Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What's New?

Been feeling a little under the weather these past few days. Sore throat is the major thing and now a runny nose and clogged ears. I must have caught the kids' colds. Bob had it too.

What's new this week--although it's only Tuesday? Kaylie finally started to say her 'D's--her first consonant!!!! This is HUGE! She is very quiet about it and doesn't do it all that often, but we have both heard her a few times now in the past two days! I couldn't be happier.

I've been pushing table food this week. Not really pushing it, but they are not as interested in the spoon so I am taking that cue. They are getting the hang of it but I never realized how hard it can be to find foods that they will eat while making sure they are still getting the proper nutrients. Ryan has pretty much refused everything. Pasta is a no go. Tonight I caved and tried chicken nuggets. They were a hit, especially with Ryan! This must run in the family as their cousin, Rachel, is known to enjoy a nugget or two. Anyway that was the first food he actually gobbled up. He could live on Cheerios and Puffs if I let him. Kaylie is willing to try anything and even ate a few bits of broccoli.

Some foods I've tried already: homemade mac & cheese, grilled cheese, toast with jelly, green beanas, waffle, pastina, orzo with broth, ravioli (plain), broccoli, peas, carrots, watermelon, raspberries, bananas, apples. There's probably more, but I'm done thinking about it.

Going to try eggs, venture into tomato sauce, and make a quiche. There may be a lot of casserole making going on in this house. We'll see.

Here are some pictures of them enjoying their nuggets tonight. I love the first one with Cheerios stuck to K's face.

I'm still cute right?

Got any food suggestions? Leave me a comment with recipe!


Harris Boys said...

I wish I had the magic answer. I deal with food issues every day. Once I think I know what the boys like they decide they hate that particular food. My advice is just keep trying new things...repeat, repeat, repeat. They won't go hungry and will def. eat when they are hungry.

the schirano triplets said...

hope you are feeling better soon! table food boot camp is in full force around here too. it is so funny because i always offer them the meat and veggie first but it sits untouched until i put the fruit down. then they gobble up the fruit and eventually move on to the less tasty stuff! lol!

BoufMom9 said...

Hey Liz! One of the first foods I did with E&W was meatloaf and mashed potatoes. It was easy to chew and they both loved it.
Also, chicken stew is super easy and healthy as well. (I have a recipe on my Love Is blog for that one)
:) Debi
ps LOVE the cheerios on kaylee's face. haha

TONYA said...

I would love to offer a recipe suggestion but we are right into 'picky' phase right now. M will only eat chicken if it's lemon chicken from a take out place. She will also only eat 3 kinds of pasta. Cheese pizza was a favorite until this week, now they hate it. Aahhhh, the joys.

Jared & Becky said...

I wish I had suggestions but I am such a slacker in this area. The boys are still not into texture so although I try other things we end up back at stage 3 foods and they are 14 months old :( Anyways thanks for sharing your suggestions. I need to get back on the ball and start trying again. The pics are adorable!