Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mother's Day (at the zoo)

I had a fabulous Mother's Day! I felt so special with my four wonderful little rascals celebrating for me! Tyler helped them pick out the cute garden (or kitchen) gnome for me! I am so excited to get to go paint him!!!
They woke me up a bit early (your supposed to get to sleep in on Mother's Day, right?) at 730am, but it was sleeping in an hour past usual... plus they had breakfast in bed! With a flower even.

And of course, chocolates were had. Tyler knows what I need.

The gnome is kind of a funny gift. Tyler HATES garden gnomes (he thought the movie "Gnomeo and Juliet" was pretty cute, and he thought the boys dressed as gnomes for Halloween was cute... but for some reason, he dislikes the garden variety pretty hard.... unfair! I think they are so cute! The travelocity gnome is just so cute! Anyways, he got me a gnome... he must really love me!

Then we went to the zoo.. one of our favorite things to do around here. The peacock is one of Ayla's favorite, and she always tries to get close. 
Do peacocks bite? or peck?

Isn't the mountain lion picture a tad scary? These 2 here will prowl and follow anything with wheels... aka kids in strollers!
Watch out!!

I am on day 3 of my 30 day vegan class... and completely loving it!!!
Today we had baked tofu with watermelon salsa (I thought it was fantastic) and a strawberry "cheese" cake for dessert. And for breakfast, I made this cashew cream sauce for over berries... it was to die for! I like this vegan thing... or maybe just getting new recipes and cooking new stuff is fun. Either way, I find it WAY more healthier than I was eating... which was pretty healthy to begin with!

Well, I better go help Tyler pack for our weekend camping trip (again!). We are gearing up for the big one next month!


Anonymous said...

Vegan? Does that mean no eggs or milk? How in the world does tofu tastes? I bet it is an acquired taste, right? Girl, what are you going to do next? Climb mt kilamanjaro?Swim with sharks? Walk on fire? I just do not know what. I guess I sound a little foggy but it is 3:30 a.m. and I still can't sleep! It's driving me crazy!,! But I love you all, mom (Granna) Oh yeah, peacocks can scratch or peck you really hard!

Brooke said...

Vegan is no animal products (milk, meat eggs) some go as far as no honey!
It's only for a month! Tofu is not bad in my opinion... But I am usually open to most new foods (except olives and water chestnuts!)

Love ya Mom!