Canandaigua Lake

We live around so many beautiful and cool things here in Buffalo, but I feel like we never have the chance to go visit any of them because of our crazy schedules. I work every Saturday, and whenever Taylor has a day off of school I work and if I am not at work, Taylor is in school. Anyway, Sundays are the only day we can manage to find more than an hour or so to spend together. Today we headed off for a picnic and a nice drive to Canandaigua Lake (one of the finger lakes). It was wonderful and beautiful. (All except for the last twenty minutes where Milly was screaming and Henry was whining.) We drove the back roads route all the way home and drove through the historic villages and towns. The greenery was amazing and the houses were wonderful. New York is so much older than Utah and all the old houses and towns never cease to amaze me.
Some lovely British couple took this photo for us.

And of course, a Milly picture. Have I mentioned how wonderful she is? And cute?


Wegmans, Milly, & Dang good food

Wegmans just started selling their boneless skinless chicken breasts in sepearated packaging. I hate buying the big packs and touching all the raw meet to freeze them separately. I also don't like buying the already frozen chicken. Wegmans is truly amazing. I don't know if I can ever live without them. I love you Wegmans.
I am now posting pictures of Milly Goat for my sister. My family wants more pictures!! Here they are family. I really love this little girl. She might be the best baby ever. Soon after I took this picture, she slid over and banged her head. Sorry Milly.

I tried out the bouncer this week and she was a wee bit too small for it. But I think she actually enjoyed it. We have one that is for smaller babies but I couldn't find it...but once Taylor came home he got it out for me and now Milly happily bounces around.
Turns out my single jogging stroller doubles as a double stroller for trips to the zoo and the mall. Henry loves it and he has easy exit and entry to his seat. For a small moment I considered taking it jogging with him on the end but I quickly thought again. However...I could maybe tie him to it...what do you think? (Don't worry I won't really do it, he creates way to much drag)
And lastly, one more picture of Milly goat.
I lied. I have one more thing to share. I went to a little party today and the most delicious thing I have ever tasted was served. After I ate it, I realized that I could no longer eat lunch because it took way too many of my allotted calories for the day. But it was better than any lunch I could have eaten. I am including a picture and a link to the recipe. If you like chocolate chip cookies and brownies (both of which I love) your life will never be the same again. If you are on a diet, I highly recommend you don't make it. It's called a chocolate chip cookie dough brownie. You use a brownie mix and a batch of cookie dough. Don't be fooled by the picture...there are brownies involved, they are just on the other side. Here is the link: http://www.foodbuzz.com/blogs/2655269-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-brownies


face plants and footed pajamas

We had the most fabulous labor day. The weather was cool and wonderful and the food fantastic. I love bbqs. I am going to miss hamburgers, hotdogs, & potato salad. Are you even allowed to eat potato salad in the winter? I don't think you are. Anyway, Henry probably would have enjoyed labor day more had he not fallen on his face. Here is the after shot. I am surprised he hasn't lost a tooth yet.
I think that footed pajamas are the greatest thing ever. These kids look so darn cute in them. At what age do they stop looking cute? It stops somewhere because I really don't think Taylor or myself would look all that cute in them.
I just love this little girl. I really hope she survives Henry and his antics. He drives trucks and cars all over her head, he head butts her regularly, and Taylor said that yesterday while I was at work he dragged her by her legs. Sorry little Milly. We really do try and stop him.
And lastly, this grosses me out:
It's a sweet potato we found in our pantry. I could barely touch it to take a picture. I just couldn't believe it grew so large.


Dear Summer: Please leave.

It's hot in Buffalo. Way too hot. And way too humid. If summer is ever going to come back this strong again, I must have central air. I am ready for Halloween, apple picking, lots of falling leaves, crisp cool air, & pumpkin cobbler. In the spirit of hoping for Halloween, we pulled out Henry's skeleton pajamas. (I don't actually think we ever put them away...he may have even worn them in february). Nonetheless....here's to hoping that fall is coming.

Henry also got a new bed this week thanks to some friends from church. He loves it. And he is adorable in it. And it's always full of cars and trucks.
I am also excited for fall to come because I just got myself one of these:
I love running in the cool air of fall. My old pink Ipod mysteriously stopped working a month ago and I cannot run a mile without one. I have been saving up my hard earned Gap points from work to buy it and it came in the mail this week. I am in love. It has a video camera...and a pedometer! It tells you how many calories you burn when you run. It's amazing.

And lastly, here is the little Milly Goat (that's what we call her) She is wonderful. She sleeps through the night on most nights, and she rarely cries. We are keeping her.