Monday, December 8, 2014

Baby Giggles

No parent wants an unhappy baby. I'm not unlike any other parent. Since Lars loves to eat (anything), I want him to be happy while he's eating. We always make eating a fun time. He has always hated wearing bibs. He always pulled the bib (those cloth ones) right off. They never lasted the entire meal. So, I ended up just having him eat sans bib. Which meant a very messy feeding time. 

The great people, Steve and Elaine, at Baby Giggles sent me some of their Crud Catchers. These are the only ones that have lasted! Don't get me wrong, Lars has tried to take off the bib, but hasn't been successful.

It always works, though. Lunch time was always our messiest feeding time (pb&j sandwiches). Now, clean up is a breeze! He doesn't even notice he's wearing it :) Feeding time is still is a fun time!


It really works too. Lars likes to dig in the pocket area and pick up what he's dropped. He now eats everything. I rarely find anything is his lap or on his high chair seat. 



I tell the truth when I review products and this is a great product! Easy clean up, flexible (and doesn't hurt when he does try to take it off), 

Baby Giggles makes a great product! If you have a messy eater, these will help you tremendously!!


Do you have a messy eater?  How do they handle wearing a bib?








Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Best Dessert EVER!!


So, I ate turkey day dessert waaay too fast and didn't even take a photo. I guess that means I just enjoyed it too much! I made a great dinner (no photos though). I made the standard (minus the stuffing). I don't care for stuffing too much and it didn't seem to be missed. Yay for me!

No, on to dessert. I made my candy apple cheesecake that I told you about last week. It didn't look like the picture, but it was outstanding (not my words, my guests). It turned out so great, I'm going to make it for Christmas dinner too.

Christmas has made an appearance in my house this week. I decorated my house as a start of the 25 days of Christmas. It's a new tradition, I started this year. I want Lars' 1st Christmas to be great (I know he won't remember it, but I will).

Here's my hall bath (Lars' bathroom)

Clockwise: living room (where the tree will be going this weekend), Lars'  play area, and the bottom pictures are the dining room.

Have you decorated for Christmas yet? Do you decorate?





Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Family Time


The other day, Jason and I took Lars to the local park (that we always run to). It's his favorite park. When we turn the corner and he sees it, he squeals and raises his arms. It's so cute.


When our little family was there last time, there was a soccer game going on. Lars wanted to borrow a ball (we forgot ours at home). He loves kicking the soccer ball around. He can start soccer when he's 3. I think I'll do that. 

I'm having my parents over for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I'm making a different dessert (apples are still involved). I can't wait to share it with you guys.  I'm taking the rest of the week off, but I will update you on the yummy food (first time making cranberry sauce) Monday.

What are you making (or having) for Thanksgiving dinner?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Winter Running


My little man is turning into a cute little boy. He can walk on his own and can stand up, while hanging on to something. He's about 30"tall and about 21 pounds. he's such a good eater (as seen in yesterday's post)


He has such a personality. He loves telling jokes (he talks baby talk and then laughs). It's the cutest thing! He loves music so much. When there's a good beat, he bounces up and down. I don't know if that's normal for little kids to do. I haven't been around kids this age too much.


My winter running has started. I know it's not technically winter, yet. But, it's cold in the mornings (for CA). Our routine is: get Lars up (about 8), we eat breakfast (he eats what we eat), we get out of our pjs and I get him bundled up for the run. He wears his thermal, sweater and beanie (with his hood up).


We always end up at the park and he plays for a while. So, I bring lots of water for both of us. For the run and play time, we're usually out for about 1 1/2 hours. Lars has a ton of fun!!

How's your winter running going? How cold is it where you live?






Monday, November 24, 2014

Loving Fall & the BEST Pancakes!!


Fall has been fantastic to us! It's been raining, but enough sunshine so we can keep going outside. Can't complain here. 

We went to apple hill last weekend, and of course, I had to pick up a bunch of my favorite apples (pink lady). I've been making my new favorite breakfast (maybe a bit too much) a lot!


Apple Pie Pancakes are the best!!! I'm not the only one that loves these pancakes. A little man loves them too!


Since Christmas is right around the corner, I've been busy making a Countdown to Christmas. It's made out of acrylic and the carrot nose moves to the number that's left until Christmas. This is something that will be around for a while. 


Lars already loves it :) 

What are your favorite type of pancakes? Pancakes or waffles for breakfast?






Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What every girl wants


A while ago, the great people at The Bouqs Company sent me some beautiful flowers!!! When the delivery guy knocked on the door and handed me the box, I felt so special.


Lars wanted to help me open the box. He was so curious to see what was in it. The flowers were packaged nice and neat, with barely anything damaged.


How pretty do they look? Can't you just smell them through you computer?


They were the most beautiful thing in my kitchen for a while. They smelled so good!


One of the great things about this company is that these flowers are only $40 (with FREE shipping). They're just like any other flower company and you can schedule a delivery date (you have to be home when they're delivered). The flowers are "grown on an active volcano in South America". How cool is that?!!! Ordering them online was so easy and took no time at all. They lasted longer than any flowers I have bought in a store. I love that they only cut what they sell. No extra waste. This is a great company and I will be ordering more flowers, in the future, from them.

Where do you buy your flowers? 






Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

Here's my little Super Man!!


This season, we went to a pumpkin patch to choose Lars' pumpkin.



A new friend found our pumpkin (outside).


Pumpkin carving time!!





Trick or treating tonight!! Lars' first time eating some candy, should be interesting. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!!

What are your plans tonight?