Sunday, January 29, 2006

Lauren loses her first tooth.

From the kitchen comes a scream of "Mom!!!!", I jump up and nearly run into Lauren as she bursts through the doorway to show us her bottom right front tooth. Well were we all pleased, I mean the tooth didn't know when to fall out. It had been weeks just being loose and more loose and yet more loose... And true to form this morning the Tooth Fairy deposited a hefty sum and took her tooth away!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Kim Huong

Before Erik was born, Dawn and I started eating pho soup at this joint. When we walk in they just ask if we'll be having the "usual". And we do. Their tea is good, and we get salad rolls and spring rolls for appetizers. We get a family style bowl of beef pho and a family style of chicken pho, too. To this we add ... sprouts, jalapeno, fresh basil, plum sauce and ground chili pepper with garlic. There's always more than we can eat and the tabs less than twenty! Rachel Ray, You missed this one!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Years 2006

A new year tradition for good luck is my Southern Dinner with Hoppin' John. Linda and Robert showed up to help us eat the chicken, hoppin' john (black eyed peas with rice), collards, corn bread, fried green beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato pie and black tea. I had an early and hectic day getting this all out. (Dawn made the sweet potato pie) (photo credit to Robert)