For those that know me, know I’m very strict with what my kids eat. Since they were babies I have given them pretty much 90% organic, home-cooked goodness. This year they had their first french fry and at 26 months they have only had them twice. I cringe each time. They have yet to eat at the dreaded “golden arches” and I will make it my mission in life to keep that going as long as possible. Some may roll their eyes at me, including my husband at times, but it’s just how I feel. I guess it is the one thing I still have some SAY in!
Well, Saturday Jason was with his family working on grandma and grandpa’s house, getting it cleaned out. The boys and I had a GREAT day together! When dinner came they ate a TON of chicken and green beans. Seriously shocked at their appetite lately but when they started shoveling the green beans in by the handful I was surprised. I then started to put the leftovers in a tupperware container but when Fynn saw them he YELLED “GREEN BEANS! MORE!” ummm OF COURSE you can have MORE green beans. They polished them ALL! So, I felt the need to reward them and decided a trip to get Braum’s ice cream was our treat…..I will say I was CRAVING some cappuccino chunky chocolate…my favorite!
I got each boy a junior scoop of strawberry ice cream….yes at least it has chunks of strawberries in it. They have had bites of ice cream a couple of times but NEVER their own bowl!
I think they liked it…
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I’ve mentioned before how messy our boys are when it comes to mealtime. The other night was the messiest it has ever been. They had some organic ziti with broccoli and focaccia bread. Then they had blueberries with dessert. We had to strip them down and clean them off in the kitchen sink. What a mess it was!!!
Sutton is WAY messier than Fynn that is for sure.
I’m thinking we should work on being cleaner…..they do start preschool one month from today.
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I have been putting off teaching the boys to eat with a spoon. The only things they eat with a spoon are oatmeal and yogurt, both of which are super messy. If you know me, you know I am a neat freak. Yes, I admit it Jason. He likes to point out that I am a neat freak, which he is not. Today in the car he heard Fynn say, “dirty.” Jason said he wasn’t surprised he learned that word from me.
The morning time is not my favorite time to have to clean up a big mess so I have avoided handing over the spoon. Forks they understand and will use but spoons are an entirely new thing. Well, this morning it was oatmeal for breakfast and Jason was feeding them with me so we handed the spoons over. I have to say Fynn got it down fast and was great! Sutton wanted to chew on the spoon the entire time because the poor kid is teething. He did get some good bites in all on his own. No big mess but we also kept an eye on their bowls so they couldn’t go crazy. I will attempt this again!
He likes big bites!!
He is so proud!
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Mealtime at our house can be very messy. Jason and I have learned to accept this.
The boys usually play or cuddle up with Daddy while I fix dinner. I love that our kitchen is open to the living room so I don’t feel so left out. Every few minutes one of the boys might check to see if I need help. 🙂
Tonight the boys had some yummy organic baked ziti with broccoli and rice focaccia bread with an apple crisp for dessert. I think they liked it.
They do understand the concept of a fork but once you put the food into bowls they just want to pick the bowl up and play with it. So we just plop the food in front of them and let them go to town.
Until next post….