Monthly Archives: February 2012

Getting ready for Leap Year…


Leap year is tomorrow!!  I’ve never really paid it much attention before, except to feel sorry for the people who are born on leap year and technically only have a birthday every four years…but this year all of a sudden I thought…here’s a day that doesn’t come around very often, we should celebrate it! (but not with commercialized sales, etc)  We should celebrate it, because the next Leap Year February day that comes around, my 5-year-old will be 9, my 7-year-old will be 11, my 11-year-old will be 15 and my 12-year-old will be 16 years old…….YIKES!!!!!!!!! and double yikes.  So tomorrow will be a celebration to freeze a moment in time, because the next time my family and I celebrate this day, our lives will be different and full of teenagers and tweens.  *sigh*  (I hadn’t actually figured out the ages until just this second as I typed this…gulp…a big lump in my throat).

So I took some photos and made up some color palettes to get myself in the mood to set up a little party for tomorrow….;)

(yes, i carved an apple instead of cleaning the counters and loading the dishwasher after lunch.)

I read that tomorrow is National Frog Legs Day in the USA (according to who knew?  It will be a good day to watch the original Muppet Movie!  Maybe with a big bucket of green popcorn.  Or something, we’ll see…

I guess February 29th is also a day when traditionally a woman could ask a man out on a date, or even propose marriage to him.  (Maybe I didn’t know this because I missed out on watching the movie Leap Year, haha).  Did anyone else miss this vital piece of information?  I just did it anyways…in March….about 19 years ago…heh heh…. 😉

out and about Guate: Color Inspiration


I loved photographing pretty much everything I saw out the car window in Guatemala 🙂

There was a lot of cool graffiti down Atanasio Tzul, and I even dared to get Henry to drive in close for some photos…but didn’t dare hop out and pose by the walls…too many scary stories 🙂

The kids loved this one:

Loved this little store front, an interesting mix of products/produce:

and my favorite, old Antigua door-knockers 😉

feasting on Star Wars party Leftovers…

feasting on Star Wars party Leftovers…

After the party, the only thing left to do is….play with the new toys and Eat up the Leftovers!!  My 7 year old and I decided to make Storm Trooper Macaroni (a.k.a. Carbohydrate Casserole).

“Hey, it’s suppertime…um, let’s use this macaroni that’s been in the fridge for a few days, we can whip up a white sauce,”

“ok Mom! I want to help!”

“I’ll show you how to make a roux, son.”

“Let me stir it!”

“Now I’ll slice up this leftover Storm Trooper Cheesball head…”

taste test- “It’s too salty, what else can we add?”

“How about some Greek yoghurt, that should cut the saltiness….and hey, how about those leftover crackers…?”

“Let me crush them up, Mom!”

“Still needs something….” glugs in some salsa, “how about the last of the tortilla chips?”

“I’ll stir it up, Mom, let me taste it now!! It’s great!”

“Yes, I think it’s about right!  Ta da everybody!! Storm Trooper Casserole!!”

And it was a success and nicely emptied out the fridge from our Lego Star Wars party! 😉

I couldn’t resist adding the leftover black cream cheese!!