10 Nov 2008, 1:22pm
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  • Of Food And Love: The Rise and Fall of the crib and don’t forget the spinach!

    It has taken us a while, but Cylas is now, officially, in a big boy bed! Thanks to the wonders of IKEA his once bassinet, turned crib can also be disassembled and reassembled into a toddler bed! Two nights ago Cylas lay for the first time in his own bed and slept the night through. What a relief! I was waiting for the midnight call and patter of feet the whole night, but it never came. I peeked in on him and he was only snoring softly, sideways covers askew. David had to build a small barricade so Cylas wouldn’t slide off the bed in the middle of the night. It worked…well, partly. The next morning we woke up and this is what we found…So, David had to add an extra board yesterday to make sure this didn’t happen again. It was really hilarious. And I vaguely remember hearing him cry out, but I was too tired to roll, yes roll, my pregnant belly out of bed. David is useless during the middle of the night. He turns into a 90 year old man who has lost all sense of direction, sight and hearing…so, I didn’t even bother trying to wake him up.
    Among other exciting changes there are just the silly updates. Like — how much Cylas truly loves sour spinach! David’s mom and dad were over on Saturday and she went out to our garden and picked the last batch of sour spinach. Usually, I can find Cylas in the garden, head down and mouth full of this green stuff, but when she brought a WHOLE bag inside Cylas promptly sat down and made himself at home. Easy pickings! He stuffed his face and grimaced as his jowls siezed from the sour taste. And later, we all enjoyed a wonderful sour spinach soup to warm our bellies on a cold November day.

    How to make Sour Spinach Soup:
    2 cups of chicken broth
    1 cup of water
    3 small potatoes diced
    2 cups of sour spinach shredded by hand
    1 small onion diced
    2 eggs beat
    1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
    Salt / Pepper to taste
    1 tbl Vegeta (purchase at a Russian store or just do without)

    Pour all the liquids into a pot put in potatoes, onion, spinach, carrots and seasonings. Let it come to a light boil and then slowly pour in the egg stirring quickly. Make sure your ingrediants are soft and then eat!

    10 Nov 2008, 2:48pm
    by Tara Walters


    the switch to the toddler beds was fairly easy for us as well. we made it a huge deal..”the big bed”…for both girls and they both love it. they’re heads are close to each other (see “My room” video on our blog) and they can see each other and talk to each other before falling fast asleep! we have the netted side rail that works well.

    10 Nov 2008, 7:17pm
    by Jessica N.


    Sour spinach? Cylas id definitely your child! LOL

    Cy should be the poster child for “eat your veggies week”, or the next Popeye! Too Cute! I miss you all!


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