Sunday, February 21, 2010

Love the olympics...

I am pretty sure that my favorite thing every 2 years is the olympics. Both winter and summer, I just can't get enough. My favorite thing about them are the behind the scene stories that they share about the athletes. Did you know that Shawn White has his own personal half pipe in the middle of nowhere!!! How crazy is that. Watching them makes me wish that I had been an olympic athlete. Maybe a speed skater or apart of the curling team.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Our new favorite appliance...

is a blender. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It gets used for every meal these days.

It has become a Monday tradition that Andrew and a few friends go mountain biking on their day off. This last Monday was no different except for one thing. At about 2:00 I received a text message while I was at school from Andrew saying that he was on his way to the emergency room. I talk with my principle and was able to leave school a little early to meet him there. After some xrays it was declared a broken jaw bone. Poor guy had a gash on his cheek from where his face broke his fall on a rock and was totally swollen. He was in too much pain to talk.

The rest of the week consisted of doctors appointments and surgery on Thursday in order to put his jaw back in place with the help of a metal plate. The doctor informed us that Andrew will need to be on a liquid diet for the next 4 weeks.

Thus brings up the topic of the blender. Andrew's diet now consists of smoothies, pudding, jello, and pureed soups. I have done a lot of research about different types of soups that he can drink rather than chew. I might say that some of them have been pretty tasty. Here are some of our favorites:

Split Pea Soup

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!