Tommy is an extremely picky eater, the only problem is he can't afford to be! Back when Khera was a tot of few words, I made a picture book of her doing things and we'd flip through it and chat about what she was doing in each picture. She LOVED it, so I thought "Why not make a food book for T-Man?"!
Here are some snaps that will be going into his book. He is allergic to dairy, eggs and beef, so sometimes we are at a loss as to what to feed him. Some of these foods are not his favorite, but I'm hoping if he sees himself enjoying them in a picture, he might be more apt to trying it again at a future date.
Van's multi-grain waffles with Sunbutter and syrup on them:
Drinking with a straw out of a "big-boy" cup:
Eating a sandwich (rather questionable if he is enjoying this, but he is actually touching the food which is a HUGE step in the right direction):
Drinking Silk out of a big boy cup:
Apple slices with the skin ON:
Word is Tommy likes raisins at school, but refuses to touch them at home:
We made oreo milkshakes using SoDelicious Coconut milk and ice cream:
Tried and true garlic hummus:
Kashi TLC cereal bar:
Kids ice cream cone with SoDelicious coconut milk ice cream.
We also ventured into trying some dairy-free "box" recipes using oil and egg replacer, yes I am letting Elle lick the bowl. We did use egg replacer though!
(I may or may not be known to let her lick the bowl if we have used real eggs...)
Here are the brands we used (Betty Crocker Super Moist "Devil's Food Cake", and Ener-G Egg Replacer). They turned out fairly decent, I may have under-cooked them because they cracked a bit on top, but they were true to their name and we will use the recipe combination again.
They got the Tommy seal of approval, and that says a lot!
We also made a batch with eggs and butter for the girls and let them decorate them.
Here was the prototype:
For the past three nights Elle has "suited'-up" and ran laps around the pool to work off all of those calories. Here she is posing in her gear:
And getting after it outside:
Khera got a little jealous of all the attention Elle was getting and thought she'd give her a little competition:
And like most good things in our house, this too came to an end with a boo-boo of some sort:
But wouldn't you know, she got back out there the next night--without shoes.
I couldn't get a good photo of her, she looks like she's power walking, but I assure you she was sprinting like a little Kenyan girl would.
They thought it would be a good idea to decorate their playhouse, I don't have the slightest where they got that idea ;-)
Elle has taken to reading to Tommy a lot lately too, he really is enjoying their time together despite the look on his face.
The Statue of Ell-iberty:
Elle made a Disney count-down sheet, we decided to make the pilgrimage there finally this spring break.
OK, gotta run in pick up Kher-bear from school. Tommy and I will be back soon!