Goings On, Part 2 (tasting time, fall, a t party and the baby!)

Continued from Part 1, we’re looking at what’s been going on with us recently.  All kinds of stuff!


Tasting Time

For various reasons, over the past few months, Eila’s diet has become less and less varied, to where now you could count the things she’ll eat on one hand.  Afraid of where this was headed (and that she’d get scurvy) I came up with a game to play with her during our days home together.  It’s called Tasting Time.  To play, I put three different foods out on the table, and then we taste each of them.  We describe the taste and decide if we like it.  Then at the end, Eila gets to put paper stars on the ones she likes.  The point of this game is just familiarizing Eila with different foods, with the hopes that she’ll grow to like more of them.  (The “mere exposure effect” suggests that this could work.)

Tasting Time




Note:  Thinking of changing the rules for this game.  Her favorite part is, of course, putting the star/s on at the end.  But because it’s so fun, she’ll put stars on all of them, whether she liked them or not.  I talked her out of putting a star on peanuts (see photo above) only by reminding her that she spit it out.  Maybe she should just have to pick one favorite.


Signs of Fall

We love fall in our house.  All four girls have fall birthdays, which makes the already festive time of year even more so.  Eila and I celebrated the other day by collecting leaves.

Autumn Leaves


And last weekend, Kane took the three big girls to a corn maze and pumpkin patch.

corn maze


Eila and Papa


double rainbow



A T Party

We have tea parties all the time at our house, but the other day, Shaelyn and Davia and I had a party for Art Wednesday.  Inspired by this post about different ways to alter a T shirt, we set to work on some old t shirts with fabric scissors, and it was so much fun!  Just our first time doing it, we all made at least one thing we’d wear.  The girls got really creative with theirs.  Very fun.

T Shirts


T shirts

I don’t yet have photographs of the final products.  Will try to post some!


And, of course, Marley!

3 weeks old






And here she is with her big sister, Eila:


love to all,

Kate, Kane, Shaelyn, Davia, Eila and Marley (That list is getting long!)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kanekong
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 22:59:06

    That made my cheeks hurt.


  2. Jan
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 01:06:30

    Kate you are such a great Mom! I love the food tasting idea and you are so good at thinking up craft activities. The corn maze adventure looked cool. I my self get really worried in case I never find my way out!
    I really enjoyed Eila chatting at the end and watching Marley.

    Xxxxx jan


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