Thursday, July 31, 2008
Grammy is coming to visit in about 16 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I got up Saturday morning and while the boys were still sleeping decided to give it a try. How long could it take, right? Yah. Well, about 2 hours...for a bag of peas, a bag of green beans and an apple. The steaming of course is simple and I had no issues there. I started out trying to use my hand-me-down food processor. I haven't used it since the move and I'm wondering if perhaps it sustained some damage without my knowledge. Of course I had all the green beans in it before I discovered it wasn't working. Well, no big deal, I thought, I'll just use my B & D Mini Chopper Plus that I've raved about. I transferred the green beans and was thrilled to find the appliance actually turned on. But soon the beans were spinning around on the sides of the container and no pureeing was happening. Ok, it's time to bring out the big dog. So I haul out the blender which has only been used once and that was to blend a Happy Meal (you probably shouldn't ask about that) so I didn't even know if it'd work. I stick the beans in (I've now dirtied 3 appliances and there are green beans all over the counter); press puree and it starts whirring away but soon it's doing the same kinda thing as the mini chopper. So I add a little water. Not much of a difference. I'm starting to get real frustrated- one, because I'm thinking I've wasted these beans but honestly moreso because I have dirtied 3 multi-part appliances. As a last ditch effort I fill the blender up almost to the top with water and press puree. Well, what d'ya know...that did the trick. Apparently liquid is a key factor in the pureeing process. (I went back and tried the mini chopper with lots of water and of course it worked too!).
Just a small portion of the mess I made.
Pureed green beans and peas ready to be frozen
Wade drinking homemade "apple juice" (aka pureed apple w/ lots of water)
Apparently he like it cause this was the face he made when I took it away to add more water!
Look ma, no hands!
P.S. Even though he turned his nose up at Gerber Green Beans, Wade LOVES the homemade ones!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Feet work just as well for sorting the pieces
Wade has discovered that green beans are good for nothing except spreading all over your belly!
And of course, Sammy is willing to lick you clean if need be.
I'm so bored...I wish these people would get better!
Andrew just finished the puzzle but it turns out the last piece is missing! How depressing. Well, at least we're both feeling remarkably better and ready to start a new week. I may even go to the Y in the morning!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
First up is moving day!!! I may have mentioned before that our awesome friends from small group helped us move. Our awesome realtor has this awesome truck her awesome clients get to use. It was supposed to rain that day but was absolutely gorgeous. The Lord was definitely pouring out his blessings that day.
Ben & Steve stop for a hug
SteveEmris Thanks to everybody who helped...including the 10 or so of you who I didn't get a photo of!
This next batch is from the 4th of July weekend . . .
The Calvary picnic totally wore out our Little Firecracker.
5th of July Pool Party at the Smith's (sister-in-law's parents)
"You wish you were half as cool as us!" - Wade, Anna and cousin Sweet Pea (in Anna's belly)
Chillin' with Myrtle the Turtle and the flappy old man hat!
Ryder & Wade (2 days apart!)
Can you see the cold germs jumping from Ryder's hand to Wade's?
Ok, I said "new & improved" rice cereal adventures because we tried cereal about 6 weeks ago and Wade definitely wasn't quite ready for it. It dripped right back out of his mouth after he finished trying to suck on the spoon. This time it was like feeding a different kid!
Yum! You're not cool unless you eat with a spoon!Oh, you didn't say eat the spoon?
So, Wade will begin touring with the Professional Eating Federation next week. He specializes in rice cereal but can also put down a mean portion of apple sauce. A hint for his opponents: you'll win every time with green beans, he can't even get through a spoonful!
You're in luck because I just realized I also haven't yet posted the 5 monthabirthday shots! So, double posting coming right up today.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
In other news, we had our garage sale last weekend and made more than enough to pay for a garbage disposal (which was our goal). And Aunt Cheri gave us this great Jumper thing that Wade LOVES!
Monday, July 7, 2008
First Teddy Bear
First Bath (not sure about this one-what baby doesn't take their first bath until they wear size 3-6mo. clothes?)
Anyway, today he needed an outfit that says "First Cold"! :( Yup, after 5 months he woke up with a yucky cough. It was a pretty rough day today for both of us but hopefully he'll feel a little better after a good night's rest.