Friday, April 6, 2012

Grandparents' Visit

All this week, my parents have been in town. Jackson and Olivia are getting super spoiled by all this grandparent attention lately.

One day my mom and dad brought some crafts over to do with the kids.

The finished product is now on our dining area wall. I think they did a great job.

My mom also brought over a bubble wand, which provided a lot of entertainment.

Since my parents aren't vegetarian, and pretty set in their ways when it comes to food, the easiest thing is to eat out or get takeout during their visits. Then everyone is happy.

My parents usually request to eat at Chuy's their first night in town. Look at this crazy fish sculpture in front of the restaurant. Jackson says it is "super silly!"

I ordered the salad and enchilada combo. One veggie enchilada and a house salad with creamy jalapeno dressing. The creamy jalapeno has a great flavor, but it's very rich. I would like to create a vegan version to use at home.

The next night, Tony had to work late, so the kids and I joined my parents at Kerbey Lane. I had the Allie's Vegan Wich sandwich off their seasonal menu. Avocado, tomato, spinach, cucumber, and sprouts on wheat bread. Yum. I always substitute the sweet potato fries for regular fries.

The next night, Tony and my parents ate barbecue. I heated up an Amy's Roasted Vegetable Lasagna.

As far as frozen foods go, can't beat Amy's.

Their last night in town, my parents wanted something light, so I picked up some subs from Thundercloud. I had the Veggie Delite with hummus, avocado, sprouts, mushrooms, olives, tomato and cucumber on whole wheat bread.

Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Bubble wands are so much fun! I still like playing with them. :)

    Looks like you ate out at some great places. That sub looks especially good!

  2. bubbles are one of the cheapest and most fun things to do with children:) and you don't need all the expensive methods of making them, do you? Simple is best:)