Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Several pounds lighter but feeling MUCH better...
ANNNDD- back to her old self!
Our time at the park got cut a little short by a winter storm so we headed to Wooden Bakery- a local fast food chain to get Manaouche- a Lebanese style pizza with cheese and zataar- combo of olive oil, thyme and sesame seed- shocking how much the kids love it!
Naomi started out going down with Jason or me, but after a while she was fearless and wanted to do it all by herself. At one point she was trying to drag the sled back up the hill by herself and was getting really frustrated. She kept saying, "darn it, dadgummit, this is crazy"
Shelby and Maddie- 3 months apart in age but as different as night and day... Even sledding. Shelby was our kamikaze sledder, no fear AT ALL and Maddie surprisingly was pretty timid.
Valentine's day is usually pretty uneventful around here in that in 2005 a major political figure was killed so now each year there is a big rally and it's kind of a "lay low" day for Americans. This year we made our usual strawberry cake and Maddie went on a decorating frenzy with our pink construction paper. Jason and I actually got to go out for the evening because things remained calm all day so we took advantage of it. We tried to go shopping (here- there are two sales a year- August and February and if you don't take advantage of it you WON'T find decent prices). I say "tried" because I ended up immensely frustrated with stupid jeans. The zippers are only an inch long, the legs are extremely tight, and I seem to wear a size three sizes bigger than what I would wear in American styles. UGHH! AND, the price is at least three times what I would think I should pay... ANyway, thankfully we went to see a good movie to redeem the bad shopping experience! I highly recommend the movie Traitor.