Food centric

I had originally titled this post "Life Lately" . . . but looking at all these pictures they all focus on food except the kayaking pictures. I was making dinner while Marc was kayaking so those count too! Yes the river pictures do showcase the beautiful scenery but we did eat tasty chicken salad sandwiches with apples and cranberries whilst there.  So here you are - a food centric post.
It is fitting that this picture of Zeke lead a post entitled food centric.  This kid LOVES to eat.  I know that Marc and I mention this often on this blog but both of us are a little taken aback by how much and how often Zeke wants to eat.  And he will eat ANYTHING! Cold black beans from the can, still frozen sweet potato, gruyere cheese.   The other day he finished off half a mini watermelon in one sitting.  (Okay Ty did have two pieces but they were small.)This may be more shocking to Marc and I because Ty is not that much of an eater.  Eating has never been high on his list of priorities.  As a 6 month old we were forever trying to get more food into him.  This is not the case with our second child!!!

Speaking of supplying our children with food, I took both boys to grocery store for a big shopping trip the other day.  I do not often take both boys together grocery shopping (I have a lovely husband who does not work regular business hours which is a huge blessing to me and my little family!) but embarked on a rather large shopping trip the other day.  I arrived at the store to realize that I could not sit Zeke in a regular cart because they didn't have straps.  Car cart it was!  Ty was not disappointed!

Here was the beginning of the trip . . . Happy kids.  Zeke practicing his shoulder checking skills. (I may have bribed Ty with an emergency ring pop as soon as I realized that both boys would be sitting right next to eachother.)

I do not have a picture of the end of this trip but it was not a pretty sight.  Zeke was covered in baby cookie (and I do mean covered, at one point I heard a lady next to me exclaim to the clerk about how dirty my baby was.  I was not offended, she was totally correct!) and Ty had a blue face and candy bits stuck to his coat and hair.  I took Ty out of the cart at the till so he would stop torturing his brother and I looked back and didn't see Zeke.  He had fallen over because of the loose belt and lack of brother.  No worries, he was hanging upside down but still eating his cookie!!

Ty has had some more successful solo trip to the grocery store:
Ty has discovered the exciting adventure of grocery shopping with a kid cart lately.  He is pretty good at maneuvering for the most part but he almost took out an elderly gentleman in the produce department last week.  He was on a cheese mission!  Look out Chilliwackeans.  Ty is on the loose!

Lastly, it was a beautiful day yesterday and we made the most of it!  Yes we ate lovely chicken salad sandwiches but we also reveled in the sun and the thought of spring coming!!

After we got home Marc took the kayak out for a spin.  His best day yet this year:

We finished off the day with dinner sans children.  French onion soup, fresh baked croissants, apple/date/goatcheese salad and chocolate cobbler.  Thanks pinterest!!!


Anonymous said...

How long will it be until 2 guys and a Mom go grocery shopping again?1?! :)
Beautiful scenery pictures. They look especially inviting from snow zone.
Any yay Pinterest for food variety. Apple date goat cheese salad sounds nummy. Students coming tomorrow. Maybe I will try it out on them! I wonder how adventurous they will be.

Anonymous said...

I chuckled at this - many grocery trips later and I am dying my hair! It is so mych fun to see what is going on there. The snow is over the lilac bushes on the south side of the yard. Deer are having sleep overs in my yard to evade coyotes in the bush. We have SNOW! I imagine we are in for floods. Love you lots, Aunt Cheryl