Thursday, January 22, 2009

Check out my new Highchair!

Addi always seems to be under my feet in the kitchen which can be a bit of a dangerous problem so we finally went out and bought her a groovy new, green Chicco highchair so I can strap her in and she'll still feel "in" on whatever I'm doing since she's up high enough to see the counter tops and stove. Inadvertently, it is also nice to have to feed her in although she does really well sitting on your lap while having food shoveled in! It is pretty sweet and she loves it most of the time. Here are a few pics of her in her new digs. Isn't she the cutest ever!

What have you done to me????

Food for Thought

I decided to start keeping track of the food I make for Addison as she's decided to be a solid food baby almost full time now. So I started a new blog for that purpose. It is called Deliciously Homemade and can be found at
I decided to do this because I'd wanted to make her food myself but I was intimidated by the task until I thought I could just simplify all the glorified ideas in my mind, chop up some good, healthy food, and that would work just fine. So I bought myself a Magic Bullet blender and some fresh fruits & veggies and got to work, only it isn't work b/c the Magic Bullet is so awesome and quick I can't give it enough kudos!
So, what inspired me to ditch Gerber and make my own??? Well to be honest I haven't kicked Gerber or Enfamil to to curb completely. I do use them too but I was watching the one or two episodes of Jon & Kate + 8 that I've ever seen... oh no, it wasn't one of their shows it was Kate on a talk show that I rarely ever watch but caught a snippet of one day... anyhow, the hostess was asking Kate about feeding her children (her many children) and mentioned that they NEVER (okay, technically rarely) eat out. The hostess was surprised and asked how she does it. Kate's response stuck with me and what she said was basically that she has these little people she's been given to raise and that she wants their bodies to have the best start they possibly can so she cooks their meals and feeds them at home or plans ahead and packs lunches instead of hitting the drive thru.
Now, I'm not that great and we do the drive thru but I thought there was definitely something to what she was saying about giving her kids' bodies the best shot at a healthy life and I knew I could do that too. So Deliciously Homemade was born. I know some of you are homemaking, baby-feeding experts already so if you feel like checking it out feel free & feel free to leave some of your own ideas for me to try out!
The thing I enjoy most about cooking is seeing how much my family likes what I make for them, it is especially fun to watch my baby gobble up the concoctions I make for her too! It's fun, easy, and I feel like I'm doing something good for her. Hope you enjoy it too.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Another long time no post...

Hummm, why haven't I been here in a while??? Busy I suppose. I just wanted to leave a little note though that we are happy and doing well so far this year.

I've been impressed with our family, we have set a goal and are doing a great job keeping up with it. We've decided to have scripture time each day and we have a rotating schedule as to who is in charge each day. Instead of reading from cover to cover each person is in charge of choosing a topic for their scripture share and then they read/talk about a few scriptures that go along with what they have chosen. It has been very nice and fun to get together each evening to read and uplift each other instead of just being entertained by the tv. I have been impressed with some of the topics and I think it gives us as parents another little insight as to what our kids are thinking and concerned with. It is also the perfect time for family prayers and I am really enjoying it! I am thankful for the scriptures & I'm glad we are actually using them instead of looking at them from their spot on the shelf!

It is also fun to have Michael Anne & Addi use the Friend magazine to help them choose a topic. Last night it was Addi's turn and she told us the story of President Hinckley when he wanted to move an old dead tree. He hooked up a chain to the tree but when he began to pull the tree a link in the chain broke. He went to the store and bought a replacement link and put it in place but the chain was never the same again. He encouraged us to be a strong link in our family chain and to draw upon the blessings of righteous families in the scriptures and in our pioneer heritage for strength. We sure do have a strong heritage of faith in our family, from both sides. Then we read about the strength the stripling warriors gained from the teachings of faith from their mothers & their blessing of protection for trusting their own faith.