Friday, October 09, 2009

Monster vegetables

Yesterday a friend brought over some excess beets and chard from his garden. As you can see, these are not your average chard and beets, but are the 'large family' version of these vegetables. (Feed 11 people with just ONE beet!) As I write this, M and B are tackling the chard and beet greens while I hold a baby. I plan on freezing all of this and using it when the more average-sized chard from our garden is depleted.

Here is K. next to a leaf of chard. I'm not sure whether this picture highlights how big the chard is or how small K. is. He had his yearly physical yesterday, and he has finally made it onto the US growth charts! OK, so he's at the first percentile, but at least he's on the chart now.

Here is L.; G. was dozing and I didn't want to wake her up with the flash. L. and G. also had doctor appointments yesterday. They are still peanuts, but growing well and are healthy. And their pediatrician told me that his official, clinical opinion is that they are very cute. Now I must go and help my children in the battle against the mutant vegetables. (Thanks C.!)


Stevens Family said...

Wow, those are some big veggies!!

Anonymous said...

We know all about those American growth charts that don't fit our Vietnamese kids. I have a fifth percentile for height and -5th for weight kid.
The docs are not concerned since he has his own "curve". I sure wish I had a Vietnamese growth chart. Thankfully E is talking and fully acting like a three year old!

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