Monday, November 24, 2008

4 months and counting

Katherine had her 4 month checkup last week. How quickly the time is passing! Here are her stats on the baby charts:

- Weight = 10pds 12oz, which means she's gone from 1% to 3% on the weight scale
- Height = 23 inches (10%)
- Head Circumference = 16 inches (40%)

So, the main thing is she's growing and gaining weight. While she is definitely on the small side, I'm just happy she's on the chart. Out of curiosity, I checked MY height online on a women's height chart. Suffice it to say that Katherine has a higher percentage than I. So it's looking like she will be petite and very smart. Just like her mom of course.

Here our little cutie hanging out in the Bumbo.

And on the pediatric urology front, the 2nd opinion was to keep her on the antibiotic for another six months or so and then test her again. She's healthy, the main goal now is to prevent another UTI.

So we have a lot to be thankful for this season...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Omnivore’s Hundred

I've seen The Omnivore's Hundred a few times on my blog rolls, so in light of the big feasting that will be taking place next week all over the US, I'm participating! Below is a list from Very Good Taste of the 100 foods one should try before they die. I don't necessarily agree with this list, but it's a fun experiment nonetheless. And it did bring back some fun memories. Border dogs out of Tiajuana... oh the days of yesteryear.

If it's in bold, I've tried it. I'm at 63. You?

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros - Come on, I'm a CA girl
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile - I did try kangaroo on my trip to Australia, but not crocodile
6. Black pudding - tasted in Scottland. NEVER again.
7. Cheese fondue - this is a NYE staple in my family
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart Ugh. Border dogs with colleen and gang in college.
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes - double ugh.
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans

25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - What can I say, I married a Jamaican!
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava

30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float

36. Cognac with a fat cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo

40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat Again, the Jamaican thing.
42. Whole insects - not unless I'm goin' for a mill on a game show.
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
Maybe w/ Pete?
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut

50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone On Catalina Island when I was a kid
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal

56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini - Oh, my fav! With an extra olive of course...
58. Beer above 8% ABV - can you say belgian?
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips - Nasty.
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads

63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho Not really a fan.
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe - Not sure if it was Louche, but I have tried absinthe with Harry in San Diego. Once was enough.
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail

79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam
92. Soft shell crab

93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox

97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee - On honeymoon!

100. Snake

You know you live in Florida when...

you wake up in the morning during a "cold spell" and can't believe how chilly it is. Slippers and bathrobes are required. Your 3yo asks for a sweater and slippers to wear over her winter pjs. As you contemplate having a fire (any excuse as we only get to have about 10 a year) you look a the thermostat and it says...


Thursday, November 06, 2008

Super Bunnies

There is a bunny infestation on the cul-de-sac.

We currently have nine superbunnies living in our house. If that's not bad enough, apparently there are 100 across the street. Before you think I've become the crazy bunny lady "super bunnies" are Natalie and Sara's (her best friend) imaginary friends. I'm not sure how this got started, but Christie (Sara's mom) asked me how many super bunnies we had one day.


How many are at your house?

Um, Christie, I think it's time to put down that glass of wine.

Then she told me that they were the new imaginary friends the girls dreamt up in school one day.

So I proceeded to ask Natalie that night if there were any superbunnies in our house. And without missing a beat, she says, "oh yeah mommy, I have nine and they all need a good night kiss."

Gotta love that imagination.