I decided to make Claire and her doll matching dresses to wear on her birthday trip.  Claire's dress became a top because I didn't have enough fabric for a dress.  Fortunately, I had a cute pair of MJ pants that matched perfectly.  I always hate that it takes me just as long to sew the doll dress as it does the big girl dress.  She was really excited and it turned out cute.
We headed out early and made it to Atlanta just in time to eat lunch at Moe's Southwest Grill ... Claire's all-time favorite restaurant.

Then, it was time to shop.  Little Claire and all the other AG dolls racked up!  And this is the time I think ... maybe the birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese would have been cheaper.

We love Molly and Emily (Claire has both of these dolls).

She was so excited to see Saige!  We had just finished reading her book before we went.

Look!  It's little Claire!

We opted to do the afternoon tea at the AG cafe.

Little Claire even got her own cup of tea.

And Claire got a Happy Birthday cupcake.

Claire and I.

Drink up little Claire.  We've got to hit the road!

What a fun day with my girl!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dance Pictures

To tide you over until I get some time to do some MAJOR catching up on the blog.
Claire's ballet picture and her pretty feet.

Claire's ballet group photo.

Claire's jazz group photo.
Claire's tumbling group photo. 
(FYI ... these cute rompers came from The Children's Place and we will definitely be wearing it to play this summer.)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Spring Soccer

Claire and David both played soccer this year.  David played up in U6.  He did fine.  I think he would have been bored in the younger league another season.  Claire is still playing U8.
It was a cold spring, which is surprising since we had such a mild winter.  We wore long-sleeve tees under our soccer jerseys almost every single week.  I even took a blanket one week!
Some pictures of David one Saturday.  He was kind of hit or miss as to whether he was really into a game or not.  Sometimes, he preferred to play with the scenery.

Most of the little boys from Claire's awesome fall soccer team played baseball this spring so we had a whole new team with the exception of her buddy Griffin.  This is her team at practice one night. (I get better pictures at a late afternoon practice than I do at an early morning game.)

Here David in action again.

David missed his last game because he was running a fever ... and it was 38 degrees that morning.
Here is Claire's team photo that Will took on his phone.  (I stayed home with David.)
Claire and her friend Griffin.