Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nice and slow

This week has been pretty slow with work, so I've had some time to get a few things cleaned up around the house. I organized some toys and put away some things that don't need to be out anymore - the swing he is too big for, the jumpy seat he was never a fan of and the exersaucer he never uses. Even the pack-n-play we used to use as a changing table downstairs - Aaron finished the downstairs bathroom! So I have that counter as a changing table now, hurrah! It felt really good to get some of the BIG things out of the living room - I swear, the second the twins outgrow stuff - it is LEAVING this house. The amount of space that is filled with swings and pack-n-plays and toys is staggering. And the fact that we are going to need two of a bunch of it...phew. I think I'll be tougher than some - those who are too sad to be done with the baby stage to get rid of things. I'll totally purge it. I swear. Not saying I won't be sad - but these twins are 100% our final babies!

We also organized our mess of sheets and towels, which sounds like a minor thing, but it was a big pain in the ass. We got rid of our linen closet for the laundry closet upstairs. And ever since, sheets and towels have been floating around our bedroom.

I also took some time to make a bit of homemade baby food. I had already cooked up some chicken and pureed it. Everything I've read said to puree it and then freeze in ice cube trays. Someone suggested I add yogurt - but I was able to just freeze the chicken and it was great. I would mix it in with a vegetable, and he eats it great for dinner. I've been meaning to try other easy things that I know he likes - so this morning I steamed up some peas, carrots and sweet potatoes. I pureed them and froze them in the ice cube trays. It was really simple, and seriously, took maybe 30 minutes total. If he likes them, I'm going to keep up with the veggies. The fruits are a bit more complicated - so I'll probably keep buying those (except applesauce - he likes plain old Motts - I don't buy the special baby kind).

That is all the excitement around here today... big time fun, huh?


HereWeGoAJen said...

Oh, it feels awesome to get so much done!

Jen said...

I'll be all about purging after I have a second one. Craigs List all the way!

Meghan said...

I'm usually a lurker but just wanted to let you know that fruits can be super easy. I buy a bag of frozen peaches, mangos, blueberries, or pears, defrost them in the micorwave just enough for them to be soft then hit them with the immersion blender to puree. So super easy, it tastes a million times better than the jarred stuff and costs so much less (that's my real reason for doing it)