Monday, July 14, 2008

Deceptively Delicious

I had heard about & seen this cookbook, but was reminded of it on Oprah the other day. So, yesterday, I went to the store & got a butternut squash. Cubed it, steamed it & pureed it. I was a little nervous about putting it in his mac & cheese at lunch today, but figured it was worth a try. I added a tablespoon to his individual serving and stirred it in where it promptly melted into the hot mac & cheese. He had NO CLUE there was squash in his lunch! I am thrilled! I know she has a brownie recipe that uses spinich that I can't wait to try. Hpefully, we can get back on track with a well rounded diet. I will let you know how it works!

Over the weekend Bailey had a little accident. He was jumping on a bed at Jay's parents house and kin of bit the headboard. He bit a pretty good hole in his lip & knocked his front tooth back a little. He was very swollen & the underneath side of his lip was purple. His little gums were bruised & swollen too. Luckily, almost all of the swelling is gone & his tooth has started to shift back into place a little. I have never seen Bailey cry so much & there was quite a bit of blood. The first night he woke up every hour crying. I felt so bad for him! Luckily, mouth wounds heal quickly & he's back to his old self.

I also wanted to mention that on July 6th, Jay & I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary! The past six years have been the best! Thanks, Jay for being such a great husband & daddy!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July!

We are taking it easy today. We turned down a couple of holiday parties and instead have decided to spend the day as a family. Just the three of us. It should be fun! Tomorrow we have the annual Newton family reunion in Dublin, Texas. We have not been able to go for the past several years, so we are anxious to show Bailey off and eat all of that good home cooking!

We have been so busy since summer began. Bailey had his music and gymnastics classes, which he loved. And the week after next he starts swim lessons. We have been getting together with friends for spray park visits and lunches at Chick-Fil-A. Last week was VBS and I taught 5th grade storytelling, so Bailey was able to attend VBS (it is officially for kids starting kindergarten and up, unless your parent is working it). As you can imagine, Bailey is still recovering!

Last weekend we went to my dad's with our neighbors and went water skiing. Everyone had a great time! We spent all day Saturday out on the boat and Bailey loved every minute of it. He loves to feel the wind on his face. If the boat would stop moving he would say "more boat".

Each day I am amazed at how much he is learning. He is really able to express himself (for example, he just said "mommy, what are you doing?").

Unfortunately, my grandmother has been in the hospital for 11 days. She fainted in her front yard and it seems to have gone downhill from there. They think it was caused by a medication combination that affected her sodium level, but it seems more problems keep popping up. We are all ready for her to be well enough to go home. My aunt has been with her practically 24/7 and when my mom isn't at work she is up at the hospital. Everyone is exhausted! Please keep her in your prayers.

Here are a few recent pictures of Bailey