Sunday, May 31, 2009

Baby Baggage

This week Dory and I are going to the beach with my mom. This morning I am packing and, as Dory oversees

I would like to make one point: babies have a lot of stuff.

I didn't expect that. Here's this girl, born about as simple and uncomplicated as one human being can be

yet to take her anywhere requires piles of things.

I always knew adults had a lot of stuff. Beyond clothes, shoes, underwear, shampoo and the like, there's laptops, cell phones, books, movies, golf clubs, knitting, whatever your preference of entertainment might be. I never imagined babies could rival adults.

Now, as I pack a diaper bag, a toy bag, baby clothes, baby swimsuits, a second toy bag, baby stroller, another toy bag, I realize, babies might be born without luggage, but it doesn't stay that way for long. Whether they need all this stuff or we, being adults with lots of stuff, simply foist it on them, I can't decide.

But I find the situation very interesting.

Dory, I think, finds it funny.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day

We spent a day at the park with some of our good friends and their Little Fella.  
It was a casual get together.

A no pants, no shoes, no problem kind of day.
The Big Guys played your typical Memorial Day sports- disc golf.  

While the Moms did the lion's share of the grunt work: Off-Road Strollering.  Look for it in the 2012 Olypmics.
And these two did what they're best at...

It was an excellent Memorial Day.  Days like these are the cornerstone of a very happy life.

And we sent out heart-felt thanks to all the men and women who have served this country, especially our most special veteran, Grandpa Mojo! God Bless you all!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bon Appétit

Hello again! Dory here!

Just wanted to update the ol' blog on what's happening here in my world. Here I am, up in my big girl high chair. Look, it's a chair and there's a tray with those little orange things on it... This is pretty cool right?

Mama! Hey, how are you? What? What's that?

Sweet potato, huh? Well, OK, if you say so...

This is... this is...

You tricked me!

I'll catch you later, blog-land. No way is she catching me with that one again!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Good Eatin'

In the spirit of adventure, meals around the Mojo household are a little different than usual.  Inspired by Simple Abundance and Matthew being home to keep track of Little One, I've been on a new recipes jag.

First we tried Rachael Ray's "Beef Horseradish Strudel," exciting because it dealt with puff pastry, something I've normally considered too fiddly to fool with.  

Gorgeous I think, but My God! that's a lot of food. We still have an entire loaf of meat-pie in the fridge. Hungry anyone?

Next on the menu was Peppercorn Pork with Parmesan Smashed Potatoes from Ellie Krieger's The Food You Crave.  Yesterday we made Ellie's Pumpkin Muffins for breakfast:

and for dinner last night, Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs and Spicy Tomato Sauce. Healthy and yummy!

The reviews of all the new cooking have been favorable.  Even the turkey meatballs earned high accolades from Matthew, the ultimate carnivore.  I humbly took my praise and assured him it had more to do with the team of sous chefs I had helping.

I think all good cooks would agree, you're only as good as the babies chewing on ladles and dogs licking the floor in your kitchen.