Sunday, April 21, 2013

Around Here (April 2013)

Around here...

Alex and I tried Ethiopian food for the first time. We had a yummy dinner at Cafe Colucci in Oakland. Alex liked the spicy meatballs.

Alex is learning to climb trees and found a great one to climb at a nearby park.

I experimented with some sauce to make a Thai Chicken Pizza for dinner this week. I mixed Trader Joe's Red Curry sauce with some peanut butter and it turned out pretty good.

We have been doing lots of yard work. Even with a low maintenance yard, the work can add up. We made lots of progress this weekend and are getting more settled in our current place.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Interview with Alex

I found a fun idea on Pinterest to interview your son or daughter around her birthday each year. Here is Alex's interview at age 4:

1. What is your favorite color? Yellow
2. What is your favorite toy? Spiderman
3. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries
4. What is your favorite tv show? Super Why
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Blueberries
6. What is your favorite outfit? Super Fire Shoes (his new sneakers)
7. What is your favorite game? Super Fast (He described it as a police man game.)
8. What is your favorite snack? Crackers
9. What is your favorite animal? Elephant
10. What is your favorite song? A lull-a-bye (did not specify which one though)
11. What is your favorite book? Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry
12. Who is your best friend? Corin
13. What is your favorite cereal? Cheerios Kix
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play with Finn
15. What is your favorite drink? Water
16. What is your favorite holiday? Summer
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Moosey
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Peanut butter and jelly
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Firefighter

I made a quick digital scrapbook page with his interview and a recent picture.

Monday, April 8, 2013


Last weekend was actually the first time that we dyed Easter eggs with Alex. I think that he got almost as much dye on his hands as the eggs.

He had fun hunting for the plastic eggs in our yard on Sunday. Rain was predicted, but it turned out to be a beautiful day. We took a long walk and had lunch at our favorite local Greek restaurant, Yiasoo, since it was open that day.

Masculine Birthday Card

It seems that masculine card are less common for paper crafters to make. They may not necessarily be more difficult, but it is easy to be drawn to all of the pretty products out there. I decided to take the last sketch that I used and make a more masculine card with my pattern papers. I used papers from Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye and Stampin' Up! and a stamp from Lawn Fawn.

I am linking this card to the Online Card Classes gallery for the Pattern Play before it "locks." I am also linking to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. The blog is celebrating its 4th birthday and the online store is based in my home state of Ohio.