Dana Treat – Treat Yourself

Random Scenes of My Life in February

Posted February 17, 2011

By the time you read this, I am going to be on the lovely island of Kauai.  Before you hate me too much, the weather forecast at this point in time is for rain the entire 9 days we are there.  We went to Kauai two years ago and literally was sunny for 6 hours out of 7 days.  Still, the beauty there is unsurpassed and they make a mean fruity rum drink and our kids are now old enough to go to the Kid’s Club the resort offers.  This is the first time traveling with them where we are bringing no diapers, wipes, or strollers.  It is also the first time I have not been filled with dread over a flight with boys.  We boarded armed with two Leapsters, an iPad, two DVD players and enough snacks to feel the plane.

I have a food post planned but in the mean time, here is a glimpse into my life this February.

First off, I am so excited about this little gem.  We will be staying at a condo in Princeville which has a decent kitchen.  I love being able to make something for dinner occasionally when on vacation.  Don’t get me wrong, I love going out to eat, but I start to miss healthy cooking after a few days.  The problem is, you are usually left with either underspiced food or having to shell out close to $20 for a couple of jars of spice.  Here, the problem is solved.

Cool, huh?

I got undressed the other night and found these in my pants pockets.  They had been there the whole day.

My kitchen island is almost always littered with various vehicles, no matter how many times I ask the boys to keep them downstairs.

Among the more expected contents of my purse (wallet, keys, etc.), I found two pairs of socks and a pair of kids chopsticks.  There were also a few fire trucks and a small digger, but those had been fished out to entertain the boys earlier in the day.  I am proud to say there was no old string cheese hiding in there.  Not that that has ever happened to me.

We can bring in a treat for kids’ birthdays at Spencer’s preschool, but they must be store-bought.  The thinking is that if someone gets sick, they can trace the source.  I told Spencer he could pick out which ones he wanted and he picked these beauties.  Don’t think it did not physically pain me to bring in neon blue crap-filled cupcakes.  My reputation!

This is my neighbor.  He is doing a little construction project.  Yes, he and his wife live there.  The house has looked like this, or worse, for the 4+ years we have owned our house.  The blue tarps look so nice offset against the (rare these days) blue sky, don’t you think?  And the whipping sound they make when the wind blows is so soothing.

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