I love making pancakes, waffles and german pancakes from scratch. It just tastes better to me, plus I can fully control what’s going in our bellies. This recipe for pancakes has come to be my favorite. I usually add only half the sugar and have found that by beating the batter rather than stirring it … Continue reading Perfect Pancakes
This is one of our favorite things to do: lay in bed and watch the birds. We now have a bird feeder, a bird house and a hummingbird feeder. We’ve had lots of visitors this winter including the neighbor’s cat. On occasion he tries to sit on the fence and then dives after the birds. … Continue reading Birds in the Bedroom
We’ve been watching the Winter Olympics quite a bit. P watches about 5 minutes of whatever I have on and then walks away. She does love the mascots: Sumi, Quatchi and Miga. Their videos she could watch over and over.I have to be honest. I’m already starting to have visions of P, in her teens, … Continue reading Vancouver 2010
Kid’s art use to all look the same to me. Now, I’m noticing changes in P’s painting techniques. She use to handle each color separately both on her palette and on paper. Now she is mixing colors everywhere and her brush strokes are longer or smoother across the entire paper. I love watching these little … Continue reading From Picasso to Jackson
I’ve found a great solution to P’s teething. P calls it Monkey Juice!…because I put it in her monkey cup.It’s a smoothie with frozen strawberries, mango, pineapple, peaches, a banana, juice, yogurt and protein powder. The cold calms the ache in her mouth. After serving her a cup of the smoothie, I make popsicles out … Continue reading Monkey Juice
This is what I envisioned when I thought of having kids. Silly me thought that I’d give birth to a baby and then a month later I’d have these kind of fun, silly days. As P gets older, it’s getting easier for me to relate to her. This behavior I can relate to, it makes … Continue reading Silly Me!
P ate one spinach leaf and a slice of cucumber for the first time ever today! I’m thrilled! She did spit out the cauliflower. That’s ok….a friend reminded me that it takes about 15 tries for a child to start liking a new food.The start of the day was awful. Topic for another post. Just … Continue reading Spinach and Cucumber