Saturday, October 01, 2005

Happy Birthday, Mina!

It's been a wild three years since I met the little person I'd been growing in my belly...

Today the girls were up before 7 and had ripped through the presents by 7:15. I feel like I get to have three birthdays a year now. It's so much fun to watch them figure out new toys.

I made a big pan of scrambled eggs and thought about what to do...I knew it was just going to be us today so I thought it would be nice to go explore some new place. There are a lot of little farms in the area where you can go pick your own ___, so I went online to figure out which one was closest. We decided to go to an apple orchard. It was the sweetest little place with an adorable little lady munching on an apple and a couple of dogs running around... The girls piled into a wagon and Jason pulled them around the orchard, stopping to pick low-lying apples off of trees. They thought it was so much fun just to ride in the wagon, and it was so cute to watch Mina pull with all her might at the apples. We also bought some fresh cider and have yet to try it...but I can hardly wait!

We came home and had apples, bananas and peanut butter and played with Mina's "paint with water" coloring books until it was time to take a nap.

I made Mina's favorite dinner:

-cut a couple of chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and throw into pan
-2 c. tomato juice, 1 onion (quartered), 4 garlic cloves, 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, cayenne pepper to taste, 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. oregano into blender
-pour sauce over chicken and simmer, covered, 45 minutes

Mina likes it with avocado slices. I like it over rice with colby/jack cheese. Everyone will eat it and that is what I care about. plus it's pretty darn easy!

After dinner Mina was very content playing and Leta was MISERABLE with a cold so I put her to bed early.

It was really a great day. I love my family.


Anonymous said...

That sounded great !!! And you are a good Mother to make their day special..
You planned your family right with two birthdays in the fall and two in spring. Isn't that weird. I did the same thing. Barb and I are two weeks apart and Mike and Dave are two weeks apart. Then came Patti and she fit into the spring group just fine.. Her early year birthdays were fun as it was nice outside by then.. Love, GG

hadjare said...

I liked the Apple Orchard idea. Mina is going to love apples now, and never know why.

Okay, maybe if you tell her, she'll know.

Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to another Libra! I made it 50 years 10/06/1955 and I wish I could go pick apples today!