Thursday, October 29, 2009

SAW.... the 'power' tool

Tonight we carved our pumpkins. We had picked 2 from the pumpkin farm when we went with my parents. We also had 3 'Sugar Pie' pumpkins from my school field trip that Sawyer attended. We found a Thomas pumpkin carving template for one, and the others we just free handed. I decided that Sawyer could scoop the seeds of one of the smaller ones and that would work. He HATED the feel of the seeds last year and apparently hasn't grown out of that because he looked at me like he was saying "seriously?" So after that went.... he wanted to cut the pumpkin. I handed him the saw and showed him to cut dot to dot.... then he wanted to do more lines... all over the pumpkin. He couldn't get enough of the saw! Apparently it's an ingrained male trait.... :) It's only a matter of time before he moves on to 'power'...... *sigh* I fear for all wood around my house. (and it's not letting me post the funny pictures of the carving here, so check them out on my FB page!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I've tried squash. Many times. I've tried acorn squash the way my mom likes it- lots of butter and brown sugar. I've tried spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta (NOTHING takes the place of pasta!). I just don't like squash that way. I like steamed zucchini and yellow squash- I'm good with those. But I bought a squash last week at the pumpkin patch because Peggy said it was the 'least squash-tasting' squash. I cooked it and ate it tonight with butter and salt. It wasn't bad- I'll admit it. Why am I telling you all this? Because I used to make Sawyer's baby food. When he first started eating vegetables, I cooked squash and sweet potatoes and mashed them up for him. All fresh and he loved them- especially the squash. So tonight as I'm preparing my cooked squash, I asked him if he would like some. He politely told me "no thank you mommy." I still put a small piece on his plate, thinking he would perhaps have a change of mind. During dinner, he pointed it out and asked "what's that?" I answered that it was the squash. He said "I no want that- here"- and handed it to me. I informed him that when he was a baby, he ate squash all the time and really liked it. He looked at me very intently and said: "I no baby now mommy. I big boy. I eat that when baby, I no eat that now." I couldn't argue. It was a wonderful explanation and excuse. At least he ate the other vegetables on his plate :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Introduction

I guess the name of my blog says it all :) I will admit that I have the capability to be stubborn (often!) and my husband is outrageously stubborn as well. I guess stubborn breeds stubborn because our son is the epitome of stubborn! He'll be 3 in February and has gone through the "Terrible Twos" and is jumping right into the "Trying Threes." My hope for this blog is to have a place to tell his tales- the good, the bad; and of course, the stubborn trying times that hopefully have lessons learned (eventually!)