*I have a horrible habit of picking at my cuticles. I know it will hurt, yet I can't resist and I peel off the skin. Then I'm mad at myself because it hurts.
*Last Friday Matt and I hired a babysitter and went out for a wonderful date. We had five whole hours alone. We went to Victoria Gardens and had a delicious dinner at King's Fish House. I had macadamia crusted Alaskan halibut with rum butter sauce that was to die for. After dinner we saw the movie Date Night. It was funny and cute and very enjoyable. This was our first movie in 8 months! Wow! Normally if we go out it's just dinner, so dinner and a movie was a splurge.
*This week I took Ethan to take a tour of a fire station with our Tmoms group. He knows all about fire trucks from a book that we read. He was very excited.... until we got there. Once we went inside he flipped out and wanted to go home. We ended up not being able to stay for any of the tour. I guess he was just intimidated by the big trucks. Since we were already in downtown Redlands we strolled around for a bit, then we went over to Sylvan Park and played for a while. It ended up being a nice time at the park. Alayna enjoyed her first try on a swing (picture taken with my phone, hence the poor quality).
(Crystal... do you notice the onesie she's wearing???)
*Last weekend I made these absolutely delicious scones (thank you once again Pioneer Woman, you never let me or my thighs down). I didn't want to spend $12 on two vanilla beans so I made lemon scones instead. We gobbled them up.... a little too fast.
*I also made this recipe for dinner the other night from the Pioneer Woman, and as always it was fabulous. I highly recommend you make it. Your taste buds and your hubby will thank you.
And yes, I'm pretty sure ALL of her recipes involve butter and cream.
*I've been wanting to sew lately but just never get my sewing machine out. I have to sew at the table or the desk, and I can't leave everything all set up, so I feel like when I sew I just want to spend hours doing it, and that my friends is something I don't have (hours to myself). However a friend asked me to sew some diaper holders for her. She provided the fabric and I provided my very poor sewing skills and a little bit of creativity. I like the flower that I made for the girl's holder. I forgot to take pictures of them myself, so these are the pictures she took of them...
*I also sewed a camera strap cover for myself. It's kinda hard to tell from the picture what it is, but I didn't feel like taking my strap off my camera to take a picture. I like that it personalizes my camera.
This next thing is only for those with a strong stomach..... so just stop reading now if you hate bugs....
*I went to get Cookie a milk bone out of a plastic container we keep in the cupboard with all the dog stuff (in the office). I opened it up and almost threw up.... the bones were infested with some kind of bug and it's larvae and egg casings. I haven't opened the container in months, so these little guys must have been propagating for some time. After my surprise and revulsion diminished, I looked back inside and inspected them, and even snapped a picture. I'll do you a favor and keep the picture small....check this out.... the nasty thing is that there were about 50 bones in there, and they were ALL like this....
You see, from the time I was a little girl I've been fascinated with insects. I used to go around the back yard and turn over rocks and just watch the insects do their thing. I actually even took an entomology class in college, and it was one of my favorite courses (aside from having to learn all of the scientific names for the insects). I even got to hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach :) haha.
Now that I've probably grossed out anyone who reads my blog, have a great day! hehe.