Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Menu July 1-July 7

I'm so behind this week!! I haven't blogged much at all.

I have a great excuse though! My nephews are in town. They came in last week. We've been trying to pack in as much fun as we possibly can. Why not right?  With museums to see, zoos to go to and swimming to be done who has the time to blog?  Yesterday we even went to a place filled with jumping castles.

Big ones, little ones, slides, obstacle courses, you name it this place had it! A bit overwhelming for my 15 month little one but her older brother and cousins had a blast!! Once J realized she could just run back and forth from room to room she loved it. She also loved the slides with her brother and cousin.  Indoor fun her in Arizona is a must! Unless you're in a pool.  Which we've done too! We even found time to do a puzzle! I haven't done one in years. Wow, I'm rusty!

I love spending time with my extended family!! How about you? Any family joining you for some summer fun?

The boys did a test during one of the museum tours! Who knew we could get them to do a test during the summer? Once completed they got a cool badge letting them know they had become Jr. Missileers.  How cool!

Proof they took a test!

The zoo was another day, of course we went very early! It still got very hot!

Luckily I remembered quarters so the boys could feed the ducks.
I think my little one loves the zoo, she always has. But, she just figured out she loves the gift shop more. There are stuffed animals, what's not to love?? She ended up leaving with one that day but at one point I believe she had 5 in her hands!! That's a lot of stuffed animals!

We cannot figure out whether or not that is a bobcat!
It's been a packed couple of weeks! Tomorrow is the 4th of July so we will be doing a BBQ here at our house! Possible go to the zoo again in the am just to get some running done. Fireworks that night will be late and with the little one already in bed we won't be able to go down to the mountain. But, we may be able to see some from our roof top. Should be a great day.

Here's the menu for this week, even if a little late.

Sunday: July 1, 2012
I honestly had Mac-Oh-Geez on the menu for this night but we ended up eating lunch very late in the day after going to the museum so we just munched on whatever we had instead of making a full dinner. I ate a bunch of zucchini! Yum!

Monday: July 2, 2012
Pasta with sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and black olives.  We had a side of zucchini as well. Nice light summer dish!

Tuesday: July 3, 2012
Salad night!

Wednesday: July 4, 2012
Independence Day! We are doing a BBQ. Black bean burgers, veggie burgers, cucumber salad, veggie tray, fruit salad, potato salad, chocolate moose. It will be yummy!

Thursday: July 5, 2012
Spaghetti and "meat"balls.  We haven't had this staple in awhile and I'm sure I'll be wiped out from the BBQ the day before so simple is best. I will probably make squash to go with and have salad as well.

Friday: July 6 2012
The hubby and I are heading to a cooler town, temperature wise, for the weekend. I'll blog about it later. It's sure to be a great time!

Saturday: July 7, 2012
Again in the cooler town! Yay!

Have a lovely week folks! Any 4th of July plans?

Cheers and happy eating!


  1. What a good mama & aunt you are!

    How nice that you had family around for the 4th.

  2. Thank you, Janae! That is very kind and sweet! I've loved having the boys around these past two weeks. I will be sad to see them go. Today is mini golf! I do hope I remember to take photos! I completely forgot yesterday! So much beautiful food and wonderful guests and no pictures!!