Friday, March 23, 2007

Catching Up

Madelyn thoroughly enjoys her dining experiences...

macaroni and cheese
(actually, that's just the plate it was on)


and "redecorating" the table while I'm out of the room

Elisha has spent hours playing store over the past few weeks.
He set up this store and wanted me to buy something,
which he then scanned using an upside down plastic green tub.
Pretty creative and entrepreneurial, if you ask me!

Friday, March 09, 2007

My March Meal-Making Miracle

My Freezer:
Filled with delicious home-cooked meals

My Notepad:
Specifically listing meals and number of servings

My New Secret Weapon:
A Once-a-Month Cooking Book
(which I got from the MOPS white elephant gift exchange!)

I think I have found a permanent solution to my dread of daily cooking: cooking more but less often. Jim and I tried a two-week plan from the Once-a-Month cookbook and are excited to know that these meals will probably last our family for the rest of the month. No more worrying about what to make for dinner at 5:15 PM. No more picking a meal to fix, only to discover that we are missing a key ingredient. And - best of all - no more PB&J or scrambled eggs for dinner (right, Jim?) If you want more details, let me know. I would recommend this to anyone as a way to save time, money and sanity.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Drawing Dilemma?

Elisha drew this on his Doodle Pad, a magnetic drawing board on which you can draw and erase. This is a handy toy to have around - no mess or worry - but when your kid draws something amazing (or even pretty good like Elisha's train), what do you do? Take a photo (and share it with the blogging world)!

Jim and I are pleased and proud, especially considering Elisha mostly scribbled and wouldn't draw a person when an IWU nursing major came to test his developmental progress last week. I was a bit concerned, but his latest artwork has set my mind at ease.