Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May meal plan

May 1st - 4th
Thursday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Cheesy beef burgers and applesauce
Snack - Apple slices and fruit dip

Friday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken patty sandwiches, cottage cheese and carrots
Dinner - Scrambled eggs, pancakes and fruit
Snack - Ice cream

Saturday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Gone
Dinner - Gone
Snack -  Gone

Sunday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chipped beef on toast and green beans
Dinner - Turkey and roasted veggies
Snack - Snickerdoodles


May 5th - 11th
Monday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Pancakes and fruit
Dinner - Turkey and veggie soup
Snack - Oranges

Tuesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Garlic bread and tomato soup
Dinner - Chipped beef on toast and veggies
Snack - Yogurt

Wednesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Gone
Dinner - Gone
Snack - Cookies

Thursday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Scrambled eggs, fruit and toast
Dinner - Meatloaf, potatoes and corn
Snack - Ice cream

Friday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Sandwiches
Dinner - Chicken Alfredo and broccoli
Snack - Cheese and grapes

Saturday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Mac and cheese
Dinner - Pizza
Snack - Apple slices

Sunday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Mother's Day lunch
Dinner - Mother's Day dinner
Snack - Gone

May 12th - 18th
Monday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Spaggetti
Snack - Pineapple

Tuesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch -  Tuna melts and tomato soup
Dinner - Meatloaf, potatoes and corn
Snack - Cookies


Wednesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches and cottage cheese
Dinner - Hamburger potatoes 
Snack - Apple slices

Thursday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner - Ham, potatoes and corn
Snack - Apple slices

Friday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Scrambled eggs with ham and cheese with fruit
Dinner - Scalloped potatoes and ham with veggies
Snack - Oranges

Saturday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled sausage, potatoes and beans
Dinner - Ham and bean soup
Snack - Cookies

Sunday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Salsa chicken tacos
Snack - Yogurt


May 19th - 25th
Monday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken strips, string cheese and apple sauce
Dinner - Shredded beef sandwiches, french fries and veggies
Snack - Cookies

Tuesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches and apple sauce
Dinner - Beef and noodles with veggies
Snack - Apple sauce

Wednesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Hot dogs, tater tots and carrots
Dinner - Roasted potatoes with sausage and roasted carrots
Snack - Apple slices

Thursday
Breakfast -  Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Mac and cheese and carrots/dip
Dinner - Beef stew gravy over rice
Snack - Cheese crackers

Friday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken strips, string cheese and carrots/dip
Dinner - Tater tot pizza casserole
Snack - Ice cream bars

Saturday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Pizza
Dinner - Crock pot pork chops, rice and veggies
Snack - Pears

Sunday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Baked tacos, beans and rice
Snack - Cookies


May 26th - 31st
Monday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches and cottage cheese
Dinner - Vegetable beef soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
Snack - String cheese

Tuesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Chicken strips, cottage cheese and apple slices
Dinner - Meatloaf, potatoes and corn
Snack - Bananas

Wednesday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Ravoli
Dinner - Cheesy beef burgers, fries and carrots/dip
Snack - Carrots/dip

Thursday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit
Dinner -  Beef stew and dinner rolls
Snack - Yogurt

Friday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Turkey sandwiches and carrots/dip
Dinner - Crock pot lasagna and garlic bread
Snack - Cake

Saturday
Breakfast - Cereal, oatmeal or yogurt
Lunch - Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Dinner - Scrambled eggs, pancakes and fruit
Snack - Apple slices


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Milk spoils

I just bought my daughter a shirt that says milk spoils, babies don't. This purchase came to be after listening to people telling me over and over again that holding my babies to much will spoil them. I always told people this in response.

I have five children, ranging in age from eight years to two months. I have held all of them a lot, never made them CIO and co slept with all of them. I stand firm in saying, you can not spoil your infant, a baby can not be held to much and the comfort of a mother is what your baby needs.

Your baby is going to be spoiled, they are crying you to manipulate you.
- Actually a baby is crying because they have a need. You may not always understand that need but that does not make it any less of a need. Your baby can not talk to you and tell you why they are upset, crying is their only way to tell you that they need you. Research shows you can not spoil an infant by holding them.
- Think of it this way. Your baby spent the first nine months of life in your womb, always attached to you, hearing your voice and heartbeat. Your baby needing you is normal and healthy. Your baby is comforted by your voice, your smell, your touch and the sound of your heart beating. You are your child's whole world.
- Everything outside of the womb is new to your baby. At times life can be very overwhelming and they are crying to tell you that. They are crying to say, " Hey mom, I am upset and I need your touch. I need to know all is okay and you are what makes me feel this way. "
- Being fed, not in pain, warm and dry are not your babies only need. Babies need touch, they need their moms. You can not hold your baby to much.
- Different articles have shown why crying it out is not good for your baby. Take the time to read the links in the highlighted words.
- I personally have had two very needy babies. I know what it is like to have a baby that wants you all the time. I know how exhausting it is and stressing it can be. I understand not sleeping, missing showers and feeling extremely overwhelmed. I have been there and am still there with my newest child. That said, I still would never let my baby lay there and cry for me. They are only a baby for so long, once that time is gone, you can never get it back.

Cassandra is still not big enough to wear her new shirt but I plan on having her wear it with pride. Remember everyone, milk spoils, babies don't. Go your child, hold them and never let anyone make you feel like you are doing something wrong by holding your infant.

Friday, April 11, 2014

So glad to see spring.

Winter was hard on the Walters family. Between Kairi not being able to go outside due to her allergy and the fact that it was a bitter winter, the kids have been cooped up for far to long. Indoor play areas can only hold their appeal for some many trips, my kids needed to get outside and be wild.

The weather has FINALLY broken! I am so beyond happy to see spring flowers coming up, have the weather stay above freezing at night and actually be able to wear flip flops again.

We have been out enjoying the weather every day. The kid's moods are improving and they are sleeping better at night ( which is a great thing for me ).

Anyway, on to the point of this post.

We are doing a plant science project this spring and summer with the kids. I plan to document it in pictures and post about it here.

At this time we are planning on doing -

A mini garden ( already started tomato seedlings in the house and we will start a couple other plants over the weekend )
A pumpkin patch ( already started, I just threw a pumpkin from last year over in the corner. We have done this before. )
Plus a lot of the things I have pinned on this board - http://www.pinterest.com/wjwalters/plant-science-for-kids-our-spring-lesson-plan/

Be prepared to see a lot of posts and pictures!

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