The birthdays are officially over for the year. Tyler turned 4 yesterday, although his celebration spanned a couple days of course. We had a family get-together on Sunday, both sets of great grandparents, my parents, my great aunt, and my brother and his wife and baby Grant. Later we face-timed Tyler’s cousin Beau (and parents).
It was so beautiful outside, just a perfect day. We gave Tyler a soccer ball for his birthday, so we went outside and kicked it around before company came.
Tyler has decided lately that his favorite color is definitely green. So he wanted a green cake. I made one from scratch and it was not great. The taste was fine, but the texture was just sooo dense. I’m pretty sure it was because I used coconut oil. I don’t usually have anything but coconut oil and/or olive oil on hand, and I wasn’t sure how olive oil would taste, so coconut oil it was. At least Tyler liked it.
He got some cool new summer clothes, a sweet water gun that he is very proud of, and a train set that is running around the track non-stop when he’s home. Thanks everyone for the gifts!
On his actual birthday, I picked him and Jenna up from daycare and we went straight to the park. It was the first time this year we’ve been able to go out; it’s been nice enough, just pretty sloppy until now. Man, those kids love the park. I was with them by myself for awhile until Hubby got there after work (pretty funny seeing him run around the park in his work clothes). Talk about having your head on a swivel, trying to watch two little kids at the big park with a bunch of crazy older kids running around in the background is exhausting!
After the park we headed to Weasy’s for supper, where Tyler got a birthday hotdog and French fries. And we topped it all off with a trip to Dairy Queen, which just opened up for the summer (there are other ones that open year round, but they aren’t stand-alone ones, so not as cool). Tyler got a chocolate ice cream cone so he had a great birthday.
Not much else going on around here, plenty of basketball watching- go Cyclones! go Jayhawks! I am still going to attempt to run a 10K next month, so we’ll see how that goes. I won’t have the fastest time ever, but I’m at least hoping to run (jog) the whole thing. I got to run outside the other day and made it to Stolley’s and back, but it’s not as pretty yet- lots of brownness around here.
Been doing some experimenting in the kitchen lately, since I’ve had a little extra time. I made an awesome red curry chicken that tasted somewhat authentic. Most of time when I make stuff like that it never tastes like I got it at a restaurant. I think the secret was the red curry paste and fresh ginger. Of course I don’t have a recipe for you. I also finally tried the cauliflower pizza crust that is all over Pinterest. It was a little labor intense for pizza, but not bad flavor and I didn’t feel bad eating a bunch. Even Hubby liked that one.
That’s about all from our household, exciting couple months ahead, some fun trips on the horizon, some family time and hopefully some nice weather!!