Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Move your body!

Monday, June 28, 2010


Lately if I ask Isabella what I should draw it has been rainbows... She is such a happy girl!

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Rock the Boat II

Here are some more from this weekend.
Charlotte: "Duck!" - yes she was yelling for the ducks again
Isabella: "Chocolate Factory!" - if you see the building behind us, Isabella was convinced that was the Wonka Factory. (We have seen that movie once about a year ago.)

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Rock the Boat

This past weekend we were able to get out onto Lake Erie on Grandpa's boat. Charlotte was not entertained at all. She wanted to go to sleep. We did however get Great Grandma on the boat as well, she loved it.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Ssss-aaaa-ffff-eeee-tttt-yyyy - Safety Dance!

We can go when we want to.
Night is young and so am I.
And we can dress real neat
from our hands to our feet
and surprise you with a victory cry.

We can dance if we want to.
We can leave your friends behind.
Cause' your friend don't dance,
and if they don't dance,
well they're no friends of mine.

I was watching TV after bedtime and I heard something... I got up and walked toward Isabella's room. I found her dancing in her bed!

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Shhh don't tell.

Please don't tell Charlotte her head band is on wrong. She doesn't like that.

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Here are a few pictures of Isabella while waiting for the doctor to come in.
One notable item from this visit is that she is finally on the BMI scale... That is right third percentile!!

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Retro Day

Yes today was retro day at the girls school. Totally 80s for my girls!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

To Call A Duck...

Have you ever wanted to know how to call a duck??

Monday, June 21, 2010

Business Section Please...

While waiting for brunch Isabella wanted to practise her writing.

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Creekside Jazz Fest

This weekend was the Creekside Jazz Fest in Gahanna and we had a blast! This was great for the whole family. It seems to be getting bigger every year and we will for sure go next year!

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Our raspberry bushes are in full force this year and to Charlotte there isn't enough she will literally pull them off the plant or out of ones hand and just shove them into her mouth.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Family Update

A week ago today I completed a Ironman 70.3, and it was one of the hardest things I have ever done... and I can't wait to do another one!
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010


Here is a picture of Charlotte and Isabella showing their great grandmother a thing or two about drawing. Great Grandma really enjoyed the window markers.
"All of the toys they have now they didn't have when I was a kid."
The funny part is that out of all the toys we have about 3% of them are used all of the time those
are baby dolls and pens, they were around! Classics never get boring!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Formula 2 Formula 1

This past weekend we were at a friends house and Charlotte happened to find a motorized car. She was zooming every which way back and forth in the grass. Now 'zooming' may not be the best word considering my stroll is faster than this was but you have to start somewhere... Move over Danica!

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Healthy Alternative

Lentils... Such a great dry food to have on hand in any kitchen.

Lentils contain high levels of proteins... lentils also contain dietary fiber.Health magazine has selected lentils as one of the five healthiest foods. Lentils are often mixed with grains, such as rice [We eat quinoa, unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods] which results in a complete protein dish. Lentils are one of the best vegetable sources of iron. This makes them an important part of a vegetarian diet, and useful for preventing iron deficiency. Iron is particularly important for adolescents and pregnant women, whose requirements for it are increased.

The other day I was cooking, and I decided that it was pasta night. Now the decision was how to get some protein? Well I boiled up some lentils and tossed them into the pasta sauce. A great to make a fake meat sauce. The girls ate this up! They loved it. For everyone that shares houses with a vegetarian, with this meal you won't miss the meat. You will actually feel better after.

Here is a quick overview of what I did.
1 cup lentils, add about 1.25 cups of water and boil, they should be done right around when the water is mostly gone. Spice as needed. (Depends on what you are adding them to.)

I try to get a very hardy organic pasta sauce.

* Recently I have supplemented nutritional yeast instead of Parmesan cheese as well. (Ummm what?? Nutritional yeast is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins and is a complete protein. It is also naturally low in fat and sodium.)

Okay adults want to go that extra yard in nutrition, eat healthy and still enjoy pasta night without carbs?
Use the everything above.
Now take a zucchini, get your vegetable peeler and get rid of the green skin. Now start peeling strips into a bowl. This is now your pasta. Make about one squash per serving. Heat each serving slightly... Add sauce.
-- Done --
Now that is a tasty nutritional pasta night! You will never miss those extra carbs in pasta.

Want to know more or other hints or recipes? Make a comment and I can respond.

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Work function

This weekend we had to go to a Memorial Day party/work function. These girls had a great time!

Charlotte found a house that she protected from some of the smaller kids.

Isabella was loving life on the swing. (You can see the house behind the swing)

It was a great time and it was good for work/social aspect as well.

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