little mr. loves to talk to himself in the mirror. it's how i can keep him entertained while taking a shower or making dinner. i just sit him in front of the mirror and he'll just chat and giggle to himself. it's the cutest thing.
I was directed to this cute site from her and fell in love. What a sweet way to share love stories and be inspired by others. Love love love.
I submitted one of my favorite pictures of us and got an e-mail a couple weeks later saying they had put it up! We are among the cutest lovers of the world. Check it out here.
I could tell you that life has been crazy. In these 6 months celebrated birthdays and weddings and lots of firsts, went on our first family trip to Cali, moved into our very own apartment, among other things, all on about 5 hours of sleep. This kid eats like a big boy now, is trying to figure out how to crawl, and (FINALLY) has his own room. Through all his teething, growing pains, and all the ups and downs of being a 6 month old, he still manages to steal my heart.
I just wanted to let you all know that I am loving being a mom to this little cutie. Never have I felt so fulfilled as I do taking care of Jude. There are rough times with poopy diapers, late nights, and barf all down my shirt but I get paid with smiles, LAUGHS, and sweet little cuddles and I could not ask for more.
ps these are some baby leggings i made for jude dude the other day. so simple and easy. and look at those rolls man.
When Jude was just a few weeks old, my sister's good friends, Nick & Erica, took some pictures for us. Nick & Erica are a good husband & wife team. I guess the day they took these pictures, they found out Erica is pregnant! Congrats guys!
These are some of our favorites:
These all have something in common. All having to do with my new years resolution to be a healthier/fit me.
This is the coolest app ever. First of all, it's FREE!!! Second of all, it's full of really awesome workouts. All different kinds and different time lengths for those days when you have an hour to workout or just 15 minutes. You can sync music from your iPod. When a workout pops up that you don't know how to do, just play the instructional video. You earn more workouts the more you workout. Just try not to sweat with Nike Training Club.
These Biggest-Loser oatmeal pancakes are the bomb and at 68 calories each, you can eat quite a few without feeling guilty.
Instructions: In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Heat a griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. For each pancake pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Flip when they start to bubble. Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batches, spraying the griddle as needed. Makes about 10 pancakes.
Last but not least, broccoli-quinoa casserole. Delish. I added a little chicken.
One 10 oz can condensed Cream of Broccoli soup (or mushroom), low-sodium if you prefer
1/3 cup reduced fat mayonnaise (original called for 1 full cup. WOW.)
. Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear. In a small saucepan combine the quinoa, water, and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 18-20 minutes, or until fluffy and the white ring/tail is visible. Fluff with a fork.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a shallow (8×8 in or 5-6 cups) casserole dish – or individual ramekins – with vegetable cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine the soup, mayonnaise, milk, shredded cheese, Splenda, pepper, and nutmeg until well mixed. Stir in the quinoa and broccoli. Spoon mixture into prepared casserole. Sprinkle on a couple tablespoons of Parmesan and bake for 35-40 minutes (20-25 minutes for ramekins) or until bubbly on the edges and golden. Makes 8 generous 1/2-cup servings.
My sweet little Jude Matthew Walker was born November 15, 2011 in the afternoon. All 10 lbs 10 oz, 22 inches of him.
It's hard to describe just how intense labor & delivery is. But it's equally as hard to describe the beauty of it. How empowering it is. The relief after. And the joy of finally meeting this little miracle that grew inside you for 9 months.