Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
In his quest to help me find the perfect stroller, my fabulous husband found out that Chicco was coming out with a double stroller in April 2010! Wonderful Day! All my dreams have come true! Wait, it's not here yet...so, the wait is on. Hmm, I may have to wait in a line at Babies R Us to get the first on the market. We'll see. In the meantime, I wait patiently for that day!
An aside: Note that the stripes on her tights stop at her knees. These are actually 0-6 mo tights--maybe it's time to buy her some 18 mo tights! :)
I'm not so sure Toby was all that impressed with his first bath. He wasn't too happy with getting a dunking in some warm water and cried through the whole thing. He sure enjoyed being bundled up and cuddled afterward.
I made a new recipe from the Taste of Home cookbook (courtesy of Lisa Lynn, for my birthday). We had Chicken Wellington which is basically a pan-seared fillet of chicken then baked in a pie pastry. Yum yum. Dinner ambiance would not be complete without lit candles, fancy salad (in the plastic-ware) and baby in the bouncy seat! Molly had been next to us in her high chair but she was long gone by the time our plates were clean.
Repetition in a must in child-rearing. Each night before dinner we grab Molly's hands and prayer for our food. Tonight she actually put her hands out for prayer (yes, they were already dirty) before we had even started! And we're always rewarded with a beautiful smile afterward. We're still working with her to say "Amen" at the end of the prayer.
Monday, March 8, 2010
A couple days ago I was making some sweet tea for dinner and caught myself about to do something because that's the way my mother does it. Everyone does things a little different. My in-laws make boil water and the tea bags in a glass bowl in the microwave. My mother has always boiled water on the stove, taken it off the burner, put in the teabags, placed a saucer over the top of the pan and let it sit and steep before putting it in the pitcher.
Monday, March 1, 2010
I've been thinking Molly has needed a new activity--not necessarily a new toy, but something new to do. So I've been thinking we need to add a craft time to our daily schedule. I have craft items in the house, but more of the adult variety. I have scrap stuff, a sewing machine, quilting items, cross-stitch fabric and thread (although it's been a VERY long time since I've done any of that), modge-podge glue, a glue gun...well, the list could go on and on. What I don't have is crayons or finger paints or sidewalk chalk (although I did promise this one to Jace).
I've read of homemade finger paint using water, flour and food coloring so I attempted it. Well, the good thing is that it isn't toxic but nor did it have much color. I had great expectations that Molly would enjoy playing with it. Not so! She didn't like getting her fingers dirty nor did she like the taste of it (go figure). Ah! We can try painting with a q-tip (another suggestion I read about online). Umm, Molly still was not enthralled. This Momma needs some different ideas. I think I'll go pick up some crayons (only the Crayola kind--is there any other?) and some official finger paint!