Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Spring Fever and goings-on

The weather the last week has been strange to say the least, first smog, then a rain/snow storm, then the next day SUN! To say the very least I am feeling it bad, I need Spring. The sad thing is that it is still 4 weeks away. I was so happy to see someone don a lime green jacket to church on Sunday though! We're finally seeing our grass again and I can actually see the post of our mailbox too! I don't think I've seen it since around Thanksgiving. The kids are in the same boat as I am. Gunnar now thinks that if the sun is shining, he better put on short-sleeves, even though it's 34 degrees.

Here's a pic I took of the baby in her Uncle Juddy classic "don't take a picture of me" pose. Sydney is in the final stages of nursing. She's been down to 1 AM and 1 PM feeding for the last 5-6 weeks. She knows when I give her a cup of milk or juice first thing in the AM that I'm trying to substitute and will throw it across the room and have a fit. So I had an epiphany on the elliptical machine the other morning. WHAT IF....I give her something first thing that is nutritious, filling and YUM enough that she won't reject it? Hmmmm. The Sydney Baby Smoothie was born. This morning I put a little ice, yogurt, banana and apple juice in the blender - stuck it in a cup with a straw, like the ones you get with a kiddie meal at Olive Garden, and bingo! It tastes just like a Jamba Juice. She sucked it down - I think it was about 10 oz. And we're down to 1 feeding before bedtime! Sorry if this is TMI for you, but it's a major victory for me!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hello 21st Century!

OK, so I feel like I've finally arrived. After Blurking Hard Core on my sister Kasey's blogspot, I too have decided that it is just THE BEST way to keep up with her, and may be the only way I'll be remotely able to keep in touch with anyone! So, K, here's your props! I'm going to try to use this as a way to keep my extended family and friends posted on the daily going-ons of the 3 critters in my life. They are many and keep me laughing, crying and everything in between!