Mr. Baby’s First Bath

 

Dear Sis,

Mr. Baby is finally sitting well enough that we thought we’d try a bath in his tub.

I stood him up in the water so his feet would feel the water first. He was okay with that, so I set him in the seat. His face scrunched up and he started to cry as he felt the water all around him. I pulled him out and comforted he. We started again with just feet in the water. This time he looked down at his feet in the tub. I eased him back into the seat for another try. He looked like he was going to fuss about it, when suddenly he gave his feet a good kick and splashed the water. He thought that was neat, so bath time was okay with him after all. 

Here is a photo of him watching his feet smash around in the water and drying off after his bath:)

Love,

b

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Spring Break with the Littles

Dear Sis,

We returned the Littles this morning after two crazy busy days! Josh picked up the boys from Granna’s early Thursday so we could go to an exotic animal show at our local public library. Being a veterinarian is on Little’s shortlist of future careers, so we couldn’t miss an event like that!

After that, we went to the car dealership so I could test drive the used minivan Josh found for us. I took to it instantly and felt at home behind the wheel. Probably because I learned to drive in a minivan:) While the sale paperwork was underway, I picked up some fast food for lunch… as a last ride in our Lincoln MKX of two years. 

Our first adventure in my new “mom bus” was to the hair salon. The Littles had their last hair cut the week before I started maternity leave at the end of October, so they were regular old mop-tops. 

After dinner, we took a walk around the neighborhood that ended in flower picking and tree climbing. 

Mr. Baby used Ellie to block the sun on the second half of our walk, and fell to sleep that way while the boys played in the meadow.

Friday, we spent the morning and early afternoon at a local indoor play place. The Littles each painted their very own masterpiece.

Friday’s adventurous came to a close with a fun picnic dinner and frisbee tossing with the neighbors. 

This is our final day in size one diapers. We have had three blow-outs a day for three days and two nights of soiled sheets. That made a lot of extra laundry. Here is Mr. Baby catching a ride in the laundry basket on the freshly washed mattress cover.

Love,

b

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Spring has Sprung

Dear Sis,

Today Mr. Baby and I spent sometime in a meadow just breathing in the sweet smell of bluebonnets. We can’t send the smell, but here are the sights from our blanket:)

Love,

b

 

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A Party that is Out of this World

Dear Sis,

Littlest will be 5 in nine days, but we celebrated today.

Invitations

Cupcakes & Cake

These are the cupcakes we took to school yesterday to share with our classmates.

The cupcake toppers are lollipops made with candy melts.

The mold was an Amazon find.

The planets are glass marbles… another Amazon find.

The set is a little out of date. It still included Pluto.

It is lucky for us Pluto has been demoted.

He wouldn’t have fit on our cake anyway:)

The candles are sparklers!

Space Snack Buffet

Menu

Space Soup

Space Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (24 ct. pkg.) frozen turkey meatballs
  2. 1 lb. carrots, peeled & coined
  3. 5 stalks celery, diced
  4. 1 small onion, diced
  5. chicken stock, to cover
  6. 1 heaping t herbs de province
  7. 1 c pastini (small star pasta)
  8. 2 T olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place frozen meatballs and vegetables in a stock pot or slow cooker. Add enough chicken stock to cover. Season with herbs de province. Cook 3 hours.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package instruction. Drain and mix in oil to prevent pasta from sticking, set aside. Stir pasta into soup just before serving.
Notes
  1. We served our space soup with "stars & moons" a.k.a. round crackers with mild cheddar cheese cut into stars with a small cookie cutter.
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Stars & Moons (Cheese & Crackers)

Astronaut Apple Sauce (in a pouch… the zero gravity way)

Love,

b

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Kitchen Decor

Dear Sis,

I finally found decor I liked for the blank space in the kitchen. Now we even have a place to hang tea towels. We’ve been hanging one or two from the handle on the oven door. Now there won’t be any towels to fall to the floor each time I open the oven:)

Love,

b

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