Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Parker Birth Story, Part 2

when you have a man like this by your side...
be still my heart

Here are a few more pics of Parker's arrival that were worth sharing...
If you missed the first post of Parker's birth story, click here.  

My mom was the only grandparent here for this birth,
but so very thankful to have pics of her like this b/c
she wasn't able to get here in time for Briggs' birth.

the boys first meeting

can't help but include this one.  
all the nurses and doctors thought his shirt was awesome
and HE packed it...not me..promise!

we had to spend a little time in the NICU.
click here for more details on that

one of my favorite pics...GOING HOME!

Now our little buddy is healthy, thriving and literally learning new things every day.  Looking back on these pics makes me miss that baby phase. I will say...we are also embracing and living presently in our busy life of two toddler boys...and loving every second. (hints the slacking on blog posts)

Here is one of my favorite pics of my little guy right now...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Healthier Lunch Ideas

Our boys go to Mother's Day Out (a preschool program) two mornings a week.  They bring their lunch those days and I'm always trying to think of ideas on what to send them.  Thought I would share a few of them.

pepperoni, cheese, carrots, hummus, fruit (whatever I have fresh is what they get), 
applesauce pouch, yogurt, raisins and granola bar.  

turkey roll, cheese, fresh fruit, nutri grain bar, 
some sort of veggies (carrots, cucumbers, sweet peppers)/hummus,
and then the staples: yogurt, applesauce pouch and granola bar

peanut butter and jelly sandwich (no peanut allergies in our classes right now, 
but you could always do a jelly sandwich), 
fruit, raisins, rice cakes, teddy grahams, 
fresh fruit, veggies, applesauce and granola bar

other suggestions:
rice cake and peanut butter
hotdog (already cooked and chopped)
turkey sandwich
plain cheese sandwich on wheat bread
veggie straws
leftovers from dinner...(i.e. turkey burgers cut up)

Those are a few suggestions off the top of my head.  I do use a few things that are packaged like the applesauce pouch, some sort of snacky food (teddy grahams, veggie straws), and yogurt.  But the rest I just prepare ahead of time, so we aren't so rushed the morning of school.

You are probably all thinking....that sure is a lot of food for a 3 yo and 1.5 yo.  Guess what...they come home with empty lunch boxes every day!  My boys are very good eaters, thankfully.  They might eat us out of house and home as they get bigger, but that's ok too.