Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Parkity Park

The cast has been off for over a month now, Toby is walking (even running and sometimes climbing), and the weather is still park-able. Indoors, we're enjoying the usual: Duplos, music, books, and snacks.

John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Animal Crackers

Today we had a friend here for the first "Letter of the Week" day.
We chose a theme of animals and animal crackers. I rolled out the dough ahead of time and the boys liked cutting out the animals.
Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.
What do you choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love most! 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

M: 10.75 months

He's not quite 11 months yet; 11 months sounds so old. I'm going to post while he's still 10 months old...I'm trying to enjoy what little baby-ness is left in him.
  • 7 teeth, loves popcorn and peas
  • Doesn't use his arms to balance anymore when walking around. Rarely crawls.
  • Climbed up a chair and onto the kitchen table for the first time this morning
  • Picks up on a lot: Last night he was in the ring sling and watching me form bread into rolls. Right before I started to slap the first one into shape he excitedly started slapping my arm. First I thought he was imitating me, until I realized I hadn't started slapping yet.
  • Missed Dad while he was in Portland on a trip: was excited to see him on video chat but then progressively got more upset that he wasn't "real".
  • Occasionally signs more, food, water, please. Gets his messages across pretty well.
  • Sad to leave mom during ECHO or lessons at home

Monday, October 15, 2012


If you search Pinterest for "pretzel butterfly", you'll find lots of cute colorful ways to make winged creatures out of crispy twisties. Ours turned out looking a lot more like moths: brown and fat. Oh well, they'll for sure all be gone before they turn fuzzy!

Monday, October 01, 2012

Easy Peasy Frozen Yogurt

But no peas involved. Unless you want them!
  • 1 quart (4 cups) yogurt. We used peach!
  • 1 3/4 cups milk. We used vanilla coconut milk, which already has a little sweetness and flavor. Whole milk was recommended by the original recipe I based this on.
  • Optional mix-ins. We added frozen apricot chunks. You could add vanilla if your milk isn't already flavored
Mix first two ingredients and process with a 2 quart ice cream maker for 25 minutes or what the ice cream machine recommends. Throw in the fruit at the end. I think this recipe would be really good with blueberries and blueberry yogurt!