Saturday, January 31, 2009

An Indoor Toddler Snow Idea

Well the whole family has been slammed with tummy flu (viral gastroenteritis) this week; it has been ongoing since Sunday night. The pic above is just our 19-month-old's opinion of the whole experience. I could say more but I think he sums it up pretty well :)

Today we're all still feeling pretty yucky but it is almost 45 degrees outside and we still haven't gotten to play in the snow; rather than wait for it all to melt we went out for just a few minutes since it's Little Biscuit's first "real" snow that he might actually remember...But since we couldn't find child sized snow boots in stock anywhere this late in the game, we couldn't stay out long. The little guy really wanted to play more in it when we were done, so we brought a pan of the cold white stuff inside. We filled it with sandbox toys and set him in the tub with it and let him go at it! He had his own bathub blizzard - a flurry of fun, flake-feeling, cheek-chillin', toddler-style snow-day festivities right there! Bundle up, bath buddies! It's c-c-cold in here!
So Mommy, how do I make a slushie?
More, more, more - I love the snow! It makes me forget feeling so sick!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Toddler Playhouse Hideout Club

An arctic blast hit this week and we were stuck inside almost all week (plus I had a particularly icky cold so didn't feel too energetic either). As you can see we were getting pretty bored and stir crazy with the usual plastic trucks and puzzles and blocks and stuffed animals...our eyes were beginning to glaze over!
Then, as if on cue, the FedEx guy delivered Little Biscuit's new PeaPod travel bed (a cool little tot-sized tent!) and everything changed for the better! Suddenly we had a whole new world of playtime opportunities! We set it up and the flap doors to his very first kiddie clubhouse opened just before naptime!
(He hasn't learned the "no girls allowed rule" yet so he let me take some pictures!)This is better than a boring ole' baby DVD anyday, Mommy!
The first meeting will come to order!
Okay mom I know the rule now...get out!His first member candidate gets initiated (do you know the secret kiss?)!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Let's Pretend It's Pepperoni

Well due to his possible corn intolerance issues we've tried to come up with safe versions of "normal" food for Little Biscuit to eat. For some variety in his pretty bland toddler menu we recently tried pizza made on a kosher matzah cracker (but not kosher for passover as we couldn't find them and those are the only ones that are really supposed to be corn free); I just used regular pizza sauce with pureed beef mixed in it and spread it on the cracker and put on some cheese squares on top (this was before we realized that milk is also a big eczema trigger for him, or seems to be); So he had his first pizza party at 18 months old! Anyway he really enjoyed himself and I guess even if milk is a problem he can still have it without the cheese on top. As you can see he couldn't wait to get his hands on it - Needless to say it was really a celebration for him to get to eat pizza for once :D Little Biscuit didn't even play with his food too much - he was busy scarfing it down!
Not sure what the teething ring and diaper were for...
His bib is clean for the moment, but it didn't last long!
I had fun playing in the kitchen so I also made some home-made pizza for me and Big Biscuit too that turned out really yummy (probably because it actually did have pepperoni!).