Great news!!! Little One passed the Northeast Infant Hearing Program and there are no concerns regarding her hearing! Despite being high risk at birth (for her prematurity), she has been discharged from the program! Yippeeeee! BTW, the kid’s got super hearing…although she clearly has selective hearing! She seems to be unable to hear the words “Please don’t do that” or “Come here, please”!
We’ve been busy with students, life on the farm, life with the toddler, family, friends, birthday parties, work, work, work, and getting stuff done around the house (which seems to be a never ending affair). Life has been very busy, very full, but also very rewarding and enjoyable.
You can’t really tell from the photo, but I painted our front entrance a very bright blue. It’s more of a turquoise/aqua than blue. It is really bright and quite the adjustment for Hubby. The walls in the front entrance used to be a stone gray colour. Usually, I’m Little Miss Play-It-Safe with the colours on our walls. I tend to stick with creams and neutrals. I just felt something drastic, bright, and cheerful was in order. I hope I made the right decision!
Little One and her buddy on a lunch date. We checked out a chip stand on our way to “the city” for some spur of the moment shopping.
I love Lowes because I can spend the entire day there, checking out new ways to beautify my home and add to all the renovations. A girl can dream, right? Okay, who am I kidding? I love Lowes because their buggies are so cool that even the toddlers wanted to ride in them and not run around the store like maniacs, touching everything and getting into trouble, causing embarrassment for moms and dads alike. Nah, our toddlers would never do that! 😉
Our first time at Coldstone Creamery. We met up with my lovely and talented friend (Ahem! Need a photographer? Look no further) there. She had mentioned the place to me before, but I had never been there. One would think that I’ve been living under a rock or in a cave for all these years, since I had even heard of Coldstone Creamery until this year! All my city friends raved about the place, claiming it to be the ultimate ice cream experience. We were in “the city” and had to check it out. Little One and I shared some key lime ice cream. Little One’s friend and her mom shared an Oreo something or other, but Little One’s friend preferred the key lime. As you can tell from the above photo, Little One did not want to part with her ice cream. I guess she liked it.
Little One attended a birthday party on the weekend. Judging from the balloons, I think these were supposed to be for another kind of party and not a 4 year old’s party! Kidding. They were supposed to be giant worms with happy faces on them and not ginormous condoms.
Our budding photographer, taking photos of everything.
Wearing her tuxedo dress from my Korean student. South Koreans have excellent taste in clothes
Near the end of the weekend, Mommy needed some time out…
The adorable Muskoka chair herb garden was Little One’s Mother’s Day present for me. I love it!
After I made my bed, I noticed a little lump on my side of the bed. Look closely on the right side of the bed. See that little bump?
If you like pina coladas…
Apple crumble for Hubby, Little One and the students.
3 c diced tomatoes
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 or 2 c okra, cut into bite sized pieces
lots and lots of beans/legumes (I used a combo of lentil, chickpeas, kidney beans, etc)
salt and black pepper
curry, cumin, and a few other spices
a little bit of oil for cooking
Sautee onion and garlic. Add spices. Add veggies and legumes/beans. Cook until everything is tender. Enjoy!
Guacamole! I used 4 avocados, and the guac was inhaled within minutes! Easiest guacamole recipe ever!
1 tbsp minced garlic
a few splashes of lemon juice
salt and black pepper to taste ( I also used a secret mix of spices, but I’m not sharing)
1 tomato, diced
parsley, chopped (I didn’t have cilantro)
Mash avocados in a bowl, add all other ingredients, mix together until smooth, and eat with Tostitos! Yup, it’s that easy!