Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Soccer Girl

Alexa has been playing soccer this spring, and has been loving it! It's been really fun for me and Mike to see the improvement these last couple of months.  At first we joked that she just "orbited" around the ball, and it was a pretty big orbit! But we have been working with her to get her to go after the ball, and she really has gotten in to it more. In fact, this weekend she had a breakaway, took the ball all the way up the field and scored, all by herself! We were really proud of her, and she thought it was pretty cool that all the parents on the sidelines were cheering for her.  And while she has, so far, inherited my love of soccer, she hasn't inherited my pansy nature! At this age, there is a lot of falling, tripping and pushing because everyone travels in a big group around the ball, and she hasn't had any issues with that, whereas it took me several years to get over it.  And knowing her, I thought it might be an issue for her, but it certainly isn't! 
 Her team, minus 3.

She has done so well that we're going to sign her up for T-ball this summer!

Angry Frosty

We actually had snow a couple of weeks ago, so the girls went out with Daddy to make a snowman! This one was much more successful than our last one that was only a few inches tall.  I did make them change the mouth after the first round of pictures, because he looked so angry! And even as tall as he was, Frosty was gone the next day!

Milk Bar Life: Review

Milk Bar Life is a cookbook by Christina Tosi, the owner of Momofuku Milk Bar.  This cookbook is not your average cookbook.  Tosi has filled it with her favorite recipes, from breakfast to dessert, and from retro goodies to innovative newbies.  She has an introduction to each section of the book, and for each individual recipe, personalizing everything and really making it her own.  The book is full of gorgeous pictures, both of the food and the people that are special to Tosi.

Often times when I get new cookbooks I look through them and only end up bookmarking a dozen recipes to actually try, but with this one, it's more like 2/3 of the recipes! I was interested in this book because I had heard of the Momofuku Milk Bar and its' cookies, and while I wish that the cookie section was a bit bigger, I love the innovative cookies that it includes.  She has the classic chocolate chip cookie, and then a molasses-rye cookie, so there are definitely recipes that you won't find anywhere else! I love how many pictures the book has, but wish that they were all directly related to the recipes themselves, instead of the several that are just of her friends and family hanging out.  I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to try something different out in the kitchen, or is intrigued by the idea of the unique recipes!

* I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.