Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's all Going Too FAST!

Yesterday, we officially arrived at my absolute favorite baby stage. It's nice to hit this point because I have really been missing the newborn stage lately.
I plopped Allegra up on her bottom, and low and behold, she stayed up. Our house isn't too conducive to playing on the floor, so we haven't really been trying this with her. But, we were playing on our bed yesterday and I just happened to try it.
I absolutely love this time, she has a little bit of independence but, can't move around yet. We are going to go buy an area rug in the next couple of weeks, so she can have somewhere safe to play.
Today, we were all playing trains together, I sat her on Wyatt's rug and surrounded her with some padding. It's so much fun to get to watch this all over again.

This happened a month before her brother sat up for the first time.
Slow down baby girl...slow down.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Resurrection Rolls

I put out a request for help the week before Easter for a fun craft to do with Wyatt. I got many great suggestions, but in the end, it was Auntie Geno's recipe for Resurrection Rolls that won out. I had never heard of doing this, but since Wyatt loves to bake this was a natural for us.
The bonus? They are absolutely delicious!!
What you need: And now I'm quoting Geno...
Get some Crescent rolls, cinnamon and sugar, butter and marshmallows.

Roll out the Crescent Rolls. (represents the tomb)
Roll the marshmallow in melted butter and the C&S mixture. (marshmallow represents Jesus)

Now wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll and bake in the oven at 325.

When they come out the marshmallow is gone (representing the empty tomb)

I usually make a simple homemade drizzle icing to have on the top. The cinnamon and sugar and marshmallow melt away into the crescent roll and it is delish!

So, we didn't do the drizzle...it was just one extra step and I really didn't feel like doing it.
But I did try to explain what and why we were doing everything, and then after we put the rolls in the oven, we read about Jesus' death in the Bible.
Then after we took them out and cut into them, the marshmallow was gone, we ate the yummy-ness and then read about Jesus rising from the dead.
It was a great exercise for Wyatt, because the "why" phase is officially in full swing. He has been asking questions here and there ever since.

We didn't have time to actually do this before Easter, but right after. It worked out good for Wyatt to do this after Easter, because then he had something to link it to.
And don't forget...they are very tasty little morsels!
Thanks Geeennnoooo!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Eating Like A Champ

Allegra has taken very well to eating solid foods, and with absolutely no learning curve. She has been observing us for quite some time now, and when I introduced rice cereal last week, she knew exactly what to do. She has taken it and ran, in addition to rice cereal she has eaten peas, sweet potatoes and bananas. I used a gift card from Target and bought her a new high chair that straps to our dining room chair. I cant believe she's gonna be 5 months next week. I really miss my sweet little newborn, but we are really enjoying this next phase too. Sweet giggles...rolling over...always wanting to stand...exploring her voice...grabbing her feet...playing with her toys... the list goes on.
I just wanted to share this milestone with my friends & family...thanks for letting me brag!
Not that you had much choice.