Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dance Recital

Ladybug's first dance recital was a few weeks ago. We were not too sure how she would do since she was still not wanting to go into class by herself. Turns out she is just like her mom!
Dress rehersal was on Tuesday night and she was excited but a little hesitant to go backstage (she was all ready for her turn right after she watched me dance). My goal for this year was to get her on stage and not crying - she went on stage with out hesitating and although she did not actually dance that night she didn't cry, she also didn't want to come off of stage!
Friday night she was so excited that she let me put curlers in her hair. Here is before,

And after, Ladybug is all girl! She loved the process of getting ready! No stage pictures from Friday night but she did awesome, went on stage and danced, no tears at all (from Ladybug at least).
Saturday night we were really getting the hang of it and Ladybug decided she was going to dance with me (and is still dancing around the house with my hat).

Here she is all ready to go and proud of herself. Looks like we are in for many more years of dance recitals (Chris is so thrilled).

I had forgotten how much work it is on dance recital night but loved every minute of it, many thanks to my mom for doing this for me for so many years (I don't know how many she got me ready before I was doing it myself).

I also forgot how much I love being on stage too! Maybe I can get back into dance in the next few years.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Recipe Friday - Roasted Broccoli

We have signed up for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) this year and I am excited about the fresh produce we have been receiving. I am enjoying being able to show Ladybug fresh foods that we may otherwise not get at the store and having to be creative in preparing it. Chris is not the most adventurous eater and really doesn't like vegetables, I have created quite the challenge for myself. The first week we received turnips (and greens), broccoli, lettuce, spinach, rosemary and thyme. I did not realize how much of an education this would be for my family as Chris looked in the box and said 'no one in this house eats radishes' - 'Those are turnips Honey'.

Anyways back to the recipe - Getting Chris and Ladybug to eat Broccoli, otherwise known as Roasted Broccoli

1 head of Broccoli cut into 'trees'
olive oil or coconut oil (about 2 tablespoons)
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced or sliced depending on preference

Toss everything together and spread on baking pan. Roast at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

I knew this was a keeper when there was barely any left for dinner after Chris kept walking through the kitchen and eating it off of the pan!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Finally getting around to posting pictures from Easter. Things have been very busy lately and are starting to slow down.

Ladybug had a blast finding Easter eggs with her cousins and next year I don't think we will be giving her a head start - she had no problem getting eggs.

Butterbean pretty much slept through everything but I'm sure she will be running after Ladybug next year.