All I got from Food Blogger Camp…

My boys are pretty easily influenced. You have chocolate? You’re their best friend. Well, for at least the next 10 minutes. Which is why I often worry about them at this young, tender, impressionable age.

You never know what characters will catch the eye of little boys.

photo from last year’s Club Med blogger trip

Matt Armendariz and Adam are covered neck to ankle with tats (though I didn’t check behind the ear nor the underside of the foot). Well, my boys thought they were so rockin’ cool, that they too wanted the skin paint.

I think we were supposed to cut each tattoo out individually and dot the skin here and there with a couple of cute animals. But nope. They wanted to plaster the entire sheet on their bellies. Just like Uncle Adam.

This morning, Nathan brought his book of tats to breakfast, spied the person most likely NOT to have a tattoo and zeroed in on David.

“Mr. David, do you want a tattoo?”


Be brave Uncle David. It won’t hurt.

Let’s see what you got….

Oh, you’re FIERCE, Uncle David!

Should we write “I wish my blog was on WordPress” right below it?

All I got from Club Med Food Blogger Camp was a lousy tattoo.

And more…

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Comments 54

  1. Jen

    Ah, your sons are adorable! My favorite pic is the one where they’ve all got tats on their bellies πŸ˜›

  2. Debbie

    tooooo cute! kids….they are soooo precious!
    My g-kids are the same w/tats…love ’em! of course, Grandma Debbie has one on a toe, one above my ankle, my eye-liner and my eyebrows! (*yup, I’m finished!) LOL
    BTW…I’ve purchased the cook book: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a day….and thanks to me, forwarding on your bread recipe to my step-Mom, (80 years young), she is one bread making (and Pecan sweet rolls)(OOoOO AND Kale Chip baker) fire-ball….and speaking of Kale Chips…MyOmy…does 100% of everyone LOVE LOVE LOVE my [your] Kale Chips!!! They are soooooo wonderful! and,,,,we can actually have them on our Medifast Plan! (we don’t say d-i-e-t!!). After spraying garlic-infused Grapeseed oil on them, I sprinkle Garlic Powder and black pepper on them…Bake them, and then sprinkle my Himalayan Natural Salt on ’em! what a most dee-licious treat!! Yummmmmm…OoOoOO yeah, I got a HUGE bag of Kale at the restaurant supply store vs normal grocery store……how cheap! ($5 and change).
    Thank you Thank you Thank you Jaden for that recipe!! (*and your BOOK! love it!)
    ok… last thang to say Thank you for: sharing your children! (*MY stepMom says if that little boy can make it, so can I! and she did! and she baked extra loaves, to give to her 2 daughters, cause she said hers is better than theirs! LOL)

  3. Alta

    Love it. My daughter loves those books of fake tattoos. The worst part is when she decides to apply them without consulting me, and there are multiple tattoos on her cheeks. Aaaagghh!

    OH NO!!! I hope you were able to take off easily! ~j

  4. Barbara Kiebel

    Something about sucking on a lollipop takes away a bit from the fierceness of the tattoos! My girls used to love stuff like this, mostly cause it would never happen IRL…oh yeah, until they got old enough to do it without my permission!

    LOL i didn’t even notice the lollipop til you mentioned! ~j

  5. scrapper al

    Chefs and tats, who would have thunk it?! I wonder if my cooking would improve if I got a tattoo.

    let’s test that theory….i mean…YOU test that theory ~j

  6. Lynn

    Who could refuse Nathan?

    we’re coming to seattle this summer for a couple of weeks! I want you to meet my boys!

  7. Madeline

    LOVE IT!!! Your boys are so cute and so are the big boys with their tats!

    Now I gotta figure out how to take them off before they head back to school!!!!! ~j

  8. Kat

    I thought I saw your boys in David’s post…you guys are having a blast, I’m jealous!

    The boys LOVE uncle david! ~j

  9. Cookin Canuck

    Too funny! It looks as though you’re having a great time. I don’t think my boys have ever considered putting the entire sheet of tattoos on their body at one time. Haven’t decided if I’m going to show them these pics or not.

    DO NOT SHOW THEM!!! πŸ˜‰ jaden

  10. katrina

    Your boys are growing up – so cute! And you must be the most laid back Mom going ! Looks like y’all are having a fabulous holiday – I am a wee bit envious.

    Thank you! I’m a pretty easy going Mom. I have mojitos to thank for that. jaden

  11. Dani H

    What a good mom you are to let the kids have the (temporary) tats. Let’s hope those continue to satisfy them for some years to come. Looks like fun was had by all.

  12. rachel

    your kids r so cute!! do u mind to tell me where to get the tattoo book? my sons r the same age as yours. can i get it online… somewhere…? thank you πŸ™‚

    I think I got them at Target. Look in the art supply aisle ~j

  13. [email protected]

    Too. Much. Fun!

    (so jealous!)

  14. Bob

    Ok, that’s just hilarious. I remember when a niece of mine, who was about 6 at the time, saw my tattoo for the first time. Heh, I thought she was choking she was so flipped out.

  15. Maryann

    OMG!! My kids loved loved LOVED fake tats when they were that age. Thank goodness they got it out of their system ’cause they have no interest in them now. (Whew) Great pics. Hope you had a blast.

  16. Georgia ([email protected])

    Adorable! Oh, it seems the tattoo influence is viral.

  17. lo

    LOL! I read about the tattoo on David’s blog this morning, and had to come over here for the details. Your son is such a cutie!

    Hope you’re having a great time!

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  19. marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    Ha! I love reading everyones take on the week to Ixtapa. You are hilarious! So cool that your kids were with you on this trip. Great experiences for them as well as you. They must have had a great time with Matt, Adam and David (among all the other great folks!) I hope I can join in on the fun some day. You guys are a vibrant group of fab inspiration!!
    We have those tattoo books, my kids have never thought to put the whole page on. Veeryyy decorative πŸ™‚ They would love the idea! Bet it takes lots o’ baby oil to get ’em off!

  20. Annie

    Hahahaha I saw the photos of your two boys on David’s blog and thought, what cuties! It seemed like you guys always had the greatest time in Food Blog Camp.

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  22. rita

    how adorable and cute is that? so precious.

    so that’s what the sun looks like at this time of the year? AHAHAHA! i’m just a bit jealous, because we don’t see the sun here in germany during this season.

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