Tuesday Toddler Update: How to mess with Mom

Vegan Goodness:
Today we ate . . .

  • Breakfast: Smoothies and cereal for Dad and LP and toast for Mom and LP (when we get up at different times, LP gets two breakfasts apparently!)
  • We all snacked on some grapes before lunch.
  • Lunch: Burritos using our leftovers from fajitas (including peppers, onions, soy chorizo, salsa rice and black beans.
  • LP snacked on more grapes and a special treat – blueberry yogurt (soy of course – Silk yogurt was on sale at Whole Foods)
  • Dinner: One of our favorites – Japanese eggplant with a ginger/garlic/chili sauce over quinoa.  Two of the eggplants came from our garden and two came from the farmer’s market.
  • More Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies for Mom and Dad’s dessert.

Money Matters:
Today we spent the following:

  • 2.92 on a few items we forgot yesterday (and a couple of blueberry yogurts that were on sale!)  I hate it when we forget something we need for a recipe.  That’s where I wish I had a smart phone or ipod so I could use Kelly N Z R’s suggestion in this comment to both save money and make sure I have everything I need for our weekly menu!

Tuesday Toddler Update:

LP has been continuing to develop his imaginative play, and most of it has to do with food!  In addition to making smoothies and going to the store he also makes “bread” (i.e. a hot pad) and tops it with greens, strawberries and blueberries (all of which are sprinkled from his letter magnets on our fridge).  He also will spend quite a lot of time making soup (sometimes it is potato, sometimes it is tomato, sometimes it is green) to share with Mama, Dada and his baby sister.  He uses lots of utensils including some extra measuring cups, wooden spoons, and occasionally he wears his chef’s hat to boot.  He always seems very deliberate and focused when he is cooking – just like Mom!

LP also pulled a fast one on Mom tonight!  I was sitting in the recliner in the living room, and LP was playing as usual.  Then, all of the sudden he jumped and said “Mama, beep-beep!” and ran into the kitchen.  He kept scurrying back, trying to point something out to me.  I finally got up and followed him in the kitchen to see what he was talking about.  He ran, pointed to the timer (which was not beeping or anything), looked up at me, and then bolted back to the living room and . . . jumped into my chair laughing!  When Dad asked him if he did all of that to steal my chair, he laughed and nodded “Yes!”  He tried it several more times this evening – but I wasn’t falling for it again!  I didn’t think he would start messing with me this early, but I’m guessing that I better get used to it 🙂

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