Monday, July 30, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Week 2 - Andrew at GymStars Summer Preschool Camp


holding up sticks to put inside his bug jar

the class holding up their bug jars

This weeks theme was "Bugs and Butterflies". Andrew had another blast this week at summer preschool camp! He learned about ants, butterflies, crickets, dragonflies, bees and ladybugs.

Here's his artwork from the week:
Andrew's bug jar with a cricket inside decorated with foam

ant colored with crayon

popsicle stick painted green and glued with green pom poms and eyes, cut out paper wings and drew in the wings with crayon

butterfly colored in with paint

coffee filter colored in with paint and twisted with a pipe cleaner

ladybug cutout painted red and fingerprint dots, glued with glitter mouth and eyes and legs

foam cutout of bee painted stripes with pipe cleaner and picture of Andrew

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ryan 23 weeks old

Andrew and Ryan went with Mamu to visit their cousins B & L.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Southwestern Spiced Popcorn



Southwestern Spiced Popcorn 
Weight Watcher's PointsPlus = 4


4 cups air-popped popcorn 
Nonstick spray 
1 tsp chili powder 
1/2 tsp ground cumin 
1/2 tsp paprika, preferably smoked paprika 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp garlic powder 
Place popcorn in a large bowl; spray with nonstick spray, tossing well. 
In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Sprinkle over the popcorn, tossing all the while, until well coated.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cinnamon-Spice Popcorn


Cinnamon-Spice Popcorn
(Weight Watcher PointsPlus = 4)


4 cups air-popped popcorn 
cooking spray 
1/4 cup powdered sugar 
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/8 tsp ground or freshly grated nutmeg 
1/8 tsp ground allspice 
1/8 tsp table salt 
Place the popcorn in a large bowl; spray with nonstick spray, tossing well. 
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt. Sprinkle over the popcorn, tossing all the while until well coated.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Week 1 - Andrew at GymStars Summer Preschool Camp

This weeks theme was "Under the Sea".  Andrew had a blast this week at summer preschool camp!  He learned about fish, octopus, sharks, starfish,  and whales.

Here's his artwork from the week:
paper plate fish with glued on colored paper and an eye

foam paper and artwork with a picture of Andrew

glue with glitter waves, cutout of Andrew's painted hand for the fish and a glued on eye

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Truck Day!

There were about 2 dozen trucks, vans, boats, buses, cars, etc at the Troutdale Library today and the children got to see them, get inside them, and talk to the people who use these. It was pretty cool. We only took a picture at a few of them because...well...momma got lazy :)

Andrew with the Animal Services truck

Andrew with the Tow truck

Andrew with the Cement Mixer truck

Andrew in the FedEx van

Andrew in the Troutdale Sheriff's Office boat

Andrew in the Firetruck

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

2012 4th of July

Dindia family (minus Amber & Shelby)

Dindia family (minus Amber & Shelby)







Ryan 20 weeks old



Monday, July 2, 2012

International Rose Test Garden & Hoyt Arboretum

Andrew - International Rose Test Garden

My favorite Roth men - International Rose Test Garden

Andrew pouting because I wouldn't let him throw rocks at the International Rose Test Garden
Andrew - Hoyt Arboretum

Andrew - Hoyt Arboretum

Andrew is exhausted from the busy day walking and looking at flowers and trees :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hiking the Horsetail Falls

Today we hiked the Horsetail Falls.  What an adventure!  Andrew almost hiked the entire time...only 2 or 3 times did Dad have to carry him for a bit.  Andrew even got a blister from hiking...what a trooper!  Ryan was attached to me in a carry pouch and he stayed awake the entire time, just looking out at all the beautiful scenery.