Tuesday, November 22, 2011
christmas is for kids
This year I decorated a little differently, yet similar to way back when my boys were small. I am going with the penguin theme in the family room and the little guy really follows our train set (so does Ozis.) Wait until next year when he can ride the big choo choo we saved! I already played Kenny Rodgers Christmas music and sang the Christmas is for Kids song. It has now begun...
Look at him go! Dillan absolutely loves his Tigger toy. Now he can bounce up and down just like his buddy Tigger and happy feet Penguin. He likes when he twirls around and around and up and down. He squeals with glee when he's in this thing ~ big shot. He likes to eat bananas with rice cereal and this week his palate has discovered carrots. So far he likes peas, squash, carrots and I am making homemade sweet potatoes, so possibly he will like that. Mama will expose him to barley and oatmeal so he doesn't get constipated with the rice and bananas too often down the road. I gave him a little nursery water to wash things down. He gets excited when he sees the dish and spoon. As my Dad says "he's really cognizant of his surroundings."
He told his tigger buddy all about this milestone with his new words. He blows raspberries and says boob and ma. Soon he will be talking sentences...LOL. He is so happy all the time and today he squealed when watching a few minutes of Sesame Street with Elmo and SuperGrover. I discovered this new toy store up north on Lincoln Avenue that sells green and safe classic toys. Thanks to Timeless Toys, I am not going to worry about China-made lead in anything he plays with.
This is a new dish I have prepared today for the upcoming foodfest ~ my variation on Paula Deen's recipe.
6 oz. cranberry sauce
2 oz. dried cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup broken pecans
1 cup broken walnuts
3 oz. black cherry gelatin
4 oz. crushed pineapples
4 oz. mandarin oranges
whipped cream, sour cream, yogurt and parsley for garnish