Then try this! (Of course, it's much easier on the furniture if you weigh 25 lbs or less ;)
Second matter of pride:
She wants to buy her own American Girls Doll. I assured her that Daddy and I could NOT spend that much money on a doll right now, especially since she doesn't have a birthday or anything coming up anytime soon. So, she decided all on her own that she would sell her homemade potholders to try to earn her own money. How's that for a little entrepreneur?? She sits and works on these things for hours at a time! Here's what she has finished so far. Aren't they pretty?
By the way, she's selling them for $4.00, in case you'd like one. Just my own little plug there ;)
Third matter of pride:
She has her first loose tooth. She is thrilled, to say the least. We thought that it was loose a few months ago, but it tightened back up. This time, however, it seems to be 'the real thing'. Let's hope she handles it better than I used to. (I literally kicked and screamed my way through every loose tooth----Sorry Mom and Dad!!!)
My 'little girl' is growing up-----and just in time to be a real help when her new baby sister comes! I am so loving this joy of seeing my family grow and develop!
And is now chilling out at my parents house waiting PATIENTLY for the figure skating to come on :)
So, without further ado, here is my homemade oatmeal recipe:
Mix oatmeal, water, milk and blueberries in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Immediately turn to medium-low heat and add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. You may need to add just a little more milk if it seems to be getting too thick or sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook for three-four minutes, stirring often so it doesn't stick. If you decide to add flaxseed, put this in at the very last minute and stir.
Allow to cool just briefly, and then put into serving bowls. If you like your oatmeal creamy, add some additional milk. A sprinkle of brown sugar makes it really yummy :)
I'd share a picture with you, but we ate ours too fast this morning :)
And that's our snowy evening!
Our baby girl 'Toucan', as we are temporarily calling her upon Cosette's request, is doing great! She should now weigh more than a pound, and often entertains me with her strong kicking and turning. She had the hiccups the other night! Whenever one of us says something about "The baby in Mommy's tummy', Noah will run over to me, lift up my shirt, and gaze in curiosity right into my belly button! Funny. He always seems disappointed when he doesn't see a baby :)