Friday, May 14, 2010

The newest member of our family...

THE BIG GREEN EGG



DH found the BGE (as its affectionately called amongst EGGHEAD circles) on craigslist for $50..that's right folks, $50. We needed to buy some replacements parts, but it all ended up being around 1/4 of the price for a new one! woohoo! We have eaten off the EGG for a week straight. Its a fun thing to try. We've done ribs 2x, salmon, pizza (frozen) and we are experimenting with veggies and maybe even desesert?

The downside, is that DH likes to find places where they are selling the accessories that go with the EGG and then he comes out with more than 1. He drove 1/2 hour away the other day to get a platesetter (it helps you do indirect cooking) and he came out with too much stuff! :) I think he can't go into these stores unsupervised. Its hard to find local retails that sell cooking tools for the EGG so sometimes you have to drive a ways to get it. I love it, b/c it gets him more involved in the cooking and he really likes it. DH hasn't always been the best at grilling so we are trying to perfect his skills!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Break @ WDW

Well, here we are again!

We arrived late late early morning on Monday. I was on the way home from a girls weekend away and DH picked me up on the highway and away we went!




The boys have been having a great time. We first went to Lakeland and hit a spring training game at Joker Marchant Field, home of the Tigers. The boys really enjoyed it, and the weather was perfect! This was something that DH really wanted to do. The drive wasn't bad, about 40 minutes each way.

After the ball game we hit DHS and did some rides and shows. We even waited in line for about 45 minutes to ride the awesome Toy Story Mania. The sign said 120 minutes, but from the way the line looked, we knew it wasn't going to be that long! Plus, this is high season, and an hour is about the maximum I'll wait for any ride. BONUS - I beat Jeff! :)

Day 2, we woke up early and hit Animal Kingdom. This is one park where it is a MUST that we get there before it opens. We make a mad dash for the safari and it has never disappointed. Today was awesome! We saw giraffe running and some antelope (i'm sure this was not their official title, but I can't remember what they are called)


We did something at Animal Kingdom we have never done before. There are these kids stations all around the park and at each one, you learn something new about the animals and then the kids get a stamp on their passport. Something similar to what they do at EPCOT. The boys had a great time running around doing all the fun activities.

Tonight we went over to the Boardwalk. This is a big fave of the kids. They love to watch the "silly men". There are various men around the Boardwalk that do side shows. The atmosphere is great, the food is good and the boys enjoy the street shows. Tonight, Anderson even got picked as a volunteer for a magic show. He couldn't stop laughing!


Tomorrow, we are hitting Anderson's favorite park - Epcot!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snowstorm



This is what is great about living in the south...we get a few inches and everything shuts down. I haven't left the house in 2 days! Its awesome!


Parker is like his mother...loves the snow and cold for 10 minutes. Anderson could stay outside for hours and that he did.

Jeff took Anderson out to the mountains yesterday for a ski trip. He took lessons for the first time and thoroughly loved it! They went with another Father and Son duo. I am sure that helped a lot having a buddy in the class with him. I think he is ready to go again.

Having Anderson home for day 2 of the snow was good for Parker. He had someone to ride the sled with him and play with. He wanted nothing to do with sled yesterday when big brother wasn't here. I even tried to get in it with him and there was none of that.