Monday, November 12, 2007
One big turkey and one little turkey
First the little turkey. Matea had her 15 month well baby visit today and got the stamp of approval from Dr. Teaford-Hoffman. She's still a little peanut, weighing just over 21 pounds which puts her in the 30th percentile for her age. She's currently saying 10-12 words consistently, using 4 signs, and can identify 8 or 9 body parts. And Dr. Teaford was as tickled as we are that she points/looks at Bella when you ask her where her belly is. Bella went with us to the visit and I told her she might be getting some shots because the doctor mentioned that Bella was behind on a few during our last visit. She was so freakin excited. Couldn't stop talking about getting the shots and then getting a bandaid. Sadly, as I expected, the experience was not nearly as exciting as she thought it was going to be and she bitched and moaned at me about the shots all the way to Santa Maria afterward.
Ok, now the big turkey. Living on one income when you really can't afford to do it means that you eat what's on sale. And of course, right now that means eating turkey for the next two months straight (and apples and pears-we've made apple sauce, apple fritters, apple burritos). So this big guy is in my oven right now, treated with butter, lemon, and herbs. 15 pounds of yummy turkey for turkey and stuffing, turkey sandwiches, turkey wraps, turkey ummmmmm....out of ideas. Hmmmm, need to get more eggs for turkey omelets for the girls in the morning.