Monday, April 12, 2010

The Flying Trapeze

Ethen is getting pretty good at his Yo-yo tricks. Here are a few

Stop And Go

Brain Twister


Kia's favorite part of Easter was the ham bone. She chewed on that thing for a few days.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Egg Decorating

This year Scott had the great idea of making rice krispie shaped eggs dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. That was a fun project. We also did some traditional egg dying as well. I found a great trick for little kids to avoid splashing the dye and dropping eggs...wire wisks. These pictures make the activity look more relaxing than it actually was , but we got it done and in the end everyone was happy.

Easter Egg Hunting

We live in a great neighborhood that puts on some fun activities for the kids. Every year we have an Easter egg hunt and games for the kids at the neighborhood park. The sugar rush started the weekend before Easter and still hasn't worn off yet!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Super Fruit

Did you know this? Glad I have been eating them my entire life thanks to my New Zealand roots! But I need to eat them more often now that I know the greatness in these little guys.
This tiny, nutrient-dense fruit packs an amazing amount of vitamin C (double the amount found in oranges), has more fiber than apples, and beats bananas as a high-potassium food. The unique blend of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals found in kiwifruit helps protect against heart disease, stroke, cancer, and respiratory disease. Kiwifruit's natural blood-thinning properties work without the side effects of aspirin and support vascular health by reducing the formation of spontaneous blood clots, lowering LDL cholesterol, and reducing blood pressure. Multiple studies have shown that kiwifruit not only reduce oxidative stress and damage to DNA but also prompt damaged cells to repair themselves.
Kiwifruit are often prescribed as part of a dietary regimen to battle cancer and heart disease, and in Chinese medicine they are used to accelerate the healing of wounds and sores. The riper they are the more nutrients so let these puppies get good and ripe. They taste better when ripe as well :) Now go get some KIWI!!!!