Lily still is working full time. She is a normal little baby girl, crying, pooping and puking like a 2 month old. This is an artistic rendition of what happened this week at work – she literally puked on command on our Customer Experience Manager’s desk. It was hilarious. He was making little baby faces at her and saying playfully, “Don’t you puke on my desk. Don’t you do it.” And blacccch, she opened her mouth and sallied forth such a lovely gusher that she missed her own outfit and hit his desk squarely.
At home, the garden is growing amazingly! We are swimming in zucchini and yellow squash. Every single thing we baked or made this week had squash, squash, squash. We’re even juicing the zucchinis in our morning kale juice. Potatoes look to be the next crop that we may have overplanted. We just harvested a new crop of potatoes from our not-deer proof garden. This is maybe 1/100th of the potatoes in the garden. I’m a little terrified of all the things I’ll be learning to do with them. I’m thinking that I’ll end up learning how to make potato chips and give away homemade batches of potato chips for Christmas this year!
We were so happy and pleased when Uncle Erik and Aunt Cheriss came to visit this week. It was great to have them over and I remain astounded at how good Uncle Erik is with toddlers. He’s a natural and clearly, judging from Lily’s expression, does pretty good with babies too. I think the look on Erik’s face (and the look of giggly satisfaction on Lily’s face) comes from a rather impressive toot that Lily had just let out =) We are pushing Erik hard to add to the Faiola family grandchild total. This week looks like it will be a busy one. Grandma is supposed to come visit (yay!) and I’m starting to get ready for the Soap Crafting Book Release Party in Bellingham. If you’re local PNW, I’d love to meet you in person and celebrate =) Have a great week everyone!
What a wonderful family, I love the team name Jilly lol they frow so fast.
Can you tell me how many zucchinis and how much cheese you put in your super recipe? I have a 3 year old that only eat cucumbers :(, He hates veggies, luckily he loves everything else.
Team Jilly is working out soooooo well. Jamisen says it now whenever he tries to pat his sister’s head. Ha! =)
I did approximately 1 to 1.5 cups of zucchini (shredded in a food processor) in the 6 eggs and I grated up 1-2 ounces of cheese. If your little one is picky, I’d go 1 cup zucchini and 2 oz. of cheese and you can cut back in future recipes after he learns to love his “cupcakes” =)
If you have a juicer, we juice up green juice every day for Jamisen so that’s how he gets his veggies mostly. Or, we toss kale/spinach into his protein shakes and he can’t really taste it.
Lily is getting cuter by the day!
She is SOOOO smiley and ooohs and cooooohs now. Oh, she is such a little love. It is bittersweet that she might be our last little baby. I already miss her super newborn phase. Sigh …
Aww… That almost looks like an Anne Geddes photo! Too cute!
Have you tried giving her a bit of mild ginger tea to settle her tummy? It works wonders.
Baby Lily has the same gorgeous smile as baby Jamisen! You and your hubby sure make beautiful babies. 😉
The zucchini egg muffins recipe sounds great! Will have to try it as we’re over-run with eggs right now (not complaining; we love it when our hens are happy).
Oh you have hens! That’s right. And I have jealousy =)) Seriously, I’m trying to convince my husband that we want to go into urban chicken farming but we might wait until Jamisen is just a little older so he can appreciate them a bit more.
Nikki H. says
I was thinking, “oh, poor Jamisen,” but he is such a tough little guy! Lily’s puking talent cracked me up. Such a lady, missing her outfit! At least now you know reverse psychology totally works with her! Your garden bounty is fantastic!
Our garden is my latest obsession. I’ve got fall starts going right now and they are so lovely. I’m doing kale, beets, carrots and pak choy for the fall.
Lily is hilarious. I really am hoping she starts to sleep a little bit more soon. Should be any day now …
So many cute photos of Jamisen, but he usually looks like quite a serious & focused young man. I think this is the first photo I’ve seen of him with a really big smile on his face…& his mouth is bleeding?! LOL. But hey! What’s a boo-boo to a little man anyway? No biggie.
Lily is 100% adorable – puke or no puke!
Red potatoes roasted with rosemary & garlic is always yummy.
Deer-proofing… Might want to try hanging commercial deodorant soap bars like Dial or Irish Spring in the trees or on stands around the perimeter of your garden. In your rainy area, they’d need some kind of ‘umbrella’ so they don’t get wet. Maybe cut off the top of some 16 oz. plastic water bottles, drill holes in the soaps near one end, then run a coated electrical wire in through one side of the bottle, then through the soap & out the other side. Decorate them so they don’t look cheesy. Then hang them upside down with the opening at the bottom to release the offensive scent. Your engineering hubby can probably design a better way to shelter them.
I love the idea of red potatoes with rosemary since we’re growing rosemary in the garden! =)
Jamisen ridiculously silly but he tends to be moving so fast during his smiley happy moments that it’s hard to catch them on camera.
So, the deer don’t like the smell of those synthetic detergent bars? Really? That’s worth a try. Someone told me to sprinkle human hair around the plants. I can tell you first hand that does not work! Ha ha =)
I’ve read about both tricks, but never had to try either. The deer don’t come down from the mountains into my neighborhood. Just coyotes. And raccoons who love to swim in my pool on hot nights.
What adorable and happy children you have! They’re blessed to have great parents and a loving family.
Aw, thank you! We are so delighted with our expanded family and are trying to navigate the bumps (mostly less sleep than we both need!) with humor =)
darling children! love “team Jilly”
nothing to making homemade potato chips, or tortilla chips for that matter. get a cheap mandolin. slice taties carefully. or cut corn tortillas in triangles. place in deep fat until brown and as crispy as you’d like. have a big pizza pan in warm oven, heat off to dump out of basket of deep fryer. salt and enjoy. keep chips in a paper bag for half a day to absorb extra grease. then in ziplocks. have fun…
I need to buy a mandolin. I’ve thought that many times over the last few years! =) Deep fat frier is something I don’t have but I do have a dehydrator. I wonder if I could still make them deliciously crispy that way? Hm … I see an experiment in my future.