Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Upper Crust(less) Epiphany

Every time I inquire about how Shelby liked her school lunch, she always has to tell me how Kara's was SOOO much better because her mom cut the crusts off her PB&J, and my poor child had to peel them off herself. 

So, recently, Kara's mom and I were chatting.  I mentioned how Shelby thought Ms. Alicia was the bomb because of the crust issue.  Alicia rocked me to my core when she told me the whole reason she cuts off Kara's crusts was because her mom never cut hers off.  She also mentioned that she didn't see the point in leaving those darn crusts on when they offered no nutritional value.

Now, one would think bread crusts shouldn't keep this exhausted mom up at night, but it did!  I laid there thinking how irritated I would get at my mom for not cutting off the crusts too.  But, what really kept me up pondering was the whole "no nutritional value" of the crusts.  All this time, I left those crusts on thinking that there was added fiber.  Or vitamins.  Or something.  Kind of along the lines of an apple peel or grape skin.  HA!! 

From now on, those pesky crusts will be cut off of each and every sandwich I make, including my own.   Why did it take me 38 years to realize I don't HAVE to eat the crust?

P.S.  Of all the things I could blog about, I chose bread crusts??  It's time to get back in the blogging game and write about things that matter!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

You Mexico

We were FINALLY able to make it to New Mexico in late February since we weren't able to go out over Christmas.  As usual, we had a great time, and the kids LOVED seeing Grandma and Grandpa Birdie.  Highlights included:
  • A visit from Sonia and her new baby boy Peyton.
  • Feeding about 150 sandhill cranes that migrate through the property
  • Spending lots of time with the cousins, including our newest addition, Jude
  • Shelby announcing she was changing the name of the state from New Mexico to You Mexico.  Um...okay...???

And a million pictures from the fun trip:
Shelby showing Grandma how to use an Innotab
Haley and Peyton
Feeding the cranes
Sandhill Cranes
Haley learning to use the plasma car

Shelby and Grandma building a puzzle
Aaron and Jude having a little nap time
Shelby on the fort
Storytime with Grandma and the cousins

Sunday, March 3, 2013

PADdington Bear

My cousin and his wife were recent houseguests of ours.  While we were having a lovely time catching up on life, Haley was keeping herself busy playing doctor to her stuffed animals in her bedroom.  I didn't think much about it until she marched in to show me her bandaged bear.  Take a gander at her nursing talents:
Poor bear had a cut
In case you can't tell why a bandaged bear is worthy of a blog post, maybe a closeup will explain why I was incredibly embarassed!

Where's the nearest rock for me to crawl under?