Posted by Cristin at 9:59 PM
Posted by Cristin at 11:05 PM
(Sung to the tune of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus)
I saw Amelia sucking on the garbage can
While I was cooking dinner last night... and the night before that and the night before that....
You get the point.
It's disgusting. She is
I know this is just a phase, but I'm ready for it to be over.
Posted by Cristin at 11:08 PM
There are 2 types of people in this world. The superior Bosch owners and the inferior Kitchen Aid owners. (Can you guess which one I am?)
I always respond with the same question when someone tells me they own a Kitchen Aid, "Is it red? I bet it's red!" They usually get excited, "Why yes, it is red!" Yeah, I thought I so. That's the only reason to buy that silly thing - because it's pretty. You see, I buy my kitchen appliances based on quality, not appearance. The Bosch may not be shiny and colorful, but it sure is powerful.
For example, this morning I made FOUR large loaves of whole wheat bread in this bowl. Impressed? So am I.
All hail the mighty Bosch!
Posted by Cristin at 11:12 PM
Each time that she does it I hold my breath (that's a lot of breath holding today) and wait for her to walk. She looks like she wants to walk. My other kids never did this before they had teeth. People keep saying she needs to keep up with her brothers. So true, so true.
Posted by Cristin at 7:08 PM
Posted by Cristin at 3:49 PM
Posted by Cristin at 9:46 AM
This is how it worked. Every few days Erik would make me a list and then I would go to the grocery store and spend way too much money on fruits and vegetables. Then he would put them into the Breville Juicer we borrowed from my sister, Kaci, and make various juices to drink all day. Below is a picture of my actual shopping cart during one of said shopping trips. Did I mention that fresh produce is expensive?? Then when he got too lazy to make juice (and can you blame him?) he would drink Naked Juice. (Also expensive.) Yet, as my Dad would say, "Can you really put a price on good health?" My answer is, "Yes, roughly $20 a day."
First I will tell you the good things about the juice fast. He lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. 28 pounds in 30 days to be exact. We both ended up eating a lot more fruits and vegetables. We are big red meat eaters, and I only made red meat one time during the whole month. Now the bad - it was like living with a 15 year old girl! So many mood swings. Some days he had a ton of energy and other days he would fall asleep 15 minutes after coming home from work. I was grateful when he finally stopped. I was worried he was becoming manorexic.
I really do like eating dinner as family again. Our new goal is red meat only once a week. So far, so good. I think we eat pretty healthy, but we can always improve. I'm trying to do a lot more vegetable based meals and avoiding processed foods all together.
Posted by Cristin at 8:55 AM
Outside of Luke's school, emblazoned across the fence of his playground is written in large red letters -
Posted by Cristin at 10:34 AM
Lucky for me, I have kids now, which give me a great excuse to not dress up. This year the kids were Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook. No name tags required. (Except, that I did consider putting one on Luke because people kept calling him Robin Hood.)
Posted by Cristin at 9:24 PM