Friday, April 10, 2015

around here | april

over spring break last week andrew had his eye check up. all is good and he just needs a slight adjustment to his prescription. the only problem was that we couldn't decide on the frames.

we had these delicious pancakes at bea bea's in burbank. they were pretty fantastic. the pancakes themselves were some of the best i've ever had. and then you add banana, peanut butter, whipped cream and crushed oreos and they are over the top. but be warned, our service was not the best. i guess you can't have everything.

we are all practicing baseball and softball. batting, pitching, fielding. it's a family affair.

and we are hiking. on good friday we met up with some friends and hiked to sandstone peak. i'm not sure how many miles we hiked but the first half was mostly uphill and hot - we started around noon. the top is the highest point in the santa monica mountains with a spectacular view.

we also went to our first seder dinner at our friend's house. i really enjoyed listening to the history and traditions that are celebrated during this time.  we enjoyed dinner and i tried matzo ball soup for the first time. it was my favorite part of the meal. if anyone wants to share their recipe i'm taking suggestions. or better yet send some over.

sofia and i went to see cinderella at cinepolis with my mom and sister. it was a birthday gift to each of us and i think it has changed us in the best way possible. she loved the reclining leather seats.

i loved the cheese platter that they bring right to your seat. bobby and i will definitely have to come back and enjoy a glass of wine with our next movie. (and we thought cinderella was so good.)

we had a lovely easter brunch at my sister and brother-in-law's house. i made scalloped potatoes to go with the eggs, ham, monkey bread and mimosas.

we've emptied out all of the contents of the plastic easter eggs...into our bellies.  we had a simple egg hunt at home. the easter bunny brought more legos and video games for the kids.

for dinner we had lemon garlic chicken that was delicious. such a great spring recipe to make again.

my mother in law brought pictures from when her family went to disneyland.  they grew up in orange county and were able to get to disneyland during the early years. i love these photos and seeing all of the aunts and uncles as little kids. can you imagine taking 6 kids to the park now?!

we are super excited to see the school's musical performance this weekend. they are doing shrek the musical. sofia will sing in the chorus and has a mini role as the young shrek. i had to dust off my sewing machine to make her a pair of plaid pants and a vest. thank goodness i have some skill with the machine and making basic pieces, with no pattern. just don't pull any loose threads...

during jordan's spring break he is swimming, playing drums and video games. yesterday i picked him up and took him and bobby to lunch at hugo's. i won a gift certificate last year that gave us two meals complete with appetizers. the spring rolls and the vegan nachos were amazing. the sauce on the nachos is made with cashews, instead of cheese. even jordan loved them.

around here we are taking breaks, making progress, and having fun!

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