July 6, 2014

Beach Tour

Camille, Clyde and I spent the last nine days at the beach! It was tons of fun. Michael popped in on the weekends and we were able to spend time with both sides of the family! My twin sisters birthday is on the 4th and we rarely get to all celebrate it together. Here is a recap of our trip in pictures.

Back to reality! We are beginning our move this week. First trip to the storage unit was today for boxes....thrilled to get out of this apartment!

June 25, 2014

Sofa Shopping

We have this yellow couch that we bought close to 10 years ago when we were first married. It has barely survived life with Camille and Clyde. It has to go.

Now I have to figure out what to get next. I love the idea of a slip cover that can be washed in case of spills. In theory, C and C are older and won't make as big of a mess and/or we won't let them eat on this couch but just in case!

Anyone out there have a very kid friendly couch that they love and want to suggest!

I just started browsing and have come up with a few options.

Home Decorators Collection

Leather is certainly very wipe-able but I just don't know if I can do it!
Ballard Designs

Crate and Barrel
I like the look of this one but I have sofas without skirts like this for the basement in our new house. I was always moving and collecting dust and other items from under there. Any suggestions?

June 23, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

After a client closing on this beautiful home on Friday, we skipped town again for Sandbridge. Made it just in time for a boat ride and happy hour at the Baja!

Here goes with this week's menu planner...

Monday - Out to dinner

Tuesday - Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables

Wednesday - Honey Lime Chicken with Coconut-Black Bean Rice

Thursday Chicken Piccata, Red Potatoes, Squash & Zucchini (carryover from last week)

June 16, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Another weekend on the water....Camille graduated from Sailing Camp and we celebrated Moe's Birthday and Father's Day. So grateful for Michael who is a wonderful husband and father to Camille and Clyde! I also feel very lucky that C and C have such a hands-on and loving grandfather, Moe! Missing my dad this Father's Day and always.

Happy Birthday & Father's Day to Moe! New Bike! 


Camille's coaches and graduation from Opti Kids! 

This week is a busy one with two closings, swimming lessons for Clyde and the start of pre-team for Camille!

Monday - Southwest Sausage & Rice

Tuesday - Grilled Chicken Caesar

Wednesday - Chicken Piccata, Red Potatoes, Zucchini & Squash

Thursday - Chopped Mexican Salad

June 9, 2014

Weekend Recap & Menu Planner

Since living in our apartment, we have been skipping town as often as possible! 

Michael's parents generously offered to send Camille and her cousin, Sam to sailing camp at Fishing Bay Yacht Club. Last weekend was the first two days of the camp and they had a blast! 

Clyde and Paige occupied their time like this....

Here goes with this week's menu planner....I am short two meals...suggestions welcome! Help! 

Monday - Ground Turkey Tacos

Tuesday - Salmon & Guacamole Sandwiches, Homemade French Fries

Thursday - ?????

Friday - ?????

June 1, 2014

Weekend recap & menu planner

We attended a wedding for my cousin Molly and her now husband Toby at The Tides Inn in Irvington, VA over the weekend. Molly & Toby did a great job with the planning. It was a super fun, kid free getaway. Thanks to Michael's parents aka Neena and Moe for watching C and C!

Here goes with this week's menu planner...

Monday - Chicken Fiesta Salad

Tuesday - Penne Pasta with Spinach & Bacon

Wednesday - Grilled Cilantro Salmon, Risotto, Corn on the Cob

Thursday - Chicken Parmesan Burgers with Roasted Potatoes

May 30, 2014

Clyde's 5th Birthday at Mad Science of Central Virginia

Clyde turned five the week before we moved. Months ago, after looking at a list of birthday party spots on Richmondmom.com, we decided to hold the party at Mad Science of Central Virginia in Innsbrook. The party turned out great and Clyde has since tried to recreate some of the experiments at home. Here are some of the details....

I purchased the invites from Lullaby Loo on Etsy. They turned out so cute and I like that they will actually mail you the invites instead of just a file for you to print at home.

Goodie Bags included cups, bugs and bug viewers from Oriental Trading as well as Pop Rocks. And each guest got to make and take home slime at the party!

Cake was from Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe. I sent them the invite and they recreated a design to match.

Can't believe that boy is 5! What happened to my baby!