Yesterday J woke up before M so I pulled out his rice tub and we played together for a bit. About forty minutes later M woke up and wanted to join J in the rice. The boys are at a difficult stage where it is really hard for them to play together. In hopes of keeping the peace and being able to finish supper I pulled out the oatmeal tub to distract M. It worked to distract but not the son I was hoping. Both of the boys actually did really well playing for a bit until I looked over and saw J dumping oatmeal all over M's back. That ended the fun.
|I was smart enough to put a table cloth down before they started playing.|
|Mom stop taking pictures, can't you see I am playing!|
|I think Mom said try and keep the oatmeal in the tub but I saw J doing this so I thought I could too!|
I was kind of excited about the dinner I made since I have never roasted a whole chicken before. I received an awesome convection toaster oven from my parents for Christmas and I have been baking all sorts of things in it. It has an awesome roast function so I decided to try a whole chicken.
It worked really great and we had a yummy meal of roasted chicken, carrots, onions, and sweet potatoes. I also had stuffing and roasted green beans. After supper I pulled all the meat off the bones so I could stew the bones for broth. I about died laughing as J had tons of questions all through dinner and especially after dinner about this chicken. He actually sat at the table and watched me pick all the meat off. He had so many questions including, "Where is the inside of the chicken?" and "Is there a baby in the middle?" I guess seeing a whole chicken is quite interested for an inquisitive two year old. I could not figure out the question about the baby when A pointed out that I had shown them a peeled orange that had a second small (or baby as I had called it) orange inside. We are pretty sure J was trying to connect that experience with this crazy bird sitting on the table!