Posts Tagged With: food

Bounce on Over

Sometimes life is a picnic, or in the case of our weekend and upcoming week, a series of picnics!

The first was a block party picnic in Grandma’s neighborhood on Saturday – complete with professionally catered BBQ, a dunk tank, the local fire department stopping by to show off their trucks, and a bouncy house! Soapfi had a blast.  She started out pretty chill (as always – takes her a bit to warm up to new people), but quickly got into the spirit of things.

At first she just enjoyed bouncing around in the bouncy house, but eventually wanted to do what all the big kids were doing, and climbed to the top of the slide, all on her own, and gave it a whirl.  She is usually not one for slides, but she took to this one pretty quickly, and two dozen trips later still wanted more, more, more!  She was the sliding queen.

Somewhere along the way she managed to stuff herself full of BBQ pork, cornbread muffins, and of course chocolate chip cookie – which ended up more on her face than in it!

Not to be outdone, on Sunday we drove down south to attend our annual family picnic for Grandpa’s side of the family. Naturally Soapfi charmed the socks of everyone, and even overcame her initial shyness to give her Great-Great Aunt her 90th birthday card. (Please let me be even HALF as feisty and fun to be around at 90 as my Great Aunt Elsie – that woman is amazing!) 

Four slices of watermelon, one banana, at least two dozen grapes, some angel food cake & ice cream, one hot dog, two slices of ham, a smattering of baked beans and two lollipops later she conked out for the two plus hour ride home!

My work picnic on Thursday has some pretty big picnic shoes to fill!

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Aw Shucks

So I’m heading out to Utah for my super squee nerd event – Nerdtacular 2012. Between work and getting ready I was once again bad about blogging earlier this week – hopefully the new Art of Subtlety pictures from yesterday (and a few more upcoming Wordless Wednesdays) will make up for it.

But before I left I wanted to share the latest chuckle brought to us by Soapfi!

As mentioned and pictured before, Soapfi loves her vegetables. Especially corn, with corn on the cob making her head almost OMG explode even more than SWINGS!

She loves it so much that she actually chose a side of corn over french fries when we were at Denny’s the other day. It was Tuesday so kids eat free, Daddy was playing hockey, Mommy is a crap-tastic cook at the best of times, and Original Grand Slams are on sale for $2.99! I quickly decided – let the world judge, we’re eating dinner for about $12 (half of which was the tip because the dude worked hard and it’s not his fault we ordered cheap food!), and she gets crayons too! She ate the entire side of corn with unbridled enthusiasm and delight to while singing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” between spoonfuls. Which means Mommy actually got dinner AND a show for $12!

Last night Soapfi and Daddy were shucking corn for dinner, Soapfi was *SO* excited about the prospect that when Daddy turned his back, for what he estimated was three minutes, to get more things out of the fridge and put the meatloaf in the oven he came back to the table to find this:

Yep – she had taken a whole bunch of nibbles out of the raw corn, of course she had to sample all three just to make sure they were equally delicious!

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What Soapfi Loves

What she loves right now is vegetables. So much so that she can’t even wait until dinner is on the table to get to her peas & carrots. She ate half the bowl before we finally took it away (under much protest by Soapfi) so that there would be some left for Mommy & Daddy!

Oh, and she’s wicked good with devouring an entire cob of corn all on her own too!

I don’t know how long this whole veggie loving phase will last, but I plan to stuff her full of them while I can.

Things are kind of crazy around the house right now, and I’m getting ready for a road trip to nerd out with my friends at Nerdtacular 2012 in Salt Lake City.

Despite personally being out of school for quite awhile, I’m falling into the “school is out for summer” mindset when it comes to blogging, so apologies in advance for the lack of regularity in posting, and slow responses to comments. I’ll get my azz back on track one of these weeks!

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Mmmm Timbits!

Catching up on some blog reading and came across a mention of Timbits by one of my favorite bloggers, stayathometatte. Which reminded me – I never got around to posting this picture from vacation of Soapfi having her very first Timbit! (Which she declared as yummy of course – the expression on her face has more to do with the confusion of why mommy is making such a big deal out of the donut hole, than with the donut hole itself!) When I imagine the future, I imagine a future where there are Tim Horton’s in Washington State (if Buffalo NY can have them, why can’t we?????), because I want my Sunday morning 40 pack please!

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Adventurous Eating

A few days ago I had brought up the subject of adventurous eating while extolling the virtues of Soapfi’s current lack of picky-ness. And since it’s the way the universe tends to work, the next day I was noticing that the Food List Challenge was making its way around my little group of FB friends. One of those “100 things you should do before you die” deals with a food theme. I was absolutely shocked that I personally had managed to try (not necessarily enjoy, mind you!)  67 of the 100 things on the list. 100% of the credit for that number being so high goes to my husband!

What was even more shocking to me was that Soapfi has already racked up *20* items on the list (holy crap!). And I’ve even got photo evidence for three of them – Pocky, Borscht and Haggis!

Daddy is thrilled!

 

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