Thursday, March 26, 2009

will someone please give us a normal child?

we went to the dentist today. and because we do entirely too much of this:

we needed two fillings. and one more on monday. oh, and the back baby molar on the upper right has to be pulled because it never actually came in the whole way and it's being blocked by the tooth in front and will never get loose and fall out on its own like it should. and once we got in to the two teeth that needed a filling, they decided the child needed a root canal while they were at it.  all of this took over an hour. (thank goodness this is all free 'til she's 18!)

and you know what the child said through her novocaine when we left?

"mom, that was fun. they're really nice."

can you believe it?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

happy birthday to mom!

Happy thirty-fortieth birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear mom/grandma,
Happy birthday to you!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

games we play

  1. 'member that one time?
  2. 'member that one time we didn't...
  3. what's the dumbest thing you've ever heard?
  4. i see 4 things that are yellow...
  5. a cow says quack quack...
man, regina totally gets us...

Monday, March 23, 2009

a horse is a horse of course of course

seen this morning in copenhagen
scene from the 2nd riding lesson
in motion at the second riding lesson
 still happy at the 3rd lesson
following directions
we tightened up our helmet right after this
form goes all to hell when chewing gum
had to saddle up ourselves at lesson 4
and then we rode out in the open for the first time
sabin and silver star

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

somebody got a haircut!

tired of battling rat's nests and small pesky creatures, sabin got a haircut last evening. we hope it helps. i did it and cut off a bit more than i had intended, but her hair is so thick and gorgeous, it really looks cute:

it seems to have lightened it up so much that it's curlier now than before we cut it.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

working on a story

we're working on a story called the tree that had a human head. husband will make it up, i will write it down and illustrate it. tree with the human head played by sabin:

what are you working on these days?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

green goddess

when i was warming up my leftover omelette today for lunch, i got a hankering for one of those delicious avocado shakes you can get in the philippines and singapore, so i decided to try to create one. and i succeeded beyond belief. this is one yummy way to intake avocado.

avocado shake
1 medium-large, ripe avocado (or 2 small ones) (i used two today because mine seemed small)
1 glug of plain yogurt (maybe a half a cup?)
1 cup of milk
3 tablespoons of sugar (i know it may sound wrong, but it's how they do it in the philippines)
8-10 ice cubes

put it in all in the blender and whiz it up into gorgeous green goodness. fill a tall glass and drink it. the above filled the glass you see in the photo 1 and a half times. it could have actually been lunch all by itself, but i drank it with my omelette, since it was kinda both breakfast and lunch.

highly recommended. and don't be afraid of the sugar, it doesn't really make it sweet, but it must wake up the flavors a bit. i know the one i had in singapore didn't have any yogurt, so you can also just use the milk and maybe add a few more ice cubes. i wanted mine more smoothie-like, so i used yogurt.