Sunday, July 29, 2012


Farmers: Ayla stares long enough at the guy tuning his instruments that he invites her on the platform and let's her play

Padron Peppers: Our FAVORITE!

Lots of fresh greens too - hence my motivation for this juice
Apple, kale, zucchini, celery, parsley ginger, lemongrass

Off to the pool. Not really into training today - just wanted to float in the raft. Ugh, the Olympics makes everything look so damn easy!

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Sasha's Birthday Party

Birthday pics brought to you by Histamatic.
Birthday girl with mermaid face paint

Fairy Face Painter

Ayla was like Ralfie meets Santa in "A Christmas Story" - totally silent, froze up when she hit the chair.
Ayla, Sasha and Naimah (clockwise) on tire swing

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ALWAYS room for cake!

I want that

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Explaining the Histamatic... I didn't bring my good camera because we biked to the park. Apparently I had the "shake your iPhone to randomly change lens/film" turned on. Didn't mean for all the funky pictured but it makes for an interesting post ;/)
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Summer Kale Salad

This is for Arlene, in her quest to find new kale recipes.
Inspired by Diana and David! We recently had a wonderful summer night dinner at our friend and neighbors house (Diana and David) where they served an amazing kale salad). I never had raw kale - I'm glad I tried it!!!

For this salad:
5-6 Kale leaves (de-stemmed, rolled up and chopped)
1 small yellow tomato
olive oil ( just enough to coat leaves)
Feta cheese
Red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Toss all ingredients together and enjoy!
If you feel like it - top some sautéed garlic. I tried the salad before and after garlic. It was great before the garlic - but it did add a little "umph".
I think it depends on how much you feel like "preparing" food. Before garlic - it's a no pan - no pain - easy salad to make.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Snow White and Sleeping Beauty

Ayla pronounces Snow White as "Snow Wipe", emphasis on the P

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Ayla loves her Daddy...

(Take 2) Singing it by herself - no help from mummy

What a difference a year makes:

The Original Happy Birthday Daddy:

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tahoe kind of 4th

We boated, biked, hiked, rafted, dined and relaxed...
Just a few snaps/video taken from my iPhone.
Day 1: On Lake Tahoe in Rocky's Boat.
Ayla loves to drive the boat...
Bob the dare devil

Day 2: Rafting the Truckee River

Day 3: Hiking Tahoe Rim Trail
Yes she actually hikes the 2 miles to the vista - coming back - not so much

Dinner on the lake

Day 4: biking along Truckee River/ skipping stones

Refreshing toe dip

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blueberry Pancakes

Daddy's helper...

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Enjoying the fruits of her labor...

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Campbell Music in the Park

Every Thursday. This week - Beetle Cover Band.

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