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Pie

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I gave the kids free reign over the kitchen, and here’s what they cooked up. With the weather cooling down, I think they definitely had the right idea.

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Pan-Fried Catfish

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Tonight I defrosted some catfish we caught a few weeks ago and have been keeping in the freezer. I floured and seasoned it, then fried it until it was nice and crusty. The whole family LOVED it! Even better is I still have a few more fillets in the freezer, so I’ll be doing this again soon.

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L.A. County Fair

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We really enjoyed our visit to the L.A. County Fair this year. The two exhibit halls we enjoyed the most were the animation exhibits and the marine life exhibits.

Above is a collage of pictures I took of the animation exhibits: top row, two food animals from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the family on the “set” of The Simpsons; middle row, Robotech paraphernalia (Kevin called me a fan girl for taking this shot); bottom row, Kung Fu Panda and the castle from Shrek.

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Here’s a collage of the marine life exhibits: horseshoe crabs, nurse sharks, a real live mermaid ;), and a sea lion.

If you plan to go this year, be sure to stop by their website at http://lacountyfair.com, where they post special deals, schedules, etc.

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At the Races

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These three horses were neck and neck at the finish line. Exciting!

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Dance Moms

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Today I heard a mom admit she couldn’t remember what her kid looked like as a baby without looking at pictures. I’m so glad I’m not the only one.

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Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles School Lunch

At our local elementary school, the cafeteria is serving Roscoe’s forĀ  lunch next week. Lucky kids.

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Blue Astor Water Lily

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Meet the newest addition to our garden. The kids call it our new pet. I might get a friend for it if I don’t kill it first.

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World War Z a total disappointment

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As a member of the feminine persuasion, I was totally enthralled by the first 16 pages of this book and very disappointed in the rest of it. Max Brooks failed women. Completely.

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Homemade Candles

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Today I made some candles with old candle wax and broken crayons. They burn beautifully.

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Huntington Beach

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