Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday iPhone Photo Dump!

Happy Friday!
1. I had seafood for the first time on Tuesday night! Yes, I live in Maine and have never had seafood. Growing up I was a picky eater and was terrified to try another out of the ocean. Oh, and neither of my Boston bred parents ate seafood so by the time I was 10 and my step-parents came along(both grew up in Maine) they could not convince me to try it! Lobster is Pete's favorite food and he loves seafood but when one of my daycare Dad's brought over a fresh piece of Halibut I knew I just had to be a big girl! I tried it and liked it! Pete is still shocked I ate it :)
2. Hi, my name is Peter. This photo never gets old for me. They usually are all annoyed when I try to take a pic of all four of them, but some day, they will thank me :)
3. This reminds me so much of when I was a little girl. Last weekend when I was down visiting my friend Cristina, we got on 95 at this exit on our way to meet my sister, the boys and my Mom. This reminds me of all the times we use to go down to visit my family. Instant Memories.
5. LOVE this pic of Peter and his friend Ruby! So much laughter from them while playing with the bouncy house. They loved when I turned it off and it would start to lose air, they were so funny!
6. Lola and Jack at Bertucci's when we were down visiting.
7. My wild man, Jack. Enough said :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Brushetta Pasta

I love Brushetta so when I saw this on one of my favorite food blogs, Stephanie Cooks, I knew I had to try it! I make a summer salad with pesto often but I really loved this! All four of us enjoyed it last night! I served it to the daycare kids and myself cold for lunch and it was just as good served cold! A perfect summertime meal!

Source: Stephanie Cooks

1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in fourths
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced(We used garlic scapes from our garden)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 pound pasta, any shape
1/3 cup pesto sauce
1/4 cup alfredo sauce

1- Toss the tomatoes, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl, stir well. Allow to marinade at least an hour, up to two days, in the refrigerator. When ready to prepare the pasta allow tomato mix to come to room temperature since the oil mix will likely thicken in the fridge.
2- Prepare the pasta according to packaging directions. Drain, toss with the pesto and alfredo until the pasta is lightly coated and hot. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
3- Top with the tomato mixture.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Strawberry Picking

Sunday we took a break from the addition to enjoy a little family time... we went Strawberry picking, the place we went wasn't the best but the boys had fun!

Peter did a great job picking......
Jack did a great job eating them :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

I finally made my own MPM picture! What do you think? We had a crazy busy weekend again, seems to be a pattern with us! I have training two nights this week so we're have take out on Wednesday this week. Makes it a little easier on us :) Hope you all have a great week, enjoy :)

Monday: Gazpacho
Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Enchildas
Wednesday: Takeout :)
Thursday: Bruschetta Pasta
Friday: Brewer Burgers

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday iPhone Dump!

It's Friday!!Our week in review via my iphone. Love this post!
1. We cut the scapes off our garlic! Yum! PS. I want the cooler behind them. It's my friend Bethany's!
2. This is what my driveway has looked like for the last 2 weeks, the roof shingles will arrive today then after this weekend, we'll have our driveway back :)
3. I found a new wine! Mommy Juice. So I bought a case for me and my friends :)

4. On Thursday I took the daycare for a field trip to Maine Wildlife Park. We had a great time!
5. Peter like to ask to look at pictures of my phone. He has now figured out how to take photos. I get many like this. His favorite monster truck... Grave Digger ;)
6. While Pete has been working every night on the addition who do think has been keeping this household running smoothly, LOL! Peter took this photo of me mowing the lawn.
7. Our redneck patio :) Since our deck furniture is behind a big dirt pile and we wanted to enjoy dinner outside with our friends last night, we created this......and we have a wonderful time :)

What does your week look like?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mary Kay Pedicure Giveaway!!!

Update: This giveway is now closed!

A Perfect summer giveaway! My sister Nicole is a Mary Kay Consultant. I first wrote about it here. I always thought Mary Kay was for old ladies (Sorry Mary Kay!). Then when my sister started selling it and showing me the products, I was impressed. Now I only use there makeup.  Check out her website to order!
Last summer I had my sister come down and I hosted a pedicure party. We had a lot of fun :)
I now love to use my pedicure kit when the kids go to bed as a way to relax!

Here's your chance!! One lucky reader is going to win a pedicure kit! Leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer nail color polish to put on your toes! Want more chances to win?
 1. Like my Facebook page and let me know by commenting.
2. Like Nicole's Mary Kay Facebook page and let me know by commenting.
3. Tweet about this giveaway and put the link in a comment below.

4 chances to win!!!! This giveaway will last a week and end on June 28th at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random. Don't forget to leave your e-mail if I don't know how to contact you!
Good Luck!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Addition Part 3

Where did we leave off? Pete has been working his butt off on this.  In the last week it has really been coming along. We are very lucky to have family and friends who have given their time.  You can catch up here on part 1 & part 2!

 Pete was trying to get the dirt compacted so that the foundation could be poured early last Saturday morning. He spent HOURS on Friday evening digging out water with a small bucket then filling it back in with dry dirt hoping he would finish before the rain came again.
Our brand new neighbor and his father in law came over to help get the compacter in then stayed to make sure Pete got the ground covered as it started to rain! Thanks Doug & Ray!
The foundation guys called Pete at 6:30 on Saturday morning to see if it had stayed dry! They arrived an hour later and poured the slab.
Pete wrote our names in :)
Ready to go!
It took Saturday to dry, then early Saturday morning Pete and his Dad got right to work!
Peter was ready to jump in at any time to lend a hand :)

I delivered the sunscreen & beverages, hehe :)

He spent a couple evenings during the week ripping the siding off the house. On Friday night, Pete started framing.
Jack loves going out while Daddy is working to cause trouble :)

Saturday all the walls went up! Thanks Joe, Brandon & Wayne!
Trying to get the third wall finished and up!
All the walls are up!
Next post will be the roofing! What do you think so far?!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Another busy weekend with the addition! The walls are up! It's starting to look like a room, very exciting! We enjoyed a relaxing Father's Day! The weather looks beautiful this week, yay! Enjoy your week :)

Monday: Tacos
Tuesday: Guacamole Bacon Grilled Cheese
Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Sandwiches & Pasta Salad
Thursday: Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with Chicken, Sweet Onion and Applewood Bacon
Friday: Takeout )

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Photo Dump!

A busy week for The Wescott's! On top of enjoying this post each week, I love that these will be in my blog book! Here is our week in review via my iphone.....

Peter took this photo of Kelli & I. Enjoyed a fun evening with her when I really needed it :)
What do you do during a large thunderstorm? Wear ear protection :)
Jack & Allie, so cute!
The lumber arrived yesterday! Pete started framing last night!
Cynthia got hired as a teacher yesterday! We went over last night to celebrate!
The daycare got chosen to film a video for Catholic Charities Food Program.  It was cute and they got some goodies after!
Let me see your photos!!