Friday, October 28, 2011

It's been a long time..

I haven't done fill in the blank Friday since before the baby was born. It's been a while! So as I sit here with a baby sleeping on me (she doesn't want to be put down today) this seemed like an easy  blog to post to do :)

1.   When I was a kid I wanted to be      a nurse    when I grew up.

2.   As an adult, my dream job would be  a stay at home mommy and a professional shopper and decorator      .

3.  W hen I was younger I wanted to be just like  my mom   .

4. The childhood Halloween costume that I remember most was when I was   a homemade bunny suit my aunt made me   .

5.  My favorite childhood toy was   my babies.

6.  The time I got into the biggest amount of trouble when I was a kid was when I     smarted off to my piano teacher during  a lesson and my mom said, "wait until your dad gets home.." the wait was terrible and I. got. it. good.  .

7.  I get daily inspiration from   the Bible, friends, nature and Pinterest  .

Happy Halloween weekend! Our lil' punkie will not be dressing up in costume but will be dressing up extra cute. In fact, that's what we will call her costume, "Cute".
Pictures to come!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another month, another chin

So we are apparently good at helping our baby stay alive. We made it another month!
She's 2 months old!

And wow, how quickly it's gone too!

Dahlia's major accomplishments this month include:

finding her hands
smiling on purpose
making fun sounds on purpose 
gaining control of her neck and trying to lift her shoulders (0verachiever!)
sleeping more than 4 hours at one time
successfully "talk training" with her dad (he made this regimen up)
becoming a pro at breastfeeding
growing a buzz-cut (it deserves a separate post)

other highlights:
she met her grandpa Greg 

 she played with her sister

she started wearing 0-3 month clothes which has more fashionable options unlike newborn size

she went to  slept through the pumpkin patch for the first time

she went to slept through her first birthday party

she loves tummy time

she loves to play with her friends

 and last but certainly not least, she grew a sizable double chin. She's now working on a triple. One chin a month is what we're averaging so far

Today at the dr she weighed 12 pounds and 12 ounces and was 22.7     inches long.  She's a growing little bundle of sweet. AND he said she was looking "developmentally exceptional"  for a 2 month old. Uh huh. I knew it :)

Love. Her.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

You should make this

I made this for dinner because my Real Simple magazine told me to and I loved it!
Try it, it's so easy and surprisingly delish and filling.
It was a hit!

Chickpea-Spinach Curry With Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add the chickpeas, spinach, 2 cups water, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is slightly thickened, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumber, cilantro, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Serve the chickpea mixture with the yogurt sauce and naan.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Are you kidding me!?

I know my blog is all about my baby now but seriously, how could it not be!? She's really the only thing that captivates my attention these days..

Are you kidding me!?

Check her out..
her little legs...really!?!

belly!!! and rolls. love the rolls.

her eyes, her face. I can't handle the ammont of cuteness that those two things a lone contain. AHHHHHHH!

cheeks resting comfortably on her chest. Jowls. Let's just be honest and call them what they are, jowls.

adorable. let me break it down for you.: UH-DOR-UH-BUL!

practicing her "Blue Steel"