Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lets go swimming!

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Okay okay.. I admit it I love shopping for my girls. I tend to go a little crazy sometimes, so in order to have Piper wear all of her cute things while she is in that age size we wardrobe change often.
This swimsuit is my FAVORITE ever. It's from Europe and it's darling, but she is growing so fast, and by the time it's summer she might have outgrown it, so what to do.. Photoshoot!
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Actually the story behind this photoshoot is that we were heading up to Lava hot springs in Idaho, and I brought Piper two suits. I couldn't decide which to wear to Lava, so I tried them both on, and then went with the smaller one hoping she can wear this one again since it's the bigger of the two.. 
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The girl was mesmerized by all of the water, and was calm, and taking it all in.
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I'm not sure if she loved it, or what but she seemed happy to be there.
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Unfortunately Chloe was running around so much that I couldn't get many shots of her.
 She had such a great time playing with her cousins!
I'm not a fan of Chloe's suit.
 I let her pick from all of her adorable suits, and which one does she choose?
The one I got her to play in the yard with.. 
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I really wish we had something like this where we live.. we would go all of the time!
Piper and Daddy in the hot tub
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I love this next shot of Little Pi's raisin feet. She may have been in the water a bit too long at that point..
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I can't wait for the summer! We have so many plans to go and have fun in the sun! My mom was so sweet and she got us all season passes to Waterworld! Yay! Can't wait!
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Piper Jane month 8

  • You now say Hi, dog, dada and mama
  • You have for the most part weened yourself
  • You like" real food"
  • You got your first two teeth a couple of weeks ago.. That was rough.
  • You Click your tongue
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  • You love to pull out all of the wipes from the container.
  • You Pop your lips especially when you want food
  • You have taken to only saying "dog" lately.
  • You are an independent eater. No more purees for you.
  • You have found your voice, and can easily get your point across, as to what you want.

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  • You stick your tongue out and blow (spit) to tell us NO
  • You have your two front bottom teeth in, but one has come through much more than the other. 
  • Naps are 1.5 hours in the morning @at 9am, 45 minutes in the afternoon around 130 and then to bed at 630 

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  • You only nurse 2 times in 24 hours. At night, and in the early morning. I pump for you still.
  • Your last nursing is at 10 pm then you wake to eat between 4-6 am
  • you stand holding onto things, but don't crawl yet.
  • You drink from a sippy like a champ

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    You and Chloe have just started to really play together. I love that. Every time I listen to the Frozen soundtrack I think about your sister relationship, and my heart swells. I love that you two will be there for each other. I love the connection you share.
    We Love you like crazy, and are so fulfilled with your spirit in our home.You are very aware, and I feel like you have a wise and old soul. You are an amazing little person. I can't wait to see who you become.

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Be mine

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    Ah my sweet little girlies.. I just love having girls!!!
    They are so fun to dress up and play with
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    Piper is so easy to dress up and sit somewhere. 
    She can't move around too much so I use it to my advantage.
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    Everything excites her, and I enjoy watching her learn. 
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    Baby Jane got her first tooth this week, and it was pretty hard for everyone.
    Once it popped through she was okay.
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    All week long the girls dressed in their valentines outfits. 
    Lots of hearts, pinks, reds etc. Chloe loved it!
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    I made Chloe a giant cupcake to decorate for valentines. 
    We went out and got sprinkles, heart candies etc. to decorate with.
    She likes to decorate it, but really she just wanted to eat it. 
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    She kept asking me to polish her nails in valentine colors, and put her heart tattoos on.
    Her grams got her a bunch of chapsticks, candy, and toys to open as her valentines present.
    Her Grandma Baird sent her a my little Pony dvd which she loves!
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    Easy on the sprinkles kid!
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    I love me some ruffle buns!!
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    Love birds onesie 
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    And on to the messy part.. Why do we love cake smashing so much?
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    And of course it wouldn't be a party without the photo bombing of Ginger the dog..
    Anywhere there is food there is Ginger.
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    Happy Valentines Day!!!
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    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    Fresh Squeezed Review

    I don't normally do reviews of anything, but I really really like this product.. 
    I made most of Chloe's baby food, and felt happy about knowing where her food came from, and what was in it, but it got tricky toting it around it all sorts of containers. 
    I kept thinking "why don't they make reusable pouches", or something like it... well they did.. kinda. These are not technically reusable. Just fillable, but I do reuse them... They come with a filling system, pouches, and caps.

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    I love that they are clear containers, and I can write what they are on the outside.
    Okay, so here is what I do..
     I steam all of my veggies and puree them. 
    I also puree all of my fruit, then I add my sweet fruits into my not as sweet veggies, so my baby will eat them. I make all sorts of yummy baby food recipes.
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    Avocado..pear.. yum, but I haven't tried making these together, yet
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    I put carrot into a lot of my recipes. It blends well, and adds a sweetness.
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    Above is a scooped out Acorn squash.
     I usually use butternut, because it's a go to for baby food, as is sweet potato.
     Acorn squash is new to me, but It was really good! 
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    The Kabocha squash.. not so much
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    Below is pure raspberry puree frozen into trays so I can pop them out and add them to any mix I want..
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    Below is acorn squash, apple sauce, and cinnamon. Pipes loved it!
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    I have to give a shout out to Kendra on her homemade Vanilla extract.. yum! I use it so much!
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    Here is how the system works... 
    See that plunger thing?, well it does just what it looks like.. Plunges the food into the pouches..
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    I make a bunch of recipes, fill the pouches, then freeze them all.
    Every morning I pop out 2 different flavors, and let them thaw a couple of hours, and when Piper is done with her morning nap they are thawed, and ready for me to take anywhere. We also have the spoon thingies that you can attach, but Piper does really well with us just squirting it straight into her mouth.
    Oh and when a pouch is empty I rinse it thoroughly dry it, and reuse it! 
    Love them!