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Mermaids and Hard Hats

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Personal blog posts are my favorite both to read and write. Maybe that’s why I love snapchat so much (find me there @natashaskitchen) – it’s in the moment, raw, real. This is the life we live when we aren’t throwing flour around the kitchen or sitting in front of a computer screen answering your pressing cooking questions. As much as I love my work, we definitely aren’t all business around here.

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On to the double birthday party. Let the good times roll…

We celebrated my niece’s and nephew’s birthdays and my sister pulled off a really fun Mermaid/ Construction themed double birthday party!

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“I got this..” the determination on my nephews face.

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My sister spent about an hour making each mermaid/merman tail. The kids loved them!

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Even baby D got a tail although she looked more like a fish than a mermaid ?

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That shirt was from us. I saw it at Target and could not resist! My husband said this is what happens when you go shopping on a hungry stomach.

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If only bubble wrap were this exciting for adults, life would be way more fun!

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My handsome guys 🙂

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This was my very favorite picture from the party. I laughed for awhile. My nephew got ahold of endless sweets and went to town. My husband found him this way. His arms, his face, his shirt. lol

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I made the birthday cake!! This one will be on my blog Next Tuesday and just in time for Mother’s Day so stay tuned! 🙂

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My nephews expression (on the far left). I think he wanted those candles.

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We may or may not have been sampling those eggs stuffed with bacon.

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My beautiful Mama and sisters.

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Truth is, when you have a trampoline, you have a party.

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I get the feeling this summer is going to be back to back birthdays and road trips and family BBQ’s. I’m so thankful for it all. My parents cleaned out their pool a couple of days ago and now the water is slowly warming up. Today we should hit 90˚F! Good thing I started jogging last week ;). I’m working off those last 5 lbs of baby (and dessert) weight.

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Q: Do you have any fun plans for the summer? I’d love to hear about it in a comment below!


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  • Olga
    April 22, 2016

    Love the pics Natasha! The one with the stuffed eggs, your face is priceless!!! Made me laugh! I have a question, how come you are the only one with dark hair?! And I just wanted to say that you look great! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 22, 2016

      Ha ha thanks! The dark hair was inherited from my Father :). My mom and sisters are all blond and I’m brunette, but I do enjoy my color 🙂 Reply

  • Tzivia
    April 22, 2016

    Wow really cool awesome pix Natasha we Russians Ukrainians know how to rock a party along with the food yo they seem to go hand in hand lol and oh my what beautiful nieces and nephews you have btw your kiddos are really getting so very big my summer plans are for the first half try to work in a day camp for the first half (July) and then for the second (August) go away either with my sissy and or other family members or friends either to Boston or Philly or north Carolina or Toronto we shall see btw can’t wait for that cake recipe darlin cheers Reply

    • Natasha
      April 22, 2016

      Working at a day camp in summer sounds like alot of fun! Also, I am excited to shared that cake recipe. It turned out so nice 🙂 Reply

  • Tzivia
    April 22, 2016

    Wow Natasha beautiful pix that’s how it is with us Russians Ukrainians we love our families and of course food lmao yo I think they go hand in hand also beautiful family and oh my word ur kiddies r getting so very big and they seem like they r really adventurous for this summer I may try to work in a daycamp @ a specialties counselor or assistant for the first half and then maybe hopefully for the second half go away either with my whole family or my sissy or by myself or with a friend of mine and her mom either to boston or Philly or north Carolina or Toronto we shall see btw can’t wait for that cake recipe love the whole under the sea theme very cute and precious nieces and nephews too Reply

    • Natasha
      April 22, 2016

      Thank you so much Tzivia! The kids are growing up so fast – another reason to take as many pictures as possible! 🙂 Reply

      • Tzivia
        April 22, 2016

        You’re so very welcome Natasha my dear yup ditto I still can’t believe I have a 13 yr old g-d daughter she’s so grown up and very mature for her age she’s already taller than me wow definitely enjoy the moments while they last now gotta get back to Sabbath and Passover prep have a gr8 weekend sweet weekend luv cheers Reply

  • Golda
    April 21, 2016

    Nice post Natasha!
    I enjoy reading personal posts of my favorite bloggers the most! It makes me feel like I “know” you more…
    You have a lovely family! G-d bless you all! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 21, 2016

      That’s so sweet of you to say and thank you Golda! God bless you also! I agree; I love reading the personal posts of my favorite bloggers as well for the very same reason! 🙂 Reply

  • Roxana
    April 21, 2016

    Love the family stories and the pictures! Real life in action! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 21, 2016

      Thank you so much Roxana :). Reply

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