1.28.2011

edamame, something green the kids love to eat...

The kids and I had a sweet home day today. Lili was exposed to the chicken pox a little over 2 weeks ago, and so the past few days I have been on the lookout for spots. Today brought one spot on her leg that looks suspicious. So we have been staying home bound just in case she is contagious. On days like this I get so wrapped up in being cozy and domestic that I forget to even get out and go for walks or reach out to friends. Sometimes I feel bad about my hermit-like personality in the winter, but mostly it feels right. 

Both kids happily ate green things today. They both chugged a glass of iced nettle infusion and we all ate a bowl of salted edamame (soybeans) for lunch. Any time I don't have to beg to get green in Lili feels like a victorious day. I swear Seo was like a bear eating them. I was trying to regulate what and how much he ate. But he was practically growling when I would pry a fistful of pods from his hand. He wanted to eat them shells and all.  Crazy boy.

We also got a chance to read some newly gifted to us books today too (So Many DaysAll the World, and Little Yellow, Pear Tomatoes) Reading picture books to kids is simply the best.
The. Best.

5 comments:

Supria Karmakar said...

yummy edamame...glad they love it...so great for you.
Wishing you too a wonderful new year...
with lots of joy
supria

Erin said...

mmm... edamame. I just got some for Corbin, maybe we should eat them soon! A cozy day sounds nice. Love you.

Caren said...

What great pictures of what sounds like a great day! I am in LOVE with Seo's legwarmers. And I know what you mean about kids and green things. Clara used to like edamame, but now she's pretty much down to only salad with ranch dressing. Good thing Annie's makes an organic ranch without all the nasty stuff in it! I'm so glad to see you enjoying the books, and I also wanted to say THANK YOU for the plug on your link list yesterday. I've been home sick yesterday and today, and, inspired by your encouragement, I've been working on a photography website!!! Anyway, loves to all 4 of you. xoxo

chris said...

All the World is one of my favorite picture books! and thanks for the link to So Many Days - it looks like a good one! i sure hope Lili is spared the chicken pox!

Lucy said...

man o man, WHAT are those leg warmer things that accentuate Seo's thighs? I love it. Hope to see you all soon.
xoxo