Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tomato Soup

Jasper is really into tomato soup. So much so that he did not realize that he was wearing a bib. I can't remember the last time he wore a bib all the way through a meal.

I discovered that putting broccoli in the tomato soup is a pretty good combination for this 20 month-old. He ate it all!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Laid Back Thanksgiving

Jasper and I are coming down with colds, so we had a lazy morning. We were so grateful that dad made us breakfast as he does most weekend days. We caught a few floats from the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. Jack and I thought the Sesame Street float would be the highlight for Jasper, but the next float featured a huge guitar (and Jimmy Fallon). Jasper loves guitars.

Later, a very important float appeared.

I may have been more excited than Jasper, but I think he was intrigued.

After nap time, we headed to Aunt Molly's. Jasper approved of the table Uncle Rick is making. The tabletop portion is finished and we were able to have our dinner on it.

Alright, let's get some more people to the table!

That's more like it.
There was plenty of food and it was quite good. Jack brought his sweet potato dish, thankfully.

Karen took this picture, I have no idea what we are so excited about, but I think it's cute. Happy Thanksgiving!



Thursday, November 8, 2012

We Still Have Pumpkins Hanging Around

We have made some great memories this fall, but we did not carve a pumpkin. I know, right? I discovered that my friend and her boys also did not carve a pumpkin, so we decided to try a little pumpkin craftiness. We made bird feeders.

I have kid pictures of course, but first, an image of a few store-bought pumpkins and our front yard pumpkin. I wasn't too optimistic about our homegrown gourd, it was quite pale and small for a long time. It never stopped being lumpy, but it did turn out big and orange.

A round pumpkin was chosen for the big project.

It was cut in half and spoons were doled out. Owen oversaw operations.

Eventually Owen got more involved.

I had expected a big clean up after three little guys were introduced to pumpkin innards, but I think I made the most mess as I drilled four holes into each pumpkin to attach twine.

Our flashlight became the next attraction. I hung up the feeder, but it was difficult to see in the dark. Ilan enjoyed illuminating it with the flashlight. It's pretty hard to see the feeder in this picture.

We all had a mac and cheese dinner and a bit more play. Jasper had some ups and downs, but overall, he had a fun night. I know this because it took him over an hour to fall asleep tonight. Jack and I chuckled as we heard him sing and chatter in his crib.