Thursday, March 31, 2011

Aias Playing Fetch with Henry the Dog

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Around the Hood


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Walk to Fujiya and Lunch with Daddy


Daddy's Lunch Break

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Toddler Treats: Udon Soup

Aias's favorite kind of soup is Chicken Udon from Sushi places.  Here's how to make it at home.



Ingredients:

- Soup Base (any flavour will do, we used chicken)
- Package of udon noodles (you can use ramen, or any noodles really)
- Sliced zucchini
- Sliced carrot
- Enoki mushrooms
- Snap peas
- Bok Choy
- Meat or tofu of your choice
- Cooked crab meat or fish cake (obviously optional)

Obviously this isn't rocket science, you can pretty much add any veggies you want or leave out any that you dislike.

I first fried up the meat, then the zucchini and carrots. Once they were soft, I added the broth, tossed in the mushrooms, noodles, snap peas, and bok choy. When it was all cooked (it takes probably 5 minutes), I took it off the heat and tossed in the cooked crab meat.

The final result:

Moar Domes



Last night we built a 4V dome out of straws and brads. The preparation and construction were a bit tedious. The straws had to be cut very carefully, and then marked with colored sharpies so we could keep track of each size. Each straw then had to have a hole punched into each end. This particular structure is made out of 250 straws. There are 6 different sizes. We used this reverse calculator here, and our longest strut is 20cm long:

http://www.desertdomes.com/rev4calc.html

Morgan constructed it while I kept track of Aias, but I did the preparations. I started to help but then SOMEONE *glares at Aias* refused to go to bed. Such is life!

Anyhow, we used this to construct:

http://www.desertdomes.com/pictures/dome/4vdiagram.gif

Our color codes are the same.




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Thursday, March 10, 2011

A+ Parenting: Reservoir Dogs

The ballots have been counted, and it's official. The parent of the year award is being presented to Morgan for watching Reservoir Dogs with Aias! Please note that Aias will NOT watch the tv unless the people are singing... normally anyway...

Aias and Elliot Sharing Raspberry Emergen-C

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Walk to Queen Elizabeth Park


A+ Parenting: Licking Coffee Off the Floor

More A+ Parenting with Morgan and Monika: Morgan gave Aias his "empty" latte cup. Aias ran around with it for a few minutes, opened it, spilled the remaining drops on the ground, and started licking them off the ground. So instead of cleaning it up, we video taped it. Don't worry, we swear the floor is incredibly clean.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Toddler Treats: Breakfast Smoothie

Super easy to make, just throw it all in the blender! Feel free to toss in any fruit you may wish to add for flavour as well!

Our Ingredients: Raw Kale, Banana, Orange, Pumpkin Seed Protein, Vegan Proteins+, Essential Fatty Acid Supplement (sardine + herring oil), Vitamin C, Water

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A+ Parenting: Who is the parent here?

Hilarious, who is the parent here ;) This went on for almost 30 minutes! Daddy is a very patient man.