Monday, January 31, 2011
Ok. These sound pretty weird, but healthy, protein filled brownies??? Sounds like they're worth a try...
I generally don't like busting out the food processor (unless it's to make baby food) but I think that this recipe will be worth the searching around the cupboard I'll need to do to find it. And... Judy and Brian are bringing dinner over and playing Hearts with us (I've been practicing!) on Thursday so I think that'll be the perfect occasion to try these out:
Black Bean Brownies
Here's the link (in case you don't read our blog with a magnifying glass.)
**Tomorrow I'll post my new goals for February... Woah. Is it really already FEBRUARY?!?!?!
***MAKE THESE! They're good! And, this recipe makes a ton. I have some ready for dessert tonight and a dozen in the freezer as a just-in-case-people-stop-by treat. Thanks Vanessa for helping me with them. :)
Friday, January 28, 2011
Good morning! This is breakfast time at the Locke home. We wear robes, eat cinnamond toast, and give each other kisses. Sweetness abounds...
Today Penelope True is 5 months old!
We really like 5-month-old Penny. She likes to play and laugh (see video below), she LOVES when I take off her clothes, takes 3 naps, sleeps around 9 to 10 hours a night, enjoys reading books with Daddy, is growing some more hair on the top of her head (though she still has quite the bald spot on the back), and is just lovely.
Here she is laughing at Daddy:
Baby Penny, we love you!
Edit: I have no idea why, but our one-minute video keeps getting condensed to the 22-second video above. Sorry about that!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Today, after Jonas's room time and before we go out for a walk, Jonas played with legos*:
And I made progress towards my monthly goals with a doll for Penny, totally handmade with uneven and crooked arms and pigtails:
*Totally cute Jonas fact: He calls anything tall and tower-like, like the monochromatic lego towers he made above, the "Eiffel Tire". He told me that he made "lots and lots and LOTS of Eiffel Tires!"
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Instead of Indian Butter Chicken, my new recipe this week ended up being a mix of lots of tea with honey and lemons, cold medicine, and loads of chicken pho. Being sick is NO fun...
So, I'll be trying 2 new recipes this week. Tomorrow, I'll make the Butter Chicken recipe below (to make up for last week):
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I recently realized that though this blog is about the adventures of Jeff, Kathy, Jonas and Penny, my posts have mostly been about Jonas and Penny (they photograph much better than Jeff and me.) And though I know that people LOVE hearing about Jonas and Penny and seeing their beautiful faces on this space, I thought that this year, 2011, would be a good year for me to start sharing some of my "adventures" as well.
In an effort to prioritize projects and all the things that can keep me endlessly busy, I've decided to start monthly "goals" to help me focus on specific things I can accomplish, rather than having a ridiculously long list of projects I'd LIKE to accomplish. Does that make sense? Basically, I'm really scatterbrained and that's not good when you have a 2.5 year-old and 4 month-old who need their mommy to be more focused and attentive.
A little late, but here are my January goals:
- drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
- share 1 "freezer meal" with friends at random/need
- make Jonas and Penny each a toy or doll
- try (and blog?) at least one new recipe a week
So far, so good. I've been drinking lots of water starting yesterday (ha!) and this week my new recipe is Indian Butter Chicken.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
We unexpectedly had to extend our trip to LA for Christmas and amidst all the craziness that is my family, I forgot to post an update for Penny turning 4 months old. And now, we're back where it all began 4 months ago: San Diego! (Actually, we're in Oceanside, vacationing with my sister, brother-in-law and niece, Nora.)
Penny is growing much too fast. She is all rolls and chub, definitely not newborn skinny and she doesn't look like she was 4 weeks early at all. This past month, she's started to giggle and laugh, especially at Jeff, and she loves to interact with people. She loves Jonas. And Jonas loves her. It's quite wonderful.
Oh. And I just put her in her first pair of jeans. Growing up too too fast!!!