Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meera's First Creamy Pesto Pasta

Today was a day. Owen was sick again (his fever came back with a vengeance), Margie had to cancel, and it was just one of those days when the whole just-barely-holding-it-all-together life that we have going here felt like it was teetering on the edge of complete collapse. Suffice it to say, it was a tough day. But as the hours moved forward (and Owen's appointment with the pediatrician assured us that he is going to be o.k.), the day got better and better. And by 5:00 it felt like all was o.k. again. Funny how that is. The ups and downs of it all. Anyway... The boys have no school tomorrow (Parent Teacher Conferences), so --treat! treat!-- they got to watch Curious George tonight when I was making dinner. And oh what a special dinner it was!!!-- to try to lift the spirits of two cranky boys just coming off of a week of Owen being sick (I don't know about other twins, but when one of these twins is sick it absolutely wreaks havoc on both of them), and to try to tempt Owen to eat something substantial, I made them their favorite: Chicken & Pasta in a Creamy Pesto Sauce. While Braydon, Meera, and I waited in the kitchen for the Curious George fest to end in the family room, Little Miss got her very first taste of the Creamy Pesto that her brothers love so. And now, it is official; we're batting 3 for 3; Little Miss loves it just as much as her big bro's. Once dinner was served she proceeded to eat what Braydon referred to as "a healthy toddler sized portion" of Creamy Pesto pasta. These photos, which I think are some of my favorites ever of Meera, were taken while she had her first tastes in the kitchen. I know I'm seriously biased, but seriously, I think she is seriously cute!







9 comments:

Candis said...

You are not biased--she Is hug-a-bug cute. Those are great shots of Miss Meera.

Lori said...

She's too cute for words. Hmmm.. maybe that is why I kiss her a million times everytime I see her- ha!! I love that baby girl!

I'm sorry to hear about O! Tell him we are all thinking about him and wish him a fast recovery. (along with lots of hugs and kisses)

I hope Kyle isn't sick too!

oxox
Petsch Crew

Heather said...

Well, you are biased, but that doesn't make you wrong! She is SERIOUSLY cute!!!! :)

Kathrin said...

She is way cute!!

Ani said...

So, so CUTE! She has the bluest eyes I've ever seen... Looks like you have another wonderful eater in the family - so lucky!

Mary Grace said...

Your children are beautiful!! I was introduced to your blog through friends who are in the process of adopting from ethiopia...Marsh Madness blog thank you for sharing

SE'LAH... said...

Wow...her personality is starting to show a bit more in these photos. She IS cute.

Lots o' Love to the J-M family!

Malia'sMama said...

She is totally edible herself! Btw, Mal adores all things pasta and creamy pesto is right up there on the sauces list :)

Emmers said...

In regards to picky-ness - I read somewhere that the reason kids tend to be picky is that their taste isn't as highly developed as adults, so something with a complex, delicate flavor to us adults might just taste burnt, muddy or otherwise gross to them.
And I know what they are going through with "eggs". The camp I grew up going to was into serving large quantities of scrambled "eggs" which smelled exactly like vomit to me. To this day, I have trouble cooking eggs (not eating them though!) because of that smell.