Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Snack Dance

I've written before about Olivia's love of fruits and vegetables. That's not to say she doesn't also love candy and ice cream; however, I *do* consider myself lucky that at least she is getting most of her recommended fruit and veggie servings daily. Were it not for her occasional request for pork or steak I might consider her a wannabe vegetarian. The other day she snuck into the kitchen and opened up the fridge. She comes out requesting some celery, stalks in hand. I cut her up some celery and then low and behold she spies the strawberries on the counter and wants those too. After she and Nate were snacking on their celery and strawberries, she began to dance around and sing about her love of celery and strawberries. It went something like this:

"I love celery!
I love strawberries!

They are my favorite snacks!

I wish I had it on video! It was super cute! Here they are enjoying their celery and strawberries.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ta Daa!

Here are Nate's first pair of big boy drawers! Of course he's not potty trained yet but at least when he wants to parade around in underwear he'll have his own to wear instead of stealing his sister's!
This is the cutest lil butt I've ever seen. My baby is growing up...

We're still struggling to keep a diaper on him. He pulls down his pants and peels the diaper off. He loves to run around the house "commando" and then pee on my floor. The only thing I found that semi-works (or at least slows him down) is to put overalls on him. It took about a week before he figured out how to escape those too. He keeps outsmarting us! We're running out of options here trying to keep the little stinker clothed! He's one determined little nudist.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Kitchen Helper

Olivia loves to help me in the kitchen. Yesterday I was making meatloaf and as usual, she asked to help. After I got all the ingredients in the bowl, I let her mix them with her hands. She pulled her hands back out of the bowl and said, "Ew yuck. Rotten bloody meat!"

I swear this girl is part vegetarian. On the way home from the movie theatre, George was hungry so we pulled into BK. She immediately asked for one of his tomatoes, and then some lettuce. She's not interested in any other part of the burger. Tonight at dinner, she ate all her brocoli and asked for a 2nd helping. She did thank me for making a yummy dinner. I asked her what she liked the best and she said, "the brocoli and the meat." I am grateful that I have a child who loves fruits and vegetables. Her brother is a little more selective about his veggies. He loves potatoes and tolerates peas and brocoli. He's just like his daddy!