Thursday, June 19, 2014

Father's Day Fun

Well our second Father's day is in the books and it was a much better one than last year when 4 month old Hannah had a terrible reaction to her 4 month old shots and put the brakes on all of our plans.

This year we decided to celebrate with all of our neighborhood friends with a beer tasting for the guys and a playdate for the ladies/babies followed by a cookout for everyone.... here is a little bit of our day!

Each mom/wife brought a 6 pack of singles of different types of beer for the Dads to taste. I made pretzel necklaces for everyone to "cleanse their palate" between beers and some tasting sheets for them to fill out if they were feeling ambitious :)

They had a great time tasting beers and chatting while the moms spent time with each other and the babies....but after an hour or two, this was the scene.

You can't keep a good Dad away from playing....especially when this cuteness is going on

Yes. That is my daughter going head first down the slide.

Hannah's Daddy manned the grill

and after lots of drinks, lots of food and lots of fun....we had to get the obligatory group photo...
....which took a little coordinating

But a photo always turns out cute with a good looking bunch like this! For those of you keeping track at home, that is 7 girls and 2 boys.....lucky boys!

Happy Father's Day to these and all the awesome Dads out there!!! Especially mine and Hannah's! 
We love you so much!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Restaurant Review - Sleepy Bee

Last week I finally got my butt to the new(ish) restaurant in my very own neighborhood, Sleepy Bee. Sleepy Bee is the kind of restaurant I would want my house would be if it was a restaurant. The ingredients are local, healthy, organic & delicious.

Yes, yes yes.
I love your sleepy bee standards!!

When you walk in you get a complimentary mug of coffee while waiting for your table in the lounge area where there is a table and chairs and a comfy couch.

and lots of cute bee related artwork

After a few minutes we were seated at our table and I immediately chose "the Beekeeper" because the combination of avocado, havarti and pickled onions would make me eat pretty much anything.

Let's discuss the picture above for a minute. You have the option to choose Ezekiel bread. Awesome. We generally buy Ezekial bread at home, which has no added sugar and contains sprouted whole grains as opposed to the refined wheat most commercial bread uses...but Shadeau Breads beats out Ezekial any day of the week, so I went with it the traditional way. I also LOVE that the side options are roasted root vegetables (with homemade ketchup!) or a side salad.

I ordered the side salad, expecting a simple spinach salad or something like that was very pleasantly surprised to see this beautiful array of kale, arugula (my favorite) and various other hearty lettuce varieties.

And I think my favorite part of the sandwich was the pickled onions. I need to pickle more things in my life, stat.

My lunching companion ordered the same sandwich but with the roasted root vegetables and got a colorful array of sweet and purple potatoes with a homemade ketchup, which almost tasted like a bloody mary in a condiment cup. So imagine roasted sweet potatoes dipped in a bloody mary. yes. please.

The coffee/smoothie bar had all kinds of different drinks and used top notch ingredients for both. I can't wait to come back to try breakfast!

Do yourself a favor and try out this great new little neighborhood spot!

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