Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Half a Year

It's been a half a year since
this cute little baby has joined our family.
and he has only a half a year left
to be our sweet baby.

He's sitting up unsupported,
and his first tooth will be popping up
any time now.

You'll have to excuse all the pictures,
but during our "photo shoot" this month
he was being so cute and I was getting the cutest shots -
I just couldn't get enough.

P.S. That bear is starting to look mighty small...

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Oliver won't take a bottle anymore...

'Nuff said.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Quest

One of my New Year's Resolutions this year
(besides completing every unfinished project
that is cluttering my craft area)
is to find breakfast and lunch alternatives.
Most of the time, breakfast consists of cold cereal;
and lunch was a big chaotic
considering I have to have Zach fed before he goes to school.
Plus, he and Andrew always pick different things,
so I was getting bread out for this,
and cheese out for that
and then there was this fruit and that vegetable
and then trying to decide something for me.
And the boys were eating the same thing

So I decided to make things a little bit easier
and along with planning my dinner menu each week
I plan a breakfast and lunch one as well.
This is the second week I have done this
and I am loving it.
When lunch rolls around,
I make one thing, along with the planned side
and serve it to the boys.
Some of the meals require a bit of planning and cooking
but it's so nice to have something different.
Last week was tacos,
buttered noodles with parmesan cheese,
grilled cheese with noodle soup.
Today we had these:
Pizza muffins (as Zach called them)
with applesauce as a side
and they were a hit.
Sometimes I alter the sides for me,
adding a green salad, or vegetable soup
to make the meal more "adult."

I have been doing the same with breakfast -
last week was banana pancakes
hot cinnamon rolls and fruit
and oatmeal.
The boys have to settle with cold cereal
on the days I go the gym.
But I have loved the simplicity
and the creativity in deciding what to fix
and how to serve it.

And I think the boys like it, too.