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All About Sleep

27 Dec

It is time to move Miss H from her crib into a new toddler bed. It stresses me out because her sleep is so consistently good that I don’t want to mess it up. I can’t even remember what it was like when she use to wake up at 3am because it was sooooooooooooo long ago. I can only recall 2 or 3 times in the last 16 months where she has woken us up in the middle of the night. She is a great sleeper and she loves her crib. She usually lets us know when she is ready for bed and willingly marches back to her room. There is no fight, no tears and we are so spoiled by it.

Today, Kerry put together the new bed in the living room while Miss H took her nap. Once she woke up, we put the mattress in to let her explore her new bed. She added the toys and blankets and made herself at home.

It took her about two seconds to figure out how easy it was to get in and out. Wish us luck!

Speaking of sleep, Kerry caught me napping and Miss H was trying to both share her milk and cookie.

With the food processor I got for Christmas

27 Dec

With the food processor I got for Christmas, I will be making veggie purees to hide in Miss H’s food. In the last few weeks, our eat anything kid has started turning her nose up at most everything. She still loves cereal, clementines, peanut butter (and occassionally jelly) sandwiches, popsicles, smoothies, popcorn, pancakes and cheese but all the other staples get the big yuck.  No pasta. No rice. No chicken nuggets. No green beans. No peas. No tacos. No lasagna.  Her current food choices are a little limiting and not necessarily covering all the required food groups.

I bought the Deceptively Delicious cookbook (actually I think Dad bought it for me) last spring but really had not needed to sneak in the veggies because Miss H would pretty much eat all of them. I studied the recipes today and now have my shopping list of beets, cauliflower, squash and brocolli to make into purees to sneak into things like mashed potatoes, grilled cheese and possibly a new kind of chicken nugget. There is even a recipe for brownies that includes a veggie puree. But, since Miss H does not like chocolate I guess that one won’t make the baking list.

I am going to make zucchini bread this week to see if she is tricked by that since she does love flavored breads. Also, I found more recipes at the Sneaky Chef. I will have a cook-off this week and see who has the better reipes.

Another one of my favorite recipes sites for the little one is Weelicious. These Tex-Mex Rice Cakes are yummy!

If you have any good recipes to share, let me know! They can be food processor friendly or not 🙂