Friday, November 6, 2009

What Elliott's Reading Now

Elliott's latest reads: The Christ Commission by Og Mandina and The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Yep, that's right, my kid is a genius!

Elliott, like many other toddlers, finds it very entertaining to empty our bookshelves. What I find interesting is that almost daily he chooses the same two books and sits down and ''reads" them.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oh, how things have changed!

Yesterday, I had a profound realization about how much my life has changed since Elliott came into our lives.

I was enjoying my lunch at work: rice cakes dipped in jalapeno-artichoke dip and chicken nuggets. Maybe that doesn't sound so strange to you.

Well, the jalapeno-artichoke dip was in a sippy cup because I didn't have any other tupperware clean and the chicken nuggets were the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.

I think Jason and I need to go out for a grown-up dinner this weekend. We need a dinner without sippy cups, string cheese, fishy crackers and certainly with Mickey Mouse in the form of food. Maybe sushi. That seems awfully grown-up!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Elliott has discovered dip. He loves to dip fries into ketchup, chips into salsa and cheese tortillas into sour cream.

But here is what else he likes to dip into sour cream:

I can handle the goldfish crackers dipped in sour cream, but it is the banana bread that makes my stomach turn. After he licked off all of the butter, he started dipping it into the sour cream.

Obviously his taste buds are still developing.