Sunday, March 29, 2009

More Jewell, More Food

This week I (Jeanie) started doing yoga and Pilates again, and remember how fantastic it feels: so why don't I do it more often? I also remember how fantastic a yoga mat is for baby floor snacks. Here is Jewell, demonstrating.

I made some of Travis' mom's Reese's candy recipe: crush up 1 package of graham crackers (powder fine) with 1 lb powdered sugar and 2+ cups creamy peanut butter (I used more than the 2 cups it called for). Spread evenly over an entire a cookie sheet (to the edges). Melt a 1 1/4 bags chocolate chips with a stick of butter, and quickly spread over the top. Let it cool, then cut into squares to eat. You will need to find people to help you consume them all.

I also made some tasty stir fry for dinner (it's all about FRESH Thai basil). Jewell loves carrots and rice...even a little spicy. And she was getting fancy with the chop sticks (she's already mastered forks, I guess). She also impressed us with her choice of ensemble for the evening.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dining Out

This week we had the treat of eating somewhere out of the apartment for a few dinners. On Friday I didn't feel like cooking...but I did feel like Asian food. We thought it a good time to use the coupon we got for the Mongolian Grill. The food was...not as good as the Mongolian grill in Walla-Walla. And Jewell was a squirmy worm. She refused to sit on my lap even if I let her play with anything she wanted. She crawled all over the restaurant, much to the amusement of the other guests (and not to mine). It was still a lot of fun and very tasty. And the leftovers were great for lunch the next day.

Saturday we were invited to our friends, the Carter's, apartment for a meal. They made sweet potato burritoes with black beans. I loved them, but I forgot to let them know that beans and Travis are not friends (he was fine; he had a Quesadilla). Jewell and Sawyer got along really well as crawling buddies, both demonstrating the same all-out motion style (think prowling tiger). And they enjoyed playing the kitchen cuboards while dinner was getting ready.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Things Jewell Loves

Here is a week in the life of Jewell, with a few of her favorite things and activities.
Books, here with one of her favorites, I Can Fly
Paper (especially the paper she's not supposed to play with)
Mommy's "laptops"
"Watcha doin?"
The climbing gym
Bath time (as you already know)
Standing with the assistance of a giant bin of stuffed animals
Daddy time Sunday morning
Her new bowl: it empowers her to eat Cheerios all by herself! It suctions to the table AND it has a protective brim to send spilled food back into the bowl. You can get them at Land of Nod.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Behind the Scenes of The Paper Nut

This is Jewell and me, in our highly-worked little office. As you can see, it's common for me to do absolutely nothing with my hair. And Jewell is very clear about where she wants to be: in my lap. She already knows how to use the computer better than most people who were born before 1968.

This is really the first post I've made about The Paper Nut. Mostly I leave that to my Jeanie & Jewell blog. This week I am being featured as a guest-blogger on my friend's very impressive and highly-traffied design blog, Black*Eiffel. Here are my lovely wedding invitation designs. These are intended for letterpress, so imagine them thus. You can visit the site Travis and I have worked so hard to create here:

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