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Colin, Emilie & Molly

They make me laugh everyday...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In a yellow house challenge...

...Urban



we have success!

For months I have been working on getting my kitchen purged of all that is bad. Processed food, etc.
 I think we are finally there...
Colin has always been a great eater. And since the kitchen makeover he has become even better. Today for lunch I made Lentil burritos and he LOVED them.
Colin loves anything that "fuels his fire" and helps him run farther, ride faster and jump higher.


Emilie also tryed them and ate quite a bit. But she said next time she wants just the tortilla. No beans, cheese, lettuce or carrots.
Molly ate all of it minus the tortilla but with a side of avocado.

If you also would like to try these yummy burritos here is the receipt:

{saute}
1 cup onion
2 carrots (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (diced)

{stir in}
1 cup lentils
1 to 2 TB. Chile powder
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
mix and cook for 1 min.

add 1 1/2 cup veg. stock
& 1 cup water
(or all water or all stock)

bring to a boil then simmer covered for 20 min

remove lid and continue to simmer for 10 min.

stir in salsa or a can of diced tomatoes

I then served it on a whole grain tortilla with white Cheddar cheese and lettuce.
Next time I will add avocado to the top.

~Enjoy!

and for the first time I am joining in on the fun


Saturday, July 24, 2010

summer fun...

 ...back yard style





 Lots of laying in the grass looking for clouds...





today was a beautiful cloudless day...finally...



at the end of the day we curl up outside with popcorn and a movie....summer is awesome

Friday, July 23, 2010

music

I promised you the world again

Everything within my hands
All the riches one could dream
They will come from me

I hoped that you could understand
That this is not what I had planned
Please don’t worry now
It will turn around

Cause I need more time
Just a few more months and we’ll be fine
So say what’s on your mind
Cause I can’t figure out just what’s inside
    -from more time by Needtobreath

I love music! Like the lyrics to the song above, they hit me right in my heart every time
I hear them, and no mater what situation I am in they fit perfectly.

For me the 90's was the Dave Mathews Band. I fought wild land fires for the Forest Service those 10 years and all of their song worked for me. Got me through all of the tough times. well, and a little Alanis Morissette. To this day if I hear a certain Dave song I am sent back to that day that the song got me through.

now that I am a lot older and I have three kiddos songs mean so much more to me. when my dad died I stoped listening to music. Every song made me cry.

Now music is back and on almost 24 hours a day. Even my blog has tunes.  I am very sorry to those of you that hate music on blogs but I LOVE IT! I love visiting someones blog and hearing the music they love. To me it really says something about that person. I keep my little play list up high on the right so you can pause it. But my music is awesome! and you should turn in up :-)

I also love visiting all of your blogs while listening to my music. Its like having a soundtrack to all of my favorite stops. To the right of my post are my favorite blogs. Every morning I wake up and the first thing I do is see who up dated. I get so excited to sit down and read them with my coffee. Its like getting a people magazine delivered to my door every morning. So THANK YOU beautiful ladies that up date daily!!


I'm off to go run and listen to my awesome running play list and then come home and listen to some more Pandora radio...What would I do with out music? Oh shit..I would have to listen to my own thoughts...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

puzzles...



Little miss is finally getting the hang of the puzzle thing...

Well..Almost...
Congratulations on making it to thursday! Friday is just around the corner.
This picture reminds me of the realxing and fun days we had in Montana. I love how on the "after" it really feels like day turning into night.
Taking pictures is such an amazing thing. They can bring you right back to a moment in time. Good or bad.
SOOC

 After....and have a fantastic Thursday!

Now go get inspired my all of the amazing before and afters over here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

she is...



such a girly, girl!
And I love it!


It has been so much fun watching her figure out who she is



 

sometimes I'm a little scared

 then she reminds me that she is still 3
“Life is full of beauty.
Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee,
the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.”



                                   ― Ashley Smith

Molly's favorite thing right now...


are these little tasty frozen morsals



they are perfect for her little fingures to pick up and they are so easy to make.
In a blender I threw in yogart, strawberries, a very ripe banana and a ton of spinach. I even made some popsickles for the older kiddos.



but...here is the aftermath






Everything goes in this little nuggets hair.




Love ya Molls!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Colin...

I am so proud of how far he has come on his bike. One day he is afraid of his bike. The next day he is trying tricks in my sister back yard. I thinking spending a week on his dirt bike in Montana helped :-)


Today he joined me on my short run. I thought for sure those little legs would get tired from peddling so fast.
but they didn't and he didn't. He could easily go with me on my long surface street runs. I'm so excited and at the same time a little sad. He is defiantly not my "little" dud any more. but, he is the coolest running partner. Don't worry Max is still my trail running partner :-)

time flies...


so fast... taking with it my little kids. I read an amazing post over at Our Mommyhood this morning. If you have small children you HAVE to read it. It was a perfect reminder that right now my kiddos are small, need 100% of my attention and how all of that is exhausting. But soon they will grow and will think that don't need me. It will break my heart and I will wish for all of those moments back when they did show that they needed me.


Soon they will be driving and I will have to put faith in the parenting that I did up until that point.
Teaching them right from wrong.
And hoping the moral compass I showed them to use is strong.

Wishing for this kind of a smile every time they see me.

And when this little girl has her bro around she is as outgoing as any first born. But, the truth is she is very shy and hopefully will find friends that see her for the amazing girl that she is

I truly hope that these little girls do not put their daddy through all of the crap I put my dad through. But they will. Just like all teen aged girls. I am so sorry Doug. I promise once they are out of high school your little girls will be back.


Teaching Emilie how to drive this little electric jeep was so hard! I had to tap out. Doug stepped in and was patient and explained everything to her perfectly. I guess we now know who will be doing the teaching in 13 years.
Wow 13 years...That sounds so long, but it really isn't...


Molly already knows to watch from a safe distance...




With this little one I have to bring my A game everyday... She is such a handful. Into everything, has an amazing temper. But, She is my Molly and I love every second of it. And even though I am so tired at the end of the day and thankful that it is her bed time I can't wait to see her sweet smileing face in the morning.


I love holding this little hand so much....I wish she would let me do it more often.


And this little leader of my small pack will always amaze me. His patients, kindness and love he has for his little sisters it incredible.


Now... go hug the little human that makes you go crazy and soak them all up.
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
-Buddha



Friday, July 16, 2010

one of these kids....

is not like the other...

We were outside blowing bubbles and I was loving the fact that I was getting pictures with all three kids.
The more I enjoyed it the more I realized...It was 4 Pm and Colin was still in his Pj's, Molly only had one shoe on and Emilie had her dress up shoes on.


Is this how we roll?

Yes...yes it is!
Have a great weekend...



...and go blow some bubbles!


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