Now, this is what I call professional eating! Jaden is getting to be pretty talented with his spoon. I guess he's getting CLOSE to that 18 month age the doctor said he would be able to start doing this by.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
So, we discovered the indoor park at the mall. Nice, fun, other kids, WAY cleaner than the McDonald's play places. All in all, a good find.
Jaden has taken to climbing on ANYTHING he can figure out how to get up onto.
All I can say is....."Where did my BABY go?
He's not supposed to be able to do that already!!!!!!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
You'd think not having seen each other for 14 years would kinda make you strangers. But, I think that's one of the joys of family - no matter how long it's been it's still a JOY to be together. I just wish they could have been here longer. I guess we both know what it's like to live FAR from family so, just seeing a familiar face and having the bond of family love is comforting.
On the last day we had a big water balloon fight. Since we weren't having the regular music time with each class I had to help fill the water balloons. J kept wanting to play with them, which was fine, until he was breaking them about as fast as we were filling them. So, I asked a few mariachi friends if they would watch him while I was working. They were thrilled and soon came asking if I had a camera on me. I guess, in addition to getting to eat jelly beans (lucky boy - none of that candy stuff from mommy!) he got a new hair do!
But, when the booming started we got him to wake up and he was enthralled. He was even pointing and signed MORE every time there was a pause.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I've always been interested in trying Gazpacho (chilled tomato soup) but pretty skeptical because I'm not really a tomato fan. Okay, but, SERIOUSLY, this Gazpacho could NOT be any easier. And, even though I was skeptical, I was impressed. And, I was told BY A CHEF that this was REALLY GOOD Gazpacho! Bonus!
2 med tomatoes chopped
1 small cucumber chopped
1 small onion chopped
½ green pepper chopped
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 Tbs wine vinegar
1-2 dashes red pepper sauce
¼ tsp salt
24 oz spicy hot vegetable juice chilled
Mix ingredients, cover, refrigerate
His favorite part were the balloon animals afteward though.
Friday, July 10, 2009
It was supposed to be a surprise but I couldn't figure out how to make sure there were no scheduling/homework conflicts that would make the surprise....stressful.
We left on Sunday after lunch with family and headed up to the mountains.
J sporting his new t-shirt and Daddy wearing his from last year (why were all the Father's shirts this year so DUMB????)
J quickly decided that he wanted to do everything that mommy and daddy did in this new environment. Cooking rocks while sitting in the dirt is way more fun that pretend cooking in the kitchen.
What a wonderful escape. We had been worried about how J would sleep in the tent but he did great. The campsite we found only had 3 sites and was so quiet. A BEAUTIFUL escape. WE decided that we should have a monthly campout. HA....First I'll shoot for beating our "once a year" trend. The last time we went camping was Sept. 2007.