Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Amelia finally took a nap long enough to finish it! Sorry if it's lame...I may find my life more interesting than others, for obvious reasons. :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mad About Mia (Monday)

July is just flying by! Is it really possible that in a week it will be August? And school will start again a couple of weeks after that? Ugh, oh well. I am going to cherish all the time we have left. This week is going to be slow but this weekend we are going to a wedding! So, look forward to a fun Steppin' Out Saturday post (probably a few days late) and plenty of pictures of Miss Mia all dolled up. :)
This is what daily nap time looks like. That lip just kills me!

We got to see Auntie Hi for one day!
Sitting Supported at Nana's with our new Elmo toy.
Happens every time we are in the car...

Monday, July 11, 2011

I made Baby Food...

I have been planning to make our own baby food long before we had even talked about trying to have Amelia. We have very good friends who had their daughter a couple years ago and Jen made all her own baby food. I was very intrigued and asked a million questions. That was when I decided when and if we had a baby I wanted to make my own food. She made it sound easy and healthy, which it is. :)

The "recipe" I made I found on Simply Baby Food Recipes. It's summer time and peaches are in season. So, when I went the the grocery store Friday I grabbed a bunch on sale. I cut, peeled and pitted the peach, then simmered them for 10 minutes. I then used the food processor attachment that came with my blender to puree the peaches. I then loaded the mixture into ice cube trays and put it in the freezer.
Sunday morning I warmed 1 cube up in the microwave for 30 seconds. I then mixed it with a little rice cereal. Amelia was a little unsure about it but eat it all anyways. She also ate 2 cubes for Curtis later in the day, but this morning she wasn't as interested. I am wondering if she is like her mother and doesn't like to eat the same thing two times in a row...

I am going to try a veggie next. I was thinking about peas but maybe I will attempt butternut squash. I'll keep you updated and I'll share any recipes that we really like. 

Mad About Mia (Monday)

She is a little bit of a messy eater...
Hanging out with Daddy
Lovin' the Bumbo and her pretty dress...
Relaxing in the pool July 3rd
With Aunt Vicki and Uncle Nathan on 4th of July

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Girl

I think Amelia is growing again, well she is always growing but maybe a growth spurt? She is sleeping so much and she has taken to solid food so well. She will practically attack the spoon even though she nursed just 20 minutes before. I know it sounds silly but I wish she wouldn't grow so fast. I know she has to grow up and I want her to. I just wish it would take a little longer, you know?

I have been wanting to get Amelia a bumbo seat since she was a couple of weeks old. She has never liked laying down. She has always wanted to be "up" looking around. So, I thought she would really like a chair that supports her while she sits straight up. I just didn't want to spend $35-45 on something she would probably out grow quickly. I was super excited to find a used on craigslist for $15. She loves it of course! I think I am going to invest in the little tray for it because she really likes to eat in it.

I am trying to get the house ready for a bridal shower I am hosting Friday. I am doing several diy type projects so I plan to post pictures eventually. I am also still working at my ultimate goal of getting the whole house clean and organized as well as keeping it up. I've found pinterest and I'm completely addicted. I've found so many great organizing solutions and print outs. It's great!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My New Dress

I have been itching to make something creative since the summer began. I just wanted to get the house in order first. I had planned June to be a month of cleaning followed by July as a month of creativity as a reward. The house isn't totally done, but I decided I still deserved a reward. So here it is! I made it more or less following this tutorial. It's a little sloppy but it's just my 1st attempt. I plan to make several more with pretty fabric and old tee shirts. I'm also thinking of changing the length on this one...but not sure yet. I used some 60" fabric I had laying around and didn't adjust it because I really like the flowers at the bottom of the print. Let me know what you think...should I make it shorter?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th!

I am so excited to share this holiday with Amelia. I hope she will one day realize how incredibly blessed she is to be an American. I am just sad that Texas has been too dry to lift it's burn ban. Hopefully next year we will be able to see the sky lit up with fireworks. Thank you to all our former and current service people.

Home of the Free because of the Brave. :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Another new frontier...

It's been a couple of days since we started this whole solid foods thing. I have learned several things:

1. Solid Food poo diapers are a whole new game.
2. Sweet does not equal good.
3. High chairs are overrated.

It's been almost a week since we got the green light from our pediatrician to try solids. I wasn't completely convinced she was ready so instead of investing in all the "equipment" to make my own baby food we had a go with organic store bought. The choices were green beans, butternut squash, apples and bananas. I thought that if she like bananas it would be the easiest to make myself so we started with it. I also grabbed some rice cereal for good measure.

The bananas went over lukewarm. She surprised me by going for the spoon, but once it was in her mouth she started making faces and pushing it out. I won't lie I laughed, it was pretty cute. I tried the bananas two different times within the 1st day. When she reacted the same way the second time I thought, maybe she isn't ready yet.

I gave it a couple days and decided to try again. Instead of dragging out the big ol' high chair I just put her in her bouncer. It worked out a lot better. She seemed more comfortable. It won't work forever but right now while she is small it is perfect. It's really making me want to get a bumbo seat...

Anyways, this time we mixed up some formula and rice cereal and this went down like budder... She liked it so much she kept trying to direct the spoon back into her mouth even when it was empty and then would cry because there was no more. It's been two days and she has not gotten tired of it. She eat twice as much tonight as she did the first two times. So, I think we will stick with cereal for another couple of days and then try mixing some bananas in with the cereal.

The diapers are bad though, like seriously.


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