Monday, March 26, 2012

Party! The Hunger Games

Yesterday, my awesome friend Danielle threw a "Hunger Games" party. We ate lunch, had dessert, played some archery games and then went to see the movie. Danielle's dad bought her a cookbook with recipes from the actually book that she treated us all to. They were delicious and a perfect start to our Hunger Games preview.
Lamb Stew with Dried Plums
"Groosling" Wings with Capital Orange Glaze
Her cabinets were full with quotes from the book.
Our parachutes party favors, Danielle is so clever. 
The party favors had our tickets, beef sticks and dried fruit (just like Katniss' pack had in the book)!
Steve set up archery games for us to play in the back.  It was pretty entertaining and of course the boys just started shooting at each other instead of the target.
Guess who made this shot???
 Yep, a very proud moment, hitting the pig in the apple.  I'm so Katniss with my side braid.
 And here is my not so proud moment of the day, (I can't believe I'm posting this) after my awesome shot, I feel out of the hammock.  My balance is a bit off at the moment. :)
Alright, it's show time!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's day consisted of morning doughnuts and dinner with Nik and Mae Mae. Our morning doughnuts were of course a pinterest find. Delicious and super easy to make. Almost too easy. It took Jarrod some convincing to make them, since he's doing P90X.  However, he'd go for sweets any day so it wasn't too hard.
Yes, her hair is still crazy as it will probably always be.

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Louis

A couple of weekends ago we spent some much needed time away on a little babymoon/spoil Zeda before the little guy gets here. The plan was to do anything and everything that Z girl wanted but the cool air and my lack of packing stopped us a bit. :)

I will say, for Jarrod and I, this little babymoon was completely different from the last. Oh how kids change everything. :) To read our babymoon with Zeda, click here, here and here.

First stop!  Rolla! Zeda needed a little Lukester time and to release some energy.  It was good to visit with Bonnie and watch the little ones play.  Sorry we missed you Nathan.
Friday morning we headed to the Zoo.  It was supposed to rain in the morning but we decided to chance it anyways.  Good thing we did because the morning was the nicer part of the day.  After lunch the wind was so bad we couldn't take it anymore and had to move onto the next fun spot!
The poor orangutan was freezing too.  It was pretty cute watching him cover himself with the blanket.
Friday afternoon, The Magic House
I needed a break to put my feet up, so Jarrod and Zeda built a castle.
Friday night we ate some great pizza at Dewey's Pizza in Kirkwood.  It was a long wait but so worth it.  Friday night, I was in so much pain from running around all day, I thought I was in labor.  No joke. 

Saturday was a bran new day!  We started the morning off with a quick trip to the arch.  Z...not impressed.  She was cold.  
We ended up getting a few smiles out of her.  Next stop, Benton Park cafe with Scott and Lindsey and then they joined us at the City Museum. 
Zeda became pretty attached to her Lindsey.  For dinner we headed to Fitz for food and floats...yummy.
Now, some random shots of the trip...
Z sleep in a really big girl tired.
There is never a trip to Stl without visiting a Trader Joe's
Our loaded car.
I found a Kaldi's...I miss that coffee shop in Springfield.
It was a great trip!  Now it's time to get things ready for the little Mister!