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Blegh…

I know I’ve been MIA but I’ve been feeling like this:

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We came back from Montreal almost 2 weeks ago and since then I’ve been feeling really icky.  I was luckier than most though.  Poor CB was puking all the way up to Montreal in the car.  We had to stop 3 times on the highway just to change his clothes because he was literally covered in puke.  😦 Once we got up there, he managed to infect everyone with some form of the stomach flu.  I was lucky though.  I just felt some queasiness and body aches but that’s about it.  No puking, no diarrhea.  That’s ok.  The stomach flu is what I dread most.  I rather have what I have than the stomach flu.

So gory details aside – Christmas was tough this year since everyone was feeling under the weather.  We tried to make the best of it and still got to enjoy ourselves by going out to eat, visiting with friends and going snow tubing. 🙂

And now I have a really bad cough, have body aches and when I cough, I sound like a pig going to slaughter.  I know, not very attractive.  Ah well.  I think I sound a lot worse than I actually feel.  Miraculously, I actually feel better but I know I don’t sound it.

Every time we go back to Montreal, we try to hit one of the nicer restaurants since we have no time to do it back in the States and we have free babysitters.  Hee hee. Over the summer, we went to Joe Beef and that has got to be my most favorite restaurant ever.  I’d like to go back in the near future.  You can see my past review of Joe Beef over HERE.

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This time we went to Au Pied De Cochon.  I’ve been wanting to try this place out for the longest time ever since seeing it on the Food Network. I think Anthony Bourdain also went here on one of his shows so I needed to try this!  On top of that, it’s gotten stellar reviews on Yelp.  I was so looking forward to this!  We made our reservation months in advance.  You couldn’t make it online, you had to call it in.  Miraculously, we had a reservation at a decent hour, unlike Joe Beef, where our dinner reservation was at 9:30pm!  Unfortunately, our friends couldn’t make it due to that dratted stomach flu that was spreading like wildfire so it was just Meanie and me.  It’s rare that we can get some time alone at a nice restaurant these days!

On the day of our reservation, there was a huge snowstorm but we managed to get there anyway.  There was still a line of people waiting to get seated despite the snowstorm.  We were seated shortly and I took a look around the restaurant.  It was nothing fancy.  The tables were really close together so you can peer at what the other patrons were eating.  It honestly reminded me of the tables at Katz delicatessen in NYC.  Ok, the tables were of a better quality than Katz’s but it was pretty damn close to the other people!  We were seated at the window so Meanie was looking out towards the street and I was looking into the restaurant. During our dinner, Meanie exclaimed, “OMG!” and I turned around and there were apartments across the street.  Apparently the guy who lived right across from the restaurant and on the top floor decided to parade around in his tidy whiteys and nothing else so everyone in the restaurant could see.  LOL.  I didn’t want to take a picture of that so we didn’t.  Pwahaha.  I wonder how often he does that.

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We each got the Pied De Cochon beer which was light and tasty.
I stopped drinking this really soon because it was really filling me up.
So Meanie basically chugged down 2 mugs of this.

For appetizer, we ordered the Foie Gras Poutine and a Crispy Salad, hoping to balance out the heaviness and greasiness of the Foie Gras Poutine.  Unfortunately, the Crispy Salad only consisted of some vegetable leaves and the rest was fried pork on top of the salad.  It didn’t do much of to balance the heaviness of the poutine.

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Foie Gras Poutine – Fries fried in duck fat, smother in gravy with pieces of fried foie gras on top and cheese curds.
The first bites were like bites of heaven and then soon after, it started to get really heavy.

Meanie took a few bites and then stopped because he said it was too heavy for him. Meanie underwent surgery earlier last year to remove his gall bladder so he can’t eat really heavy and greasy foods anymore.  So I had to eat it all or let it all go to waste.  I tried to eat it all but by the end, I wanted to keel over from clogged arteries and a heart attack.  It was delish at first but soon after, it got really gross.  The salad didn’t help much either. 😦  The portion doesn’t look very big but it was way too much for only 2 people. I think it would have been better shared if we had at least 4 people.  There were 4 pieces of foie gras on top of the duck fat-laden smother-with-gravy fries.

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Crispy PDC Salad
Some greens covered in fried pieces of pork
Pretty heavy for a salad!

PDC5Meanie’s entree – Duck Magret in Mushroom Sauce
I think he really liked it because he snarfed it up in a matter of minutes.
He mentioned he didn’t really like the duck smother in a sauce though.
It took away from the flavor of the duck so it was a little overwhelming.
The potatoes were a bit under cooked so he didn’t finish them.

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I really didn’t know what to get so I got the Pied de Cochon, which is basically a pig’s foot.
This is no ordinary pig’s foot though.  This has got to be a ginormous pig! I ate like 2 toes and had to wrap the rest up. It was just too huge.  The meat was very tender and it was very gelatinous from the fatty skin but it was a little too much to eat all at one time.  Plus, I was uberly stuffed from trying to eat the Foie Gras Poutine all by myself!

The menu for the restaurant is pretty limited.  I think the dish to get here is the Beef Ribs.  I saw many people with this. It was basically a large cut of a Rib Eye with bone in it, I think.  But it looked delicious.  I’m not sure if I’ll be here again but if I do, I’d go for that.

We took the Sugar Pie for 2 out for dessert and it literally looked like a Sugar Pie for 10. LOL.  I didn’t take any pictures of this because it was literally just a sugar pie in a tin so nothing special. The taste, however, was excellent.  I think they serve Sugar Pie warm at the restaurant and I’m sure with a pretty presentation.  I think it was probably the best part of the whole meal.

We were a bit disappointed by the meal.  I don’t know if it’s because maybe we ordered the wrong items or what.  We were expecting an excellent meal, like we had at Joe Beef.  We felt pretty disgusting after the meal. It was just too heavy and greasy for our taste.  I read all the excellent reviews online for this place and I’m baffled.  I’d like to chalk this up as to maybe ordering the wrong items but I doubt we’d be back here again.

Here’s the menu for Au Pied De Cochon – CLICK.

Oh well.  So much for that.

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What’s for Dinner, #3

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Was it me or did it pass by really fast?  Also, can you also believe Christmas is in 2 weeks?  Where the hell did 2012 go?  Craziness!  It seems to me that I just had BB but that was already 10 months ago! Whoa…

We finally put up the tree and some lights up.  Our house is always the darkest on the street because most of my neighbors like to decorate their houses for the holidays.  We have some minimal lighting but it’s hard to see because of the great big tree in front of my house. Oh well. We tried. 🙂

We took some pictures of the kids in front of the tree for the holiday cards.  Gosh.  Next year I’ll have to start doing these cards around Halloween to get them out on time.  At this rate, I won’t get the holiday cards till next week and that’s with priority shipping! I’ll have a week to get them out in the mail (Oh gosh). I need some little elves of my own to help me out!

By the way, I was planning on using the Folded Words promotion code I received in one of my Cravebox’s but holy moly, those cards are super duper expensive! Geez! No wonder it’s a $35 off code.  It was still expensive after using the code so I opted to not use it.  Craziness!  I’m not sure if I’ll get to use the code… I’m not made out of money.  Geesh.

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IKEA Swedish Meatballs
The last time I had it (long time ago), the meatballs were served with halved new potatoes, with the skins still on.
I’ve never had it with mashed potatoes but I’m sure it’s really good!

So this week’s weekly meal is Swedish Meatballs.  This is my second attempt at Swedish Meatballs.  I love IKEA’s version of Swedish Meatballs and I get a craving for them at times.  I found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen and I think this recipe is so much better than my first attempt at Swedish Meatballs (Alton Brown’s recipe).  I like the fact that the meatballs in the Tasty Kitchen recipe are baked, not fried in a pan. Although the next time I make it (soon!), I will cut down the butter portions.  After I baked the meatballs, they were swimming in a pool of butter.  Yummy but bad for you! Also, the next time I will make it with low sodium beef broth because I found that it was a bit salty but it went perfect on top of noodles. I also made my meatballs with already seasoned bread crumbs so I didn’t need any additional salt.  I didn’t have allspice but it was missing a touch of nutmeg.  This is how mine turned out:

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Swedish Meatballs over Whole Wheat egg noodles
I know, I needed some garnish, like chopped parsley to make it look better

But this tastes so good! The meatballs are nice and moist, and not dry at all.  I found that the meatballs in the other recipe were a tad bit dry.  And oh boy, whole wheat noodles!  A little portion goes a long way.  They weren’t exaggerating about the effects of whole wheat noodles.  LOL

The meatballs were so good that CB snarfed these down.  Two days in a row! That never happens.  My mom is going to try again tonight to see what happens. I don’t expect him to snarf these down 3 days in a row but we’ll find out and see!

Here’s the recipe taken from TastyKitchen:

It’s actually called:

IKEA’s Swedish Meatball Recipe (Knock-Off)

The person who posted it also blogged about it –> Click.

Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings 7 Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MEATBALLS:
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ⅓ cups Onion, Chopped Fine
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Allspice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons White Pepper
  • ½ cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • ¾ pounds Ground Beef, Lean
  • ½ pounds Ground Pork, Lean
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 whole Egg White, Beaten
  • FOR THE GRAVY:
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Flour
  • 4-½ cups Beef Broth
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¾ cups Heavy Cream
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste
  • Parsley, For Garnish

Preparation Instructions

To make the meatballs, heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion, garlic, allspice, salt, and white pepper for about 5 minutes, or until garlic and onions are soft. (I just used dry minced onion, so I just cooked it for about a minute.) Add the milk and Worcestershire sauce to the mixture, and bring to a simmer.

Dump the breadcrumbs in a bowl. Pour the hot skillet mixture over the breadcrumbs and stir together. Add the beef, pork, egg and egg white to the bowl, and mix until combined. (It’s easiest to use your hands and squish everything together for about 5 minutes.) Spray a sheet pan to grease, and roll the meat into 1-inch balls, and place on a baking sheet. One recipe makes about 35-40 meatballs. Cover your sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate the meatballs for about an hour. (I stuck them in the freezer for about 25 minutes.) Heat the oven to 400ºF and bake the meatballs for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

To make the gravy, melt the butter in a skillet and add the flour. Cook for a few minutes while whisking. Pour in the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, bring to a simmer. Finally, add the heavy cream and the cooked meatballs. Let simmer, until the gravy thickens, about 10 minutes Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve as is, or on top of a bed of rice, noodles, or potatoes. Garnish with parsley.

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Delicious! I will definitely make this again.  Meanie AND my picky toddler loved it.  Success!


A Little Bit of Everything Post

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A Little Bit of Everything Noodle Soup – from Mee Noodle Restaurant
I used to live by here and ate this a lot.  Ollie’s, too!

You know, that noodle soup you can find in Chinese restaurants?  A Little Bit of Everything Noodle Soup?  It’s this noodle soup with a thick soup with literally, a little bit of everything.  Some pork, chicken, seafood, shrimp, assorted veggies, tofu and it’s oh-so-good. I haven’t had it in a while but this post is a lot like that soup.  A little bit of everything.

Unfortunately, this post is not about food.  Hah, caught your eye, didn’t I?  Just a bunch of random things and I’m too lazy to post them all in their own separate posts.

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I just purchased something from SheSteals.com.  This Steal Network has great items on sale, two times a day, at really discount prices.  There’s also a KidSteals, BabySteals and a ScrapbookSteals (for those who scrapbook – I want to learn and make those one day!) Evil websites!  This is only a few that I check almost every day.  I should stop doing that.  So the other day I jumped on a MicrodermaMitt body mitt.  These things are awesome if you have really dry skin or just want to exfoliate.  I find that using a simple loofah or a pouf isn’t as effective as I like it to be.

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My skin tends to get dry in the winter (like everyone else) so this is perfect.  You don’t use any cleansers or soap with this.  The directions say to step in a hot shower for a few minutes without using any soap or cleansers on your body so during that time, I just wash my hair.  After I wash my hair, I turn the water off or away from me, and use this sucker to scrub up and down or left and right all over my body.  It’s fascinating to see how much dead skin falls off of you.  After I use it, I go under the shower again and then I wash with my shower gel. I find that my skin is really soft afterwards and I’ve only used it twice so far!

This may be TMI but I use this sucker to slough off the dead skin that’s been hanging out in my armpits.  Long time ago when I was a teenager, I developed an allergic reaction to a deodorant (Ban deodorant – does that exist today still?) and it darkened my armpits and it’s embarrassing!  And well, after 2 pregnancies, my armpit condition hasn’t gotten any better since that day.  I’ve switched to non-aluminum deodorants, thanks to sites like Influenster and subscription box services like Conscious Box that made me aware that such items do exist.  I learned about Crystal stick deodorant and GeoDeo deodorant and those have been working pretty well for me. I don’t stink, I don’t think?  I’m not sure how these would work in the summer but I’ve been OK so far.  I think?  No one’s told me I stink yet. LOL.

So hopefully now with the Microderma Body Mitt, I’ll have super soft skin and normal armpits again! Yay! 🙂

I always seem to come down with something serious after I get pregnant.  After my first pregnancy, I had a raging root canal that needed to be done right away and I had to stop nursing CB because I was on painkiller drugs for the pain.  So not fun.  This time around, I came down with….shingles.  Ugh.

Horrible!!!  It started out with a seemingly harmless rash and then it started to look worse and worse, until the extreme pain start.  OMG.  The pain from shingles is NO JOKE.  I was taking Advil like it was candy and I had to stay home from work because I was literally writhing from the pain.  The pain was almost like labor but in the area where the rash was.  I had a patch of rash underneath my belly button and it felt like I was giving birth to a baby again. So not fun.  Luckily, I had caught it relatively early and was prescribed some meds from my bro-in-law but I was in so much pain.  I’m considered luckier than some though.  I know of some people who have had shingles but they still deal with the pain today, even tho it’s over.  I just have some bad scars on me so hopefully the mitt will help me a lot in that part, too! They have mitts for the face, too. I definitely recommend these products. Love it!  Now I need to find more (preferably at the price I got it by) for future presents!

On kids news, CB will probably start Preschool next week!  There’s been a lot of steps trying to get him into Preschool and I just handed in all the papers yesterday so there’s a huge chance he’ll be starting next week.  I will do a separate post on that soon…

Yesterday right before I gave BB a bath, I was poking around in his mouth (I usually wipe his teeth before bath) and noticed that it hurt when he chomped down.  So I poked and peered around and discovered 2 more teeth coming from up on top!  My baby is growing so fast! He was hiding those from me!  These days he drinks less formula and eats more food which is good.  That’s where we want to be.  As for crawling, he can get to his point of destination but I wouldn’t call it crawling or army crawling or bulldozing.  It’s weird.  It starts with this inchworm form, then he sticks his butt totally up so he’s in Downward Dog position, then flop to one side and roll a little bit but somehow he’s moved up a little bit and then repeat.  It’s not very pretty.  LOL but it works for him.

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On the very last note, I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by Jennifer from My Life as a Single Mom.  Thanks Jennifer!  I’m new to this official blogger world so I’m not sure what this means.  🙂  I’ve been blogging on communities before such as Xanga and Live Journal so this is a whole new thing for me.  I am delighted and thankful for receiving this recognition though.  I think I’m supposed to list 7 things about me and then direct some well-deserved attention to 7 blogs I read.  So stay tuned!


What’s for Dinner, #2

I’ve been dabbling in new recipes here and there. I usually cook one big thing on the weekend and then we eat during the whole week, alternating with other meals my mom may bring or something else that’s lying in our fridge/freezer.  Hurricane Sandy destroyed a lot of our storage in our basement freezer and fridge.  We tried to save everything by using the generator but there just wasn’t enough gas to power up the freezer/fridge for almost 10 days straight.  So we had to throw everything out. I didn’t want to take a massive risk on my family with 2 young kids, me with the sensitive stomach and Meanie, too, with gall bladder (or lack of, I should say) issues.

I have a SUPER PICKY toddler that will graze over his meals like a cow.  If he likes it, he will say “Mmmm!” and then gobble it up right then and there.  If he doesn’t like it, he’ll take the bite and hold it into his mouth until his saliva breaks down the food and then he’s forced to swallow it. It’s absolutely disgusting and vile.  And even when we try to pry it out of his mouth or to spit it out in our hand, he gets really pissed off and throws a fit.  Ugh.  So I just need to find food that he will eat.  He is a cheese monster.  My fallback meal is a grilled cheese sandwich or Japanese soba noodles with a little soy sauce and sesame oil.

So I often make a new dish and see if he likes it and then I’ll put it in my recipe folder as a “successful” recipe.

I love Ree Drummond (aka the Pioneer Woman)’s recipes.  I have her cookbook and I try to follow her blog, her recipes and I DVR her cooking show on the Food Channel.  I just find that her recipes are usually really tasty and very easy to follow.

This weekend I made her French Onion Soup.

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Does that look good or what?
Nice and bubbly and browned cheese on the top
with a thick slice of French baguette = Heaven!

I had to pat myself on the back this one.  It tasted like it came from a restaurant and it’s a really handsome dish, too!  I only have two of these bowls, too.  I need get more of these.  I bought them a while ago telling myself I wanted to make French Onion soup and I finally just got around to it.  The next time I make this soup, I’m going to use onions from Costco because they sell ginormous onions.  I used the ones you get from the grocery in a bag and most were small to medium sized.  I couldn’t find Swiss Gruyere cheese (cheese that Pioneer Woman specified) at Costco and I didn’t want to make a separate trip to the local grocery for just a specific kind of cheese so I just used whatever I had in my fridge.  I had just made Pioneer Woman’s Mac and Cheese (sorry, no picture taken) a week ago so I had some sharp aged cheddar and regular cheddar lying around, as well as mozzarella cheese.  So I used a combination of the sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheese.  It was still so yummy!  You need something like mozzarella to make the cheese all ooey-gooey cuz French Onion Soup without all ooey-gooey-ness just isn’t the same thing!

I also added a large Beef Bouillon cube at the end because I think French Onion soup should taste like beef broth, not chicken broth.  This is just a matter of preference.  And I also added a little salt to the pot before I put the cheese and bread on top.

Here is the recipe from the website:

Recipe: French Onion Soup

Prep Time: 20 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 2 Hours  |  Difficulty: Easy  |  Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 stick Butter
  • 4 whole Large (or 6 Medium) Yellow Onions, Halved Root To Tip, And Sliced Thin
  • 1 cup (generous) Dry White Wine
  • 4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups Beef Broth
  • 2 cloves Minced Garlic
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Several Thick Slices Of French Bread Or Baguette
  • 5 ounces, weight (to 7 Ounces) Gruyere Cheese, Grated

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt butter in a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Place soup pot into the oven with the lid slightly ajar to ensure the onions will brown. Allow onions to cook in the oven for 1 hour, stirring at least once during the cooking process so onions won’t stick and burn.

Remove pot from oven and place back on stovetop over medium heat. Stir, scraping off all the brown, flavorful bits. Turn off heat and pour in wine. Turn heat back to medium. Cook wine for five minutes, allowing it to reduce. Add broths, Worcestershire Sauce and minced garlic and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.

Butter one side of the bread slices and broil over low heat, allowing bread to brown and become crispy.
When soup is ready, ladle into bowl or ramekin. Place crispy bread on top, and then sprinkle generously with grated cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Serve immediately.

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It’s an easy recipe to follow. I thought this soup was really complicated to make but it’s not.  Totally well worth it.  I will definitely make this again.  I’m so glad I have leftovers! And I’m pretty sure CB will definitely eat this soup.  Every time Meanie gets this from Panera, CB gobbles it all up!

My next project is Wild Mushroom Bisque! I’m still looking for a good recipe.  Please let me know if you have one! 🙂


Conversations with CB – #2

Hello, sorry for the hiatus in posts. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (or a nice weekend if you aren’t in the US). We were busy little bees.  First, we had our annual Thanksgiving dinner at my sister’s house.  It was more like a one-sided family reunion.  It was really fun and there were lots of kids. My sister has plenty of toys and space so all the kids were very entertained.  BB had his first turkey day, complete with a turkey bib.  I did not get a picture – I know, I’m a bad mom. My dad did, though, but I haven’t seen them yet.  BB also had his first bits of turkey (not pureed!), some cheese, beer bread and other yummy treats.  I also fed him some brownie from McCafe and he seems to love it.  He’s becoming a pro at eating and chewing very well.  Hee hee.  He just hasn’t figured out putting the food in his mouth yet. He’ll try but he hasn’t grasped the idea of dropping the food in his mouth. I just see him gnawing on a fist.  Ha ha.

We also went to Boston for the first time in more than a year.  Meanie has family up there so we often go and visit every couple months.  We also get our haircuts up there, too!  So it’s been over a year since I’ve gotten a haircut.  I got about 6-8 inches chopped off.  Quite drastic, yes, but I’m free!  I think CB was wondering where my hair went, though.  He grabbed my tiny stub of a ponytail and looked bewildered as to where the rest of it is. Doh!

I wanted to introduce you to Carey’s babies – James & Bear-Bear.  🙂

 

James the Giraffe (given name) and Bear-Bear (named by CB)
They’re posing for a picture in BB’s crib
Yes, one of Bear-Bear’s eyes is unraveling. CB doesn’t seem to care.

James is about 1.5 years old.  We discovered him at a zoo in Montreal in a sea of giraffes, fell in love (me) and bought one for CB.  It was love at first sight for the two of them.  He now looks like he’s decades old, not just 1.5 years old.

He used to look like this:

All fuzzy and fluffy.
If you want him, he is sold at Amazon.

I know he’s got the shortest neck ever for a giraffe but he’s still a cutie.  Ha ha.

Bear-Bear also came with a blankie.  CB was so attached to this blankie but not to Bear-Bear at the time.  I had to buy a bunch of blankies because I had to wash them all the time cuz it got really gross and yucky so I had to recycle them.  So I had 5 blankies and 5 bears.  I’ve been gifting those bears to baby boys, without the blanket. Sorry, guys! 🙂  But he’s a very cuddly bear. He used to look like this:

Yep, all nice and fluffy.  Not any more!
He’s available at Amazon, too, but this listing has a bad review!
If you’re interested, he’s a Cocalo Bear and Blanket set but he’s from 3 years ago
so I don’t see him on their website anymore.

James and Bear-Bear are his babies.  The first thing he runs for when he gets home is for the two of them.  I think if he had to choose one over the other, he would totally choose James but the two are usually together.  I wash them every weekend (that’s why they’re not fuzzy anymore) in the laundry machine and if they are away “taking a shower” and he is about to take his afternoon nap, he asks for them.  “James?”  “Bear-Bear??”  “James???”  “Bear-Bear??!!?”  I just have to tell him that they are taking a bath at the moment but they will be with him when he wakes up from his nap.

I’ve caught CB in the act of feeding James (usually not Bear-Bear, don’t know why) whatever snack he’s eating.  He was trying to shove a pretzel rod in James’ mouth one time.  He will get a tissue to wipe James’ mouth or nose, because maybe he was sniffling, too.  He’s always hugging these guys and I’m sure he talks to them, too, because we hear him yapping away in his room before he goes to nap/sleep at night.

So we were leaving Boston on Sunday and I was packing his babies up.  I threw them in my bag and CB starts these bloodcurdling screams because apparently I was murdering them by throwing them in my bag.

So I said, “Fine, fine, I’ll leave their heads out so they can breathe, too, ok?”

I zip up his babies to the head so their heads are sticking out of my bag so you know, they can “breathe”.

CB is still screaming bloody murder….

I give up, threw him his babies and tell him not to forget them because we are not driving back for them!

CB gingerly holds up James and Bear-Bear, looks into their faces lovingly, and says to them in a worried voice, “ARE YOU OK, BABY??!!??!”

I was on the floor.  ROFL. Funniest and cutest thing ever.  LOL.  🙂

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BB is 10 months old this past Monday!  We went for his 9-month well visit last week (a little delayed because of Hurricane Sandy) and his measurements are:

Height:  28.25 inches

Head:  46 cm

Weight:  18 lbs, 10 oz

We are mostly surprised by the weight because we were convinced he was at least 20 lbs!  My dad was convinced that he was no longer 25th percentile for his weight because he’s so heavy but he’s not even that heavy. He just feels really heavy.  He gained 2 lbs, right on schedule.

He’s not crawling yet but he’s rocking/swaying on his hands and knees. He might be crawling by Christmas! He’s also loving “people food” (our food, not in puree form anymore) but he does love his oatmeal cereal and whatever purees I’ve made for him.  Fruits and veggies.  I also made him a chicken puree with sweet potatoes and carrots.  He looked really grossed out the first time he had it. I think he almost vomited.  LOL but he kept on opening his mouth for more. I think he looked really grossed out because it wasn’t sweet like the other purees he’s had in the past.  He’s definitely a sweet tooth, I think!

10 months, yay!
Can’t believe he’ll be a year old in 2 months!

 


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