Thursday, June 21, 2007

Jason goes potty at school!

Jason has been going potty when we sit him on the potty at home for a couple of weeks, but we hit a big milestone at school today with a pee-pee on the potty! It's it a little crazy how excited we get about this stuff??? Jason received the following card from his teachers for his big accomplishment!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Greek Yogurt

Several months ago my sister-in-law suggested that I try Greek Yogurt. I am so glad we did! Jason loves the creamy texture and since it is thicker than your "typical" yogurt it is easier for him to eat (i.e. keep on the spoon). Jason likes the plain Greek yogurt with honey drizzled on top. Sometimes we put muslix and raisins in there too!

On it's own Greek yogurt is lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein than similar "typical" yogurt. When compared against a "fruit" yogurt the calorie difference is significant and for those folks worried about glycemic index sweetening the plain yogurt with low glycemic sweentener such as Agave Necter will really make a difference. The yogurt tastes just as sweet and is just as much of a treat with a lower glycemic index and less calories to boot!

Some numbers:

Plain Yogurt
Dannon 2%
Plain Yogurt
Saturated Fat3g

There are some decisions to make based on the number above (i.e. if the extra g of saturated fat has you worried), but all in all if your kid is more likely to eat this yogurt because of the creamier texture, I think that's all you need to know!

Typically you will find FAGE brand greek yogurt (our personal favorite) in your grocery store, it is available for us here at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's. The FAGE brand isn't stamped organic but is made from the milk of naturally/no bovine antibiotics fed cows. More information is available from their website:

Styling Olivia's "Hair"

It was a rainy day here in Atlanta, which must be the reason Jason decided to brush Olivia today. He picked up a hairbrush, turned to me and said "Olivia needs a pony tail!". Below is hopefully a slideshow of the action. If it isn't working, please let me know and I will just post regular pictures.

To see the captions, click on the little "comment" icon at the bottom of the slideshow window.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Double Hilll

Our most recent train track masterpiece! Note the "double hill" in the back.