Sunday, May 31, 2009
My shot at the 10x MAX zoom...then Anson had to trump me with his super cool camera...nevertheless, it was cool to be able to see the hummingbird up close and perched in its nest. The birds seem to have a few nests around the Mahs' backyard, esp the vines around the patio area.
Posted by CowsRus at 9:49 PM
Work...then play! Uncle Steve planted some citrus (kumquat and myer lemon) and tomato varieties for Quyen and Anson... and it's GREAT! The kids get to tend to the garden without ME having to really "take care" of it! They get to water and watch the plants grow whenever we are there...which is almost every other day or so :)
Posted by CowsRus at 9:44 PM
Saturday, May 30, 2009
WE FINISHED!! and we ran for chocolate and champagne...and a medal! It was actually for a good cause, Girls, Inc.- a non-profit organization "inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold."
But all I have to say is WE FINISHED our 2nd year in a row! I guess now I really appreciate why people "train" before such events...I have never been so sore before. OOps. Will seriously need to train for Nike Half in October!
Posted by CowsRus at 7:54 PM
Monday, May 25, 2009
We spent the weekend basically at the Mahs. Between all the visitors and Mark being sick, we just hung out, ate, the kids got another art lesson, ate some more, and play with the Hoyems and Miya's entourage :)
Co Vi and Uncle Steve with the kids...
Posted by CowsRus at 4:47 PM
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
OMG!!! I am NOT a nougat fan at all...until I ate one of these de Montelimar nougats! It's so yummmyyyyy! One of our family friends hand makes these individually wrapped candies...and what an awesome surprise it was to receive a bag, especially during a week when Mark was out of town :)
As soon as I ripped open the bag, ok, after I carefully opened the outer bag, the aroma was incredible! The pistachio and almond smells were so enticing, especially added to the sugar aspect right? I can not even begin to describe what the first bite was like, but the second and third, it just made you want to eat another...and another... Most nougats are rather pasty to me, or just way tooo sugary, even with my SWEET tooth!
YUMMMMM, to order:
fyi: origin of 'de montelimar' is a region in France, for which "nougat" was famously made, and the "simple" recipe of honey, sugar, eggs, pistachio and almonds make it a generic term not a brand :)
Posted by CowsRus at 3:52 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
As they are playing Caillou on the computer *yes, they are very proficient on the computer*...
Adam starts getting upset all of a sudden.
Maddie is "planting" flowers.
Adam stomps off grumbling about how "Boys don't like flowers! I wanted to plant vegetables!"
Maddie turns to me and says, "Mommy, boys do like flowers because they have to pick them for the girls."
Well, Adam has come back and says he's ok with flowers now (although he likes vegetables more) because he can give the flowers to Mommy.
Posted by CowsRus at 5:11 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Each time we see Brian and Miho, the kids have been getting lessons in art :) The kids are like mini- Bu's...everywhere we go, I always have to make sure I've got paper and pens/crayons! Not to mention, placemats are NOT for food or water, they are "canvases!!"
Posted by CowsRus at 9:27 AM
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
OK, so these aren't the best shots... my excuse is a 35 lb thing attached to my hip and it was hard to maneuver ourselves around other parents to take a clear shot of her performing. So I asked her to pose after her great performance with the brats..next to her artwork :) SO CUTE!!! (sorry but I really wasn't able to follow entire story line since SOMEONE*said 35lb thing* got a BOO BOO mid performance and we had to go stand outside for a while.)
Posted by CowsRus at 8:56 AM
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
We've been eyeing this thing since we first walked into Anson's loft...FINALLY! We inherited it when the Mahs made their big move out of the City :) 3.9 miles away from us!
The kids LOVE Cartman (NO! they have not watched any south park episodes!). They pose him and take pics of each other with him, even with their friends, like when Aidan came over for dinner.
Posted by CowsRus at 3:31 PM