Thursday, August 27, 2009

A hit! And a new nursery idea

Well, the homemade food was a hit with last night's dinner... so I'm going to keep going with it. Someone pointed out that I could do fruits by just getting the frozen stuff and using my immersion blender on it - and duh! Of course I could! I totally felt like Suzy homemaker this morning when I packed Hulk's food for school - melon cubes (huge fav), a banana, my own carrots and peas - and he'll have cereal and bottles too - but it's like I'm fulfilling a little vision that I had when I first got pregnant with Hulk of me being this hippie crunchy, all-natural birth, baby-wearing, homemade baby food making, breastfeeding mama. So. I'm hitting ONE of those goals? That is decent, right?

As for him loving the homemade food, it's both a testament to how well he does with eating (he'll actually try textured things - for a while there he would make the crazy face when things had texture) and that I'm getting comfortable trying new stuff. And damn, I wish I tried this earlier. But I was really overwhelmed with the being pregnant thing, so just buying stuff at the store was easier. What a cost savings it is going to be! 2 chicken breasts have made it almost 2 weeks and I still have some left. A 1/2 bag of frozen peas and 2 smallish sweet potatoes filled up two whole ice cube trays! I guess one ice cube is equal to about 1 oz of food - so for like $3 I made the equivalent of $6 (or more) of store bought baby food. And it's a hell of a lot easier to store than all those little jars.

In nursery news, I'm thinking that the dots is a little too, well... dotty. What do we think of a princess theme? And I love these colors too - but they would be a hard sell with Aaron, I think...
(Picture taken from this etsy store)... and then I could throw a fire breathing dragon on another wall!



I'm realizing that I'm kind of making up for my mom never letting me have a 'themed' room - but hey. It's all about me until the girls want something different. And how much fun is the dragon?

7 comments:

Shari said...

This new color theme is the same colors of the sweaters that you are making to bring the babes home in. Cool !

I love the colors, personally, but I am not Aaron. I think the colors rock!

HereWeGoAJen said...

I love the dragon! Go with that, just so that you can use the dragon.

SS said...

I love the colors and the stars. not sure I love a princess them in general, but the castle is really cute. I did an aminal theme with pastels for my son- but kept the theminess kind of low key. Seems liek you are doing teh same thing. Girls, what cute options you have!

Carrie27 said...

Make it as unique as you wish. I have a yellow, green, and orange colored toy room - so I'm definitely not afraid of color.

Ruth said...

I love the colors, and sometimes color-shy guys will surprise you. I'm married to one, myself, and yet he loved the mango-colored laundry room and bright green bathroom in our old house. You could remind Aaron that once you have stuff (hi, cool dragon!) up on the walls the bright colors will serve more as a backdrop than a focal point.

Or you could go with more muted versions of those colors on the walls (easier to paint over down the road, if you want to) and bring in the brights with curtains, bedding and rugs. Either way, the color scheme is wonderful.

Kimberly said...

I stumbled across your blog and I'm very excited for you. I just found out I'm pregnant (about 5 weeks along) and I'm very happy. Your nursery ideas look wonderful and I love the dragon idea. It's so amazing that you're having twins, I've always wanted that, we'll see if my wish comes true! :)

Cheryl said...

I love the colors, and what is not to like about princesses? :)