Thursday, May 28, 2009

Clinton and the Kid

Yesterday I went to a beautiful garden, Rosendals Trädgård, with some of my American friends and their kids. I forgot my camera, mostly because I was too worried I would forget something for Clinton as he made the trip with me. He did pretty terrific on all the public transportation, although you could tell it was a bit stressful for him on the way home. I lost track of time (the day was gorgeous) and we ended up on the subway smack dab in the middle of rush hour. It's difficult enough by yourself, let alone with a small dog and a back pack. Luckily I was able to get a seat within a few stops and Clinton cuddled up and snoozed the rest of the way home. Here are a couple of pics from yesterday, taken by my friend Heather.
Leo (whom I adore!!) wanted to help me walk Clinton.

He also fed him rocks!! Just kidding - although Clinton does like to eat them.

All the kids, including Adrienne who just turned one year, were pretty skeptical about him in the beginning but warmed up right away. By the end of the day, no one was screaming or crying at the sight of him. He also got a lot of swooning from all the teenage girls on the walk to the subway - you would have thought he was one of the Jonas Brothers!!!

Have a great weekend. It is going to be really warm and sunny so I promise to take more pictures of the 'kids'!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our New Baby Boy!!

Allow me to introduce you to Clinton, our new baby boy:

He's a handful - has a definite personality, but Reagan makes sure to keep him in check. She's been a real helper in times of need (i.e. taking the laundry to the laundry room with a small puppy attached to a dangling sock!). Kissel, well, is Kissel. He keeps thinking Clinton is going to behave like Reagan and leave him alone. Unfortunately, that's not happening any time soon so I have put Kissel in the guest bedroom for comfort and relaxation.

I also just returned from a quick, unexpected, short visit to Dallas. Naturally it was to see my adorable nephew and spend some real quality time with him. I had a blast and it was tough to leave - especially since he's learning so many new things every day. I was, however, lucky enough to be around with he first 'showed me his teeth'. I even video'd it so when my sister and BNL got home they would believe me.
video

Now that I am on more of a schedule with our new baby, I'll try and take more pictures. He (as well as Reagan & I) really benefits from a long walk per day. Good exercise for me and keeps him from totally redecorating the bottom half of our apartment. I will say that he has been a tremendous help in taking off the wallpaper - something I've been meaning to do since we moved in. Too bad he can't reach the top 2/3's of it!!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Life Just Keeps Getting Better

Yesterday, Anders and I got up bright and early (OK, bright and early for these two sleep lovers) and ventured to our nearest mall to pick up some things. Well, we got a little distracted and ended up touring the entire first floor. However, it was a good thing because we picked up this baby!!

A high powered converter for my Kitchen Aid mixer. It's taken me over 2 years to get this and A LOT of harassment by my sister threatening to take it back (it was a gift from her) but I have it now and that mixer is coming out of retirement. I think I might just cream some butter and sugar for the hell of it!!! :-)

Oh, and in case you forgot how adorable little Clinton is, here is another picture:

But we all know who the King of Adorability is. Feast your eyes on this cutie.I have GOT to get home to see this kid.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

We're Having a Boy!!

A boy puppy, that is!!! ;-) Yep, you read it correctly. We've decided we don't have enough chaos in our life and have chosen to become first time puppy parents to an adorable boy golden retriever mix. Meet Clinton!!!
He is only around 6 weeks so he won't be coming home to us for another 4-6 weeks. For now, we will have to make do with visits to his current home along with his other siblings. Isn't he just the cutest?!? Sorry for the blurry pictures, but puppies don't sit still when they are awake!!!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Caden!

My adorable nephew turns one year old today!! I miss him so much, but luckily I have some pretty darn cute photos and videos to remember my last trip.

He really liked Uncle Suga's new house shoes!!


video

So, Caden received this Radio Flyer car for Christmas. Uncle Suga took him on a ride around the neighborhood. The story goes that he was talking and pointing to all sorts of things the entire trip, but as Anders was rounding the last corner to go home he suddenly heard the "horn" honking. He looked down to see Caden with his head on the steering wheel, completely passed out. Anders had to wake him up for the last leg of the trip!!! :-)

Happy Birthday Caden. We love you very, VERY much and wish you a wonderful birthday!!
~Aunt Mo and Uncle Suga

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Put a Smile on Your Face

My mom thinks my post are too serious sometimes, so this one is for her!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy New Year!

As most people do this time of year, I am trying to bring back a little more health into our diet. Now, minus the taco night we will be having with friends tomorrow (per Anders request), we have been eating pretty healthy. My local fruit and vegetable guy supplies me with lots and lots of fresh produce. If he doesn't have it, I don't eat it. I've gone to the grocery store around the corner to pick up produce before but I've since learned my lesson - it all tastes the same from them. So I stick to my veg guy - he knows what is in season and even carries hard to find items like okra and PURPLE CARROTS. Have you ever seen these before? Now that I think of it, I'm sure Whole Foods are Central Market probably carry them but I was more of a Walmart grocery store kind of girl when I was in Dallas. Anyway, the veg guy had these purple carrots from Gotland (a Swedish island) on sale the other day and I picked some up. I did a little research and apparently they are even better for you than the orange ones - more beta carotene and anti-oxidants. Yay Me!! There just beautiful and originate from Africa. I feel so worldy now - ha!

I also decided the other night, around 9:30pm actually, that I HAD to have chocolate chip cookies. The only problem was no white flour. So I used this white flour with wheat instead. I don't think it was 100% wheat flour but a mix. I was a little skeptical, so I only made 1/2 the recipe that way if it was bad I wouldn't have wasted my precious chocolate chips. I also put in baking powder instead of soda. The results - delicious! I think I actually like these better because it gives them a little more salty, earthy flavor. That's why I like these cookies so much to begin with - the combo of salt and sweet. And they weren't dry either. Of course, I made them old school style with...dare I say...crisco. But that's because I didn't have the patience to get the butter to room temperature and I also found a store nearby that sales crisco. Happy Days!! Aw, get over it - they don't make it with transfats anymore!! ;-)

Now I am off to walk Reagan in the sunny but bitterly cold weather. Have a good one!!