Tuesday, May 26, 2009

50th Anniversary Slide Show

Chris's parents will celebrate their big golden 50th wedding anniversary on June 6th. On June 7th all of his siblings are helping throw an "open house" party to celebrate. The past couple of days we have been busy scanning tons of photos for a slide show for the party. We are also making one without the music so we can have a longer viewing time of the pictures.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Even More New Toys...

The lawn mower...
Checking out the car...
Below, first thing the next morning...

Boy, are we fortunate to have a nephew a few years older than Matthew. Aunt Sue brought over even more of Ian's toys for Matthew. He has fun with the lawn mower, and is crazy over the Little Tikes car. Thanks again!!

Pool Playdate

The kiddos having fun...
Matthew going "up" the slide...
Action shot!
They all sat so nicely for snack time after swimming!

We had an impromptu playdate at our house this past Wednesday when the weather was so nice. Matthew and his friends enjoyed it.

"Water" Slide

Hmmm...what's this??
Oh boy, here I go!
Testing out the water...
New trick of climbing on top of the picnic table...

We set up the slide to go into the new kiddie pool for Matthew. The water was too cold the first day for him, but you can tell he's gonna like it!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Matthew enjoying his mini lettuce wrap sans the almonds...

This recipe is so simple and easy, yet soooo good! Thanks Carla for a great recipe. We all enjoyed them.

Pork Lettuce Wraps

1 pork roast, cook in a crock pot on low for 7 hrs. (I added 1/4 cup of water)
Teriyaki sauce (I used Kikkoman roasted-garlic teriyaki)
Boston or bib lettuce
Chopped green onions
Chopped cilantro
Shredded raw carrot
Toasted sliced almonds

Shred the cooked pork and add the teriyaki sauce to taste. Place pork in lettuce "cups", and add the various toppings.

Enjoy!


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Greek Turkey Burgers


Made some good Greek turkey burgers this past week. They are filled with lots of spinach, garlic, yogurt, red bell pepper, and of course tons of feta cheese! I must be on a mediterranean kick lately.

High Chair Sleeping


Here is Matthew fast asleep in his high chair after church this past Sunday. Apparently a couple hours in the nursery playing, and a quick trip to the grocery store after church was enough to knock him out. He woke up after a 5 minute power nap, ate lunch, then went down for a good nap an hour later!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Being Naughty at the Shower


The face of innocence...
Matthew found the veggie pizza on the kitchen table and "helped" himself. It went everywhere on the floor. I guess one year olds will be one year olds. It provided a good laugh at least. Thanks Arianna for being so gracious!

Baby Shower

Butterscotch-brickle cheese ball from Tastefully Simple...
My first attempt at "open-faced" cucumber sandwiches...
Bruscetta!!
Opening gifts...
Emily and I...

My friend Emily is having her second girl, Hannah, next month. Tonight I helped with the food at her shower. Matthew went with me since Chris was at work. We had a great time.

Slide and Sandbox

Trying to learn to go up the ladder...
Ready to go!

Aunt Sue brought over some more of cousin Ian's fun toys. Matthew just LOVES the slide. I'm sure he'll love the sandbox too when we actually get some sand for it!

Friday, May 15, 2009

New Hat


I scored big time this week on cute boy clothes for Matthew. My friend Jodi has two boys 5 and 3, and is having a garage sale this week. I went over Tuesday evening for a "preview" sale. This cute hat for fall is one of the many items. Matthew had a good time putting it on and off.

Greek Chicken Gyros


I made some yummy grilled greek chicken with tzatziki sauce this past week. I turned it into a chicken "gyros", by slicing it thinly on the bias, and adding the tzatziki sauce, red onion, kalamata olives, grape tomatoes, and feta cheese crumbles. The pita bread is also slightly grilled as well. Mmmmm....

Baby Clogs

Here is Matthew sporting his knock-off Crocs from Target. A shameful impulse buy since they were on sale...

Scaring Mommy to Death

Okay, so he will do much worse, but this is Matthew's new trick. Standing on his fire truck that is on wheels. This was taken this past Monday at play group at our house. I see a possible Emergency Room visit in the future if he keeps this up...

Mother's Day

Matthew and me before church...
Outside the restaurant exploring the tulips...

My second Mother's Day was nice since Chris was actually home on a Sunday for once. We went after church to Mary's Market to have lunch with some friends and family.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dancing to The Office Theme

We recorded Thursday night's episode of The Office since we knew we were not going to be home in time to watch it. Matthew was standing in front of the TV when he started dancing to the opening. We got such a kick out of it that I ran to get the camera. We rewound the tape, and with a little coaxing from Chris, he started his baby dancing again...So funny!
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Potted Plants

Purple fountain grass, creeping jenny, and coleus...
Pansies...
Spikes, black and regular sweet potato vines, vinca vines, and petunas...
Below, you laugh now at my 44 cent geraniums, but with miracle grow, and a couple weeks, they will blossom!

Here are all the plants finally planted...

Village Green

It is always so pretty inside with flowers everywhere!
Our cart ready for check out...
Chris and Matthew hanging in there...

Here we are at my favorite green house/nursery in town, Village Green, picking out this years flowers. I finally was able to plant them today!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Grandkids

I really love this one of just the grandkids. They got Matthew to sit still by feeding him some sherbet.

Our Family Portrait

Here is one of just Chris, Matthew and I...

Doherty Family Pics

The original crew...


We had some pictures taken by my friend Heidi this past Tuesday evening of the whole Doherty clan. Chris's parents 50th wedding anniversary is next month, so we wanted to mark the special occasion with some family photos. Here is a sneak peek at the photos...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

In a Stepping Stool


A little blurry, but here is Matthew inside my IKEA stepping stool in the kitchen. (Yes, short people need these things!) He loves to stand on it, and also flips it over to get in it. Cheap toy I tell you. Thought it was cute...

Kiddie Picnic Table

Up I go...

Aunt Sue brought over cousin Ian's old picnic table for Matthew to have. A very big thank you to Ian for letting us have it. Matthew is also showing off his new "climbing" ability.