January 22, 2010
photo by romulo yanes
January 21, 2010
C-Man: Mama, my leg is hurting again!
Me: Baby, it's just those darn growing pains again.
C-Man: But could I sit on your lap? My leg doesn't hurt when you hold me.
January 16, 2010
The Little Travelers series. We have just the British Isles DVD, but I would like to get the other three. This is such a sweet little documentary film about two sisters (maybe 4 and 6 years old) who travel with their parents to the British Isles. It is slow-paced and refreshingly innocent. (Check out the girls' mom's blog too!)
The other DVD we've been letting the kids watch lately is new to us: the Beatrix Potter series by BBC. (I picked it up at Costco awhile back.) C-Man is mildly obsessed with all things Beatrix Potter. ("Mama, I love Peter Rabbit because he's into mischief!") There are about 9 stories (30 minutes each). The animation is simple and sweet and I just love the music.
What about you? Do your kids watch TV or movies? Any good suggestions?
January 11, 2010
January 5, 2010
In a spirit of reciprocity, I give you a favorite salad recipe of mine. It was the last one we were eating until I finally burned out. I made it for the first time a few nights after Little E was born. It's very good, just don't eat it 37 nights in a row!
Little E's Autumn Salad
2 small gala apples, roughly chopped
1/4 c. candied pecans (I used the ones in a bag from Trader Joe's)
1/4 c. raisins
Crumbled goat cheese
Rice wine vinegar to taste
Canola oil to taste (I almost always use olive oil on salads, but for this one, I wanted a really light, clean taste)
What are your favorite salad combinations?