Monday, March 05, 2007

Mmm... Good Food.

So, I decided to take the weekend off from writing. But, I am back this morning with another article.

With the numbers of days decreasing before we fly off to Milan, Italy so does the time we have to get everything done. Up to a couple of days ago, my wife was worried that we would never get everything done before we go. How are we going to pack everything in time? Well, yesterday, after my shower I took 20 minutes, went through my closet and dresser and pulled enough clothes to fill a single large suitcase for myself. I think that calmed my wife down a little bit. Last night she went through her closet and dresser to locate enough clothes to pack a single large suitcase. See, we are both allocating a large suitcase for all of the clothes that we will need while in Italy.

I did do a once over of what she had placed on her bed for the trip. I had noticed quite a few pairs of shorts and then decided to mention to her that someone had once told me that woman do not normally where shorts in Italy. I think they where skirts and pants most of the time. With that, my wife cut the number of shorts she was planning on bringing in half.

Today, we have to go and pick up some black socks from Winners for her. Ahhh, Winners. For those of you living outside Canada, Winners is a store that sells brand name clothes for much less. I know that there are quite a few places like that in the States. We also have to go to an electrical store to get a few gadgets that will allow my 110A electronics work in the Italian 220A sockets. In Europe their inside wiring is different than ours so I need to make sure that our stuff does not blow up and that it fits into the different outlet configuration.
We once again decided to let Parker try fish since he loved it so much the last time. Last night I made roasted garlic mini-potatoes, brussel sprouts sauteed in butter and garlic and then topped with Panko bread crumbs and lemon juice, and cod for myself and Gaga and Salmon for Nana, Mommy and Parker. We all had pretty much the same dinner last night. The result, Parker ate three mini potatoes, one and a half brussel sprouts, some whole wheat bread and two servings of salmon. I am so glad that the monkey likes daddy's cooking. That will make life so much easier when he is older. I won't have to make two different meals all of the time.

This morning, Parker was playing upstairs in the loft where he normally does each day. There is a magazine rack that use to house my cooking magazines that Parker enjoyed tearing apart. Now, it is empty and acts as a ladder for Parker to climb whenever mommy and daddy turn their head. Today, the little monkey pulled it over so that it bonked him on the head. Now, Parker has a great tolerance for pain but even this made him cry for more than 30 seconds. The poor little monkey was not done yet because once I had settled him and we were looking at the "lights" which he enjoys pointing at with his head back he through his head forward so that his chin came in contact with daddy's top two teeth. At least this time he was done expressing his discomfort rather quickly.

I do not have any images to share with anyone at the moment but if I do accumulate any over the day, I promise to add them.


Stacia said...

Morning Parker!!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!
And LOOK at all that snow you all got??? We only got 1/4 of that when the storm passed through Ottawa :(
I hope you have a great week parker...hopefully mommy and daddy will give you a hand packing up your large suit case too heheheheh...

Elizabeth said...

Hi Parker!

When you get back from Italy, I hope that you'll show me some of your favourite foods! I know your daddy is a good cook (my mom and dad say so) and my dad is a good cook, too! I am looking forward to eating more sollid foods - enough of this mushy sweet potatoes! I want what they are having!

I hope you are having a fun day, Parker!

Love Calder (((hugs)))

Natalie said...

Hello my little Parker Pants,

I am so sorry to hear about your boo-boo! I hope that you are feeling all better now. Your dinner last night sounded absolutely yummy. Your Daddy sure is a good cook!

Packing is a hard job isn't it? I always seem to take way too much! And your Uncle David is even worse than me at packing! His bag is always heavier than mine! I bet that you will be a super-packer Parker! All you need is a few toys, books, and clothes, and then you will be all ready for your big trip! What an adventure you are getting ready for.

Give your Mommy a great big hug for me and tell her that everything will be alright and that I love her!

Lots of love,
Auntie Natalie xoxoxxoxoxoxox

nonna said...

Hey Parker,

Sorry to hear about your little bumps. I hope your head is better.
Did you pack your suitcase yet? I bet you will need two suitcases for all your toys and friends.
Lucky you it sounds like you had a real yummy supper.

Stay strong big guy.

Love you tons

Nonna & Nonno

Kari said...

Good morning Parker!

I hope your head is feeling better. How is Daddy feeling too?!?! I bet you gave him quite a bonk!

Tell Mommy not to worry about packing - she will look beautiful no matter what she wears. She always does. Even if they wear paper bags (like Elizabeth in The Paper Bag Princess story)your Mommy would look like she just stepped off of a runway!

Lots of love & kisses,

Auntie Kari