Tuesday, February 23, 2010

patient progress report 2

Today I decided to stop my percocet-gingerale-saltine-supine coma and get out of bed. I don't think I counted on how long it would be before I was able to drive and walk unassisted. It's going to be a long few weeks.

Monday, February 22, 2010

asian potsticker soup

I modified a Real Simple recipe to what I had on hand and spiced up the broth a bit. It's pretty yummy.

8 cups/64 oz of vegetable or chicken broth
1 inch piece of fresh ginger thinly sliced
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp chili pepper flakes
1 cup sliced carrots
2 cups fresh chopped spinach

combine in large pot on stove top and bring to boil, simmer for 10 minutes
then add
16 frozen potstickers
cook for another 10 minutes and you're done!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

patient progress report

Yesterday was the big day and everything went very smoothly. Not alot of pain but the femoral nerve block is still working this morning. I fear my very sweet attentive husband is going to turn into 'Helga' the East German physical therapist. He wanted me to do my crazy painful knee exercises without pain meds on board first thing this morning.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

cool shoes

Aiden did indeed receive some cool custom Converse shoes for his birthday! He loves them and I think they're pretty cool too.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

amelia's three year pics!

Rebecca has done it again! Now I'm seriously doubting my plan to do Aiden's seven year pictures. But right now I can't stop looking at these beauties... Believe it or not I didn't post every picture she took but I could've... I love them all.

photos by www.rebeccabphotography.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

this week end was...

Aiden's birthday dinner at Boomers
family walk on the new trails
Mardi Gras kid party
catching up with old friends
family stroll around Boulevard

Saturday, February 13, 2010

olympic birthday party

Aiden's birthday is the start of the Olympics this year so we thought it very fitting to do an Olympic themed birthday. We rented a gymnasium so we would have enough room for 11 boys to run around and play 'winter games'. There was a hockey game (with croquet mallets and tennis racquets) that was quite terrifying. The bobsled, luge and skeleton played on skate boards (probably the most favorite) and a makeshift game of curling involving rolls of colored tape. The boys seemed to really enjoy it and everyone brought home the gold! My grand plan to have an international flag cake was dashed when it was pointed out there were no Canadian flags on the cake (oops).

Friday, February 12, 2010

interview with a seven year old...

this is the 20 questions version
we've done past interviews here and here

1) how old are you? seven
2) who's your best friend? Cameron
3) what's your favorite thing to do? Lego
4) what's your favorite color? red
5) what's your favorite food? pizza
6) what's your favorite thing to do with your family? spend time together
7) what's your favorite toy? Lego
8) what do you want to be when you grow up? a professional skateboarder
9) what makes you happy?
10) what makes you sad? when something breaks
11) what's your favorite tv show? America's funniest animals
12) what's your favorite book? my new Star Wars book
13) what do you like to learn about? Legos
14) what is your favorite part of your birthday? everything
15) where do you like to go? Bloedel Donovon gym
16) who's your teacher? Mrs. Jacobsen
17) what's your favorite treat? chocolate
18) what do you think about before falling asleep? "I don't know...going to asleep"
19) what famous person would you like to meet? Justin Timberlake (what?????)
20) what was your favorite birthday present? 'the humongous set of good Lego'

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

big girl room tour

Amelia's room is 95% done I just need to order a photo canvas for above her bed and paint her closet knobs (I'm thinking hot pink with white polka dots {she'll love it} One of the things I was looking forward to was using my childhood furniture. I never really liked it growing up but now I can see how cute it is for a little girl. We had originally planned to paint the furniture bright glossy white and change the hardware but I've decided I like the way it looks with her new bedding so why create more work for [myself] Dale. Amelia finds her new room the perfect place to practice her dance moves and apply jewlery in front of the dresser mirror.

Monday, February 8, 2010

mr. v.i.p.

This is Aiden's week to shine. It's his turn at school to be the VIP hence the snazzy poster. We had used the same VIP poster for preschool and kindergarten but it was starting to look a little dated so here's the newest edition!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

sunny saturday afternoon

Yesterday's weather was beautiful. Dale was feeling under the weather so we had cancelled most of our week end plans. A trip to the park is just what everyone needed to lift our spirits. We rode bikes and skateboards, explored the rocks and playground. Vitamin D is a very good thing.

Monday, February 1, 2010

february to do list

I was fairly successful with last month's list. So I think I'll keep with the monthly to do lists for 2010

- [plan Aiden's birthday party]
- hot date night with Dale
- {get house and family ready for me to be out of commission for awhile after} my surgery
- [make plans to beat the boredom after above mentioned event (stockpile books, magazines, movies, tv series, scrapbooking projects] and possibly get my blog copied into blurb)
- {finish a few spruce ups in the family room}
- {final project for Amelia's room}
- [clean and purge Aiden's room]
- try and take Aiden's 7 year pics myself...call for backup if needed. She never lets me down :)
- [complete paperwork for leave from work],[make physical therapy appt's], [fill rx's before surgery]
- [get very cute pedicure before the big day]
- quick, easy, cute silhouette project for the dining room
- spend my gift cards from Christmas!!!
- [do our taxes]


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