Friday, June 15, 2007

I'm not dead.

Here's the lowdown:

Ethne can pull herself up on the couch and things. Just now, in fact, I went in to her room to get her and she had pulled herself up on the side of her crib! She has two teeth now too, and is getting so big so fast!

Jethro bonked his head the other day on the piano and it was bleeding pretty good. I washed him all up and it wasn't a big deal, but later that day Hazel got a TEENY-WEENY scratch that bled a half a teeny droplet of blood and she fake-cried and said "You dot to wass it." Hee hee, so carefully washed it.
I don't like making dinner in the summertime. But, here is an INCREDIBLY yummy recipe for gyros. It tastes SOOOO good. If you like gyros you should try it. It's not hard and tastes GREAT. I think it will be a weekly meal around here.

1 lb ground lamb or beef
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
Mix all together. Shape into 4 (or more) thin patties. Cook over medium heat, turning frequently, until done.
4 pita breads (6-inch diameter)
2 cups shredded lettuce (optional)

Cucmber sauce:
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup plain yogurt
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp dill weed
1 tsp minced garlic
Mix together

Our garden is doing pretty great. I put some of our extra tomato guards around the peas because they're getting so tall. I thinned the lettuce a while back, and we have had it on taco salad and tuna sandwiches. I don't like thinning. I feel bad, those poor little shoots that have made it up....who am I to tell them they may no longer live? Also, our roses that we planted have buds.

Brett has started pulling our windows out of house and replacing them with new ones. The problem is, then he sees other things that need to be replaced. He came in saying we should get new siding cause the siding we do have is hud. I said, "NO NO NO!!! This can NOT be one of your projects that turns into a million other projects because then before you know it you'll be knocking down the entire house and building it from scratch." He laughed, but we both know it's true that that could really happen!
We watched a movie last night called "turtles can fly" and it was HEARTBREAKING! Seriously. It's a movie shot in Iraq. Here's the back-cover synopsis: On the Iraqi-Turkish border, enterprising 13-year-old "Satellite" is the de facto leader of a Kurdish village, thanks to his ability to install satellite dishes and translate news of the pending US invasion. Organizing fellow orphans into landmine-collecting teams so that they can eke out a living, he is all business...until the arrival of a clairvoyant boy and his quiet, beautiful sister.
Seriously the saddest movie ever....I actually threw a little tantrum and made Brett fast-forward a spot cause I didn't want to see it (although I think it was pretty much over and didn't show anything). The other saddest movie ever is 'Miss Evers' Boys.' You should watch them both.

What else? Oh. I cut my hair again. It was a mistake.

Hmmm. That's all I've got for now.


stevenandkatrina said...

I'm so jealous of your garden!! AAHH..someday I will have one:)It looks so good and growing so big. Ethne is really moving along fast. Chandler wants to pull himself up but I think he is too heavy for himself...haha. Anyway, way to go Ethne!!

It sounds like JEthro is getting hurt a lot lately...poor guy:(

Ginger said...

I love the picture of the rose bud.

I knew you cut your hair when I saw you today...I was going to ask about it, but I think my attention got diverted.

Good job on your garden too, I'll have to post some pictures too. NOt that I'm copying you or anything.

marenmadsen said...

I think your hair looks great! I kept getting side-tracked today but kept wanting to tell you.

Lara said...

I love your layout. Your baby is's kind of bittersweet (at least for me) to watch them start to be able to do all those things and get teeth and grow up and everything. :)

MerryPair said...

Your garden rocks, Kayli. Ours is only like 8 feet by 4 feet and we can barely get to our plants to water them because we have so much packed in the little space.

One day we will be as cool as you and have our own house (with our own garage that I will never be able to park my car in...)

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