Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ho Ho Ho!!

Corinne should have a Merry Christmas.  After missing out on our date with Santa last week due to snow she did get to see the man in the red suit and tell him what she wanted for Christmas.  She didn't smile, but she didn't cry, so I guess that's the best I could hope for.  She had just woken up from a nap, so maybe she wasn't quite ready for her first meeting with Santa.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snow Day!!

But I wanted to go see Santa!  We got some overnight snow yesterday and it just kept coming down, so Corinne and I had a snow day.  We were supposed to go see Santa at the 2nd Street Market, but decided even though I am a good snow driver and I have a 4WD SUV we should just stay in.  At first Corinne seemed disappointed, but when I told her she could stay in her pajamas all day she perked up.  So what do two girls do on their pajama snow day?  We play!!  We played with toys on the floor in the living room, Corinne chased the dog, momma got some naptime sewing in and we did some snuggling, too.  It was a fun day, but today we are looking forward to going to see Santa!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Crawling: Day 4

I can't believe how quickly the crawling went from 4 little movements to clear across the room.  By day 2 she was getting into the wrapping paper in the basement and following me around the room.  And day 4 she found something new on the other side of the living room.
Needless to say it has been moved to the other side of the kitchen.  Hopefully that will keep her out of it for a while.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sippy Cup

 I thought we should try to give Corinne a sippy cup the other day, so I put a little bit of water in it and gave it to her.  She looked at me like "what do you want me to do with this?"  I just let her play with it for a while to see what she would do.  She never did figure out how to drink it, but she at least thought it was an entertaining toy.  And even when I showed her how to put it in her mouth she couldn't figure out how to drink it. The good news is she doesn't need to have water or to be able to drink out of it yet, so it was a good practice session.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Over the weekend we put up our Christmas decorations and today we got snow!  OK, I'm not a big fan of snow, but I was excited for Corinne to experience her first snow.  I know she won't remember it, but she'll get to look back at the pictures one day so I had to get her out there.  I waited for her to wake up from her morning nap, bundled her up and took her outside.  There was just a dusting on the ground, but it was still coming.  Little did I know it was going to come down all day!  So, after her afternoon nap I bundled her up again for more snow!  Yep, I spent another 10 minutes bundling her up to spend about 3 minutes outside taking pictures.  This time she wasn't as happy as the wind was blowing a little harder than in the morning.  So we spent the rest of the day snuggled up and warm inside!

Momma's Good Eater

We were going to try sweet potatoes next, but post-Thanksgiving the grocery store was all out of them!  Can you believe it?  So instead I picked up a butternut squash.  I have never prepared butternut squash before, so I wasn't quite sure what to do with it.  Thankfully the internet told me!  I opted to roast the squash, which was apparently the easiest method and I have to say it was easy.  I cut it in half, put it in the oven and 40 minutes later it was soft and mushy.  I scraped it out into the food processor and voila!  Butternut squash puree.  It smelled good, it looked good but did it taste good?  I let Corinne decide.  She took a bite and gave me a look like "that's not bananas!"  I wasn't sure she was going to like it.  And I was really hoping she would because I now have two ice cube trays of it in the freezer!  But a few bites later the face was much happier.  Success!!!  She likes it!!  She'll have it for a few more days and then we'll try something else.  Maybe a green vegetable......