I seem to use the word "random" in quite a few of my blog posts. Perhaps that would be because I don't seem to be any more creative about coming up with a post name.
Anyways, here goes....
Number 1) Luke eats almost all of his meals here at home in these wonderful little compartamentalized plates from Tupperware. Obviously, they're not breakable, and they're a perfect size for him. I know many of you have them because I've seen them in your homes :)
Luke has recently taken to being very particular about which compartment food goes into. He's learned to say, "Up Here" even though "Up Here" can also refer to "Over There" or "Over Here."
In the mornings lately, he has R.E.A.L.L.Y. enjoyed toast with butter and jelly. In fact, most mornings lately, he's R.E.A.L.L.Y. enjoyed two whole pieces of toast with butter and jelly :) When I cut the toast up in pieces for him (he doesn't take bites off of big things very well yet), he most definitely directs me to which compartment EACH piece of toast goes.
It's a bit time-consuming, seriously.
But, at least at this point in time, we find it cute because it's our little guy!
If you look closely at this photo, you'll notice pieces of toast in each compartment.
And, you'll notice that Luke has some photos of some lawnmowers with him in this photo. It's his excellent homemade book of pictures that my friend Tammy made him for his birthday. Normally, we don't let him eat with books. But, that day, Luke's friend, Lily, was over. She insisted upon giving it to him for breakfast because she remembered that he liked it. Smart Girl!
Funny Little Guy!
Number 2) I am by no means a coffee expert. I'm not a big coffee drinker, but admittedly, over the last several years, I've started to learn to drink and to like the stuff. I absolutely will not drink it black. Yes, I most certainly "doctor" it up. We don't own a Keurig, and I don't see that happening in the near future (though, admittedly, it would be fun to have -- I'll have to enjoy your's, Debby).
Recently, though, I was perusing the coffee aisle at Wal-Mart. I happen to really love the smell.
I came across these....
They're North Sea Coffee Company iced coffee drink mixes. They were priced affordably, and so, I gave them a try.
I have to say they're pretty yummy for merely mixing one cup of milk and a few ice cubes together with the mix.
They're on the top shelf of the coffee aisle at Wal-Mart, if you think you must try them.
And yes, for the record, I realize I'm being completely and utterly unfashionable by recommending a COLD coffee drink as we are leaving the cold drink season. I know, I know -- it's HOT coffee time :)
Number 3) I did NOT grow up with my mother using an electric skillet in the kitchen. Her thought was that one didn't NEED one if one had a perfectly good stove and some cookware. I couldn't agree with her more.
But, for our wedding, one of the Dairy Queen owners I used to work with gave us one as a gift. Admittedly, I ended up really liking it though I truly still didn't NEED it.
A few months ago, this said electric skillet died on me.
Finally, last week, I broke down and bought a new one.
I'm really happy about the purchase -- as you can see by my making of this past Monday's Enchilada Casserole.
Number 4) This morning (Thursday), Luke and I met my friend (from college and beyond), Alissa, and her little boy, Ian, at the zoo in Wichita.
We spent a couple of hours there. It's become the "catch up" place for Alissa and me, and it's a great place to take the boys.
Sadly, my camera stayed in the bag for most of the visit.
But, I managed to snap this photo of Luke -- as he was trying to escape.
And, Ian flashed a good smile for me :) (Ian will be 16 months old next Monday).
Joyful and a little silly
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