A sumo appetite.

 I am so very proud of Weston. Want to know why?
He successfully completed this burrito challenge.
'It's the size of his whole body, how big was that thing?' you ask?
It was 6 lbs. & yes, he ate the whole thing.

Maybe instantly he felt "a little full", but when we talked last night he said "I actually feel really good, I feel full. Not hungry & not extremely full. Just right."

Hahahahahh 6 lb burritos fill him up JUST RIGHT, folks. 

Translation: He could have eaten my whole newborn self PLUS half a pound more & be content.

Last night he left that restaurant with a new sense of accomplishment.
He won a t-shirt.
& a couple guys said they'd pay him $20 for eating it.
Uh, since when did he have to be paid TO eat?
Ah, the things that inspire in life.

This is the type of eater I have to feed every night! Except when he is fighting fires.  During the summers our food budget goes down 80%. During the season his meals are provided by whoever is funding his crew to fight a fire. Currently he is in Flagstaff Arizona doing IAs (initial attacks) they have fought 3 fires down there so far.  Before that he was in Colorado & before that 2 different fires in Nevada. SOOOOO, pretty much he's loving life.

Let me just explain to you how the food dynamics go in our house. I make dinner, we eat it. I make what I think should be plenty of leftovers for lunches the next day. Weston scrapes every last grain of rice, piece of corn & whatever else is left from dinner. & eats it. Then after we clean up dinner he is in the cupboards grabbing his go-to bag of tortillas.

Hungry, hungry hippo.

Now, if we are ever going to eat dinner out again we will have to find a place with 6 lb burritos. Nothing is grumpier than Weston leaving a restaurant after scarfing his meal, the other half of mine & 5 bowls of chips/biscuits & saying "I'm still not full."

Reminds me of a certain caterpillar...

anyone else grow up on Eric Carle's awesome books?



  1. Omg!! That is one huge burrito. Way to go Wes. I'm sure you are one proud wife. =)

  2. Oh my gosh this is Mike too! We would go broke if we took these two out to eat together!! HAHA!

  3. hahahh Bonnie, we SO would! & yes, Ash, TOTALLY proud!!

  4. Hahaha this reminds me of Ben! Or my Mom after a long run :) I think I'm going to have to go get that book now...such great childhood memories. Awesome post!

  5. I love the picture of Wes on The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Hahaha!

  6. BAHAHAHA!!! That caterpillar picture! It kills me!

  7. Enjoy so much reading your postings, Rachel! I can't believe how much that boy eats! It is amazing! He will have to exercise like crazy for the rest of his life to keep himself trim with such a big appetite. Obviously, I have ignored that wisdom myself! LOL Glad you've had some time to have fun together!


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