Monday, November 26, 2007

Deceptively Delicious??

My mom got me this cook book for my finicky eaters. We've tried a couple of recipes and they actually have been pretty good. The pasta with bolognese sauce had some pureed yellow squash hidden in it and the pink pancakes had pureed beets. I think I will be trying to "hide" some vegetables in more of our foods, for all of our sakes. In reality there isn't really that much extra vegetable in the dish (the pasta sauce had only 1/2 cup of yellow squash, in addition to the regular pureed onions, garlic, celery and carrots), but I guess every little bit counts. The one thing I am concerned about is whether or not the boys will continue in this stage for the rest of their lives (needing to have their vegetables hidden), this could be bad. However, if it comes down to either they're not going to eat them or they're going to eat them without knowing it, I think the latter will suffice.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Getting Ready for Baby!

Ezra is sporting the new (used) Hotslings sling that I bought off ebay. The baby in the picture is the new popular "toy" in our house. Ezra had it in the moses basket next to his bed all night. First thing in the morning he dragged the whole thing into our room, then into the living room. They love holding the baby, feeding her Cheerios, and covering her (even her head) with blankets so she can sleep.

It's funny how big these boys seem now that we're getting ready to welcome the little baby. We're taking a tour of the birthing center at the hospital tonight. It will be fun for the boys to see where we're going to "get" the new baby. Ezra's really excited that there is a church with a giant cross right there at the hospital. We'll keep you posted when this little one arrives!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Air Obsession

Ezra went down to San Diego with Grandma last weekend. They flew down on a Southwest Airplane (his favorite), went to the Air and Space Museum, stayed in a hotel (his other favorite) and came home the next day. He picked up a United jumbo jet, a Blue Angel fighter jet, and a pilot's hat in the airport and museum gift shops. He is able to make two different airplane sounds, the jet and the propeller plane. He sleeps with at least one airplane every night. It will be interesting to see what Justus gets hooked on (right now he's sleeping with a Grinch and a bunny). Funny boys!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Candy Craze, Part 2

We were grocery shopping at Trader Joe's yesterday (a rare event for the whole family to be shopping together) and as I was asking Matt if there were any special treats he wanted, I spotted the BEST cookie invention ever! Candy Cane Joe Joe's (pretty much Oreo cookies with candy cane filling)!!! I am not even an Oreo cookie fan, but with that peppermint filling, I am a fiend (see previous post). It is that time of year, they are back, and I suggest you stock up now before they are sold out.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Candy Craze

Have you ever heard that Seinfeld stand up routine about Halloween? It's pretty funny. For kids, it's all about the candy, "how do we get more candy??" By the evening yesterday, after dinner, that's how it was in our house, how do we get the candy. We had more of what I bought to hand out (which we didn't since nobody came by our house). The mall had their trick-or-treating time so we got a few pieces there. We pushed our way through the crowd and were back in the car on our way home. I'm sure glad it's over!