Sunday, February 28, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!

I had the most wonderful birthday yesterday!! I woke up and Darin gave me the most wonderful massage and breakfast. Is there any better way to start the day!!? Then we went outside and had handstand, jumping, and cartwheel contests.

Mom even got in on the action!

Mom came down and brought me my new birthday clothes!! She even changed a stinky Matthew diaper while she was here! Thanks mama!! Then Dad and Mom took us out to a yummy thai restuarant, Thai Siam. Sooo good! And the menu was my favorite part!! It was crackin me up!! Here are a few of the things from the menu:

If Jimmy Buffet had ever visited Thailand, he’d have written a song about our coconut soup.

You don’t often see coconut milk and potatoes sharing top billing, (they’re notoriously jealous of each other) but be glad they set aside their differences and came together for this delicious yellow curry dish.

If this soup were poetry, it would be a haiku: Five Thai spices, Seven chunks of roasted pork, Five flavors to love. (Check it, yes, that’s actually a haiku – and oh yes, the soup is good).

When the owner of a delicious Thai restaurant hints that this delicious broccolli and chicken stir-fry with creamy oyster sauce and subtle hints of garlic is possibly his favorite dish out of all the delicious things on this delicious menu, it’s a good bet this dish will be … delicious.

Thanks mom and dad for the delicious lunch!! And thanks for taking Matthew out when he was being naughty!

The night continued and mom and dad came over for pizza, cake, and we watched two movies! Darin gave me a Wilton Cake Decorating Set for my birthday from Sur La Table! I LOVE IT!
It was an absolutely wonderful day!! Thank you to everyone who sent cards, gifts, emails, facebook, and phone calls! You are all the greatest!! Love you all!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Just a quick shout out to Grandma Hodgkinson!! Happy Birthday!! We love you so much and I am so glad that we are "twins!" Hope you have a great day!! I love you!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Matthew in the Bathroom

This is what happens when I let Matthew do what he wants without me saying anything. It starts out my toilet for me, but then he gets into a little more trouble!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vroom Vroom

I am absolutely amazed at the way kids learn things! How and where did Matthew learn to make a car noise? I think it is so cute!! He does it every time he plays with a car. On a side note….does anyone recognize this car? Matthew found it in our living room and I don’t think it is ours.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Trip to the 50's

Tonight we had a WONDERFUL night! We went back to the 50's with our friends Jon and Laurie, and Jeff, Kendra, and Alayna!

We ate some delicious food! Darin made us some tasty burgers and fries and we also had some yummy shakes and malts! Here are a few pictures from the "diner" (I know my juke box turned out pretty lame).

We also had a bubble gum blowing contest...that got pretty crazy!!!

It was a super fun night! Thanks so much for coming and bringing all the yummy things that you did!!

And a big shout out to dad letting us use his white board for our menu, and Heather for the fun ideas, paper, and printing things off for me, and last thanks a million to wonderful mother who let us use the sweet awesome malt machine, the cute glasses, and bringing down the gumball centerpiece that we accidentally broke!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Valentine Post

Darin did FANTASTIC this year!! I dare say best Valentine's ever!! It started on Friday when he came home from work and brought me these:

Come on...what girl wouldn't LOVE two dozen roses and a box of chocolates!? They were super delish!

Saturday we went to a Valentine's Dance, and we had a great time!! (Thank you mom and dad for babysitting so we could go!)--Pictures to come.

Sunday Morning we had heart shaped blueberry pancakes, then that night Darin made me dinner! Super yummy! But, no the fun did not stop on Valentine's Day. Monday I woke up to Darin bringing me breakfast in bed again!! I love you Darin!! You are the BEST!!!

Oh, and I did give Darin this rake! (I tried to make it a little more romantic by puting cheese notes on it.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stay-cation and VACATION

In honor of the Olympics we decided to do a stay-cation to Canada! We learned a lot of interesting facts (like Canadians eat more mac-and-cheese than any other country), we saw a funny looking totem pole, and we ate some yummy food (pancakes with Canadian Maple Syrup for breakfast, Mac-and-cheese for lunch, and Le Cellier steak, potatoes, salad, and alcohol free wine (aka grape juice) for dinner. –How was that for a long sentence? Needless to say, it was one of our more pathetic attempts to travel the world in our basement. But, here are a few pictures to document our efforts.

On a brighter note we are going on a REAL VACATION…yes, this will take place outside of our basement!! We bought tickets this week to visit Darin’s parents in the Philippines!!! We can’t wait!!