Self Feeding & Other News

Self Feeding! Who needs a spoon?

This is what they mean by letting your baby learn to self-feed, right? Who needs a spoon when it feels so good to just squish it in your hands? He sure does love his oatmeal! He also painted the walls and floor with his oatmeal! πŸ™‚


In other news…

For a girl who doesn’t win anything I am sure feeling lucky this week! I have two, yes two, books coming from two different bloggers!

Gail is sending me this book to read. She offered it up on her blog to anyone who might be interested and I was the first to respond. I love to read and am trying to expand on the authors and books that I read. Thanks, Gail!




Mrs. Chicken held a contest at her blog for a copy of

How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows

The first winner never responded, silly girl. So Mrs. Chicken held the contest again and I won! Yeah! I have been wanting to read this book and have seen several reviews around the blogosphere – some good, some bad, and some indifferent. I want to see for myself! Thanks Mrs. Chicken!!!

I will be passing both of these books along when I am finished reading them. So, look for your chance to win!


5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a contest to win this cool game.


We are a game loving family and it would be nice to win this, too! Head on over to their place to see how you can enter to win!

Speaking of 5 Minutes for Mom – next week is the Blog Party! I look forward to finding some new to me blogs out there! And, who doesn’t love a party!

Ultimate Blog Party



If you haven’t been to Moms of Grace yet you need to go! It is a new forum for Christian mothers of all kinds! Go for support, encouragement, inspiration, motivation, or for just plain good fellowship! Head on over and check it out!

Mom's of Grace




This week on my Menu Plan Monday I decided to try several new recipes. Well, they have all been tested and some were keepers…some were not!

The Maple Salmon is definitely a keeper. It was very good.

The Creamy Baked Chicken is also a definite keeper! Delicious!

The Hearty Hash Brown Dinner was not a hit at our house. I didn’t like how the hash browns turned to mush. Oh well, the baby sure did like it! But, we won’t be making this again.

The Zesty Barbecue Chicken also not a hit! I think it was the Italian Dressing that made it a no-keeper. I love Italian dressing, but it just wasn’t for this recipe.

The Roasted Potatoes were scrumptious! We all loved them and they will definitely make it into our menu rotation quite often. I think we might experiment with the dressing on them, too! Delish!


Well, that’s all forΒ now! If you are still reading…Thanks! This was a long one! Have a great weekend!


8 Responses

  1. Yup … self feeding a wonderful, yet very messy, task. Molly will be two in April and still prefers to eat with her fingers. Drives me nuts at this point, I have to remind her at least 10 times a meal to use her fork or spoon. πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on winning the books. I never win anything either, but I rarely enter … so I guess that explains it, right?

    Have a great weekend. See ya at the Blog Party next week! πŸ™‚

  2. You are most welcome! And you’re a winner to me.

  3. Nothing like some blog purging πŸ™‚ .

    I never win anything either, maybe your luck will rub off on me now!

    Self-feeding for sure! Mu daughter started using utensils really early on, but my son who is now 2 still prefers his hands!

  4. Great post, lots of bloggy goodness here! Love the picture, he’s so cute eating his oatmeal πŸ™‚ And it’s good for him too!

    Congrats on your wins, and I hope you enjoy the books! And wow, great feedback on the recipes and with links too! Love that. I’m going to go check out the ones you guys liked, I love that you come back and do this πŸ™‚

    Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!!!

  5. yah!!! congrats on the bookies!

  6. so great you won that book!

    that is wonderful that you are coming to the party – and thanks for participating in the contest.

    and what a cutie pie – at least he is eating his oatmeal!! πŸ™‚

  7. Such a cutie pie in those pictures!

  8. those are precious! Congrats on the win!

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