Thursday, October 28

Halloween Party


Phew... That was a lot of work. Homemade pumpkin cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting. It was really hard to get the chocolate frosting right... The cocoa powder made it light brown -- very unattractive. I ended up melting a bag of chocolate chips and adding it in. It worked. The decorations are a bit over the top, but isn't that what six year olds love?
Happy Halloween!
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Sunday, October 3

Go Ducks!

We enjoyed another super-fun, fall weekend in Eugene. The Ducks played a great game against Stanford (and won!). ESPN's Game Day crew came to town. We stayed at a hotel with a great pool and had a little pool party with friends. We rode our bikes around town and ate lots and lots of our favorite Eugene treats... Newman's fish & chips and VooDoo Doughnuts. Looks like we will all be on a diet this week ;-)

Tuesday, September 7

Profile of a First Grader

Age: 6
Height: 49"
Weight: 66 lbs
Loose Teeth: YES... 2 (Top Center)
Lost Teeth: YES... 2 (Bottom Center)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
"worker/astronaut... my workshop will be in space or under the sea"
Best Friend: Peter and Jack
Girl Friend: Nadia and Zia
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Licorice and Vanilla
Favorite Sport: Running and Biking
Favorite Team: The Ducks
Favorite Holiday: Christmas and Halloween
Favorite Instrument: no
Favorite Movie or TV show: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Dinner: Ravioli with Pesto and Pizza
Where would you like to go on your next vacation? Italy
You did a lot of fun things this summer and had many great accomplishments. What are you most proud of? "Going down the slide at Sellwood Pool and learning to swim under water"

Thursday, August 19

Favorite Places

Here is a list of my favorite places and the things I love to eat there...
ApizzaScholls (half with onion and sausage and half with pepperoni with olive)
Ken's Artisan Pizza (Soppressata Pizza with olives and arugula)
Screen Door (Fried Chicken and Waffle)
Broder (Aebleskivers, baked eggs, potato pancake, walnut bread, and bacon)
¿Por Que No? (guacamole, sangria, fish flautas, fish taco, simple salad)
Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe (Chocolate Milkshake)
Justa Pasta (Rigatoni, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Alfredo sauce, meatballs, spinach salad, German Chocolate Cake)
Mio Gelato (Yoggi, Pistachio, or dulce de latte)
Lovely's Fifty-Fifty (Salted Caramel ice cream in a homemade waffle cone)
Laughing Planet (Popeye Quesadilla, Ninkasi IPA)
Hot Lips Pizza (Slice of Cheese, Pepperoni or Tomatoes, corn, feta, + cilantro pesto)

Ninkasi Brewing, Eugene, OR (Total Domination IPA)

We have been on a bit on a diet this month... I'm missing these places.

Thursday, June 17

Trip to New York -- June 2010

What a glorious day... We spent the day on the Hudson River with a ride on the John J. Harvey, a historic fireboat. If you carefully watch this clip, you can see the three of us on the front of the fireboat 1:28 minutes into the video. It was a another fun day in the city. I'll post more pictures when I return.