Happy Easter!

We dyed our eggs last night. Well, not OUR eggs. Our chickens only lay shades of brown and I wanted some white eggs so that the dye would show up more so we bought some eggs. They had seriously wimpy shells, 4 cracked during the boiling process. I actually only got to dye a couple eggs since whenever I put an egg in a cup Xander would reach in and claim the egg for his own. Next year separate dye cups (I love dyeing eggs)!

No spoons for Xander! Even after a bath his hands are still dyed.
Xander loves dyeing eggs too!

This morning Xander woke to find that the Easter Bunny had been here and had hidden eggs and baskets. The Bunny had left some foam alphabet puzzles on the table and then the individual letters were hidden all over in plastic eggs. Xander was a little confused by the big letters and little letters (new concept– all his other letter toys are all capitals) but he had fun finding them and trying to put them in the puzzle.

Now where does this letter go?

We had a great morning and Xander had fun finding all the eggs and playing with his new toys and books (thank you to both sets of Grandparents!).

Going for a Walk

We had a beautiful sunny day today so we took a walk around the property.

Carrying his pail for rock collecting.

Saying "hi!" to the frog that lives in the planter's watering tube.

Tromping through the tall grass.

Posing for Mommy (who should have wiped the chocolate cake off of his face first!).

Conquering the log obstacle course.

"I did it!"

Just follow McCoy.

Big mossy tree.

Happy dogs.

The kids go marching one by one, hurrah hurrah!

"You keeping up Mommy?"

Heading for home (with a much heavier pail).

It was a wonderful walk!

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I made the Flourless Chocolate Cake today. It was an easy recipe to follow and came out great. Since we don’t eat much in the way of sweets anymore I found it a little too sweet and will probably try cutting back on the sugar next time (or use a darker chocolate). Xander inhaled his piece even though it was still pretty hot and he usually won’t eat anything until they’re lukewarm. After each bit he’d say “hot” and then “yummy”, it was really cute. While this recipe isn’t Primal it is grain/gluten  free and I’m sure I’ll be using it again.

Again on a Tuesday, Monday Plan Menu

On our grain free Primal Menu this week is:

  • Baked ham with asparagus (made this last night, oh so good!)
  • Spaghetti sauce over zucchini noodles. I have been sauteing the zucchini but this time I’m going to try broiling them.
  • Cabbage with kielbasa
  • Salmon??? This was supposed to be cod with a spinach topping but the fish counter wasn’t open when we were at the store and I have salmon in the freezer, not sure exactly what I’ll be making.
  • Chicken taco salad.
  • Broccoli and ham with cheese sauce (to help with my mac-n-cheese craving, Ryan made it a few weeks ago and it really was good!)

I’m also thinking of trying this Flourless Chocolate Cake, it does have sugar but I think a treat would be nice.

Here’s a photo of the spaghetti I made last week, it had meatballs (not homemade but gluten free!) that were really good. This spaghetti was over spaghetti squash which I like okay but don’t love. One of the great things about going Primal was discovering zucchini noodles. I still miss pasta but I have to say that I LOVE zucchini noodles!

Dinner!

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Painter at Work

Xander is really in to painting right now, asks to do it every day. Unfortunately the finger paints have all been used up so we’ve been going through my stash of acrylics— acrylics stain clothing. Oops! But he’s having fun.

Painting egg cartons to make daffodils.

Here they are still distinct colors, eventually he mixed them all together until they were a lovely shade of gray.

So I decided to just give him one color at a time. Red was a poor choice, there was a certain "redrum" imagery going on. Notice the handprints.

Painting some nesting boxes. Yellow and

blue.