Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Saturday was Thatbaby's last swim class of the summer.  He did a fantastic job, Thatboy thought it was the best class yet since Thatbaby got to do his favorite things like splashing in the pool, swimming after toys, doing his "good scoopers" and "good kicks."

I know he's going to miss swim lessons, because when we went to the beach on Sunday with the Pirates he headed straight down toward the water.  "Look at Thatbaby in the water!  He's so brave" said Pirate Mama, who is the one who told us about the swim lessons in the first place.  Pirate Baby is still a little shy around the water, choosing to stand on the sand and throw things in.  Thatbaby on the other hand, kept crawling down to the water and as I held him, he'd lift his feet and splash his arms.

The end of one thing comes with the beginning of another.  We had Thatbaby's first "parent-teacher conference" last week.  We discussed him moving up to the next room, where the 12-18 month old toddlers hang out.  At the time, it was anticipated he'd be making the move the last week of September or the first week of October.  I received an email from the director of his daycare saying he's moving to the blue room NEXT WEEK!  It's the first time I've had that "my little boy is growing up" feeling!  As of Tuesday he's going to be in a room with walkers!  And cot naps!  And no more bottles!  Thank goodness some of his little buddies are moving with him.  But his girlfriend is not, and I think he's going to miss her.  I know she's going to miss her circle of admirers.

These popovers are another "transition" food.  You start them in a cold oven, and as oven heats, they cook and grow. It's another recipe I almost didn't get a picture of because Thatboy and Thatbaby were eating them by the handful.  With a limited number of ingredients, they're quick and easy to throw together.  Perfect for breakfast, snacks, or a side with dinner.

Popovers (From the Fannie Farmer Cookbook)
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

  1. Spray a muffin pan with baking spray.  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, just until blended.2. Fill the muffin cups half-full and place them in the oven.
    3. Turn the oven to 450 and bake for 15 minutes.
    4. Reduce the heat to 350 and bake 15 minutes more. 


  1. That baby seems very happy swimming... These popovers will be great to boost his energy for all his swimming :D

  2. They grow up in a blink of an eye, enjoy every waking moment!

  3. As someone who is currently into eating foods by the handful, I must try this popover recipe . . .

  4. Aww he's growing up so fast! I can't believe he's graduating rooms already!