Matthew was nicknamed "Peanut" by his mother shortly after birth. How shortly, we're not really sure anymore; within the first few sleep-deprived days is all we remember.
Matthew never did go through that period of sleeping all the time that baby books tell you newborns are supposed to have. Since his first abnormally alert days he's just become more and more active, and at some point his uncle Grant conferred upon him the moniker Savage.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Melissa likes Brussels Sprouts
Rachel's Bountiful Basket graced us with some brussels sprouts a few weeks ago. To set a good example, I pretended they were a special treat and ate them with gusto.
Melissa bought it hook, line, and sinker. Yesterday she saw brussels sprouts at the grocery store: "Look, Mommy! Brussels sprouts! Those are a treat! Can we get some?"
We got some. So I choked down brussels sprouts for the second time in my adult life. I wanted to head off a third time, though, so I remarked pointedly, "It's too bad brussels sprouts are getting so expensive. We might not be able to get them again."