Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cooking with love

Food always tastes better when it's cooked with love.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our first Sabbath

This morning, I got up and leisurely had breakfast with my kids.  After breakfast, my husband and I walked with our kids to Peoples' Church for the 11:30am service.  We dropped off the kids at their respective children's programs and attended the entire service from start to finish without interruption.  We even had Holy Communion together.  After the service, we walked to Bayview Village and enjoyed brunch at Oliver & Bonacini as a family.  After brunch, we did a bit of grocery shopping at Loblaws.  Then, we went home and I took a nap with my daughter while my husband took my son to the driving range.  When they came back, we had dinner enjoyed the rest of the evening at home together as a family.

Wow, I can get used to this.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Buffet at Bellagio

It was my first time at The Buffet and it was a feast! I had smoked salmon, steak tartar, ahi tuna tartar, Sushi, quail, snow crab legs, king crab legs, Chilean seabass, Salmon, swordfish, leg of lamb, Kobe beef, prime rib, and some vegetables.

For dessert, we shared chocolate covered strawberries, tiramisu, creme brûlée, key lime tart, cheesecake, chocolate cake, white nutella cones, almond creme macaroons, lemon meringue tart, and another creme brûlée.

Keith enjoyed the smoked salmon, quail, pizza, and bread. He had a few squares of chocolate that was part of our desserts.

Even Ainsley ate. She had her first table food ever. She ate mashed potato, mashed sweet potato and sword fish. Only the best for my little princess!

We'll all go on a diet when we get home.

Monday, June 13, 2011

San Diego

Although it is not as hot as I thought it would be, the weather is really nice in San Diego.  It gets hot during the day but then it gets really cool at night like someone turned on the air conditioning.

So far, we've been to Legoland and SeaWorld.  We bought a "5-day for the price of 1" pass for Legoland (online only) and a "7-day for the price of 1" pass for SeaWorld (with CAA discount).  We were at Legoland for 4 days and SeaWorld for 2 days. I realize that, with young kids, it's really hard to rush them through a big theme park.  Because we had multi-day passes, we were able to do the parks at an easy pace.  If we only had 1-day admissions, we would not have been able to do everything in the park.

We also went to the USS Midway which is rated the #1 attraction in San Diego on Tripadvisor.  We spent 4 hours there and it was worth it.  There were lots of planes and helicopters on display, a free audio tour that explained over 60 stops on the tour, and simulation rides for additional cost (my husband did every one of them).

We are off to see the world famous San Diego Zoo today.  We'll see if it lives up to its reputation.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Me at Legoland

Keith gets a driver's license

My 3.5 year old son had so much fun at Legoland. So much to do there.  It's definitely a park designed for younger children. We also went to SeaLife and saw fish, sharks, stingrays, octopus, and a really funny puppet show. We are going back again for the waterpark. It looked like a lot Of fun. Hope the weather is nice.