croissants for a picky eater

Recently my best friend texted me and told me about a quick recipe she did for her little girl. As soon as I read the directions, I was really excited about trying the recipe.

Introducing croissants for a picky eater...

Croissants - we used the ones in the roll, you roll them out on a cookie sheet
steamed broccoli
shredded cheese
deli ham

Preheat the oven to the directions on the croissants package.
Roll croissants out on a cookie sheet.

In four of the croissants, add in cut up ham and shredded cheese.
In the other four, add in the chopped broccoli and shredded cheese.

Roll the croissants up.
Bake according to package.

They could last about a week in the fridge.

Providing Seth with something that was hiding things he normally wouldn't eat seemed to really help his picky streak. He is getting better about trying new things which is great! And it is such a simple recipe or task that I can easily have them done while he naps... and still get other stuff done, like the never ending pile of laundry.

Book Review: Fly Away Home

by Jennifer Weiner

When Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school, she had wild curls, wide hips, and lots of opinions. Decades later, Sylvie has remade herself as the ideal politician’s wife—her hair dyed and straightened, her hippie-chick wardrobe replaced by tailored knit suits. At fifty-seven, she ruefully acknowledges that her job is staying twenty pounds thinner than she was in her twenties and tending to her husband, the senator.
Lizzie, the Woodruffs’ younger daughter, is at twenty-four a recovering addict, whose mantra HALT (Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired?) helps her keep her life under control. Still, trouble always seems to find her. Her older sister, Diana, an emergency room physician, has everything Lizzie failed to achieve—a husband, a young son, the perfect home—and yet she’s trapped in a loveless marriage. With temptation waiting in one of the ER’s exam rooms, she finds herself craving more.
After Richard’s extramarital affair makes headlines, the three women are drawn into the painful glare of the national spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each is forced to reconsider her life, who she is and who she is meant to be.
I am already a fan of Jennifer Weiner's books but I enjoyed this one. Like in the past I thought the books kind of started off slow but I think this one had a good speed to it. The story was sad and heartbreaking but in the end, the characters found their way and all seemed right in the world. There was one ending I wish would have happened that didn't but I understand that the decision must have been difficult.

Good read and I have three more of her books I want to read!

Valentine, I dig you!

Happy Valentine's Day from our little guy!!

Thanks to Emily for taking these pictures and designing his adorable card! Go check her Etsy site out!

Things I never want to forget

Lately, Seth has grown and changed so much. But he is in a phase right now that is difficult on me and we are both exhausted by the end of the day. In those times, I remember all the cute things he is doing and learning right now. I wanted to write down all the cute things he is doing so I can remember them forever cause they grow way to fast. And although this phase is tough, when he gets older, I know there will be harder times and I need to not take these moments of togetherness for granted.

Things I never want to forget:

- the way he grabs mine and his daddy's face to give us a big slobbery kiss.

- the way he waves bye bye.

- how excited he gets when his daddy gets home from work.

- how hard he tries to get his sunglasses on and calls them "tsstss".

- when he stomps his feet real quick when he is excited.

- the way he blows kisses to everyone.

- how he loves chasing the cat.

- his fascination with stacking things.

- the sweet way he lays on your chest to give you a hug.

- when he cuddles with his stuffed animal puppy (we declared his name is Patches).

- how he hides his food beside him in the high chair when he is done eating.

- his loves for dogs.

- how excited he gets when Mickey Mouse comes walking up on the screen.

- the fact that he knows what car his Gigi drives and gets excited when it pulls into the driveway.

- the giggle he has when something is so funny!!

- when he tries to make the dog get in his kennel.

- when he tries to lock himself in the kennel.