Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Ah, the differences between children.
By the looks of it (above), Jeremiah was a well-fed baby, but the reality is he was (and still is) a picky eater. Now, his parents are picky eaters so it's not entirely his fault. But ever since he started eating "big people" food, his repertoire has been pretty limited. Graham crackers (see below) were a favorite at 11 months :) Chicken nuggets are a favorite now.
Then along came Joshua. That boy will eat ANYTHING! I have a couple of theories why:
1. He is the second child. We have given him much more variety than we offered to Jeremiah.
2. He got teeth MUCH sooner than Jeremiah which made us more comfortable giving him chunks of food. Jeremiah at 11 months: no teeth. Joshua at 11 months: 8 teeth!
3. The child loves food! He chows down on meat, vegetables, fruit, crackers - I haven't found anything he doesn't like yet!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Which is why I almost cried tears of joy when I discovered this sale.
Taste of Home publishes several wonderful cooking magazines - Taste of Home, Simple & Delicious (formerly Quick Cooking), and Healthy Cooking, to name a few. At the end of every year, they put all of the recipes from each magazine in their own annual collection and publish it as a cookbook. They also publish several other wonderful cookbooks.
And here's the deal...
...are you ready?...
Many of them are on sale right now for $5!!!!! You have to go to their website right now!
And if that's not enough for you, type in the code T0170 at checkout and you'll get free shipping AND 10% off your order!
Doesn't that rock?! Even if you don't like cookbooks, think cheap - excuse me, inexpensive - presents!
Happy shopping...and cooking :)
Posted by Erin at 8:53 AM
Sunday, May 17, 2009
There's a lot going on here, but the most exciting thing is Stephen completing his first year of medical school! As a good friend of ours said the other day, "Now I can say, 'My friend Stephen is one-fourth doctor!'"
The last few weeks were a flurry of studying and tests and it all concluded with an all-day comprehensive exam. That's right - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with a lunch break, thank goodness!) and covering EVERYTHING they learned this year. Doesn't that sound like a fun way to end the year?!
Well, to put a cap on a great first year of med school, we found out Thursday that Stephen passed every section of the comp! Now that is cause for celebration!
Let me just take this opportunity to say that my husband is amazing. I am so incredibly proud of him for so many things - for hearing God and taking the leap of faith to start the whole doctor journey, for balancing school and family so well, for being a FABULOUS father and husband, and for excelling academically. I am in awe and so thankful to God that I am married to this man.
***By the way, this summer for him will include a three-week rotation at a clinic, working at our church (which he seriously loves) and several vacations (some as a couple, some with friends and some with the kids)!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Monday, May 11, 2009
Jeremiah had fun exploring on foot - he didn't last very long in the wagon! This spider web was a good place to climb - but he just sat most of the time :)
And forget any fancy rides or toys for these kids! Jeremiah and his buddies Emma and Sam thought sitting in this dinosaur egg was awesome!
The zoo had lots of fun stuff for Mother's Day but, of course, the free train rides were the highlight of the day, especially for Jeremiah!
Joshua was a little cuddlebug with Daddy on the ride!
And Jeremiah sat by his "girlfriend" Emma. Stephen is already planning their wedding :)
Mother's Day this year reminded me that, even in the midst of temper tantrums and diaper blowouts, I am the luckiest woman in the world because these two boys love me and call me Mom. I thank God everyday for blessing me with them and a wonderful husband who is also an amazing dad.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you beautiful women out there!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
You can read all about it on her blog and then watch her on the show tomorrow.
My VCR - yes, I said VCR (we have not caught up with DVR age) - is set for 9:00 am tomorrow (check your local listings).
Oh, and if you go to the Racheal Ray page for tomorrow's episode and watch the pictures scroll by, you'll see Mindee standing next to Bill Clinton!
But first you should read all about it on her blog. Right now. Start here and work your way up to today. It's a great story.
Way to go Mindee! We are so proud of you! And I know you will look beautiful!
Posted by Erin at 8:52 AM