Posted: June 4, 2008 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: consumerism, family, friends, links, photos, recipes
Ok shower recap.
My sister came into town on Friday so I took the day off work to pick her up and run errands and get all kinds of stuff ready. She made us some chick pea ragu for dinner ans it was awesome. Here’s the recipe:
- 2-3 table spoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup
chicken vegetable stock
- s & p to taste
- cayenne pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinced
Sweat onions & tomato, as well as the pepper flakes, in olive oil over medium heat. Once the onions have softened and the tomatoes have broken down add the minced garlic and sweat for another 2-3 mins. (lower heat a little so the garlic does not burn). Then add chickpeas, the stock. Stir & let simmer for approx. 15-20 mins. Salt & pepper to taste.
After dinner we assembled loot bags that contained fun-dip, ring pops, tea and magic pads which are basically a black waxy background with a piece of plastic over top and a plastic ‘pen’ and your notes disappear when you lift the plastic from the backing. Oh and stickers!
We cleaned up the entire main floor. My mom came over and helped a lot. She brought flowers, a cake that involved the decapitated head of a doll, some marzipan creatures and some hummus.
there are also photos of me trying to eat the head impaled on a fork but nobody sent me those.
Kerry and Ethan showed up about an hour early because she was so busy that she lost track of time. She helped put all the cushion covers I washed back on the sofa and Ethan brought up the cute factor by 200%
My sister is in love with Ethan and is chatting him up.
It all started off somewhat slowly as most of my family was late due to crazy GPS that took them NEXT to the highway but not ON it. Oh technology!
My mother in law and sister in law. They would probably both kill me if they knew I posted this…
There were lots of happy kids running around playing with stuff, eating sweets and colouring.
My cousins’ girls and Ethan trying to figure out what they are doing.
Ava reading a story to her mom and Susan
My sister had brought white onesies and markers to decorate them. Mine is totally awesome but I cheated and traced a unirex drawing. I didn’t take any photos of the shower at all so unless someone emails me more photos, I’ll have to get down and take photos myself.
I got lots of presents and so much clothes that I doubt I’ll have to buy any for quite a long time.
I started off in this black shirt and promptly got hummus on it twice in about 5 minutes. So I got changed. This photo proudly shows off my sausage fingers
Dragon robe!!! From Susan
Talking frog man from Lisa
Camo-pants from tanya
Pug toy from Heather
A piece of art by Ava
There was obviously more stuff but these are the photos I look best in out of the ones I have.
Corinna and Adam sent a super cute dinosaur pj with feetses and some pee pee teepees. Thanks dudes you are totally rad! they also sent a cool Star Trek card that Brent loves because he LOVES Start Trek (original only)
is sending a baby carrier with deadly skulls all over it. I’m very excited for that.
Most of the stuff was a surprise and as such there are still some necessities that I need to pick up;
–baby gate for top of stairs
–nasal aspirator (gross but apparently very useful)
Other than that, we’re all set! Oh and we have to finish paying for the furniture and actually bring it home.
is totally kicking my ass on the whole ‘getting the room ready’ thing.
On this day:
In 2007 – me and
pretending to be sports fans
In 2006 – laying around while shopping is awesome!
In 2005 – boring