Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What's Tia Doing?

Let's see what Tia is up to, shall we?
Eatin' some corn dog with her besties at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Jetting off to NYC twice in less than two weeks and hittin' up some D&D

Dining with this handsome guy at Bouchon.

And, of course, because she's got to keep that bootie high and tight- she follows it up with a juice cleanse. What's Tia Doing? Eliminating, apparently. 
Sorry Ti. Love you. (if it makes you feel any better, the only thing I've eliminated this week were a couple dozen Girl Scout cookies).

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lorax Love

The Lorax is one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. I love it not only because it conceptualizes something like deforestation in a way that's easy for little minds to grasp, but also because of the classic Seuss syntax. The Lorax is chock-full of my favorite Seussisms, with ridiculous words like "Snergelly" and "miff-muffered moof"that I use quite frequently now

After watching the trailer several times daily for a few weeks now, the boys and I were chomping at the bit to see the big-screen adaptation. We went yesterday and were not disappointed. In fact, we kept the Lorax love alive by whipping up some truffula tree-inspired crafts as soon as we got home:

In honor of the Once-ler's favorite snack (according to the movie)- we snacked on marshmallows (against my better judgement). This was Max's idea.
I think the finished project came out pretty cute! Want to make your own Truffula Trees? Here's what you'll need: 

Cotton Balls
Paint & brushes- we ended up using acrylics mixed with water, but I'm sure tempura would do
Straws- paper straws would have been cuter, but Walgreens isn't that fancy. 
White cardstock 
Green construction paper

Marshmallows & fat baby optional.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bananas for Milk

The boys had taken a liking to Ryan's pricey banana Muscle Milks that he had been regularly buying post-work-out, so I decided to try my hand at a simple homemade version.

It turned out to be a super easy crowd-pleaser- and a great way to get the boys to down a big old glass of milk!

For each serving:
1 cup milk
1 banana
1 scoop Vanilla flavored whey protein

Voila- light and frothy, banana flavored goodness!
Check out Mini Meals on With Two Cats for more ideas!