Sunday, May 29, 2011
On Friday we went to see the Cubs play at Wrigley Field. It was a first for both Big Papa and our little Goober. We had a great time riding the train into the city, taking the Subway (or the EL when it gets out of the ground), and watching some baseball. Even though they didn't win, we still had lots of fun!
|First Happy Meal!|
|Ready to take the Subway|
|Amazing seats! Thanks!|
|Our little family ready to watch the game!|
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
|Lovin' dinner time!|
Once we added solids, I worried because she just wasn't interested. Rice cereal -- yuck! Pureed peas -- blech. But, we eventually got her eating sweet potatoes, green beans, and yummy pureed fruits to great success. Now, as a nine, almost ten month old, she won't touch the pre-mashed baby food, preferring to eat "big-girl foods". This is just fine with me -- she has eight teeth and can handle a little chew/mash action, and saves us money not having to buy all those jars! Some of her favorite foods are:
|Oh, and did I mention she loves mashed potatoes?|
-- frozen peas
-- cooked carrots
-- cottage cheese
-- oatmeal with cinnamon-sugar
-- animal crackers
-- and of course: cheerios
|Finger lickin' good!|
Today was a particularly adventurous food day. I made a blackberry and blueberry smoothie for a mid-morning snack and thought I'd give her a taste. I used my straw to ladle some of it into her mouth, but she just latched right on to it and sucked it all out. At that point Goobie and I just took turns sipping our yummy smoothie from the straw (so cute). Then for lunch, Grandma spoiled us with a trip to Panera Bread. I figured I'd just get her some bread or give her pieces of the meat from my sandwich, but we decided to be brave and order her some mac n' cheese. She LOVED it.
I love that my little Goob loves to eat, but it's hard to tell when she's full. She swallows her food then opens up her little mouth like a baby bird ready for the next bite. Today, I knew that she shouldn't be eating the whole bowl of macaroni since it's portioned for a 3-4 year old, but she just kept asking for more! Her eyes are definitely bigger than her stomach.
|"Mom! Do you like see food?"|
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
|With my AMAZING teacher|
- I had my senior recital. A lot of hard work, long hours, and tears went into its preparation, and I was thrilled with the results. I loved being on that stage in front of my friends, family, and teachers, singing some of the most beautiful music in the world. I also was grateful to sing two duets with my handsome hubby (he's such a rock star!).
|With Cheesecake Mama's parents|
|With Big Papa's family|
- We moved! An hour after graduation, we were feverishly packing and cleaning up our old apartment with a tight deadline hanging over our heads. With a lot of help and sweat from both our families, we were able to pass our check out appointment with flying colors -- she said ours was the best one all day.
We spent that next weekend at Big Papa's parent's house and had a nice time celebrating Easter and getting a few last minute things done. We didn't realize how many loose ends needed to be tied up before we could leave the state. Monday morning was spent running errands all over town. As soon as we finished, we said a teary goodbye to Big Papa's family.