Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Makes Me Hungry

What we've been doing lately, instead of blogging and cussing. God, adulthood is so predictable.

Kahlua cake and healthy (rather blah) whole-wheat banana nut bread with chocolate chips

Rudolph Sandwiches (got the idea from a magazine)
Of course, Becca eats everything but the bread and peanut butter part. So, basically it is just a way to waste two pieces of bread and let your child eat M&Ms for lunch.

Gingerbread House (Obv.)

She mostly just likes pulling the candy off and eating it. I think it may be time to make that first dental appointment. Between this kid's sweet tooth, and her teeth brushing strategy (aka just sucking the toothpaste off the brush and calling it a day) I'm scared. Couldn't you just gobble him up? Chomp chomp chomp....

12 comments:

sgtusmarine said...

Well well arent you just Suzie homemaker! I remember getting a gingerbread house every year I was the Marines at Christmas from your GrandMa Sue

Natalie said...

Same toothbrush regime here, for the most part. Occasionally, we can convince both girls to let us get the germs off...

Whenever I get creative w/food like that, they won't eat it either. URGH!

Liv's very very independent. So, when we do project, she likes to do it her way and nothing comes out as I planned. If we made gingerbread houses, everything would be purple b/c, right now, she only likes the color purple. If I didn't have purple decoration/candy she would cry.

I haven't blogged about my project issues b/c Matt's family informed him that I complain too much about being a mother and they really only want to read about happy stuff. They think I have life way too easy to complain like I do. WTF? They are probably dying that I posted about our illnesses. How DARE I complain when the whole family comes down with the flu! I'm thinking it all through before I write a nasty post somehow telling them all to shove it!

Katie said...

Natalie--OMG. The whole reason I STARTED a blog was to complain. Duh. That is the POINT, right!? I get annoyed when people think being a stay at home parent is at all easy. It is, by far, the most trying job I've ever had. All my other jobs combined were easier than this! I'm not saying it doesn't have benefits, like an occasional nap, but really that is just a survival mechanism...

Swistle said...

Oh, those pictures make me feel all happy about the holidays!

Also, I laughed literally audibly about how she eats everything except the bread/PB part!

Also, I think if I were Natalie I would make a new blog, leaving the old one for nothing but the Happy Stuff, and then the new one would be my Real Blog. It would become very funny for the readers, because then it would be all "Sunshine! Rainbows! Unicorns!" on the one blog, and then all the good behind-the-scenes complaining on the other blog! HEE!

Natalie said...

Swistle is on to something.

Blogging is therapy for me. So, yeah, at some point, I'll explain what blogging is to me. Despite their complaints, they continue to read.

Some people don't complain in their blogs. Or, if they do, it's very very rare. I guess some people are private when it comes to the trials of raising a family, or life trials in general. Rock on to those people who don't blog for therapy purposes and find a different outlet. But, honestly, blogs that are just "happy" blogs, make me wonder what's wrong w/me to be complaining so much and the blogs get kinda boring. I like real life and I know every other mother out there is struggling like I am, in one way or another and I want to hear about it!

Maybe Matt's family never reads the blogs I follow. Or, maybe they just don't "get" blogging. Who knows. But, it's rather pathetic. Apparently, they think they had it harder in their day of raising kids and I have no right to complain...

Tracy said...

Blogs to me are an outlet so I DONT kill my husband or kids. Im with Katie, people just don't get SAHM.

OH and ANdrew? OMGoodnes, hes delectable!

Joel and Angela said...

So true!! So true!! They love for you to make these wonderful things for them....and then they don't eat them! Lovely! This post makes me want to go bake!

Joel and Angela said...

PS I agree that being a SAHM is one the hardest jobs out there! I just had a venting moment this morning about not having very much "alone" time without getting interupted. Not being able to sit for more than 5 minutes, not being able to eat a meal without having to get up and refill drinks or pick up sippy-cups or forks off of the floor. But it does have its perks doesn't it? The first smiles in the mornings, drawings, letters, hugs, kisses, milestones! Woudln't trade it for anything!

Don Mills Diva said...

Love the Rudolph sandwiches - what a cute and clever idea. I must try them with Graham.

Laura said...

Becca's toothbrushing skills sound just like Bo's and I would put his sweet tooth up against hers any day. The boy can pack away some chocolate.

erin Stevens said...

He looks like my cousin! I'd be lucky if Saff would consume the pretzels off of the reindeer!

The Quinn Report said...

Damn. Every Single Time you mention bread, you make me bust out my shit and bake some! No, I'm trying to loose my baby fat, not put on extra ones during the holidays!