Saturday, March 19, 2016

Spring Break

This week was my mom's Spring Break, so we had some fun with Sister, Niece, & Nephew :)
Day 1 was Pi Day :)
Day 2 we went to Dallas Museum of Art
They have a great indoor play area , which is great when you had a little too much sun the day before.
Is this food? ;)
Listening for the ocean in the Science center.
Niece can already read! :)
When we were ready for lunch we rode the Trolley from the museum to Klyde Warren Park. Yes, that took longer than just walking across the street to the park, but we got to try a new mode of transport! The Trolley is free to ride, just jump on at one of their multiple stops and ride the circut :)
Despite it's corny name, I decided to try Abe's Flavor Flave for lunch
From top to bottom: Al Pastor, Beef, Veggie with refried beans. The Al Pastor was my favorite, and the beef was really good too! I would not order the veggie again :( The beans didn't have much flavor, iceberg lettuce never has flavor, and if they put avocado in it then I couldn't taste it.
Nephew got a chili dog since the day before he proclaimed Nanny's chili dog delicious!
He then fed some of his hot dog bun to the pigeons :)
Day 3 we drove to Fort Worth to meet my Grandma for lunch. We met at Velvet Taco, not knowing that they have very limited seating. However, through patience, we were able to grab several tables on the patio :)
I got the Rotisserie Chicken Taco and the Fried Paneer Taco. Both were super good!
Nephew got the rotisserie chicken taco, but just with queso on it. He seemed to like it, but then got really excited about it when given ketchup to dip it in :( That child loves to dip!
They also have a kids menu you have to request to see, and Leah got chicken nuggets and tator tots from that :)
Niece really wanted some of the big kids food!
For dessert we drove to Sweet Sammies
They have a great selection of fresh made cookies, and you can choose an ice cream to make your own ice cream sandwich :)
The kids shared one made from sugar cookies with sprinkles and birthday cake ice cream. They loved it!
I got oatmeal chocolate chip cookie on top, peanutbutter chocolate chip cookie on bottom, with bunny tracks ice cream :) The only thing that would make this place better is if they brought back Blue Bell Ice Cream!
Day 4 was Saint Patrick's Day & Hubby's birthday, he was able to have the day off so we got to be together all day! :)
For dinner we had C. Senor, a Cuban Sandwich shop in Bishop Arts.
Hubby got the Key West Mix - Mojo pork, ham, salami, swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickles, mustard, on cuban bread. I got Ruz - roasted Mojo Turkey, cream cheese, jalapeno jam, on medianoche bread. And we shared an order of plaintain chips. Hubby had the best sandwich! We would both get that again! My sandwich did not have much flavor, it needed more jam, and the turkey was very bland :( I liked the crispy plaintain chips, Hubby loved the sauce they came with & used it on his sandwich.
Day 5 of Spring Break we went to Flight Deck. We found out once we got there that they do not do Toddler Time during Spring Break, so the place was packed with kids of all ages! They did seem to keep an eye out for the little ones though :)
Nephew really wanted to throw the dodgeballs, but was never fast enough to get one before the big kids got it. Most of the time, he just held his hand out & they would give him one. He's to cute for his own good ;)
I think Mom had a good Spring Break, although I think she needs to go back to work to rest from her break!
The rest of the day Friday, Hubby & I had the honor to spend preparing for & celebrating the wedding of our friend's Patrick & Sarah! It was such a beautiful wedding, full of so much joy!
And laughter! Plenty of laughter! We wish ya'll an amazing marriage, awesome lives spent together loving each other! Have a great honeymoon, we can't wait to see you when you get back!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! My mom is on a staycation this week, so we celebrated Pi Day at Klyde Warren Park :)
"I did it!"
Next time we will have to bring his swimsuit! He wanted to play in the running water they have at the park!
My personal favorite part of visiting Klyde Warren Park is the food trucks!!
Ruthie's Rolling Cafe is a grilled cheese truck!! I got the S.A.S.S. (Spinach Artichoke Spectacular Sandwich) I would describe this as a BLT with Spinach artichoke dip in place of the lettuce, it was very good!
Sister & Nephew got their lunch from nammi.
Pork Vermicelli Bowl, Nephew was a big fan! Sister said the sauce was a little bland, but overall she liked it.
She also got Lemongrass Chicken Vietnamese Tacos (Because in TX we will make anything into a taco!) This was liked by everyone! The chicken had great flavor!
Mom went with Gandolfo's
to get a Chili Dog, to quote Nephew, "Delicious!" Don't tell him his aunt thinks hot dogs are gross! ;)
He very badly wanted to catch a pigeon! He was very confused that they kept flying away!
Nephew did get to join a percussion ensemble! They had a bag of instruments for kids to choose from! Very cool!
Once the sun wore us out, we went to Bishop Arts for Pie! You didn't think we would forget what day it was?!
Cretia's Bakery was running a Pi Day special :)
What pie looks good?
Mom & I both chose the Fudge Nut which was very thick & fudgy. Sister chose the Kahlua Pie, it was creamy and had a better crust, but we all liked the fudge nut better!
Nephew chose a chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting, and a special chocolate smile just for him :)
I think he liked it!
Happy Pi Day! & Happy Spring Break! If you are on a break this week I hope you find some fun things to do! Tell us about it! We are always on the hunt for fun!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Little Red

I won a new book :) A blogger who I have been following for awhile, started a new site dedicated to reviewing new children's books. I Heart Children's Books :) I recommend all my mommy friends (or wonderful aunt friends) to follow her page! I read her review of Little Red, and commented, and won my own copy! Thank you Heather! I love your reviews & look forward to reading more!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Making Pizza

Yesterday I introduced my Sisters to Tuscan Slice in Waxahachie for lunch :)
We chose Tuscan Slice because the kids can make their own pizzas! They got to roll out their dough,
then add the pizza sauce.
Spread it all around!
Yummy Cheese!
Leah would rather eat the cheese :)
They got to choose one topping, they both got pepperoni.
Luke enjoyed his pepperoni!
Finished!
Into the oven it goes!
They were given a little dough ball to play with while their pizzas cook.
It's a snake!
Yummy pizza! They had such a great time!
The sisters ordered an alfredo pizza, and they loved it!
I got the cannelloni, it is always a great choice! Although, I've never had something here I wouldn't order again!
The waitress told us that adults can make their own 14" pizza! She said they have couples come in to do it for date night. So if you need a date night that adults & kids enjoy, here is the place! :)