Wednesday, August 27, 2008
He like to eat very plain food and frequently wants to eat plain raw fruits and vegetables, no cooking and no mixing. Today I found him sitting on the steps eating a fresh green pepper. "Cwunchy and widdy dewishus."
He is mama's boy and a homebody. Too many errands and he says, "Mama, take me home to watch Curious George." He loves books and baby animals, legos and blocks, tractors and construction vehicles. He is all boy, but loves to have his nails painted.
He likes baby owls, mama's bed, and dirt, but that dirt better not get on his hands or he is going to need some more "day clothes".
Monday, August 25, 2008
We are back from our last hurrah, a weekend of camping. While all the responsible folks stayed home and did their back to school laundry and sharpened their pencils, we sat by the lake and savored the last bit of summer.
Let's be honest. It was hard as hell. A nursling. Two kids in diapers. The woods. Those lakes have so much sun and sand. By nightfall my plan of building up the fire and putting my feet up with a Starr Hill Dark Star Stout dissolved into climbing into bed with the littles at nine pm. Daddy's mattress deflated, and mama was afraid to walk to the bathhouse in the dark at three am.
On saturday one of Ella's classmates was there, so she thoroughly enjoyed having another six year old to play with. On sunday some of the girls from swimming lessons were at the lake, so again she had some buddies. Not that a six year old dragging around a giant blow up turtle has any trouble making friends.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I haven't been writing about vegetables with all the baby goodness around here, but I've been waiting for these to arrive. We did the same CSA as last year, two shares, and we added on a fruit share and a dozen eggs. With the high prices as the grocery store we are paying less for local and organic than we would be for big organic or trucked and tasteless. These are the same vegetables that are at our local farmer's market but at wholesale prices.
This weeks we got tomatoes, purple basil, sweet corn, italian roasting peppers, radicchio, little red potatoes, peaches, nectarines, honey crisp apples, and twelve eggs too big to fit into my refrigerator's egg compartments.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Three years ago tonight I gave birth to a ten pound, eleven ounce baby boy. Yes, the hard way.
He broke five bones, punctured his lung, and had a lot of bruising, but within days was at home.
Now he wants a puppy and a "tat", both named Georgette.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Little John went to the barber shop for the first time tonight. He looks very handsome and ready for his third birthday party. I ordered his cake tonight, carrot with cream cheese frosting, and his toys from the "birthday man" aka daddy are hidden away in the closet. John found him a big metal front loading tractor and a John Deere farm set. He has requested that his party be about....ORANGE. Oh, he is the sweetest piece of cake in the whole wide world.
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
John found the faucet in the middle of my mother's garden and quickly became "washing man", i.e. soaking wet. I love going here because the children need absolutely no toys. Ella spent last week there, and I have been thinking that this kind of week has the kind of authenticity that children truly need. She always comes back with a heightened sense of where food comes from. That and the desire to watch some TV.
Makes approximately 6 servings. ·
3 cups peeled and sliced zucchini · Also good with grated zucchini.
1 cup Bisquick · (Or self rising flour)
½ cup Parmesan cheese ·
½ cup grated cheese·
4 eggs ·
½ cup vegetable oil · (Less works fine)
½ cup chopped onion ·
1 clove garlic, chopped ·
½ teaspoon salt ·
1/3 teaspoon oregano ·
Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°.In a bowl, combine zucchini, Bisquick, Parmesan and other cheeses, eggs, oil, onion, garlic, parsley, salt, oregano and pepper to taste. Grease a 9-inch by13-inch pan or deep-dish pie plate. Pour ingredients into dish. Bake about 40 minutes.