Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A few of my favorite things


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.  
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up in strings
These are a few of my favorite things.

  Does everyone else start singing that song in their head every time they go to write a Five Favorites post?  
No?  It's probably just me. 
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite things.

1.

Warm snuggly babies that fall asleep nursing.   Everyone says you shouldn't let babies fall asleep nursing...but I just can't help myself.  They are so sweet, and warm and snuggly and it's just so nice to feel them go all limp and sleepy in my arms...with a tummy full of milk.  Plus, I never figured out how to do it any other way and I'm lazy so I tend to stick with the easiest route. 


2.

So, every since Ben got the kids an app on the Kindle Fire that reads the story Green Eggs and Ham, they have been obsessed with getting certain members of the family to try certain foods they hate.  Heidi and Greta gang up on John to get him to try milk (they both LOVE milk) and Heidi and John gang up on Greta to get her to try oatmeal.   It's absolutely hilarious how much time they spend trying to get John to try milk or Greta to try oatmeal. 

Today Greta made a deal with John, that if he tried 1 drop of milk, she would play two games with him.

I just have to ask why?  I do not know?

The good news is that my kids apparently are immune to peer pressure and no amount of cajoling, bribing or reasoning will get John to try milk or Greta to try oatmeal.  Hopefully, they still have the same resolve and stubborn streak when they go off to college. 

So, that wasn't really a thing...but whatever...I'm still counting it.

3. 

Brown paper packages taped up in tape. 


I love packages.  There is this old episode of the The Dick Van Dyke Show that Ben and I love called The Curious Thing about Women.   In the show, Laura opens up Rob's mail.  It's hilarious..and that is so me.  I love opening mail and packages and I have ZERO patience to wait for someone else to open it.  I have however, managed to curb my curiosity somewhat...and don't open other people's mail...most of the time. 

4.

Muffins.  I love muffins...all types of muffins.  And, they are so easy to make, and so quick to take places as snacks and you can make them super healthy or super junky  or dessert-like, and everyone in the house loves them and I can get  my kids to eat things they normally wouldn't eat...like zucchini or carrots or eggs and I can use up weird ingredients like carob chips..and everyone still loves them. 
Not my muffins...I got this off of morguefile


5.

My High Step...I use this daily for exercise.  It's so easy, doesn't take up much space and you can vary your work-out a lot.   It's so versatile.  Currently, I strap Elsa to my front, and step away while watching something on Netflix.  This is how she takes her morning nap every day.  I don't know what I would do without it. 



So, those are a few of my favorite things.  Go visit Hallie at Moxie Wife for more Five Favorites

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