Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Song-osity: Stop and smell the roses

Honey, everything's coming up roses!
Honey, everything's coming up roses for me and you!

Ronan and spent some time at the Portland Rose Garden. Whomever coined the term, "stop and smell the roses" never toured a rose garden with a 2 year old...

Ronan was off an running the second we got there and was more interested in the dirt mounds, petals on the ground, and anything he could swing on! Miraculously I was able to stop and photograph the roses without Junior Frolic undoing hours of amazing gardening. They have some gorgeous varieties there, all so fragrant and unique.

He charmed the senior garden tour group, met two puppies, and did have a few tranquil moments. It was a beautiful and fun morning with the kiddlet!
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Monday, July 27, 2015

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 30

The Good:
Watching these two play together is just so sweet. They colored together for a few minutes while I did some dinner prep. And yes, coloring requires proper head protection.
The Random:
Just some random snippets...
wiffle ball at the park...meeting Jill...Mr. Cute
Roo with yellow and blue...post camp lemonade...swinging!
Noam playing with his pirates...muffin tin lunch for Roo...Noam and his new Pluto lovey

The Fun:
Savti bought these adorable little people at IKEA for Ronan and he fell in love with them. The heads and hats are interchangeable and Ronan would sit for long stretches playing with them. He even named one Mommy and one Daddy!

   

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Scav Hunt Sunday: Nephews and Minion

Selfie:
Selfie, by Ronan...ahh 21st century kiddos!

Rows:
Rows of carts at the airport.

One word:
Banana!!!!!!

I love this: 
Watching Noam enjoy books and ask me to read his newest story to him, such special moments.

White on white:
White towel on top of white towel on top of white shelf.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

July Randoms v. 2

 cousin time...brandies view...fenway park
fenway sunset...rally caps...purple flower
spinach pakoras...such personality
 wood wall...veggie salads...kitchen reflections
zayda memories...new stickers...leaving boston
pdx carpet...noam robots...mini hat
berry buying...jelly making...jelly wall
minion waffles...minion melon...minion cupcakes
minion movie...fountain feet...roo swinging
rose garden...roo swinging...eating cockolet*
muffin-tin lunch...playmobil playtime...atrichoke blossom
row alone...over boston...restocking fridge

*chocolate 
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jameson Square

Monday, Ronan and I headed downtown to Jameson Square, which has fun fountains to climb and play in. Even more fun, we met Jill from Daily Bread and her girls there (yay for meeting blog friends!). 

Ronan was slow to warm up to the water: "no water! no!" but after exploring the high and dry rocks he decided to get his feet wet, literally. Soon he was jumping and splashing and a very soggy toddler. It was so cute to watch him explore and fun to get my feet wet too, plus it was so great to get to chat with Jill! 

After I fished Roo out of the water we headed to Powells and some other shops. This kid walked most of the way and enjoyed saying hi to every dog and human we passed by! 

City exploring with toddlers, nothing better!
Little by Little
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Song-osity: Party!

Because I'm happy!
 
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you...
Because I'm happy!

The perfect party theme for Ronan: minions! We celebrated in minion style with a fun back yard bash for the little guy. A nice warm summer Sunday, bubbles, cupcakes, friends, family, food. What more could a two year old want?

In honor of the day, Ronan decided to say the word "minion" which sounds more like "miniyun" and would point to his shirt and shout "BANANA!" He had fun with his friends and enjoyed the cupcake (sugar...what 2 year old wouldn't!).

We decided to go all out with the minion food theme. The cupcakes were a joint brainchild of Avi, Ben, and myself - we're kind of obsessed with them. The waffles, were super easy and went over better with Noam than Roo, the watermelon was my big venture and I'm insanely happy with it! And the pepper, well....why not!

It was the perfect celebration for the little minion!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Minion Party Food

Ronan had his Minion themed party this weekend. We had way too much fun with Minion food items, all relatively easy to turn out!

Minion Pepper:
For a simple veggie platter decoration, I drew the eyes and glasses band and taped it to a yellow pepper - a two minute minion and Ronan loved it!

Minion Melon:
 I saw this on pinterest and just had to make my own! I sliced off a sliver on the bottom to keep it from rolling around. I used a ball jar lid-ring for the eye, after shaving off the rind with a melon baller and drawing a sharpie eye (I dug out the ring location with a pairing knife). Then I went to town on the mouth. This also I shaved with the melon baller, then carved the teeth, and started digging out the center with the baller. It was a hit!!

Mini Minion Waffles:
 Because the birthday boy, needed minion waffles! Mini waffles, some black icing, and a chocolate chip!

Minion Cupcakes:
These were just too fun to make. Standard cupcake mix, then yellow icing, black fondant for the band, mini-marshmallows halved for the eyes, and decorated with black icing to give them some personality.

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