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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

DH took both boys in the car to get dinner, and before that they were at the park. I have had almost two solid hours of wonderful silence and it has been heaven. I used the time to bake up a butternut squash I've had sitting on the counter for awhile now (did you know you can keep those babies around for close to four months and they don't go bad?) and pureed it up for Beckett.

That batter bowl is filled with almost eight cups of squash. It loaded up four ice cube trays of 14 cubes each. The cubes are about an ounce each, so I made approximately 56 ounces. When you figure that jars of Gerber squash are 2.5 ounces and $0.59 each, that's $0.23 per ounce. I bought the squash for two bucks -- about 3.6 cents per ounce. Sa-weeeeet. It smelled a lot better too. Now my whole house smells like Autumn.

It was actually fun for me to do this time, nothing at all like the horrors of peaches. I want to try some pumpkin next. If only he was older, I could add some cinnamon. Yum. Oh, and I guess it would help if he'd actually eat the food. We're working on that again tomorrow.

Sarah tagged me to tell her what I think should be in the running for "Grosser than Gross." You sure you want to know, Sarah? I think I had one of my grossest moments today, actually. Clearing dishes off the counter and into the dishwasher, and I opened a sippy cup to rinse. Oh, look! It has milk in it from four days ago! It had morphed into a solid moldy milk patty, and let me tell you internet, this is not something you want to experience. It was the worst, most overwhelmingly putrid smell ever. I was literally heaving while I rinsed it down the drain. That, my friends, is grosser than gross.

Sawyer also took off his diaper today and peed on the linoleum, which I later slipped and fell in. That was pretty gross, too. But it's got nothing on the sour milk or grape skin and raisin poops I have scraped into the toilet. I always tell DH that I need to call Mike Rowe and have him feature the dirty job of motherhood on his show. Because I think we wade through the poo and puke with the best of 'em. Just saying.

I'm supposed to pick a couple other people to tell their tales of grossness, so I tag MomSmoo, Louann and Jayna. Gross me out, ladies!

Also! Jayna thinks I'm nice. :) She bestowed this little award on me. Thanks Jayna! I'm amazed that I fooled you into thinking that flattered. ;) To pass on the spirit of niceness, I'm giving this award out to Sarah and Louann, who both gave me a very warm welcome into the blog world.

I also got another award a few days ago from Dixiechick. Thanks, girl! I'm really feeling the blogger love lately.

I started this post over an hour ago and the boys have been back (and very loud) for 20 minutes now. So I should get them off to bed and then finish my grocery list so I can replenish the barren shelves of my pantry and we can stop eating the natural disaster rations for dinner.

Blogged by Making A Modern Family at 7:27 PM  


Tiff said...

I enjoyed your post today!!! I too hate the grape skins and raisin poo. And the milk patty. YECH!!!

Tue Oct 02, 08:42:00 PM EDT

Sara said...

LOL! I don't let Logan eat grapes anymore because I am tired of picking them out of the inside of the washing machine. No matter how well I rinse his diapers I always miss some.

I laughed at the "slipping in pee" but only because I have been there.

It the butternut squash puree isn't a big hit you can make some butternut squash soup with it. That would be yummy!

Tue Oct 02, 09:56:00 PM EDT

louann said...

I became an addict at pureeing food for the little one. I used to mix rice, chicken and veggies and then puree them. Healthier and cheaper!
Thank you for the award...I will totally think of what can gross you guys out! LOL

Tue Oct 02, 10:40:00 PM EDT

Melban said...

Pee stories never get old that is too funny. We had fun at the park and your oldest boy was being hit on by 4 girls at once. The little one got some attention too but he didn't hugs.

Tue Oct 02, 11:41:00 PM EDT

MomSmoo said...

I have some assvice for you if you want it in reference to solids and Beckett. Email me.

I can't wait to do pumpkin either. Plan on getting a little one when we go pumpkin picking just for that!

Thu Oct 04, 12:26:00 PM EDT

VDog said...

When can you start adding spices? So far the Little Man has NOT liked my cooking. So frustrating!

Sun Oct 07, 08:09:00 PM EDT


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