Friday, February 15, 2013

Kimberly and Breakfast

Yesterday we met a wonderful therapist who came to do a feeding consult for Kimberly.  She was very impressed with how Kimberly uses her tongue to move food around, and said she is doing well.  Then she showed me how to teach Kimberly to spoon feed herself, using a hand over hand "Tap, tap, tap...scoooop" and in the mouth method.  I mentally put it on my list of things to do.

This morning I asked Amelia to feed Kimber her cream of rice while I scrambled some eggs for everyone else.  Kimber was giving Amelia a hard time, so Ame gave up and just handed Kimber the spoon that she was trying to grab.

                                  And Kimber said, "It's about time you realized I can feed myself!"

Or maybe, it was all just a part of her Grand Plan...

Planning ahead a way to get an unplanned morning bath...

Little Miss Smarty Pants!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Little Love's

Honestly, we do not really do much for Valentine's Day.  It seems like such a Hallmark holiday, and an odd way to commemorate the day a man was martyred.

Yet, the cake mixes were on sale when we stopped for some groceries this morning, and suddenly I was remembering a heart shaped cake my mom and I made one year when I was a teen.

 She showed me how to make a heart cake by using one square pan and one round pan.  Unfortunately I had to use an eight inch square and nine inch round, so it required some extra trimming.
 Amelia and Leif diligently decorated it with some red sugar and other sprinkles.
 Amelia tends to overdo her smile, so I took quite a few pictures...and they were all too cute not to share here!

After Amelia walked away Leif dumped on some more red sugar, then decided he had overdone licked some off.  (Thankfully Zachary does not read my blog so I don't have to worry about him knowing his little brother licked the cake!)

God is good!