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The Things Kids Say and Menu Plan Monday Jan 28


Since my toddler has started talking he has been making me laugh, constantly.

I try to remember all the funny things he says, but it is hard.  I tell myself to remember that one, and I will write it down later.  But when later comes I can’t remember what he said.

Sometimes it is just that he says a phrase that I say, or someone else always says and it is so cute coming out of his mouth.  Lately he says “hey, what’s da big idea?” from Donald Duck.

The way he interacts with Baby Sid is so cute that I wish we were filming him at all times!

Last night Ian was taking a bath (our house is very small) and Baby Sid was in the living room in his swing with Dad.  Baby Sid hadn’t felt well and started crying.  Ian yells from the bathroom “It’s OK Baby Sid, I just takin’ a bath….Don’t worry Baby Sid, Mama’s commin’…..Shhh, it’s OK Baby Sid, I almost der.”  And other things of that nature, even though Baby Sid had stopped crying and was just making noises now.

I have been putting up a few of our conversations up on my Facebook page and I hope to put some up here as well.

He had us crackin’ up all weekend.  It was really  nice that my husband finally had a weekend off and the kids and I didn’t have any plans.  We all spent the whole weekend at home.  We did a lot of building with Legos.


Update: This morning after Ian came out of his room and this was our conversation

Ian: Mama, where your brudder at? (He calls Baby Sid ‘your brother’ because that I what I sometimes say)

Me: he is still sleeping

Ian: I go see him

Me: he is sleeping, please don’t wake him up

Ian: I be quiet, like dis (he then starts to whisper) I say ‘it’s OK, Baby Sid’

Me: ok, but don’t wake him please

Ian: (after coming out of the bedroom, with a panic in his voice) I can’t find him, Baby Sid not der

Me: yes, honey, Baby Sid is in our bed, sleeping

Ian: no Mama, he all gone, I can’t find him

Me: don’t worry honey, he is just sleeping (I pick him up to show him)

Ian: Baby Sid all gone (he is starting to cry) I can’t see him, I can’t find him!…..Oh, der he is, he sleeping, he so cute…..whew, dat was close

Menu Plan Jan 28-Feb 3

Mon: Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos* with Spanish Rice

Tue: Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joe Rolls (recipe to come next week)

Wed: Baked Chicken Cordon Blu** with Arkansas Green Beans***

Thr: Taco Bake

Fri: Autumn Sausage Casserole

Sat: Leftovers

Sun: Pan-Seared Steak and Onions with Pepper Jack Potatoes 

*Last time I made this it made a lot so I froze some filling, which is what I am using this week
**I don’t actually make the Chicken Cordon Blu, I buy it from the meat counter at our local Fred Meyer Store.  I just use this recipe for the sauce.
***48 oz of frozen green beans is WAY too much for our family so I down size it to one bag

Happy Cooking


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2 thoughts on “The Things Kids Say and Menu Plan Monday Jan 28

  1. Your menu looks really good. I’m a bit taken with the Autumn Sausage Casserole but I know my picky crew wouldn’t go for it.

    • Jean,
      Thanks for stopping by.
      I must admit, I do not use raisins in it. While I enjoy raisins, I can’t cook with them. I am a VERY picky eater, so I don’t eat the celery in the casserole, but it mostly tastes like sausage and rice, so they might not notice if everything else is really chopped small 🙂

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