10 April 2015

Easter Weekend

My parents came into town on April 3rd and insisted Albert and I go on a date.  Of course we went (after I went to the mall with my parents and bought a fantastic vest and new workout outfit on clearance with coupons)! We went to our favorite place in the Albuquerque area, Indigo Crow Cafe.  

We had the wrapped brie for our appetizer and it was delicious!  Albert had the filet (like always) and I had the special, salmon on risotto.  Nothing better than eating truly delicious food, where you want to savor every bite!

On Saturday while Albert was at work, we watched conference and then dropped by the mall where I bought two new dresses on sale for $10 each at Old Navy and we ate lunch.  

We watched more conference and then when Albert came home from work we colored Easter eggs and then he went shooting with my dad.  My mom and I made ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, spiralized sweet potatoes, and roasted carrots for Easter dinner :)

Albert worked again on Easter and my parents left at about 9:00 AM so it was pretty low-key.  The boys did manage to eat all of their Easter candy in one day!  They still had candy left over from last Easter so I was pretty surprised.  Oh well, now we don't have to worry about it anymore.

I bought all the presents at the Dollar Tree.  I didn't get that many things.  I decided next year were going to just buy outside toys for Easter and maybe a chocolate bunny, but otherwise no candy.  Then I'll get some candy on sale the next day and have all their Easter candy be in the Easter egg hunt we'll do on Tuesday!

I made multi-grain waffles out of my mix from Trader Joe's and grain-free pancakes for my mom who is gluten-free (you can find that recipe here -- they're my fave) for breakfast.  The boys and I watched General Conference until Dad came home from work!

03 April 2015

Wyatt Turns Two!

We celebrated Wyatt's 2nd birthday on March 26th!  I can't believe it's been two years since he came into the world, it's like it was yesterday I was in the hospital, but also like he's been part of the family forever.  We love him so much!  

He's a man of few words, but he's starting to talk more and it's fun to know what's going on in his little mind :)  He and Quentin are best friends even though they get in little fights everyday.

When Quentin opens presents he rips one open and then immediately moves on to the next, not Wyatt!  He would open one present and then would cry when we would try and get him to open up another.  He loved all his presents!

Love these boys!

We bought special cupcakes this year!  We're on a mission to find the best ones in the Albuquerque metro area :) The red velvet one was the BEST of this bunch!

Wyatt was excited to eat his cupcake!  Yum!  Happy birthday little man :)

27 March 2015

Brotherly Love

We took the boys' pictures for their yearly books and they turned out so cute :)

Quentin - 4 yrs old
Wyatt - 2 yrs old

23 March 2015

Old Town Albuquerque

On March 20th we met up with our friends that live on the other side of town to visit Old Town Albuquerque.  I'm embarrassed to say, we've lived here for almost three years and had never been there! Unfortunately our friends are moving to Utah at the end of the month so this was our last time hanging out :(

Our kids had so much fun running around together!  It was the perfect spring day. Overcast with no wind.

We visited the pretty San Felipe de Neri Church that was built in 1793.

I had a lot of fun checking out the old plazas and hanging out with Courtney.  It's really quaint and I'll have to take Albert there someday :) It reminds me of Santa Fe.

We also went out to eat at the Golden Crown Panaderia, which was so good!  We had pizza, cookies, and a blueberry empanada :)

20 March 2015

Eating Out in March

After I finished my 21 Day Fix Extreme challenge (if you want to learn more about that see my post here) we made up for it by going out to eat :) We want to start eating at different places around here instead of gross franchises.

Our favorite place so far is right by our house :) It's an Indian & Nepalese restaurant called Namaste.  On March 13 we dropped Quentin off at preschool and took sleepy Wyatt with us.  He was so good!  Almost as good as the food!

On March 16 Dairy Queen had free ice cream so we picked some up on the way home after we bought a beta fish.  We had to drive at least 15 minutes to get home and I didn't have to lick any of the three ice cream cones I was holding the whole way home.  Not once! I'm thinking it's not the highest quality!

We celebrated St. Patrick's Day by eating corned beef and cabbage at a local pub grill called Turtle Mountain. We went early before dropping Quentin off at his preschool so it was pretty empty :)  We also split a pizza.  Yum!

On March 18 we picked up hot dogs at the Urban Hot Dog Company.  I had a tofu Bahn Mi with no jalapenos and Albert had the Le Bleu.  It was pretty good, but I think next time I get a Vietnamese sandwich I'll just go to a Vietnamese restaurant since it's better there.

18 March 2015

New Beta Fish

Here's a bonus picture of my cute kids that I took on March 7th :)

On March 16th we bought a beta fish!  It's kind of a big deal because we've never had a pet before :)  He's still swimming around in there and besides feeding him we don't really pay much attention to him.  He is really pretty!

16 March 2015

Check up at the Dentist & Park

On March  9th the boys had their six month check up at the dentist.  It was Quentin's first time getting x-rays on his teeth and Wyatt's first time visiting the dentist.  Quentin was the ideal patient.  He sat with his mouth open way before and after he needed to and was very still.  Wyatt was nervous and didn't want to open his mouth, but he did pretty good :)

Our dentist is really close to a park so we decided to stop and let the kids run around a little bit :)

13 March 2015

Daily Life in February

Here are some photos from our days in February.  The boys got sick and wore their Spider-man masks a lot :) 

There is a very short exercise program in between shows on PBS and the boys always run to do it whenever it comes on :)

Poor, ornery sick Quentin.  Albert made them a fort where they laid and watched movies like Big Hero 6.

Sometimes the boys will come in while I'm taking pictures of my outfits and want to get in on the action.  Who could resist taking pictures of this cute little face?

They wear their masks all the time, especially Quentin.  Sometimes he even wears it to the store and gets lots of attention :)

09 March 2015

Quentin Turns Four!

We had a fun day on Quentin's birthday, February 21!  

Albert had to work so we went to Red Light Green Light.  It was a lot of fun.  They have all sorts of fun toys and dress-up clothes.

He opened his birthday presents when Dad got home:

Since he had a ton of cupcakes in Florida and blew out the candles multiple times we gave him the choice to have donuts or cupcakes and he chose donuts! You can get three free donuts on your birthday!  Sounds like a new tradition to me :)

We're so happy to have Quentin in our family! He's such a helpful, caring kid and always up for fun :)

06 March 2015

Cirque du Soleil & Visit from Grandma & Grandpa

On February 13th my parents came into town for the weekend, which was great timing since we had tickets to Cirque du Soleil - Verakai show and needed a babysitter :)  

We went out to eat at our favorite Rio Rancho restaurant, Namaste, an Indian and Nepali restaurant beforehand and then saw the show which was amazing, as usual.  It was hard not to compare it to the three shows we saw on our honeymoon in Las Vegas.  It wasn't quite that good, but much better than anything else like it.

We took some pictures with my mom and my boys.  It was a fun weekend of shopping, going to Taco Cabana, and lots of talking about Dressing Your Truth, like usual :)


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