Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mmmm, Floor Snack

Lest anyone think that I spend my non-work days enriching my children's lives and expanding their tiny minds, I thought I would share the evidence of last week's snack. While Mira and Ian pulled all the plastic containers out of the one kitchen cabinet not barred by a safety lock, Ada and I made popcorn. Babies are not supposed to eat popcorn, so I gave them corn puffs ("poufs") in plastic cups. Within moments, the cups were upturned and the snack was rolling across the floor. Which is pretty much the best of all possible worlds as far as Ian and Mira are concerned.

floor snack
not the best photo I have ever taken, but it gives you an idea of the scene

Mira, 11 mo

Floor snack
milk on the floor too, of course

Snacking Ian

Some weeks I am all words and no pictures. This week I am thinking in pictures.


  1. I love, love, love these photos. I also love floor snacks ;)

  2. When my daughter was the age of your twins I gave her (and her older brother) a snack on the floor and it took me a minute before I realized someone might question this.

    Love the pics and your blog!

    Signed, born and raised PDXer temporarily being held captive in NJ and itching/planning to return to the Northwest.

  3. My kids always felt the patina of dust and cat hair added a certain je ne sais quoi to the snack experience!

  4. I think my floor is covered in food these days! Thankfully I have dog who cleans up most of it for me.

    I was thinking the other day about all the time I was able to spend with Lizzie reading and such. I feel like I'm not doing the same with Emily and Alex and feel bad about it. Alex loves books but my days with them are spent running around and trying to do everything you can't do during the week. *sigh*

  5. Love these. We should take more pictures of ordinary things/moments, I think.

  6. Ha, we have some floor snacks available over here too. Today's menu consists of goldfish (rainbow colored!) and cheerios.

  7. Lately I haven't even bothered with a bowl. What's the point? Although then it kind of feels like feeding livestock or something ;)

  8. Love these pictures!

    And, aside from the upturned toy and random bits of cereal and milk, your house looks very, very clean and tidy... and THAT is pretty darn impressive.