Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Of Big Boy Blue Jeans and Bump-Its

Oh how I love these two kids!  After a busy day, I remembered that Mary Fowler's dance class begins... tomorrow.  It was after 5pm so the dance shop was closed but I remembered someone telling me that some of the consignment stores carry gently used dance shoes... and they stay open until 8pm!!

We found a perfect pair of tap shoes ($4.50!!) and they carry brand new tights so I was thrilled!  I will probably be able to buy her a pair of ballet shoes while she is at school tomorrow.  But the best part and what I most want to remember is that Davis got his first pair of blue jeans.

As I was walking up to pay, we passed an aisle of jeans and I asked Davis if he'd like to look at them.  His eyes got huge and I got a VERY excited "YESSSSS!"  So we quickly found a precious pair of Timberland blue jeans- size 4T ($10).  He immediately started taking his shoes and pants off and put them on.  My only regret is that I did not take a picture.  C-U-T-E!!!  And he felt like such a big boy!  He just kept saying over and over how he couldn't wait to show daddy!

We still had one more stop at the drug store for Zyrtec.  And again- they kept me laughing- Mary Fowler really wanting a "Bump It" and Davis thinking I sure need the (also infomercial product) brownie baker/cutter thingy.  As my friend Lizzie says, "I can't wait for my birthday!"  Ha!  

Dinner for New Baby

When I had my babies, I thought it was so helpful and thoughtful when my friends brought dinner.  They were WAY more inventive in the kitchen than me (I had never thought to make my own salad dressing!) and some of my favorite recipes came from those dinners. The best part is that every time I make those meals, I think of the person who gave me the recipe. 

It can also be stressful- not always knowing people's taste.  This is one option I made today that hopefully my  friend and her family will enjoy.  Just be sure to make double so your family gets dinner, too ;)

Pork Tenderloin 
rubbed with Seasoned Salt

Italian chop salad (recipe below)

Rolls & Dessert (store bought) 

Italian Chopped Salad

chopped cucumbers
grape tomatoes, halved
mozzerella, diced
kalamata olives, pitted and halved
red bell pepper, chopped
bottled italian dressing