Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cooking up a storm...in a storm...

So I've determined to start eating healthier. Both for my sake and the sake of those, for whom I cook. As a result I've been cooking a lot more and our grocery runs are a little more... cumbersome.

Today we went to Safeway-they have the best produce; it lasts at least a week. Madilyn helped me bag carrots, celery, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, bananas, strawberries, lettuce etc. We also bought some whole wheat pasta, some V8 fruit/vegetable juice. I must say I was pretty proud of my cart at check out. (That's right-check out THIS healthy mom)

Luckily, as we were leaving the store with a shopping cart FULL of this wholsome food, the sky started spewing out huge raindrops that the wind angrily turned into a horizontal onslaught of freezing, wet pellets.

Madilyn and I braved it.

The wettest part is getting the kid in the car while your groceries continue collecting gallons of water. You finally get the kid strapped in, and you pull your head back out of the car only to realize that your pants are soaked in the front, from leaning against the car, and soaked in the back because your bum was hanging out in the rain that whole time. Load up the soaked groceries and get home!

Best of all, when you don't have an attached garage close to the kitchen, you get to park out front, in the storm and do the whole thing again.

Here's to a wet mom putting away wet groceries.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas and Disneyland

We Couldn't get her to hold still!!!
Christmas was wonderful! We got Madilyn a little kitchen set that she just loves. Yesterday morning she had on a polka dot bubble skirt a pink shirt with a monkey on the front, her crazy striped snow hat, a different shoe on each foot and she was just a cookin' a way.

The day after Christmas we headed to Disneyland with my family. It was exhausting but fun. We hit Disneyland 3 times, including New Years Eve ( along with 99,993 other people). We went to sea world (Madilyn's favorite), as well as Universal studios.

Top ten Favorites from the trip:
1. walking through the shark tank tube
2. watching Madilyn make friends with every little person she saw
3. riding the Jurassic Park ride with mom, dad and Scott
4. riding tower of terror with the boys
5. Seeing the Disney Castle all decked out for Christmas
6. Trading pins with Grandma, mom and Madilyn
7. Going to the temple with Tyler
8. Eating at Joe's Crab Shack
9. 6:00 am wake up calls from Madilyn saying "daaaad"
10. coming home after an exhausting week of fun