Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kid appetizers

I'm definitely not the first to introduce this idea (I think I saw it from my cousin Emily once) but it's a fun one and the kids sure like it!

You can use any muffin pan and put food in for your kids. It makes it fun and they might even be more willing to eat some of the things they usually don't want to :)

I put in carrots, celery, ranch dip, carrots, goldfish and peanut butter. I put these trays together and they worked on them while I made lunch (mac n cheese, I know, super healthy! ha). Anyway, it gave me time to cook and kept them entertained!

We aren't up to a lot lately, just the same old. I am 24 weeks today and feeling just great. My only complain is charlie horses! I only get them while I'm pregnant. I asked my doctor and he said it's because the baby is stealing my calcium and potassium. I should eat a banana every day and he suggested taking a Tum(s) each day for calcium. Interesting huh? I think I will give it a try!

The girls have gotten colds and Ali's is pretty much gone, but Molly's started Sunday and was a head cold and the next day it moved deep into her lungs and she has a pretty bad cough going. It's usually worst in the morning but does better after that. I kept her home from preschool yesterday and I think she had a lot of fun doing her own thing while Ali napped!

Oh and I even SEWED something yesterday. I know, I can hardly believe it myself. I think I will show you tomorrow. I couldn't find my cord for my camera, but yesterday I finally found it on my dad's desk. Weird. No clue how it got there. Anyway, I have been super unmotivated during pregnancy to do just about anything, but I bought a really cute valentine fat quarter that needed to be put to use! I also have some baby boy projects that are on my list like burp cloths, blankets, onesies, you know, the usual baby stuff you have to have. Since all my stuff is girl stuff, it must be done.


erinmalia said...

don't forget ties and vests! boy stuff is fun; i promise.

Christine said...

So sorry about your car disasters. What a nightmare! And I love how all the peanut butter is eaten off the girl's appetizers. they are girls after my own heart :)

emily said...

ah, i remember well "muffin-tin mondays." my kids loved it. i loved it, too - not sure really why i stopped? it was good though b/c 1. i offered a better variety and thus 2. my kids ate a better variety. have fun with it!

Kati said...

Thanks for new ideas! Hopefully the boys will eat something if I make it fun:)
I wish you guys had better luck with your cars. The next car is bound to be great!

Erin said...

I got charlie horses too with my pregnancies, I can sympathize! They are no fun. And I'm sorry about your car problems. We had that with our first car when we were married and decided we hated fixing it all the time. We decided to get newer cars (like 4-5 years old) from now on. We got a Nissan Altima because they are very reliable. So are Toyotas I hear. We're saving for a 2nd car now and I can't wait. Anyway, I always love seeing all your crafts! You are so talented at making things look beautiful.