Thursday, July 7, 2011

Five things Friday

1. Heyyyy......whaddya know?! I didn't die! I've just been extraordinarily absent from my blog.

Just when life had returned to normal after returning home from Disney World, we left to go out of town for the 4th of July! We spent the weekend in Kansas City, and did a lot of shopping and eating and enjoying time together as a family.

2. Kaylee has posted her first video on youtube.
After reading and watching Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules about 30 times, she was really wanting to make and post her own youtube video after seeing Greg do it on the movie. For some reason, she thought that she would make money from posting a video. I'm not quite sure why she thought that, and though she was disappointed when I assured her that wasn't the case, she still wanted to make a video.

And then for some reason, she decided she wanted to get our cat, cradle hold it like a baby, and sing it a lullaby. Who knows where that idea came from?

Anyway, she's definitely hoping to be famous any day now. She asks me to get online several times a day to see how many views she has. True story.

3. A few weeks ago, I made the most delicious strawberry-apple-rhubarb crisp ever....and I've made it about five more times since then. And eaten the entire pan, by myself, within a few days. It's that good.
I need to share the recipe, stat, so you too can have such deliciousness in your life too.

4. I've been having a serious love affair with avocados and iced coffee lately. I make a big sandwich with tons of avocado slices and eat it for lunch several times a week. Sometimes for dinner too. 
As for the iced coffee, I received an email from a reader asking how I make it. While I love to buy it from Starbucks, my budget doesn't really love it. And it's really super easy to make. Brew a pot of coffee as you normally would, let it cool, and then put it in the fridge overnight. Then I do a mix of about 3/4 coffee, 3/4 milk, some kind of flavored syrup or creamer, some sugar and ice. You really do have to use cold coffee, because ice-ing hot coffee totally waters it down and it's not good.

5. I really am working on a series of Disney themed posts, I promise. I keep talking about it, but haven't delivered. But they're in the works, for reals.

I really am working on some more review and giveaway posts too. I've got lots of good stuff to share with y'all. Kara said I needed to do more edible stuff, and she should be happy to know that I have. Now if only I could get my posts written.

(And for a bonus #6)
(beacuse I can't have a post without gratuitous pictures of my kiddos!)

In the last week, we've eaten at Kaylee's favorite restaurant (Panera), gone to her favorite store (Build-A-Bear) and gotten her ears pierced!

And Isabelle is happy to accompany us for all those adventures, as long as there's stuff for her to mess with too!

Happy Friday!
What's your favorite thing to do on vacation? Shop? Eat? Active, outdoorsy stuff? Relax?


  1. Hellooooo! I was wondering where you've been! I saw your comment on my blog today about avocadoes. You made me get a serious craving for them all over again. haha
    I love the spotted bear Kaylee picked out. Too cute!

  2. I was just thinking about you today! Looks like you've been having tons of fun.

    That video was hilariously cute. I wish she was around my house to sing lullabies to my little guy...though I don't know if he'd be as complacent as your cat!

  3. Thanks for sharing your iced coffee recipe...I think I might have to try it. And I love avocados! So fresh and good for you. Looks like you have been having a fabulous and busy summer!

  4. Yay, I'm so glad you're back to posting :)

    Isabelle's hair is getting so long! I'm jealous!

  5. Summer's busy. :) I've had trouble keeping up with my blog too!
    I LOVE avocados but... Baby Viking has vetoed them.... but I can't wait till my pregnancy hormones either change and I can incorporate them into my diet again OR when Baby Viking's born and my taste buds return to normal.
    And tell Kaylee congrats about getting her ears pierced!! But even more importantly, tell her congrats about her YouTube video. :)

  6. I was wondering where you disappeared to, Megan! Mostly because I'm selfish and missed reading your blog, but also partly because I got worried that you ran away to Disney World with your wonderful family and didn't invite me.

    Happy Friday!!!

  7. Genius on the iced coffee!! Totally stealing that.
    And you earn some serious Mom points for getting Kaylee's ears pierced!!
    Glad to hear from you :)

  8. your daughter is seriously too cute and brave for wanting to post an online video!!!

    iced coffee = my new addiction. soooo good.

  9. I wanted to see the video, but for some reason I can't do it! Boo!
    All this food you've been posting looks SO GOOD! I'm starving right now!
    And those kiddos of your? TOO CUTE!

  10. relaxxxx for sure!! have the best weekend, girl :)

  11. Please let Kaylee know that I LOVE her video!!! What a big week for her:) Iced coffee and avocados are 2 of my favorite things too!!! I'll def have to try out your recipe:)

    Thank you SO much for your sweet really made my day...I LOVE getting mail:) I also got my straws in the mail today and they are AWESOME...I'm so thrilled with them!! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

  12. I have never liked iced coffee for some reason coffee has to be hot for me.

    I love all of your pictures. They are adorable.

    P.S. We are having a giveaway on our blog. I hope you will jump over and enter.

  13. Thanks for sharing how you make your iced coffee! And that is so funny about Kaylee wanting to make a youtube video! And congrats on her newly pierced ears :)

  14. Ohh can't wait for the recipe for that dessert! yum!!
    Also-that sandwich looks delish...I think I might have to re-create that asap!

  15. What an adorable video! Your girls are too cute... LOVE the pics! I am also loving the iced coffee, I'm def going to try it.

  16. Are you seriously hijacking my life? I have been eating avocados from my tree out the whazoo (don't ask how to spell that), loving when my morning latte gets cold so that I can put it in the fridge to make it colder...and on what day did you decide to do the exact same thing we did? We took Annabella to get her ears pierced and got swindled in to Build-A-Bear right after (for all three kids!). It was their first time. (We went July 2.) Are you loving the antiseptic 3x/day yet?

    Truly hilarious, Megan.

    Great minds think alike. ;)

    Sophisticated Steps

  17. As for the video... are one sweet girl. And you can sing...high, too! :) I loved it!

    Sophisticated Steps


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