Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ
2 Peter 3:18

Saturday, May 15, 2010

First Game of the Season

This year we're the Pirates
Warming Up
Running Home
Sliding into Home

Making his second hit of the game- "Look Ma', no Tee!"
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Bomgar Night at the Braves

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Fun with Miller and Jack

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These two are quite the pair and seem to be together a good bit- whether chasing around the house in the cozy coupe or chilling out reading a book- they're buds.

Don't know why, but Miller seems so big in these.  She's got on one of Wilson's old t-shirts the easiest thing to get over the cast and long enough to cover your bum when you don't feel like wearing a diaper!

Big Girl Bed

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The morning after her first night with the cast, I caught Miller trying to climb out of her bed again.  So Daddy went that night and bought her big girl bed.  Every single morning she reminds us "I sleep in my gi-girl bed".    So peaceful looking isn't she?  Don't let it fool you- she's yet to make it through the night without coming downstairs and waking me up in the middle of the night.  We have one more week with the cast and them I'm going to have to start laying down the law . . .

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Hmmm. . .

So tonight I fixed Sloppy Joes for dinner.  The recipe was from this month's Cooking Light "Almost Meatless Sloppy Joes".  I thought they were quite tasty.  There's a little ground sirloin and a mixture of veggies to round it out.  We had them on Natures Own Multi grain Sandwich rounds which were a nice complement.

But this post is not about our dinner, my quest to cook healthy meals, or random product placements.  No, it's about parenting through dinner time and the tactics we use to get our children to eat what we cook.  I have never insisted on a clean plate, but I do insist that you try everything and are pleasant about it.  No rude comments or faces.  No spitting things out onto your plate.  What I fix is what we're eating and unless you have an allergic reaction or your gag reflex is tested, no substitutions.  For the most part my kids abide by the rules.  A little reverse psychology is used on the toddler set to get them to eat enough to constitute a meal ("Don't you dare eat those beans.  Those are Daddy's beans.  Leave them right there on your plate for him.   Whaaat!  Miller!!  Did you eat dad's beans."  You get the idea)  Tonight Wilson broke just about all the table rules when presented his plate of gourmet cuisine lovingly prepared by his mother.  There was gagging, squinting of the eyes, noises from the throat, "ewww, this is disgusting".  He's past the "don't you dare eat that" stage and frequently implements the tactic himself with his little sister to get his way.  I'm a single parent tonight because Phil is at church teaching the youth guys so I was on my own to get the food down the hatch.  Is it odd that this is the only thing I could think of to get Wilson to eat?

Is it odd that it worked!?

Monday, May 03, 2010

Even When Your Arm is Broken . . .

. . . never give up on accessories (or dancing)!

I thought one bling glued to the cast might help Miller's feelings a bit. I was wrong- 6 is the magic number!

Miss Priss decided Saturday that climbing out of her crib would be more fun than taking a nap. Well, it's certainly gotten her more attention than taking a nap. She fell and broke her arm. Fortunately Paw got us fixed up for the weekend and then we went in today to get an x-ray and an official diagnosis (which worked out well for Wilson- now he has something to take to school for the letter "X"). We go back in three weeks for a check up and to hopefully get rid of the "big sticker" as Miller calls is. "Iss kinda hard" she says. And maybe we'll go pick up a big girl mattress for the floor tonight!

Paw putting on the temporary cast