Tuesday, October 30, 2007

HELP! My toddler won't eat...

Ok, any of you have any great ideas? Emma has decided that she no longer is interested in food. From what I read, this is somewhat normal for her age. Apparently, they realize that food is one of the only parts of their life that they can control. She is still drinking lots of milk, (which I'm lacing with liquid vitamins and fiber). But she'll only eat crunchy, starchy foods. Goldfish crackers, graham crackers, chips of all kinds, but nothing good for her at all. She'll sit at meals and have no desire at all to eat. I'm trying not to make it a battle, but it's totally stressing me out! I appreciate any advice or comments you might have for me... I'll try anything. She won't even eat olives any more... :(

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Stump Lake

Today after church and naps, we went for a drive up to the pass. We stopped and hiked around Lake Kacheeses ? (aka Stump Lake). It was a beautiful day. Emma loved running around on all the rocks. Emma was trying to throw rocks into the water, but missed most of the time. She was just happy to be throwing things. Shane helped her throw one, and it bonked me on the head. Emma basking in the sunshine! Our noble steed...Missing hubcap and all! It was such a nice afternoon to be out and about. While we were there, hangliders, took off from the mountain, floated above us for a while, and then landed right by us. It was very cool! As they were landing, Emma yelled at them, "Don't Crash! Don't Crash!"

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Emma's Cake

Emma's 2nd birthday is tomorrow, and I attempted my first "theme" cake. Emma LOVES Nemo right now, and so I searched online for some cute ideas. The toys are all from a bath tub squirt set, that she's getting for her birthday. Nothing fancy, but hopefully Emma will love it!

Pumpkin Patch...

Today went out to a local farm and picked pumpkins in the rain. We got to go for a hay ride, pick pumpkins and gourds, watch a pumpkin catapult, and see all the animals! There were horses, chickens, turkeys and Emma's fav...pigs. We had a blast, it was such a cute little farm. I love this time of year.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


"Deceptively Delicious" By Jessica Seinfeld

I heard about this new book. It's all about using puree's in your kids food, and other foods to up your nutritional intake. Lots of great ideas. I have the book on reserve at the library...can't wait for it to come in. Butternut squash in your mac'n'cheese. Beets in your chocolate cake, and cauliflower in your cookies. Supposed to taste great, and be good for you all at once!

Congrats to Aunt Jen!

Shane's sister Jen got engaged this week, to her cutie-pie Josh! Congratulations, we are so happy for you. It'll be nice to have Uncle Josh around.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Emma as Nemo...

So Emma is going to be Nemo for Halloween. It came today in the mail from the Disney store (super great deal by the way). It even has a little fin on one side! We were trying it on and we took some video. Watching it afterwards, I realized how much she can say now. She has all of a sudden been able to say almost anything she wants. I thought some of you far away, might like to hear her talking. Pay no attention to the messy house or Emma's dirty face. We are still in the no-eating standoff, and I was getting her to eat some apple slices dipped in Hershey's sauce...

Sunday, October 7, 2007


So, Emma is in a phase right now that she hardly ever wants to eat. Every meal is a battle. She does, however, love olives for some reason. So finally, today after no good breakfast, no good lunch, I broke down and gave her a bowl full of olives (in my defense, it was a toddler size bowl). She lovingly placed each one on her fingers, and then ate them. She did follow it up with some Mac n' cheese and some peas. I'm now going to have to think of some new ways to make olives a more satisfying meal.