- Last week I ran across this "genius" thing in the freezer section of the grocery store. Little patties of Sweet Potatoes that could easily be taken out and thawed/microwaved individually for a quick and healthy snack/side. Sam loves sweet potatoes, and I love quick and healthy, so it was a win-win. I glanced at the nutrition facts as I threw the 99cent Styrofoam, shrink-wrapped tray into my cart, and went home feeling quite proud of my find - they only had 60 calories a patty, which must be the same as a fresh sweet potato, right? . (I mean, it's basically like homemade baby food, only without the making at home part.) Anyway, I've been feeding these things to my kid for a week, and tonight was the first time I happened to look at the ingredients... Yams (thank goodness), sugar, cornstarch, buttermilk, salt, natural and articial flavoring, yellow #6, red #40. UGG. Mommy fail. The Styrofoam and price tag should have been a dead give away.
- In an attempt to make the most of our weekend and keep out wild toddler at bay, Jeff and I braved an "indoor carnival" at the civic center this past weekend. It was all the sketchiness of an outdoor carnival, only inside a dimly lit building and with the oldest/ most broken down rides for little kids. I loved it. :) Sam was fascinated watching the rides, so we decided to give him a spin on the two safest looking things there - the Carousel and a little school bus ride. And well... here's a little glimpse of how that went:
|This totally doesn't do the scene justice.|
He cried the whole time on both rides (you'd think we'd learn our lesson after the first one, right?) while, meanwhile, I was just barely squished into the mini-ride, sitting spread-eagle, and I'm pretty sure all the passerbyers could see my butt crack as we "spun" past. Making memories.
- Because of my work hours, I get dressed every single morning and (at least most of the time) attempt to look cute. Unfortunately, when I get home, I immediately change into some variation of yoga pants and one of Jeff's flannel shirts for cleaning and playing with Sam. I leave before Jeff (and Sam) wakes up; so, it occurred to me yesterday that it has been weeks since Jeff has seen me in a real outfit during the week. Isn't there some sort of mom-blogger support group for this kind of problem?
- For the first time in my whole life I think, I have officially passed the one-month mark and NOT finished my Christmas thank you notes. This is, seriously, a big deal. I sent the most "pressing" ones out right away, but I think I'm going to wave the white flag on the rest of them. Emily, Alex, Mom, Kathryn, Freda, and Jayme - please accept this blog post as a token of my sincere appreciation for your generous gift.
And, until next time, I'm signing out...