Monday, August 26, 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Audrey: Running around in the park. :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

At the zoo again!

We went to the zoo a couple weeks ago, in the middle of the day. It was a warm one, so most of the animals were somewhere hiding far away in the shade. :( But Audrey did get pretty excited to see an elephant and some baby tigers. And the fishies! :)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Soccer and blackberries.

The last month in pictures.

1. Drawing with chalk on our fence.
2. She has been wanting to color every single day. Its all she does. :)
3. At the park.
4. Im sewing leggings for Audrey! I love sewing right now. 
5. Toys waiting to be played with. 
6. Cheesy smile.
7. Kitsya sleeps all day long after prowling outside all night.
8. Making pork gyoza. 
9. I call him "the boy." No name yet. 
10. Getting really good with the fork and spoon.
11. Building with girly legos.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Audrey: At the zoo, trying to rip the flowers. :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A dandelion in the backyard.

I love this little daughter of mine. I cherish this time of just the three of us, soon her little world will be different... I hope she will adjust well. She looks so happy and innocent and carefree in these pictures, and i love them.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Eating at home.

 Vietnamese cold noodle bowl with pork. So fresh and delicious on a hot day! Recipe from here.
Chipotle chicken burrito bowl. Rice, beans and corn are topped with chicken and a tasty salsa with avocado. Yumm. :) Recipe here.
Broccoli beef noodle stir fry. This. was. so. good. I used flank steak, broccolini, spaghetti, and added mushrooms. Recipe here
Gyoza with pork. Simple to make with store bought wrappers. I made a big batch and froze the extras. Recipe here.

Lately Ive been craving lots of Asian foods, and as a result, trying to master the cuisine in my kitchen. Ive made this and that before, but in the last few months its all I want to cook.  For example, Ive had a bottle of soy sauce and fish sauce sitting in the pantry for maybe like 2 years... I don't know how long.. and in the past few months, Ive used up all of the contents and had to go buy some new bottles. Its serious! Im bookmarking recipes like crazy, and have stocked up on some new authentic ingredients. Maybe its all the hot weather.. Cooking up some rice and quickly stir frying meat and veggies is a pretty fast and simple thing to do, and thats what I want in the summer!

Friday, August 9, 2013


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Audrey: Checking for ripe apples on our apple tree.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sandbox fun!

Its been on my to do list all summer long to buy Audrey a sandbox. Her favorite thing to do at the park, or really anytime she is outside, is dig around in sand or dirt. Ive been looking on craigslist every week for a deal, and finally got around to picking one up. She has been playing in it every day since we got it, so i think she likes it! :) And it seems like every single outdoor toy that she has needs to be played with inside the box. Im really happy we got it, because i used to not have the energy to go outside with her every day because she would want me to play with her and my pregnant self was too tired. But now, i just sit next to her on a chair and she is content to play by herself. :)


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Audrey: Wearing a pink dress and a tiny bun. My little girl. :)