In case you didn’t know – today was election day, so most of the kids in the area had off of school.  Which means Parker and I got to spend the afternoon with Carolina & Steff!

We went over to my Dad’s to pick up a toy that he randomly received last December.  We’re not sure who it came from or why it came (since at the time I was pregnant – and the first one to have any kids), but I realized this weekend that Parker is just about the right age for it.  So we headed over to find and unpack it!  I’d say she was a pretty big fan (although I’m not sure the dogs are – it kinda creeps them out)IMG_3079

Audrey was busy with her friends or something (totally not cool) but we wanted to include her in our festivities anyway so we sent her this picture.  She txted back that that is definitely her in the photo.IMG_3075

Steff, Carolina, Parks & I made a much necessary trip to Chipotle for lunch where Parker chowed down on a tortilla and showed off her new skill of drinking through a straw (babies are totally supposed to have Arnold Palmers with their lunch right?).  We headed to Target to pick up a few things and then came back home to play with Park’s toy.

After a bit we had to leave to go make dinner.  Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowls – (I know Chipotle twice in one day?  Yes – it’s just that good).  Andrew loves this dinner and insists that he “could eat it every day.”

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I topped my burrito bowl with homemade Guac.  It’s got a great kick and tends to be a big hit so I wanted to share the recipe with you.  It’s totally simple and easily customized to your tastes – I’m warning you though, you’ll run out faster than you think!

Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 Avocados
  • 2 Jalepenos
  • 2  Cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Lime

Directions
Cut avocados in half  and scoop into your bowl (hold on to 1 or 2 pits!). Dice jalepenos, onion and tomato and add to avocado. Mince garlic cloves and add to bowl. Stir in hot sauce and salt. Use a sharp knife to cut guacamole into small pieces (cut parallel lines across in one direction and then the other kind of like  a checkerboard).

Add lime juice and pits to maintain freshness (and to look fancy:)).

*This recipe is just a starting point! Alter the # of jalepenos, amount of Hot Sauce & Salt etc. depending upon your tastes.*

And, because my sister just sent this to me – a video of Parkie talking! She’s such a chatterbox now:)

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