Archive for August, 2009

iPhone ingenue

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Since both of her parents have iPhones and are constantly using them, it’s rare when Lulu can get her hands on one of our phones. This particular day while sitting with Daddy, she got her hands on both of them. And she was actually successfully called her Auntie Amelia!

We figure we’ll get her her own phone for her 2nd birthday.

No, I’m not serious.

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Green, green grass of home

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Even though we don’t have a large, grassy backyard like some families do, we are lucky enough to have the Salem Common just down the street to go to when we want to sit in the grass under a tree and watch life go by.

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Operation: Feed Lulu

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Since our doctor’s appointment last week revealed that the little miss is slightly underweight, it has been my mission to feed this child as much as she will tolerate. In between reading That’s Not My Monster (3-4 times in a row) and singing the Alphabet song for the umpteenth time that day, I have been shoveling food into this kid’s mouth.

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She starts out strong in the morning. Breakfast is never a problem and she isn’t too picky: cereal, scrambled eggs & toast, pancakes and Eggo’s. She usually destroys whatever I put in front of her. Lunch starts to be a problem since all the foods she used to like (chix sticks and Graduates raviolis) she will no longer eat. She will eat any kind of pasta with butter and cheese, real cheese ravioli, grilled cheese (sensing a theme here? Cheese rules all…) and roast beef sandwiches.

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Any kind of vegetable has been the enemy until just recently. She will eat peas now. She loves them. Otherwise, I’ve been sneaking veggies in any way I can: I put sweet potatoes in her pancakes, broccoli bits in her grilled cheese and I got garden veggie cream cheese for her toast/bagels and to put on crackers.

Fruit has never been a problem. She eats the basics: peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, watermelon and today discovered that she likes white seedless grapes. She still shies away from the berries, but she doesn’t mind yogurt that has berries in it.

I know that it will take patience on my part to open up this girl’s palette to eat a larger variety of foods, but we’ll get there!

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

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