Tuesday, May 8, 2012

End of March/Beginning of April Happenings

I know. It's May. Sorry I'm all over the place in my posting (Anniversary in April, cooking class in March, Hyatt in April, AND now a mish mash of March and April). Anyway, March/April it is. Splash pad by our house
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
At the park down the street. He thinks it's fun to climb into the stroller and eat the stale snacks that have fallen into the bottom? We are raising a raccoon.
"Coloring". I taped the paper to the floor, and had a little too much fun doodling on the paper showing him how to do it. He made some squiggles and then tried to eat the crayons.
Coloring is apparently exhausting...
...and, back at it
Playing around the house.
On the patio playing with his water table (his favorite birthday present)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Hyatt with the Holidays

Oooo double post! Nate is out of town for work, Noah is napping, and I don't feel the need to do laundry, clean the kitchen, or any of the other things more productive than blogging...so, double post! A few weeks ago, over Easter weekend we drove up to Huntington Beach to visit Ginger and the kids at the Hyatt. We played at the pool, ate all of their leftover pool side lunch (delicious nachos!), and went down the slides way too many times. We had so much fun! Thanks Holidays for letting us crash your vacation!
A few more times down the slide...
...then some warm cuddles with Dad

Date Night

In March, Nate and I went to a "date night" cooking class a few blocks from our house. I have always wanted to make homemade pasta, but didn't want the mess in my own kitchen, so I thought a cooking class was the perfect place to learn. The class was so much fun, and full of so much information, plus we got a few local restaurant recommendations from the French Chef they had on staff. We made Mushroom Lasagna, Gnocci in a Bolognese sauce, Spinach Ravioli, and a Chicken Zucchini Fettucini Alfredo. Everything tasted delicious, and making pasta is NOT THAT HARD! Who knew?
We even made our own pasta at home a few nights later, and I have to say, the batch we made at home was even better than the one we made in class. Also, the alfredo sauce is the best alfredo sauce either of us has ever had. We're obsessed.