Monday, May 24, 2010

Graduation and Kindergarten

Last week our little family went down to Kyler's new school. Dan and I got him enrolled and all of us went on a tour of the school. He seems excited to go there and liked the playground and library (We have been going to the county library almost every week). His teacher seems nice didn't really get to talk to him much but I am hoping to volunteer in the class room some.

We also have Preschool Graduation this week. So crazy how time flies by. Sometimes I can still remember the sleepless nights when he was so little. He still seems little to me. I asked him the other day if he thought he might want to ride the bus. And when he said yes I quickly said well not yet okay.  

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Geocaching and Mother's Day

Last weekend was Mother's Day and I had a lovely one. First we went Geo-caching, which we haven't done in age. Click on the link for more information on what that is but my general description is its like treasure hunting. This was Kyler's first time Caching and he thinks "its kinda good".

For Mother's Day Dan got Drywall compound and Kyler got my a picture he made at school and flowers. My sister in law bought me roses see them below.  

Then this weekend we went out caching again and here are a few pictures of that.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

I know! Can you handle all this bloginess?

Last post of the night....

Kyler Handsomeness, Fire Station and Dessert

First off lets talk about Kyler's Handsomeness.... I mean isn't just the cutest boy you have ever seen....

I took this picture before we left for a birthday party on Saturday.

Next up for your viewing pleasure I have some pictures for the Fire Station field trip. Whenever the firefighters asked the kids a question they all would answer call 911. It was quite humorous kept repeating it even when asked what to do if their clothes caught on fire...

Here is Kyler giving Fireman Justin a high five


Molly and Kyler outside the Fire Station.

Kyler's take on the Fireman Gear.

And lastly that bring us to dessert and it was yummy....

Dan was impressed.

Cooking with Kids - Cinco De Mayo

Sorry no photos this time! On Monday Kyler and I did another free cooking class at OMHS. This time the food was Cinco De Mayo or Mexican themed. We are having the dessert Nachos for dinner tonight. I might take a picture of those when we have them plated...

15 ounce can fat free refried beans
1 cup mild salsa
1 bag bowl-shaped tortilla chips
8 ounces ground turkey, cooked
8 ounces grated low fat cheese
diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, olives, cilantro, and/or sour cream for garnish, if desired

Stir beans and salsa together in a medium bowl. Microwave until warmed through. Arrange tortilla chips on a platter. Put a teaspoon or two of the bean mixture in each chip. Top with cooked turkey, grated cheese, and any toppings. Serve immediately.

4 whole wheat tortillas
1 can mild enchilada sauce
8 ounces grated cheese
1 cup shredded chicken
Sliced green onions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange tortillas on a large baking sheet and coat lightly with nonstick spray. Bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Carefully spread each tortilla with a thin layer of enchilada sauce. Divide cheese and chicken evenly among tortillas. Drizzle with additional enchilada sauce, if desired. Sprinkle with green onions. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5-10 minutes. Cut into fourths and serve immediately.

2 avocados, peeled and pitted
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 green onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
12 small white corn tortillas
8 ounces grated low fat cheese

Mash avocados in a medium bowl with a fork. Stir in tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, arrange 3 tortillas in a single layer (or do one at a time in a smaller pan). Top with cheese and another tortilla. When bottom tortilla begins to brown and cheese starts to melt, flip over. Cook until remaining tortilla is browned in spots and cheese is completely melted. Cut into fourths and serve immediately with guacamole.

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 whole wheat tortillas
1 pound strawberries, hulled and diced
Fat free whipped topping

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together butter, cinnamon, and sugar in a small bowl. Spread tortillas on one side with butter mixture. Cut each tortilla into 12 triangles (like a pizza). Place tortilla wedges in a single layer, butter side up, on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp and golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly. Place several cinnamon-sugar chips in a small bowl. Top with diced strawberries and a dollop of whipped topping.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Running Man

Dutch Bros Fieldtrip

So for those of you who don't know what Dutch Bros is (Okay probably just Pia) it a coffee chain that was started in Grants Pass. Two dairy farmers that were brothers decide to get out of the dairy business and get into the coffee business. They happened to be of Dutch heritage so they named it Dutch Bros. Now they have a huge business and have hundreds of locations through out the West Coast and it all started right here in Grants Pass. According to wikipedia:

In 2009 the company (according to its own records) served 23 million cups of coffee with gross sales of $46 million. Dutch Bros is believed to be the largest privately-held drive-thru coffee company in the U.S. The drive-thru and walk up structures are approximately 400 square feet on a half acre site. Some can also be found in shopping center parking lots.

As of April 2010, there are 154 locations in seven states: Oregon, California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.

Well Kyler's Preschool did a tour of the main office and warehouse in Grants Pass. This picture is in the warehouse where they roast the coffee. The kids started off the tour with a video about Travis and Dane Boersma.

This is the man who showed us around and was roasting the coffee.

After the tour the made the kids smoothies or not-so hots (Kyler picked a Smoothie) and anything us adults wanted I got a Hot Chocolate and Dan got a Smoothie. The kids got goodie bags with stickers, candy and free not-so-hot coupons.