Wednesday, January 25, 2012

lucys been doing good these days.  our little munchkin is growing up so fast.  lately she's found her voice and tries to screech at the top of her lungs for no apparent reason except to hear herself.
i've been taking her to baby reading time at the library, and she loves it.  she smiles throughout the entire thirty minutes.  she enjoys the singing and watching all the other little kids around her.  we look forward to reading time every wednesday and thursday.
love you little lucy mae!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

5 moons

lucy is 5 months today!  its a big milestone for her because today she rolled over for the first time by herself!  and yesterday she learned to sit by herself with no help.
apparently she's been ready to do these things and we just didnt know.  i took her to a moms group at the hospital yesterday where they have a dr there to answer questions.  she showed me how to prop lucys legs apart and set her hands in between to support herself.  she said that lucy is definitely strong enough to be doing these things.  she also showed us how to get her to roll over by placing toys just out of her reach.  well today i laid her down on her back with some toys and i looked away for a few minutes, when i looked back she was on her tummy staring at me!  i quickly ran downstairs and got the camera!  i rolled her onto her back again and she did it again!  hooray for lucy, happy 5 months baby!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

we had a nice long weekend.  we popped out a few times despite the snowy weather.  we got lucy a few more books, daddy got some new patagonia gear, i also ran into a friend that i hadnt seen in a long time. she has a baby girl that was born the day before lucy!  im excited and looking forward to reconnecting with her. =)
we also got to hang out with crystal and little ellie who turns 1 today!  have an extra special day with mommy and daddy!  happy birthday ellie!

Friday, January 13, 2012

4 month shots

what a day to be taking lucy out for her 4 month checkup.  its 17 degrees snowy and windy out.  but lucy did incredible.  she didnt cry very much, and fell asleep after awhile.  when she woke up she was back to all smiles!  i think the shots are harder on us as parents then the little one.
i wonder if babies have memory at this age?  as soon as we laid her down on the doctors table she started whimpering almost as if she remembered what happened last time she was there.  she cried way less this time around, we almost thought we were going to make it out of there without even a fuss!
lucys 15.3lb and 26.2inches.  she's in the 61% for her weight and 91% for height!  i wonder if she's going to be a really tall girl?  
we were given the ok to start her on veggies and fruit.  at 5months dr recommended she starts eating cereal twice a day and fruits/veggies once a day.  next week she'll be 5months!  i cant wait to make her some sweet potato for her first taste of veggies. 
daddy and lucy at dr office

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

this is a recipe that my friend joy taught me.  its philippino style chicken curry and its super yummy!
i love how it has spinach in it!
i forgot to put the curry powder in the picture and joy also uses chayote which i couldnt find this time.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012


ive been really excited to cook my own babyfood for lucy.  its something ive been looking forward to since i was pregnant.  some books say not to start baby food until 6months due to allergies.  others say you can start at 4months.  so we've kinda just given it to her here and there.  so far she's had bananas, pears, and for the first time today apples!
i made the apples fresh using our new baby cooker.  its a 3 in 1 system you can steam, puree, and reheat.  its pretty convenient but certainly not necessary to make your own baby food.  all you need really is a steamer and blender.

i also picked up a few cookbooks:

my favorite so far is the tyler florence one.  actually i love it!  it has recipes for every stage of feeding your baby.  the recipes are also made for the entire family to enjoy.  it has recipes in there like braised beef with apples and roots and you serve the adults the beef and veggies and for kids you take the items and blend it up in a food processor.  how genius! yummy for adults and kids!  the best part is all the recipes are fairly simple and delicious looking.  most of his recipes are one pan roasts, just throw everything together on one cookie sheet and stick it in the oven.
something funny was after i had read through the entire book front to back i looked on the back flap where they always write about the author and it said he lived in mill valley, ca!  what a coincidence we had stayed there during our visit to audreys wedding.  and i remember walking around town and coming across this really awesome cooking store.  it blows williams and sonoma plus sur la table away!  its called the tyler florence shop.  at the time i remember seeing a section with a bunch of babyfood stuff but i barely glanced at it.  well it turns out tyler florence also has a whole line of organic baby foods called sprout.  some of the advanced stage foods are beef and vegetable lasagna, curried red lentils and carrots, ginger chicken.  mmmm! sounds delicious! here's the link: sprout
i cant wait till lucy is older and we can start experimenting in the kitchen together!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


i have been on what my friends like to call "staycation!"  nates been off from christmas thru new years.  he says he cant remember the last time he was off for that many days and we didnt go somewhere.  hence the term "staycation."  i didnt mind at all it was nice to have nate home with lucy and i.  i enjoyed sleeping in everyday he was home.  nates a morning person so hes usually awake before lucys up.  lucy got to hang out with daddy every morning.  lucy and i got used to nate being home, we wish that he could be home everyday with us!  
pictures during our staycation:

first taste of pears! 
yes, we got lazy and didnt put our ornaments up

i love the new coke bottles, polar bears!

daddy reading "the night before christmas" on christmas eve

yummy desert macy made

lucy ripping open some of her presents!


shopping day with the girls

"prime" steak i found at giant eagle!! and brussels sprouts! yum!


more cuteness