Monday, January 31, 2011

All About DS

Happy beginning of the week to ya!!  Hope everyone is well.  Aside from DD coming down with a doozy of a cold, all’s good on my end.  DS’s b-day was Friday…can’t believe my baby is 9!!!IMG_4634
The celebration lasted for 2 days and was he ever soaking the attention up.  LOL  On Friday he had 2 school friends over for a bit after school, then we took them down to see a hockey game.  One kid had never even watched hockey on TV and was SO excited.  It was a pleasure to watch him.  He told me at one point that his “spirit was on fire”.  Love it!!  Where do kids come up with these things?  It was a good game with our team winning 6-2.  I don’t have any photos from the evening because I forgot my camera.  DOH!  Saturday morning was spent doing housework and getting the rec room ready for more company as DS had 4 of his hockey teammates over to “hang out” for a few hours.  Surprisingly, there were no fights, bruises or tears!  Boys can get pretty rough, especially when they’re used to being on the ice together, so we were pleased that there were no issues.  One of the boys has a sister DD’s age so she came over, too.  Girls always have something or other to discuss, right?!  Haha!!  After the boys left we packed up and went to see Yogi Bear 3D. 
Cute movie.  It was DS’s choice and the kids really enjoyed it.  The next stop was dinner at Einstein’s Café.  Here are few photos we took while waiting for our meals:   IMG_4984 IMG_4974 IMG_4976 IMG_4977 IMG_4983 And here are our dinners!IMG_4989
Bruschetta to start.  The kids stole a few pieces before I could get the camera out! They were hungry!!  My hubby had shrimp primavera which was done with rice noodles in a light sauce.  He really enjoyed it…IMG_4991
I went with the special; salmon with a tomato/mango salsa and a cowl of curried zucchini soup to start:IMG_4990 IMG_4992
The food was outstanding!  My salmon was cooked to (my) perfection…just like butter.  Oh, my!  My hubby helped me with the soup and we both enjoyed it as, well.  The kids both had pasta; DD’s was a pesto penne and DS’s a penne Bolognese, no photos, though.  Needless to say, we were all too full for dessert!  We ended the night in our “comfy” clothes and a Shrek movie.
Sunday held exciting plans for the adult portion of our household; a trip to Lululemon and Whole Foods which is about 1 hour away.  DD was happy to go to Lulu, not so happy about Whole Foods and DS pitched a fit about the whole deal.  Luck for him, his friend called up just as we were about to leave to see if he wanted to spend the day at his house.  Crisis averted!  LOL  I was a good girl at Lulu and only walked out with 2 pairs of undies and 1 pair of shorts.  My hubby went a little crazier, but he found pretty much what he was after so all was good.  After all, we do *try* to work so we can play!  As luck would have it we reached WF at noon.  I whipped around the store finding everything I wanted before we hit the sandwich bar for food to go.  But first, the goods:IMG_4998 IMG_4997 IMG_4999 Marianne blogged about the Nature’s Path cereal and seeing as she’s never steered me wrong I picked up a box.  Divine, I tell you….and for a good cause to boot!  I just love that company!  I also bought some Tortilla chips, rainbow chard, ground bison and we ground our own peanut butter.  On to our sammies.  My hubby had a ham and grilled asparagus on a ciabatta bun:IMG_4995  While I devoured a buffalo mozzarella/tomato/basil beauty:IMG_4996 DD had a turkey and brie, but as usual was too busy eating it to be bothered by a photo.  We also popped into Starbucks where I got a grande NF gingerbread misto:IMG_4994
I finished off the weekend by making a huge pot of split pea soup for dinner which was much appreciated seeing as the temps around here are back to ridiculously freezing!IMG_5001 Other notable eats are as follows:IMG_5006 IMG_4948 IMG_4966
DS wanted waffles for his b-day breakfast.  These had mini caramel stuffed chocolates in them!
IMG_4993 IMG_4962 IMG_4949IMG_4804 IMG_4888  IMG_4953 IMG_4967 IMG_4945 IMG_4950 IMG_4954 IMG_5007 IMG_4955 IMG_4964 We had Thai after hockey one night.  Spring rolls, Pad Thai, oh my!IMG_4960 IMG_4956 IMG_4957 IMG_4958 IMG_4959 I’m off now to read some magazines.  They’ve accumulated like bunnies lately and I promised myself 30 minutes of reading them each night this week.  As I read them I pass them on to a girl at work.  I can’t bear to throw them out so I donate them where I can!!
Have a great night…..
Bye for now!!


  1. Happy birthday to your big, little man! Sounds like he had a fabulous time celebrating. Dinner out with the family looks great. You can never go wrong with bruschetta. Glad you got some shopping in too :) WFs is always a HUGE money drain for me! I've been using your Nature's Path coupons. I tried a cereal kind of similar to life/ was amazing. It may be my new most favorite cereal. Hope your week treats you well!

  2. Ah, what a great time for DS's bday!!! He is growing up so fast!

    All the eats look great, especially those asian dishes! How tasty!

  3. Happy birthday to your son! Doesn't time fly by so fast?

    MMMM..looking at all your food pictures maked me hungry!

  4. I'm so glad you found the Love Crunch and that you enjoyed it! Such a great granola for a good cause - you can't go wrong. Might have to stop in at WF this week and see if they still have some so I can enjoy another box :)

    Sounds like you had a busy birthday weekend for DS. Lots of fun though!

  5. where do the years go, right? your son is a cutie.

  6. Such a great celebration for DS... I also want two-days birthday celebration!!! :D
    Looking at the pics of you four... I can't wait to have my own kids!!! hahahha...... you're inspiring Krista!

  7. Happy beleated birthday to DS! They grow up so quickly, don't they? As if I'm one to talk..but I do have a "baby" cousin that's now 9. :P Glad he had such a great birthday and had fun with his friends watching the game. That was very deep of that kid to say his spirit was on fire- how cute!

  8. Sounds like it was a great birthday! :) Your son is adorable! :) Good job at Lulu's! Definitely a hard place to control yourself! lol! Your food pics kill me... I miss all that stuff soo much somtimes! *sigh*

  9. DS had quite the fabulous day! So great that you guys hang out as a family so much. It really makes a difference once you get older. I know I always look back and appreciate having all that time spent with the fam--kept me out of trouble too! ;-) Everything at that restaurant looked delicious--and you know it's good when there's no room for dessert! :-)

  10. This post is chock full of goodies! I'm happy to hear that DS had such a fantastic birthday...and yay for a birthday breakfast of waffles with caramel chocolates!

  11. Sounds like DS had a great birthday! And, yes, our "babies" grow up so fast... Glad he didn't have to go on the shopping trip! :)

    Hope you've made a dent in your magazines by now... :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  12. Looks like your trip to Whole Foods was QUITE the success!! My my, I was just there actually, and picked up some bacon, cheese, frozen veg, and nutritional yeast. I'm always sure not to grab a cart, only a basket, or else I will go hog wild!

    I was just like your son this past week, letting my birthday last for days :) Hey, why not, right?! Your family is adorable, by the way. I know I've said that before, but seriously everyone always looks so happy and healthy and gorgeous!

  13. Happy birthday to your little man!

    He has such a great mom! Those waffles with the little caramels in them... GENIUS. Never would have thought of that!


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