4.21.2010


My mom wants me to post pictures of Henry. Too bad the only ones I have of him are of him in tears, but here they are. This was on our way home from the park yesterday. All he wanted was to go back to the slide. I explained to him that I had already devoted my entire day to him with a trip to the zoo and a few hours at the park and that he needed a nap so I could get some things done for the day, but he didn't seem to care. He cried and hollered all the way home.

I was able to convince him to make one nice face before his nap. Here it is. He was really tired, and really dirty.
I found him stuck this morning. It was kind of cute to hear him yelling, "stuck! help!" from the other room. He was very angry when he realized I was going to take a picture before I helped him out.

4.12.2010

so much to post...

This past weekend was the Law School Prom, which is officially called the Barister's Ball. It was mostly a bunch of drunk law school students dressed like they were going to prom. I felt incredibly out of place being nearly 7 months pregnant and wearing a knee length long sleeved wrap dress. I kind of felt like everyone was staring at me thinking, what is that pregnant lady doing here? Nonetheless, we had a great time. We ordered sprite and cranberry juice at the bar, and left about half-way through. The event started at 9pm! By 11, I was nearly asleep at our table and we still had a babysitter to take home. Kids sure put a cramp in your style whether they are in utero or at home with a babysitter, but I guess they are worth it. Henry sure is. I really hope the new one is too. I am feeling a little hesitant about having baby number two. I really don't like newborn babies, and Henry is becoming more and more likable every day, especially now that he talks.
Zoo weather is here to stay, and we went today. The little guy fell into an empty fountain and got a little road rash on his face. But he is still really cute.
The kid loves loves loves puddles and water. I can't help but let him play in them. The zoo was full of them last week after our rainstorms. He fell in this puddle soon after this picture was taken, and he loved every bit of it.
And lastly, FOOD! I made the most wonderful dinner tonight. Really. It's the best thing I have eaten in weeks. My friend Natalie gave me her mom's cookbook for my birthday- and that's where I got the salad dressing recipe. I think I could drink it. I pretty much made up the salad part- it's just an asian salad. Fried wontons, mandarin oranges, cashews, mozzarella cheese, cucumbers, and some chicken. You could add all sorts of veggies if you wanted. Here is the salad dressing recipe with some little changes that I made. I always make a few changes.
1 c. canola oil (I used 3/4 c vegetable oil)
3 T sesame oil (I only did 2)
1/2 c rice wine vinegar (I used plain old rice vinegar, I think they are the same thing, the Internet said they were interchangeable)
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp ground pepper (I just did a bunch of shakes)
2 T toasted sesame seeds (I didn't use these b/c I didn't have them)
I also added a few tablespoons of the mandarin orange juice to the dressing because I love sweet things.

One more delicious dinner we had recently was turkey teriyaki sliders. My sister gave me the recipe, and I have to post a link to it, because it really was delicious. I will definitely be making it often this spring and summer. I was a little hesitant at first, but it is for sure a new favorite. We added a little piece of turkey bacon to the top and they were delightful and since we didn't have "Mr Yoshida's" sauce, I just added a tablespoon of brown sugar to regular teriyaki marinade. Here is my sister's recipe. It is absolutely worth a try.

4.05.2010

It's official. Winter is over. I know I really shouldn't say that so confidently, heaven knows snow in April, May, & June in Buffalo isn't that out of the ordinary, but one can only hope that winter is really gone for good. We hit 80 degrees this past weekend. We spent many an hour outside, and Henry and I even went for a run to my favorite cemetery. It really is an amazing place. Just look at this Buffalo! Henry thought it was a sheep.

I also think a couch is a great idea for a monument at a tombstone, you know so your loved ones have somewhere to sit when they come visit.
Our Easter weekend was also delightful. We ate good food, we went on a bike ride, had a picnic, and Henry enjoyed an ice cream cone with no shirt on. My goodness this kid can be messy. He has also found a new love: popcorn. I don't know if he loves the popcorn more or watching it pop in our air popper.



Do you like Henry's easter basket? It's all I could come up with, and it seemed a little more festive then a plastic bag.

And lastly, the very best part of Easter weekend was the lamb cake Taylor made me. I told him that I wanted a lamb cake, only problem is, we don't have a lamb cake mold so Taylor looked for some ideas online and came up with a plan. When he walked out with the finished cake, the first words came from Henry who said, "Monster! Scary." I nearly died laughing. I quite liked the lamb cake and it was very delicious. Thanks Taylor.