Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Splash Pad

Recently we went to the local splash pad and had a play date with some friends.   What a HOT day!   Abby had a blast playing in the water.   Are splash pads just an Arizonan thing or are they around the country in your area too?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Totally Attached

Abby loves her blanket.  It is her comfort and security.   The other day I desperately had to wash it and then I hung it out on the line.   Abby was very upset about this and went outside to be with her blanket.  I think she was out there for at least 15 minutes!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Zambia Outfit

My sister, Andrea, who lives out in Zambia had the cutest outfit made for Silas.   We got it when he was really tiny and it now fits!!!!    The pants do not have snaps for diaper changes which makes me wonder if it is only an american thing.   Totally cute!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pool Time

Enjoy this short video of Abby jumping in the pool.   She also really likes jumping off of the sides but this will give you an idea of her time in the pool.

Silas on the other hand just likes to hang out and "chill"
We get the pleasure of hanging out with some friends and swimming with them!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Grilled Pizza

I wish I had taken some pictures of this process - maybe next time.  

Grilled pizza tastes great but don't make it for company the first time you try it.   (Unless you have adventurous company).   I think it will take some tweaking to get it just right.

A couple of things we learned the hard way
1)   Make sure you only have one level to your grill.  We had the upper wire on and it got in the way of flipping the pizza.
2)  Heat up some olive oil with garlic.  Then baste onto the top of the rolled out dough.   Place this side face down on the grill.  Spread olive oil on the new top.  Allow crust to bubble up and get brown.  Then flip it over.
3)  Have your sauce and toppings READY!!!!   You have to get them on right away since the crust cooks so fast.   Have your grill at the lowest setting and cook until the cheese melts.
4)  Don't roll your crust too thin -   it will burn.
5)  If any toppings need to be cooked, do it ahead of time.

We made two different kinds tonight.  The first was meat (bacon, salami and pepperoni).   The second one was a veggie, pesto pizza.   I broiled the veggies ahead of time so that I could just put them on the crust.   Totally girly and totally yummy.   Pesto, pine nuts, carrots, zucchini, squash, red onion, feta and mozarella cheese.

I probably left something out so please ask if you have any questions.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

8 months old!

Silas turned 8 months old last week!   We didn't get pics until quite a few days later (already I'm doing what I said I would NEVER do).   The first child should NOT get all the pics, right?    I was going to be on top of it, writing in their journals, making their books, etc.   Oh dear, if it is this hard with two, imagine with more!!!  

But here are the most recent of Silas and then a few with Abby as she wanted in on the 'fun'!