until monday…

September 20, 2013 by meg | Comments Off on until monday…

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we’ll be enjoying tasty fall treats like the pumpkin donuts above, this ice cream (just papa, i’m still off ice cream, maybe a taste for zelda) and this soup.

we’ll leave you with these videos to tide you over until we’re back here next week. enjoy!



happy meals at home

June 20, 2013 by meg | Comments Off on happy meals at home

we try to cook at home a majority of the time and as far as we can tell zelda enjoys her meal times with us. she certainly eats them and often with a smile.  we try to make it fun and have her participate in the process even though we have some rules like “put your napkin in your lap” “we only make one dinner” and “you can’t leave the table until everyone is done eating.” oh yes, and “only one chocolate lady bug per day.” i think we turn out tasty food that gives zelda a variety and based on what i’ve seen at restaurants our offerings certainly beat the kiddie menu (even at some nicer places) most days.  and yes, we often have cake.
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a merry christmas indeed

December 26, 2012 by meg | Comments Off on a merry christmas indeed

christmas eve set up

we started our christmas festivities on christmas eve.  knowing that santa was set to deliver some pretty neat presents on christmas morning, we decided to let zelda open her packages from friends and family on christmas eve and leave her stocking and santa’s deliveries for christmas morning.  while zelda took her afternoon nap, we set up her camping chair and set her packages all around it.  we knew she’s be interested as soon as she saw her new doll, moses elizabeth (an awesome handmade gift from auntie karen’s mom), sitting her her camping chair. zach also set up the camera on a tripod with a timer to take a shot every 15 seconds so we could enjoy the fun with zelda and not play photographer.  it worked like a charm and we may just be able to make a little stop motion film from all the shots and put that up here later this week.

opening packages

post opening aftermath

what keeps flashing over here

camping practice

on christmas morning, zelda came out to see what santa had brought overnight.  i’d say she must have been a good girl given what she found – a wonderful kitchen, a work bench and her magical trunk.  she also found a special gift from the dogs, a cat piano, which she really enjoys, especially the microphone (there’s a video here or possibly below if it shows up for you).  all of her gifts were big hits and she’s been busier than ever since opening them.

mini cook

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November 8, 2012
by meg
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our virtual recipe box

just a quick note that we’ve started an ongoing feature on the blog that won’t show up on the main page, but you’ll have to click up at the top of the main page on the right side to view … Continue reading

November 7, 2012
by meg
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split decision

on a day full of choices – red vs. blue, republican vs. democrat, to vote vs. not – i found myself of a divided mind about dinner last night.  zach picked this recipe for dinner, which uncertain if i wanted … Continue reading