Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4th of July Weekend

We had a pretty good and busy weekend. It started off Friday with going out to breakfast. Note: going out to breakfast is so much easier, faster and cleaner than making breakfast (for my family at least). Then I headed out to get my nails done. So needed and deserved.

Then it was back to my babies and husband. We decided to make some shrimp for dinner, so I headed out to the store to get stuff for dinner and a movie. We rented the Loft. Not bad I would say. Huge cast and a decent movie. We made Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp from Closet Cooking and it tasted so good. The flavor actually marinates into the shrimp (which never seems to happen when we grill shrimp).

We also fed our little ones rice cereal for the first time. Final verdict: Sutton loved it. Avery wasn't so sure about it. I can't wait to start them on veggie purees (homemade).
Left: Sutton  Right: Avery

Saturday was Independence Day and it was stormy. We went to breakfast again since we had to pick up a pie from our favorite pie vendor, Levi's Pies, at a farmer's market (all the way on the other side of town and it had to be picked up by noon). We stopped at other vendors along the way and walked around a bit. Then it was time to feed the girls again (isn't it always), so we headed to a park to feed them and then took a long walk around Virginia Lake with the girls. By this time it was getting really stormy, so we headed home for a bit.

Around 5 pm, just after feeding the girls again (see always feeding them), we (including our pup, Walter) headed to my in-laws house for a 4th of July bbq. 
 My family plus my mother-in-law
 The girls and I were my in-laws

We had the traditional items (yummy hamburgers, corn on the cob, German potato salad) and the Dutch apple pie that picked up that morning with vanilla bean ice cream. Total winner.

We watched some baseball and relaxed. It was a pretty good evening. After we got home, the fireworks were going off (plus some extras from annoying people until 1 am) and our pup got scared. So scared that he kept us up most of the night. Oh sweet pup.

Sunday we actually made breakfast and as I said up above, it takes a long time. We only made pancakes and sausage plus coffee, but with the girls fully awake and wanting to play, breakfast is so hard to cook at home. But it was really good. We did somethings around the house (chores and the such) and then went out for some pizza later for the World Cup and just to get out of the house. 
The best way to spend my Sunday evening...we these cuties!


  1. You should look into Baby Led Weaning. We did this with Oscar instead of baby food and he ate a lot more different kinds of food a lot sooner. It's also a huge time & money saver since you don't have to make or buy baby food! There's websites out about it and I read a book from the library on it. Think it was this one:

    1. That is a great idea. I have read a bit about it, but not much. It would definitely make life a lot easier if we could do "finger foods". Do you know if they need teeth for that? Sutton is cutting teeth now and Avery is right behind her.

  2. your girls are just PRECIOUS!!! the rock those helmets!

    1. Thank you so much! It is crazy to see them now without them on and it has only been 3 weeks.