Monday, March 28, 2011

The Rainbow Run

So, Asia has been asking to run in a race for quite a while now. She knows daddy runs...and she likes to do things like daddy! :) On Sunday AM...we got up bright and early...actually, it was still dark...and went to a race. They have races here...really, really early...actually, this one started really late compared to normally...it started @ 6:30 AM. They ran in the 1k...and Asia had a blast. She walked some of it...but seriously had a good time...she keeps talking about it. Here they are before the race!
Check out Brian's number! You didn't know I married Bond...did you!?!
Fueling up before the race!
Waiting for the race to begin.
The cheerleaders!
Doing stretches before the race!
Afterwards!


Getting to eat @ McDonalds after the race...might have been more exciting than the race! :)
A little girl was VERY hungry! :)

The Man Date

Since I hadn't put any pictures of Leif's "date" time...thought I would share a few. Brian took him to McDonalds for an ice cream sundae...which costs about 60 cents here. :)


Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Patty's 2 Purim & Beyond

This past week was a busy one! You can see some posts below for some more pictures of this past week's events! Sorry...I don't have time to write a whole bunch right now...Enjoy the pics!
Here is Asia with her friend Asia(who does by the nickname Dream).
Asia @ a friend's birthday party!
Daddy & Skye!
Green pancakes for St. Patty's Day!
Mcdonald's date with Asia.
We went to our favorite mall.
I got to hang out with two of my childhood friends!
We celebrated Purim!

Purim

Today is Purim...well, actually, it began yesterday @ sunset.
We try to celebrate holidays with the kiddos...so, that they learn about different culture, etc.
So, today...they had the story of Esther read to them several times.
They watched the Veggie Tales Esther video.
And I made some Challah bread. I didn't have time to make hamentaschen. Maybe next year!
Here we are rolling the dough...getting ready to braid it!

Our braided bread.
All done!
Reading the Esther story and eating our challah bread. They also learned about yelling whenever Haman's name is read...as to blot out his name! That's what they do when the story is read in the synagogues!

McDo Date

I took Asia on a date this past weekend...She chose McDonalds. She got a hot fudge sundae!
See her tongue sticking out trying to lick up every last drop!
We brought a book to read!
Yay!
She had a blast!

St. Patty's Day

We had fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day!
We colored some pictures!

We had green pancakes! The kiddos loved them!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Bux D8!

We've started taking the kiddos out for dates. Actually, Brian's been taking Asia out for a while...but we decided that the boys were old enough to start. Of course, we forgot to bring the camera for the first two. But here's some of the latest. I asked if he wanted ice cream or coffee. And he said, "Coffee!". So, we went to Starbucks! :)
They gave us a free cake pop. I only had one tiny bite...but it was pretty good!
We also got a whoopie pie! It was super delish!
He loves him some Iced Americano! No sugar added!
Pictures got blurry...because someone...I won't say who...put their fingers on the lens!
Silly boy!
So fun! Can't wait to continue this for the next 18 years!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thai Curry Chicken & Veggies

I got this recipe from my mom and I've made it many times. We love it...even the kiddos! Hope you do too!

Thai Curry Chicken & Vegetables
2 TBSP. Canola Oil. (I use EVOO.)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cayenne (I cut this way back b/c Asia doesn't like spicy food.)
1 tsp. 5-spice powder
1/2 to 1 tsp. salt (I only use 1/2 tsp.)
1 TBSP. soy sauce
Stir the above spices in the hot oil.

Add:
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts(cut into 1-inch pieces). (I only use 1 pound.)

Cook & stir for 5 to 8 minutes...until coated with seasonings, lightly browned & no longer pink in the center.

Stir in:
1 cup of chicken broth
3 tsp. curry powder
2 TBSP rice vinegar
1 can coconut milk
1 cup baby-cut carrots(I just cut up regular carrots.)

Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes. Stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender.

Stir in:
2 cups frozen broccoli florets(I use fresh...today I used cauliflower b/c I had it.)
8 oz. water chestnuts(sliced)(You can leave these out if you don't like them. My sister hates them.)

Heat to boiling. Cook 3 to 5 minutes until vegetables are crisp tender. (I cook this longer or even add these sooner because I like my veggies a little more tender...as it's easier for the kids to eat.)

Serve over rice.

Today I added 2 mangos to this...and it was AWESOME!!!
BTW...I take no credit for the above photo...I stole it off some website. Just so you know! :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Peas in a Pod

When I found out I was pregnant with twins I wondered how Asia would get along with her siblings...since they are only 18 months apart...would they play well together, etc. You know...just the typical stuff a parent wonders about. Well, I will definitely say that they don't always get along...but they are like 3 peas in a pod. It's like having triplets...without all the hard work! :) We normally have to tell people that they are just twins and Asia is the older sister...because people think they are triplets. :) Anyway...Praise the Lord I only had twins! :) As they have gotten older...it's really fun to see them all play together.
BTW...they are pretty great with Skye too. They are always very interested in what is going on with her.
Anyway...nothing too exciting going on here. Just plugging away @ language study...and enjoying the kiddos.
Here's some pics of this past week.
This past week I was getting ready to leave for class...and these sweet faces came to say goodbye! Don't the boys look hilarious!!!
Love this one!
3 Peas in a Pod
Brian was feeding Skye...and the other 3 went and got some of Asia's dolls and play food, bowls and spoons...and fed them while Skye was having her meal.
Just one last one of our sweet little pumpkin!
Anyway...The boys have taught Asia some things...like biting, shoving, hitting...ummm...can't really think of anything very good that they've taught her. :) And Asia's taught them...well, about princesses and high heels. :) haha I'm sure it will all work on in the end. :)