Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

  • Although I am not a fan of mornings I am a fan of early mornings when I don't have to get kids ready.  It is amazing how much quicker I can get out the door.  The joys of Grandma and Grandpa's visit.
  • Mr. ESPN has to go through Grandparent detox alone next week as I have to go to Minneapolis.  I feel a little bad for him but then I remember the those long 9 months of pregnancy with each of the girls and don't feel guilty anymore
  • My MIL reminded me of how Mr. ESPN left me in Venice when we were traveling in Italy with them (a post for a later date) ... she asked if he was still paying for it.  Not really but it makes me feel even less guilty about next week.
  • Bia loves white cheese and green stuff (not mixed together) .... aka cottage cheese and avocados/guacamole
  • Neither of my children wanted to sit next to me at dinner last night or read them books before bed.  At least they wanted hugs and kisses from me when they went to bed - I was beginning to feel unloved!
  • It's nice having dinner on the table when you get home from the gym ... and having your clothes ironed.  Yes my MIL does both when she is here.
  • Strawberry pretzel salad is Chatty's favorite dessert (actually it is a family favorite).  Good thing Nana brought it over on Sunday night.  Chatty had two pieces for dessert on Sunday, two pieces for dessert after lunch and one piece for dessert after dinner on Monday.  She asked for another piece and I had to cut her off - that and I needed to save the last piece for Mr. ESPN who promptly finished it when he walked in the door last night.
  • We had lots of fresh blueberries so I made homemade blueberry muffins from my Southern Living cookbook and this on Sunday.  They were both delish and not on my diet.
  • Bia thinks dinner time is social hour and that she is a stand up comic, even more so when she has an audience (aka Grandma and Grandpa)   


starnes family said...

Strawberry pretzel salad? Do tell!

AZCottrell said...

Oh - I've had that salad before at a potluck - I want the recipe too! Yum!
Saw your comment about this weekend and your trip on my blog. No worries - we'll talk and reschedule when you get back!


Melissa said...

Strawberry pretzel salad is a family favorite for us too! Glad the girls are enjoying seeing their grandparents and that you get a little break too--it's always nice to have a little extra help around the house--especially when they are cooking and cleaning!

Blueberry muffins sound yummy, if you get a chance, can you post the recipe? Diets are overrated--you only live once, so enjoy every delicious moment!

Dee Stephens said...

I've had that pretzel salad but have never made it! Sounds yummy especially since it's all about cabbage soup this week for me!!

The Lenzers said...

we love pretzel salad too. wonder which of our moms shared with the other? grandparents always steel the joy from us. i was feeling guilty about buying a new phone the other day, then mark tells me of his vegas trip for fantasy football, his dallas visit for fantasy football, his trip to denver w/ the boys for fun, and his first OU game he going to w/o me.....yeah i don't feel guilty at all!!!!

Sassafrass Jane said...

Love the tidbits! Yep, that salad recipe is a must! I must hear this story about Mr. ESPN leaving you...sounds funny!

Sara said...

What is strawberry pretzel salad??? Sounds wonderful. And fairly healthy!

I'm jealous of the dinner on the table and ironed clothes from your MIL. Can we trade???