Kohl Hard Facts

This adventure we call life in the Kohl Family

Spaghetti September 30, 2010

Filed under: On Babies and Being a Mommy — kohlhardfacts @ 9:43 pm

We had our first foray into grown up foods today: spaghetti!  She loved it!

yummy spaghetti

Any recommendations on what to try next?  I want to keep to stuff that won’t be too shocking to her system.  What was the first thing you fed your children?


9 Months and Already Famous

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We took Viola for her 9 month check up today.  Check out her measurements at Circle of Moms She is growing so big!  Dr. Zatz said that she’s allowed to start eating table food now, “Whatever you’re having,” he told us.  Other than the obvious ones: honey and peanuts.  So after she wakes up from her nap (which she is finally taking!), we will be giving her a little spaghetti.  I’m excited, but also a little nervous about this.  It means my baby girl is growing up.

Speaking of growing up…Viola’s going to have all sorts of experiences before she can even remember any of it.  One of which is her first TV appearance:  Viola on GMA She looked super cute that day!

The shirt is what got her on the show!

Georg and Juju loved it!

Caleb and I have decided that even though she won’t remember this stuff, we should do it anyway.  For one, we’ll have the pictures.  Plus, she won’t remember, but we will!  What is/was your philosophy on that?



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Wednesdays.  What to say about Wednesdays.  They are awful!  Did you ever read “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day” by Judith Viorst?  That’s how every Wednesday has been for us since classes started.  Maybe we should move to Australia.

Every Wednesday is the same:  I have class from9-12, Caleb has class from 1-9.  I also babysit from 12:30-2:30 for the Nelson boys. (Check out Jason Nelson’s blog: supercaptaindaddypants.blogspot.com)  As if it weren’t enough that all we have is an hour for lunch and an hour for dinner, Wednesdays seem to be the day Viola always has a melt down.  Maybe it’s because she can tell we’re stressed out.  Maybe it’s because she never seems to be able to get her naps in on Wednesdays.

Does anyone else have this problem?  A certain day of the week that just always seems to go wrong?  Or a day where your kiddo just screams for hours for no apparent reason?  Although, I think I’ve discovered the culprit of today: tooth #5 is attempting to make its appearance.  So which teeth were the worst for your kids?  I’ve heard canines are a bear.  So far she’s been getting two teeth at a time.  It’s tough, but it’s also nice that they both come together instead of dragging it out longer.

Check out those four chompers!

My favorite kid moment of the day:  Evan started bawling when Jason pulled into the parking lot.  When Jason got out of the car, Evan said, “Daddy, go back to school!  I want to play at Miss Erin’s.  I don’t want you home, Daddy.  Go back to school.”  It’s good to know that I’m appreciated.


The Journey Begins

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So begins the blogging journey.  I wanted to use this platform to express my thoughts on Mommy-hood and balancing new roles.

Now that I’ve been at this Mommy thing for 9 months,

Me and My Girl

Viola at 3 months smiling with Mommy

I’m pretty much an expert.  Well, not really, but I do have some thoughts to share, advice to give, hopes and dreams to express, and hopefully something that will be helpful to my readers’ lives.  I also hope that you’ll have something to share with me.  Here you’ll find an interesting expose on the meaning of life….or maybe just a few random thoughts thrown together in whatever time I happen to have between classes and being a TA at Alliance Theological Seminary (http://www.nyack.edu/ats2010), children (mine and others), my husband,

my family,

church, and working on my accreditation for the CMA (cmalliance.org).  (I told you there were some roles to balance in my life.)  Yea, life’s a little crazy, but God is good.  There’s my life in a nutshell.