Monday, November 17, 2014

Halloween Part 2

The next day, there were yet more Halloween/Fall festivals in town. We understand that there may not be that many more "wide eyed wonder" years of Halloween left for the little boy, and so while he still finds so much glee in it, we thought we would do our best. :)
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On this day, he decided he wanted to be a cowboy. So, we dressed him up in the shirt he wore to church, slapped on a pair of shorts ( warm weather, hoy ), a dollar vest from Dollar Tree, Mommy's bandanna and Daddy's straw hat.
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The 3 churches downtown were having a joint celebration, so that's where we headed first. Jaxon is quite familiar with that part of town because of going to the library every week.

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It made me happy when the ladies/men complimented him on his costume, and he would look so proud :)
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There were hot dogs and popcorn and even snow cones!
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Yes, he still stuffs popcorn into his mouth a handful at a time, like a little boy would, and then laughs that he did it. :)
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Even though the thrill of getting candy was very much a part of the experience, the little boy isn't really a big candy eater.
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I put away all the candy after we got home, and he hasn't asked for any of them, and it has been about 3 weeks now! Usually I'm the one who sneaks one or two pieces of candy here or there *BLEH*

Then it was off to Trinity Baptist for the next round of games and trick o' treating.
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As usual, the little boy was way more interested in the playground than Halloweening :)
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to be continued....

Halloween Part 1 Cont'd

We weren't done with the day yet, even after we got back from the Zoo.

We rested for a bit, did a costume changeroo ( well, into a Halloween T-shirt ), and went to Safety City to do the rounds.  I think it was as exciting for the hubs and myself because we had never been into the Safety City compound before.  All those miniature buildings and streets were pretty quaint.
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AND they had the first of many bouncy castles to come....
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After that, we drove over to Mamo's church, where they were having a grand Fall Festival. We got to catch up with Mike and Stephanie and the kids there.
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Jaxon recognized where it was, as being Mamo's church where we would gather for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other family get-togethers. photo 17_zps4c126415.jpg
There were games galore, and the little boy wanted to do just about all of them.
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I don't blame him. They looked awfully fun.
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Part 2 coming soon!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Halloween Part 1

Like last year, instead of Halloween Day, it was like, Halloween fortnight. We went out on like, 4 different occasions, ( many of those were to more than 1 location ), and 4 different costumes.

So, here we have,

Halloween Part 1 Boo at the Zoo

We had bought a Captain America outfit for the little boy about a month before, and he had had some fun wearing it around the house several times.  However, on Boo at the Zoo day, the weather was quite warm, and NOT Captain-America-Suit type of temperatures.  So, we went with what we had on hand.
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When Halloween costumes were first available for the season at Dollar Tree, we went and got a wide gamut of stuff for dress up fun at home.  So, we decided on Commando/Safari Explorer.
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As usual, the Zoo was packed.  We had gotten our tickets several days before, and didn't have to go through THAT line.  But once you entered the zoo, the line for candy/treats was crazy. We skipped a bunch, as you can tell.
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For the kids, it may be candy, but for me, it is seeing all these little ones in their costumes and going, "AWWWWWWW".  The little boy went around complimenting other children on their costumes. :)
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We managed to stop by to see some of the animals, of course.
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We also stopped by one of the hub's favorite spots in the zoo, i.e the fake beach, and I was glad for the shade that they had put up.
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We didn't stop to join the costume contests,
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but the little boy did get a chance to climb into a Fire Truck :) at the end.
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TO BE CONTINUED.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Food in Macro

It's been a long time since I've posted any food pics.

Maybe because it is so humdrum and mundane, or maybe because there aren't any Letti Thursdays anymore. I don't know, for certain.

But, I think I'm in a rut as far as food preparation goes. Everyday, I don't even know what I will cook until it is time too actually go cook.

Maybe this will reignite some of the enthusiasm.

This is actually breakfast from a few weeks ago.

The little boy and daddy had eggs, hash browns, bacon and homemade cinnamon rolls, and mommy had porridge.


Homemade cinnamon rolls right out of the oven
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Homemade glaze made with Splenda
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Mini chocolate chip rolls for the little boy
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Scrambled eggs with turkey sausage and hash browns for the little boy
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Scrambled eggs with turkey sausage, bell peppers and scallions for daddy
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Turkey Bacon for the boys
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Rice porridge with egg and scallions for mommy.   ( I know, my Asian is showing )
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Here's another meal that managed to get chronicled.  

Stir Fried Hoisin Chicken with vegetables

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Green Beans and Shrimp Stir Fry
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Sunday, November 09, 2014

We were at the right place at the right time

I still can't believe that we saw this in the sky yesterday night while driving home from Sam's. It was pretty crazy.  I have to admit that for a fleeting moment, my mind went "ELE".


Here's the CNN report.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

It is almost just about healed...

THIS is the reason why I had tennis elbow for the longest time.

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I LOVE this, though.