Friday, November 13, 2009

Rockband and Pizza, who could want more?

Did you know my husband is the best pizza maker this side of Chicago? No? Well, it's true. The guy can really make a pizza. And he makes everything from scratch. It must be the Amato in him. And it's not just pepperoni for us! He gets super creative with his pizzas- my personal favorite is shrimp scampi with a red sauce - but besides the usuals he also does a fajita pizza, a bbq chicken pizza, and a dessert pizza (yes, dessert! My ass gets bigger just thinking about it!). Anyway, it really is a sin to horde all of Nick's pizza-making talents to myself, so we recently invited a few friends over for Nick's homemade pizzas. Alas, there was no dessert pizza (I made brownies from a mix - a poor substitute!). We had chicken sausage, shrimp scampi, and bbq chicken, so that ALMOST made up for the lack of dessert pizza. After some pizza and many glasses of wine, we broke out the Rockband. We had a really good time, but I don't think anyone will be moving on to American Idol anytime soon. It was nice that Harper came over so Bennett had a playmate. It was his first bath with another baby and he really enjoyed squeezing her thigh and laughing (her, not so much). Thank God for Beth, who takes pictures everywhere, and who is the only person who can get a good picture of my kid. Please note: wine intake was kept to a minimum until the kiddos went to bed.

Here are the cute kiddo pics (that Beth took). The hot chick with Bennett is Harper:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halloween pics!

Bennett was a little cranky on Halloween because his dad took him to a football game during the day, which cut in to his naptime. Despite the lack of sleep, he was a little trooper, and let us dress him up like a cow, take a few silly pictures and take him trick or treating through the Proctor business district. After he was done, we went to Beth and Josh's house and ate pizza and passed out candy while the kids played. It was definitely better than last year when he had is first cold and we were stuck at home! What a difference a year makes!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch? Yes, please.

Being the good parents that we are, we decided to take Bennett to a pumpkin patch. For me, pumpkin patches are a total thrill- no pumpkin patches in Vegas that aren't in an Albertson's parking lot -so of course I take advantage of having a child to do all the things I secretly want to do....So, this morning, after realizing we were having a brief reprieve from the rain, we packed up Bennett and went to Spooner's Farm in Puyallup. Bennett had a much better time this year than last year (I know, what a shock that 5 week old Bennett didn't have a blast at the corn maze we took him to!). The farm was pretty crowded, especially for a Sunday morning at 11, but it was easy to see why - homemade donuts, a small pumpkin patch for little ones, animals, pony rides, and did I mention donuts? Also, there was no admission fee, so score one for Nick! Anyway, Bennett had a good time (until he started to have nap time breakdowns), and, after a rigorous testing process, picked out three perfect pumpkins ....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


New post coming soon. I promise. So quit bugging me about it!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Awesome 4th of July!

We had a GREAT day yesterday! During the day, we went with our friends Andrew and Hillary on their boat off of Gig Harbor. We of course brought Bennett, who was excited for his first day of crabbing, boating, and sun. The day did not disappoint! We all had a blast and Bennett did great- he didn't get burned at all, loved the water, and even took an hour long nap...we spent almost 6 hours on the boat without incident - I was definitely pleasantly surprised by how the day went! We saw porpoises and sea lions- although I don't think Bennett was really able to focus on that!

After a short nap, we packed up again and went with Andrew and Hillary to his brother's house for dinner. Since we last saw Pete and Jen a few years ago, they went and had a baby too, so Bennett had a blast following around 2 year old big boy, Colin. Colin was kind enough to share his swing, which Bennett loved! Bennett's normal bedtime is between 6:30 and 8:00, so I was watching the clock, wondering how he was still going at 8:45, 9:45...then at 10:45 when we took him to the car, he was out! He really enjoyed the fireworks and I can't wait until next year. Pictures to come!