Sunday, January 8, 2012
What I am passionate about
My husband, he is so caring and sweet. And, he does the dishes.
This is my ham of a toddler. She is 2 1/2 now and still full of whimsy
Pregnant with my sweet little N.
Pregnant with V. I was a happy, very hungry pregnant momma.
It’s a “get to know Joyful Momma” Sunday.
I am so passionate about family and motherhood. Let me tell you about my family. I have 5 sisters and a brother. And I am a twin. We have a large family that is full on fun. I currently have my aunt and 3 of my cousins living just down the street from me and my mom and 3 siblings live just an hour away. We are very tight knit and we spend a lot of time together.
I rarely make a meal that is not doubled. We have a table that seats 4 but we have 6-8 chairs around it regularly for a meal. Everyone knows they will not leave my house with a hungry belly.
Being a mom is so exhilarating, and hard, and fun, and exhausting. It really does take some creativity to get through a day. I am so happy to stay home with my girls. Now, feeding a toddler and a baby just starting on baby food can be a trick. Toddlers go through phases of eating everything, to eating like a bird.
Here are a few of my favorite toddler foods:
Crackers, cheese, peaches, bananas, green beans, peas, tuna, shredded chicken, noodles, cottage cheese, PB & J, rice cakes.
These are what V was eating this week.
Now, on to the baby. I have a Baby Magic Bullet. It is amazing. I use it to puree things that we are eating with our meal quickly. Then once a week I cook a squash, or apples, or something else and puree a big batch to have on hand in the freezer. N loves peaches.
Do you all make baby food? Do you have a picky toddler?
Thankfully my husband will try anything twice. (his phrase). This makes it so easy when I want to try a new meal. And V will try anything on her plate. If she doesn’t like it she will say, but she has to try it and I always make sure there is something (nutritious) on her plate that she does like.
Happy Sunday! See you all tomorrow for more of what I am cooking. I have my favorite meal on the menu. My mom used to make it for me every year on my birthday.