terça-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2008

Babies are Angels

Babies are Angels that fly to the earth,
their wings disappear at the time of their birth,
one look in their eyes and we're never the same.
They're part of us now and that part has a name,
that part is your heart and a bond that won't sever,
our Babies are Angels, we love them forever.

From Grandma Angela, an angel herself ;)

How to make Apple Rabbits

Making food into decorative shapes is a favorite children’s bento lunch technique in Japan, where it’s become an art form. Cutting fruit into fun shapes is one way to get your picky eaters interested in their food; I’m game as long as it doesn’t take much time or effort.

To make an apple bunny, first cut an apple into eight wedges and remove the core. With a sharp knife, cut a shallow V-shape into the skin about an eighth of an inch deep. If you’re making a half-size miniature apple rabbit, first cut the apple wedge in half so it’s short, then score a V-shaped incision in the skin with the tips of the ears pointing towards the squared-off, cut end. I like to start the tips of the ears about two-thirds of the way up the apple to expose a little apple ‘body’, but that’s just personal preference. Play around!

O resto em Lunch in a Box

domingo, 17 de fevereiro de 2008

Copos e Narizes

Calling all party animals - here are the perfect beverage
cups to let you express your inner beast! Drinking from
these double- coated durable 9 oz cups turns anybody’s
nose into something WILD. Perfectly sized for both kids
and adults, each pack of Pick Your Nose/Party Animals
includes 24 cups in 6 assorted animal styles. The clear box
has a picture of an adult on one side and an adorable
youth on the other...clever huh?

From Fred & Friends ;)

quarta-feira, 6 de fevereiro de 2008

6 de Fevereiro / February 6th

The Newborn

This morsel of man I've held -
What potency it has,
Though strengthless still and naked as
A nut unshelled!

Cecil Day-Lewis para o filho, Daniel Day-Lewis

terça-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2008

Experts have plenty of advice for new parents. If only they could agree.

«I AM RAISING my baby all wrong. You're probably raising your baby wrong, too. I have it on good authority. The authority comes from an assortment of books, mostly large-format paperbacks, strewn around my living room. I can tell they are addressed to me because most of them have "Your Baby" in the title or subtitle.


Feed the baby cereal with a spoon. Feed the baby cereal with your finger.


Consider the pacifier. "Most babies don't need them and are better off without," Penelope Leach declares. "Pacifiers," the American Academy of Pediatrics counters, "do not cause any medical or psychological problems."

Or the perilous issue of whether a baby should sleep with its parents. "Family beds do have snags and it's sensible to foresee them if you can so that you can weigh the pros and cons," Leach writes, on tiptoe. The American Academy of Pediatrics chooses its side by omitting "family bed" and "co-sleeping" from its index altogether; the Searses, partisans of love and attachment, present a bullying hard sell for cuddling through the night: "If there were fewer cribs, would there be fewer crib deaths?"»


Hilarious ;)
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