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Adventures in eating (and other things)

March 8, 2012

They like broccoli and kale!  Who knew.  I have proof here of Theresa and Audrey after their broccoli meal.

Since I’ve given up sugar for Lent but had some overripe bananas, I tried to find a sugar-free banana bread recipe.  This one worked really well, and I added the leftover fresh blueberries my mom had bought during her trip.  I used half-and-half instead of heavy cream, rice milk instead of real milk, and whole wheat flour for all 3 cups.  Delightful!

I also have discovered the joys of braising meats–same as using a slow cooker.  This lamb recipe was amazing, though I think it could use a lot less cayenne.

Alan and I each went for an inaugural run with our new double jogging stroller (thank you, e-bay seller who included two Cheez-its in one of the pouches =)).  As if we are not enough of a spectacle, the stroller is bright yellow.  We get lots of stares, but mostly appreciative (I think).

Two of the most amazing women I am privileged to know have blogs about their amazing-ness (though both are too humble to ever put it that way).  Maya is a holistic health counselor and spirit coach; she writes about nutrition, general health, and spirituality here.  Elise works for Bread for the World, a non-profit dedicated to ending world hunger.  Her current focus in on Haiti, which you can read about here.   I am constantly inspired by their kindness and their integrity.  When I say that theirs are the spirits that provide light in a dark world, I am not exaggerating.  Read their work.

Daffodils are blooming in yards and along street curbs.  Crocuses are poking their yellow and white and purple heads up (hey, this is a Husky town).  Spring is almost here, even with the raw, wet, cold winds that rattle our windows.

Theresa babbles “AY-yi-yi-yi,” and Jamie babbles “da-da-da-da.”  Audrey makes little “wheeee!” sounds when she’s crawling around and discovering things.

Theresa and Audrey love to do “High five!”s.  Jamie has discovered things that roll (balls and train cars), scooting after them on the floor.

Sometimes they all nap simultaneously.  Those hours are glorious.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2012 4:28 pm

    Thank you so much for your amazingly kind words, Michelle! You, too, are a bright light in this world. I love reading your posts and am continually in awe of all that you do and share with you babies. Can’t wait to see you all again sometime soon!!
    In the mean time — keep on shining! 🙂

  2. Neal & BJ permalink
    March 8, 2012 5:00 pm

    Absolutely adorable! Y’all make a bright and shiny “spectacle,” and I know everyone you meet is perfectly charmed by those sweet babies. Love Theresa and Audrey and their broccoli/kale smiles. Thanks for the recipes.

    Love to all,
    Neal & BJ

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