Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ho Ho Ho Ha Ha Ha Hee Hee Hee

I hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays. We have! Our celebrations started off with me and Malcolm going to San Diego for a few days to visit Jenn & her clan before Christmas. The boys had lots of fun as always (and the adults did, too!) Jenn was ill with a cold that had turned into an infection, but it was still much better than last December where everyone had the stomach flu. We celebrated Christmas morning very mellow-like. Tony's brother, Greg, and his girlfriend, Kara, arrived at our house around noon. I spend the day preparing for our Christmas potluck dinner. I think we had about 20 people over which was, by far, the most people we've ever had in this house for a meal. Good food was consumed and conversations were had. It was an enjoyable evening.

We took down the holiday decorations & tree the next day because our poor tree was drooping terribly and the lights and ornaments were falling off. Plus, I was so done dealing with the falling needles. On Monday, I went snowboarding at Crystal Mountain with Julie & Jeremiah. The snow wasn't great, but we still had a good time. Today, me and Mal are headed over to a friend's house for a playdate. He's missed his friends. Right now, he's choosing to eat his oatmeal with his fingers instead of his spoon. Toddlers!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Super Pancake

Malcolm is on a bit of an eating strike. He doesn't want to seem to eat anything. The only thing he will consistently eat is pancakes. So, I make him super pancakes. I put spinach, blueberries, wheat farina, wheat germ, flaxseed meal, whole wheat flour and Brewer's Yeast in them. Yes, I go there. He gobbles them up. In fact, he turns his nose up to pancakes made with white flour. That's my kid!

Monday, December 07, 2009


You know it's cold when your toddler asks you to put a blanket on him at 10 AM. The heat is on yet my feet and hands are freezing! In actuality, I don't think it's that cold outside (mid-30's) but I think the insulation around the doors where I'm sitting could be better.

We put up our live holiday tree last night. It's the first one I ever remember having. The past couple of years, we've gotten small living trees. This year, we set out to get a 5' tree and came home with a 7' tree. The smell is glorious but I think the dropping needles might drive me insane!