Wednesday, November 13, 2019

power breakfast!

because when bowie eats a good meal, i have to document it!

**breakfast biscuit with peanut butter, kiwi & raspberries, hard boiled egg (no yolks) and sausage**

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

goodie bags!

hats off to my good friend maddie for these awesome goodie bags. she wanted to give something that could be reused, recycled and eco friendly.  i am so impressed with what she picked out, this is a goodie bag that i get excited over!

reusable snack bags, silicone straws and cleaning brush, note pad, colored pencils and fruit leathers!!! 

Monday, November 11, 2019

meatless monday!

i've been adding more tofu to our line up and it always surprises me that this is one of jarad's FAVORITE meals!  he loves it, which makes me so happy when he genuinely enjoys what i cooked. 

this is a cauliflower rice bowl with veggies (zuch, squash, carrot and broccoli) and pan fried tofu with spicy peanut sauce (store bought from trader joes).

the secret is buying extra firm tofu and pressing it prior to pan frying it.  this takes a little time and prep, but if you want crispy tofu, you can't skip this step.  i take the tofu out of  package and wrap in a clean dish towel and paper towels and place on a cutting board and place something heavy on top (like a pan weighted down or in this case a ceramic bread box).  i will change out the paper towels until they are just damp and you have pressed out the majority of the moisture. 

i don't have a recipe, i just use what i have on hand or what sounds good.  and we don't miss the meat at all!

pressing the tofu

peanut butter cheerio bars!

we made these last minute for a dinner with friends last weekend.  i really enjoyed them, they are similar to a rice krispy treat, but less sweet and all the peanut butter goodness.


5 cups cheerios
4 cups marshmallows
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 T butter

how to:

melt marshmallows, butter and peanut butter either in the micro on 30 second increments or in a large pot or pan on stove.  once melty add in cheerios and mix well.  transfer into a baking pan and press down firmly with spatula and allow to cool completely.  cut into bars and enjoy!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

tubby time!!!

lots of families do bath time before bed, but around here it is usually during the day.  the kids love it so much that it can be an activity in itself and they are contained so i am happy!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

child led play...

i was cleaning up my peppa pig bath set up and bowie found these rubber ducks, she immediately wanted to play with them.  she brought them to the counter and wanted to pretend to feed them and have fresh clean warm water for them to play in.  she played with this for an hour!!!  and came back to it again later in the afternoon.  this was her own set up and she had a blast! 

sometimes i have to dig deep to come up with creative activities, but maybe next time i should just open up the closet and let her decide.

Friday, November 8, 2019

play at home day!

jarad took my car this morning to get serviced, so we are playing at home today.  i got the water table prepped before the kids woke up.  sharks for ryder!

and when ryder went down for his nap, i changed it up to a peppa pig bath for bowie!

these kids played so nicely together this morning. i love how ryder is really exploring his world around him and interacting with toys and cause and effect.  and of course bowie is great at independent play, i love watching her really engage in something she loves.