As always, click the pic to see it larger. Daddy and Ava having deviled eggs. And now for more egg hunt pictures than you ever cared to see! Ava enjoyed finding the eggs so much (and mommy enjoyed taking pictures) that we had to do it twice. ;) And lastly, Ava sitting with mommy, checking out her egg hunt loot. (Pay no attention to my nappy, growing out, looks like crap hair. I am SOOO in need of a haircut, it’s not even funny.)

Today is widely celebrated as Easter Sunday, the day that Christians believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead – on the third day after being crucified. But if the holiday is supposed to focus on Christ and his resurrection from the dead, have you ever wondered what’s up with all the bunnies and eggs? I’ve done a bit of research lately about the origins of Easter (more here) and came across the following About.com article on how the Easter bunny and eggs tie into all of it. I thought it was an interesting read and worth sharing, especially since we saw someone dressed up asRead More →

Here it is April 15 and we still haven’t filed our 2005 income taxes. Maybe I shouldn’t be admitting it on my very public blog, but the good thing is that since “tax day” falls on a Saturday this year, we have until Monday to file. So we aren’t late – yet. What a relief! Generally we would’ve filed by now, because let’s face it, everybody wants their tax return. But…this year we aren’t getting any money back. In fact, we owe. (Not a lot, but still.) Jody adjusted his withholdings this past year so that we’d get the maximum amount of money in eachRead More →

Yesterday was our monthly API meeting. This month’s topic was focused on baby wearing, which is one of the eight AP ideals for infants. Our speaker talked a bit about different techniques for baby wearing; various slings, carriers, wraps and pouches; and safety. Then there was a slew of slings, carriers, wraps and pouches available for everyone to try out and get some hands-on experience. Most folks there seemed to already have a favorite kind that they use/used, but it was good to see the different varieties available. I, for one, had a NoJo basic ring sling with Ava and never really got the hangRead More →

I’m embarrassed to say it, but I haven’t been to the dentist for a cleaning in over 2 years *gasp* – since before Ava was born. I grew up going to the dentist for cleanings every 6 months without fail. Mom was very good about that. It was something I kept up for the most part after I left home. I prided myself on not having a single cavity until I was in my late 20s and was shocked when it finally happened. Anyway, my regular dental appointments were easy to keep up, that is, until I had Ava. It seems once you become aRead More →

I’ve felt like I’ve been stuck in a rut lately as far as cooking is concerned. Sure, I come up with a few new interesting things to make here and there, but it takes time and thought, both of which I don’t feel like I have a lot of lately. I feel like I need more direction. While it’s fun for me to invent new recipes, lately I’d rather just flip open a book, find something with the ingredients I have, and go at it. Which is why I’m so excited about two new cookbooks I recently ordered off Amazon. :) The first is “MoosewoodRead More →