Monday, June 17, 2013

The stream of consciousness

This is the kind of post that happens when you are so scattered counting down the days until baby #2 that you just can’t think straight! 

1. We go to this restaurant by the office occasionally for lunch and the message that gets printed off on the bottom of the receipt is hilarious.  Or, I just have a really dirty mind.  However, if the service was not good, at least the manager on duty should be pleasing me, not the other way around!!!  This has been there for years now; you would think someone would have caught on?!  What do you think, is this “The Ellen Show” worthy?

"And if the service was not good, please the manager on duty. Muchas Gracias!"

13b. So Cooper has gone through several stages in his life where he has been utterly obsessed with the vacuum.  We reentered one of these stages last week and I can’t tell you how weird and frustrating it is!  He literally wakes up asking where the vacuum is. He goes and gets it out of the closet and pushes it around the house, wrapping and unwrapping the cord and putting on and off the extensions.  The problem is that about every two minutes he’s yelling “Mama, help you?” trying to get me to come play vacuum with him or, even worse, it turns into a screaming fit when he cannot wrap the cord perfectly around the cord holder.  Type A, much?  To take it even further, he is scared to death of actually turning on the vacuum so he is constantly reminding me “Mama, if you get scared, hug Cooper” and “Don’t be scared it’s just a vacuum”!  This was pretty cute the first 20 times but there are so many hours on end that one can play with a vacuum.  I caught myself bribing him with the iPad yesterday just to take a break!

Post Vacuum Frustrations

81. One good thing about it being BOILING HOT outside is that Kyle’s garden is in full tomato and basil swing. (Why do my silver linings always point back to food?)  Even if you don’t have the greenest of thumbs, go grab this stuff while its fresh at the grocery store and whip up some bruschetta for a great app or chicken topper!

2 medium tomatoes, chopped roughly
3 tablespoons basil, chopped (We use lemon basil.  If you don't have it, use regular with some lemon zest!)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together and voila!  On toast or over chicken, I like to melt Manchego cheese over the top for a little extra bite!


  1. Laughing so hard about the vacuum and that pouty, frustrated face and tucked under lip. Logan is not that obsessed but he looooooves the vacuum so I wonder of that's coming. Yes put that pic on Insta and tag Ellen for sure! My mouth is watering over the bruschetta. So jeal of y'all's amazing garden!

    1. I tried to get him a toy vacuum... He liked it for about 5 minutes. Didn't cut it!

  2. Casey you have the most precious family! I just adore your blog posts-- I linked up to your blog through Courtney Sqillante or The Salomones. I can't remember who now. But my girlfriends and I are always so anxious for your new posts! Best of luck on your upcoming delivery.

    -Kelley in Maine

    1. Thanks Kelley! So sweet of you to reach out!

  3. Just love that picture of Cooper....I only hope he is that focused on driving the boat and fishing.