Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Busy, busy, busy...

Ok I'm still lacking on the blogging thing.... Sue me.

Another house hits the market! Yes, we're finally moving! After almost 10 years and all the new toys from last Christmas, we're running out of room and need to expand. So our house will be officially on the market by the end of the week and we can start looking for a new home. I'm very excited! Even though Andy and I were dating when he bought this house, I really didn't have much say. So to me this will kinda be my first house. And the decor and organization will be how I set it up.

Here are some of our requirements:
  • at least 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms
  • maintenance free siding
  • two living areas
  • a decent size kitchen with a dishwaster (goodbye dishpan hands!)
  • at least a two car garage
  • a good sized yard (preferably fenced in)
Here are some things we would like to have:
  • a dining room
  • first floor laundry
  • fireplace (I've just always wanted one.)
  • a finished basement
There's more...but I'm drawing a blank. We're really not expecting to have trouble finding something, but hopefully we can sell our house pretty quick.

Because I just don't have enough to do, raising almost nine month old twins and all, I decided that I needed to start making our own baby food. Ever since I was pregnant, I've read about how easy it was...even in my twins books. My friends did it too.

So I started with peas. Why? Good question. I HATE peas! We had a couple jars in the cupboard, but I've been putting them off. But Andy gave them peas one night and raved how much they loved them. And peas were the first recipe in my baby cookbook. And homemade pureed peas looked so much prettier than the Gerber variety.

I bought some frozen peas, a steam basket and used my new food processor.


My eager little testers...
It was pretty easy. However, Maya and Maxwell didn't feel the same about Mommy's peas as they did for Gerber's.
The short of it...both gagged then Maxwell vomited all over. 
My first cooking experience for my children and my son vomits! I shared my news with the Facebook world, and was quickly assured that not many kids like their mom's peas. In fact I reread the section in that twins book and the author admitted that her twins didn't like peas either. Stupid cookbook.

I admit that I haven't tried again, but I would like to try some applesauce because that's their favorite, but I'm a little scared. Maybe Gerber isn't so bad after all...


Stephanie said...

I hope you sell your house quickly and find the home of your dreams! :) Don't give up on the baby food making. Only because I want to make my own baby food and I know if you're able to do it for two I'll have no problems with one. ;)

Kristal said...

Oh, how horrible and funny. I can't stop laughing about how he puked on your cooking! For what it's worth, my girls never liked all my homemade babyfood either, but they do like my cooking now.