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˜‰


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™‚


Speaking of siblings.. Hi Kelly! ๐Ÿ™‚


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.


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!


Kelly joined us too. ๐Ÿ™‚


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


My portion.


And I ordered the Tempeh Half Hoagie for lunch.


Amazing as always.


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




Yes! 10 points for cousin Meghann!



After pizza came arcade games.





And bowling!


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



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™‚


I got my own bowl as well. ๐Ÿ™‚


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.


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.


Corn screams bbq to me.

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


Steamed Kale + Apples




Cherries for dessert.


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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