Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Daddy is home!!!
Yes, Andrew finally returned from a nine day trip to the Philippines and we celebrated by going to IHOP
(thanks to Grammy and our gift certificate!)
..And I couldn't resist getting this sucker ;)
We also celebrated Valentine's Day all over again as a family!
Yes, I do like him a-latte!
(Oh man, so cheesy... but I couldn't resist)
And what would Valentines Day week be without chocolate??
If you haven't had a good hot cocoa lately, I would HIGHLY recommend these!
Other fun Valentine's Sweets:
Chocolate Banana Bread
Costco Special Granola Hearts
(I also made some very yummy snickerdoodle cookies, which I failed to get a picture of, but they are WORTH making! Here is the link to the best Skinny Snickerdoodle cookies EVER! Best part: They are healthy ;) How's that for a cookie recipe??)
As far as PROJECT updates go, we are still transforming this house into a liveable space as baby boo gets older and dynamics need to change to accommodate guests and lifestyle..... and we decided we needed uniformity and moveable workout/tummy time space!
So we went from this....
Blueberry Protein Pancakes:
* 6 egg whites
* 1/2 cup oatmeal
* Vanilla extract
* Pinch of cinnamon
* Pinch of stevia
* Blueberries (fresh are best, but frozen work fine!)
* Cooking spray
1.Heat frying pan on high than, once hot, reduce to medium.
2. Mix all ingredients in a blender
3. Drop pancake mix in by the spoonful.
4. When they start to bubble on top, place 1 tablespoon of blueberries on top.
Let them set before flippping.
5. Cover in maple syrup.
Makes about 4-6 pancakes, depending on the size.
Calories: 228 for 4-6 pancakes (more with the syrup)
Speaking of food, look who has taken to the spoon!
Chomp chomp chomp!
Here was Elyse and I's Valentine's Day.
We spent it enjoying a mocha!
"If daddy could see me now...."
More sweet treats were enjoyed WITH daddy!
Yes, true statement:
It makes Elyse smile and daddy freak out: this is when Elyse tried to grab the cup away from daddy to try some herself!!
Really smiling now:
I will leave you with our last adventure: Eagle River Nature Center.
Can't believe this is in our backyard...
(No, this is not a bear ;) )
And only in Alaska are you going to see something this ridiculous....
Well, that's all for now.
Time to take Daddy to his flight again.
More to come this week.