Archive for May, 2010

… before heading to bed tonight. Well, aside from the 456 pounds of food I found myself cooking at midnight after realizing that the freezer outside was left open for 4 hours. :( This isn’t the first time we’ve lost everything in our freezer… like all the other times, I promise this is the last time I’m going to let that happen. It may be the universe trying to tell me that it’s time to clean out the freezer… but why can’t the universe tell me that when it’s 18 degrees outside so that I’ll at least have a choice about whether to keep or toss my expensive new stash of low fat sweet treats??

So, anyway, I’m all ready for my newborn session tomorrow and I want to be focused, so I got these images edited and ready for upload in record time! I don’t want anything hanging over my head after I get those newborn images home — FUN FUN!!

Bailey was uncharacteristically cooperative today and she tries SO hard to be a good model, but she doesn’t seem to have the patience or capacity to smile on command. I do feel a bit like an out of control stage mom when my 4 year old has to tell me that she’s only letting me take one more picture and then I’m going to have to let her go have fun. heh heh. It’s so rough being a photographer’s kid. :)





… but we still haven’t had a good long run of warm weather. Still, there are a few flowers blooming behind the house. Brandon was apprehensive about walking over to the edge of the field. “That’s not our yard, mom…”

Well, it really wasn’t our yard, but it was just right there on the edge. Pretty sure my neighbor didn’t mind. Good to know that rules mean something to Brandon… at home. Now he just needs to put that whole thing into practice at school. 😉



… it requires to make cookies this tiny? It’s absolutely ridiculous. HALF teaspoons, 48 of them (and by the way, those are mini chocolate chips). Just 1 point for each tiny pair of cookies. But how unfair is it that you can’t eat 4 for 2 points? It’s really a conspiracy.


My 4 point lunch pizza has become a staple, but like all good things, Brian has taken over and become obsessed with pizza… every night. Of course, he’s not satisfied with the 4 point version, but 8-10 points is just about right for dinner.

In order to avoid the inevitable overkill and burn out that comes along with Brian liking any food and eating it over and over, I insisted that we go with something other than the same old turkey pepperoni.

Uuuuhhhhh-MAZING! Best thing ever. Well… best thing ever since giving up the real thing, but it’s a very close second. :)

Light Original Flatout – 1pt
Taco Sauce – 0pt
2/3 cup super lean taco meat – 3pt
1/4 cup diced fresh tomatoes – 0pt
1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese – 4pt

4 Tablespoons light sour cream – 2pt
Shredded lettuce – 0pt

Tada! 10 points for a HUGE taco pizza (or about 475 calories)… woohoo! :)


…but I gave in to the begging and pleading and off we went to the park. Brandon was cooperative, Bailey mostly showed me just how much faster her new tennies make her run. Quickly processed snapshots, forgive any technical issues. :)