Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Afternoon with the Kiddos

by Meghann on June 13, 2010

I’ll take 3 adorable kids to go please. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Actually I’ll take 4.

No, make that 5.

err.. 6?

Basically I would like as many kids as my body and financial situation will allow. ๐Ÿ™‚ Only not now. Soon, though. Got that Derek? HA!

Just Kidding!

Spending the afternoon with my cousin Jessica and her three adorable munchkins reminded me how much I LOVED growing up with so many siblings. Sure we bickered and weren’t always friendly, but we always had each other’s back and still do today. I couldn’t imagine having kids and not giving them that same loving atmosphere. Siblings rock! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Speaking of siblings.. Hi Kelly! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jessica is my first cousin from my Mom’s side (our Moms are identical twins) and is currently in town on vacation with the little ones in tow.

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Jessica is only 6 months younger than I am, so we were pretty close growing up. She moved away a couple of years ago and I’m sad to say I haven’t seen her since then. In fact, the last time I saw her was the day after I started this blog! (FLASHBACK!)

Since then she’s had another baby and her other two have grown so much. TIme flies by way too fast!

I offered to treat Jessica and the fam for lunch today, but as I mentioned previously, I was stumped where to take them! As much as I LOVE kids, I’m afraid my experience with them and their eating habits is fairly limited. Even as a kid I didn’t know what kids liked. I was always one of those kids that HATED the kids menu and demanded to order off of the adult menu. I was special and I know I drove my parents crazy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In the end I figured you could not lose with pizza.

Mellow Mushroom it was!

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Kelly joined us too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jessica, Kelly, and I shared the field green salad to start with,

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My portion.

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And I ordered the Tempeh Half Hoagie for lunch.

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Amazing as always.

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As predicted, the little ones went crazy for the pizza.

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Yes! 10 points for cousin Meghann!

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After pizza came arcade games.

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And bowling!

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I couldn’t wait to introduce self serve frozen yogurt to Jason!

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I helped him with the first couple and then he went back and just kept piling onto his bowl. I think he liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I got my own bowl as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I swear there’s frozen yogurt under there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had a blast hanging out with my cousin and the kids today. It’s a shame they don’t live closer. I would make a killer baby sitter!

After we said our good byes I came back to my own little one – Maddie – and watched every episode of Glee I have on my DVR. I <3 Glee.

My dinner tonight was built around the fresh corn I was craving for some reason or another.

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Corn is so good right now. I simply baked the corn still in the husk at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and shaved it straight from the cob onto my plate.

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Corn screams bbq to me.

Enter Gardien Beefless Tips that I doused in bbq sauce. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Steamed Kale + Apples

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Delicious

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Cherries for dessert.

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Where did that chocolate come from? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I head back to work tomorrow after a whole week off. I am not looking forward to that one little bit. At least I have an 8:00am doctor appointment to stall that moment just a tad. Every minute counts, right?

Good night!

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