Friday, May 22, 2009

Two In The Tub

Why didn't I think to do this before now? Jack was well supervised and out of trouble while Lillie and Elliott got their baths and then we knocked his out for the day too! So much less stressful this way.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Central Park Zoo

I saw the weather this morning and it was supposed to be sunny and 70 so I thought it would be a great day to check out the Central Park Zoo. Jack had never been to a zoo so I figured this would be a great place to start. It takes a lot of work to get everything together for us to go anywhere so I have to really be determined to go places or I would choose to stay home out it being just easier. But Jack for sure, and I do too, needs to be out and enjoying the city and social interaction. Back to the zoo... I called a few friends to see if they wanted to go and only got a hold of Carmen and Ezra, so we met them on their street corner and started walking. The zoo is on the East Side around 66th. I'm on the West Side around 90th, so we had a ways to go. It ended up taking about 45 minutes to walk but it was such a nice day we didn't mind.

The zoo is small. There are two parts. One is where the penguins, monkeys, polar bear, sea lions, etc.. are, the other is the children's zoo(this is where I got most of my pictures) and its more interactive, kind of like a children's museum. Our first stop was in the Rain forest. Probably not the best place to start since Jack does not like birds. Freddy taught him to say "birds are our friends" but that didn't help today. He wanted to be carried and told me he was scared. He had fun running through the rest of the zoo and enjoyed the other animals. Lillie and Elliott were getting fussy at one point so we sat and watched the zookeepers feed the sea lions while I fed them.

He really had fun at the Children's Zoo. He climbed on the statues, went through tunnels, climbed in a spiders web, fed animals in the petting zoo, and saw a REAL COW in NYC! He loved that!

It is certainly better for younger kids. I'd say maybe up to lower elementary age, then it may not be exciting at all, even a let down, but for our little family I can imagine we'll visit the zoo many more times!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

I don't know why, but it did not hit me till Wednesday or Thursday that Mothers Day was today. So there was no time to get cards or gifts in the mail to get to them by today...
So to my Mom and Freddy's Mom...

Happy Mothers Day! We love you very much and wish we could spend the day with you!

and here is my first Mothers Day picture with 3 kids.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Twins: 6 Months

6 months. Where has the time gone? Lillie can roll over from her stomach to back, almost from
her back to stomach. I hear that Elliott has rolled over, but I haven't witnessed it yet. They are eating cereal, apple sauce, and sweet potatoes. I'll probably introduce a new vegetable and fruit over the next week or so. They moved to their own beds this month. It was good timing, the second night in Lillie turned a 180 in her bed. Elliott is sleeping usually till 4:30 or 5 and then going back to sleep after a bottle. Lillie is making it till 6. Hopefully this will be the month of both of them sleeping all night long! Mommy wants a full nights sleep!
Jack loves them! He's ready for them to start playing!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

Homemade Baby Food

I just finished my first batch of homemade baby food. Sweet potatoes! It was not hard at all and I just did the math and can't believe how much I saved... and this is the twins first vegetable!

I bought 5 sweet potatoes for $2.27 (that's for NYC... probably cheaper somewhere else!)
That made 44 cubes of baby food.
That comes out to 5 cents per vegetable per meal.

To buy baby food on Fresh Direct it would cost me 79 cents per jar.
At the age the twins are at now they would only be eating about half a jar, so for 22 jars of baby food it would cost $17.38

I just saved 15 dollars!

What I made today will last us about 3 weeks if this is the only vegetable they ate! I plan on introducing them to a new food in 3 or 4 days!

Next up...Pears!