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Puerto Rico

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: good eats, travel |

If you could see me now you would laugh, because I’m sitting on my couch with my laptop to the right of me and a keyboard that I barrowed from work on my lap.  Despite the funny set-up, I’m thankful because I can type!!!  I’ve had this blog created for at least a week with all of the pictures in order and ready to go, but I was totally unable to type any descriptions.  I’m so glad that I can finally share a couple stories and a few pictures of our precious little boy.

 

We went to Puerto Rico a couple weeks ago for the wedding of two of our friends.  It was so nice to be there for such a beautiful wedding and to enjoy some nice warm weather before winter really sets in.  E’s favorite part was swimming in the pool.  Doesn’t he look so cute in his swim trunks, shirt & hat?  I think he looks like he is ready to go hiking through the desert with that hat on. 

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I like to call this picture 3 men and a baby.  This is a picture of E, J and two of J’s buddies from college.  We were surprised to learn that all of J’s friends have nick-named E “Harry” which we have found to be quite fitting and have even adopted it ourselves. 

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This was the view from our room, isn’t it gorgeous?

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Here is E having a bit of star fruit.

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E eating carrots with daddy.

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Our sleep little angle napping on the couch in our room.

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J and I before going to the wedding.  The dress I’m wearing, I wore the night before our wedding a 1 1/2 earlier.  Not bad, actually I was pretty proud of myself that I was able to fit into the dress again.  Of course that feeling was ruined today when a lady in the elevator at work asked if was pregnant.

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What’s cooking?

Posted on November 18, 2010. Filed under: E, good eats, milestones |

We made peas 4 E, these where made by steaming organic frozen peas.  I love how bright green they are.  Much prettier than the regular jarred peas.

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See how happy E looks eating them!

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He has only eaten a couple times but he already loves to hold the spoon.

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E isn’t the only one eaten good….take a look a these two awesome meals J whipped up.  An open face sirloin burgers and spinach lasagna

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Sweet ‘Taters

Posted on October 28, 2010. Filed under: E, good eats, milestones |

We haven’t been eager to start feeding E “real” food.  To me it just seems like an additional task to worry about on top of the feedings I either conduct or prepare for each day.  At E’s 4 month appointment his pediatrician said that since he is gaining weight and sleeping well on his all milk diet there is not hurry to start introducing food.  That being said E has been showing a strong interest into whatever J and I are eating, so last weekend we decided to mix up some sweet potatoes for he’s first meal.  Since food at this point is solely for learning how to swallow and experiencing different tastes and textures, we keep feedings very low key.  E really enjoyed his first feeding.  He didn’t eat much at all but he sure did give us some big smiles and funny expressions as he held the sweet ‘taters in is mouth and moved it around without swallowing.

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Do you like the pirate bib???  The bib is the very first thing J bought for E.  It was a Christmas present for E, back when he was still in my belly and we referred to him as Baby Pumpkin-Seed.  You can tell we are rookie parents because we started feeding him without a bid, after he started spitting out all of his food we decided to put a bib on him.

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Weekend With Grandma

Posted on September 19, 2010. Filed under: E, good eats, life & times |

J went on his annual golf trip this weekend.  I wasn’t looking forward to being on my own for five days, so I invited my mom to come out from California so I could have some quality time with my mom and E could have some quality time with his grandma.  E and I were on our own for Wednesday and Thursday night for the first time (things went very smoothly).  I could bore you with the details, but instead I’ll just focus on the highlights.  Before I go into what we did this weekend, I should explain that my mom knows how to do everything.  She is basically superwoman.  So at 33 years old, she is still teaching me important life skills.

 

First things first she saved our plant!  We have a plant that we received as a gift for E’s birthday.  Between learning to be parents and the oppressive heat the plant was on it’s last leg.  While walking E around the outside of the house she found that condensation was coming out of a tube connected to our AC unit, by putting the tube in the plant she created an impromptu irrigation system.  The plant is already looking more perky. 

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She finished knitting a sweater for E!  It fits perfectly, I hoping cold weather will come soon, so he can start wearing it.  Isn’t it so cute?  The last sweater she knitted was 33 years ago for me!

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We set up E’s Johnny Jump.  This was my favorite toy as an infant, and I’m certain it will be his also.

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Our biggest project of the weekend was a surprise for J.  We purchased a Webber Grill for him, and also a 10 pound turkey.  People typically only have turkey at holidays and big events so it seems a bit extravagant for a little family like ours, but it is actually perfect.  Not only will the meat be the base of 3 meals this weeks (sandwiches, pot-pie & enchiladas).  But we will also have leftover meat to freeze so that I can make soup once the weather get cooler.  As you can see E helped us assemble the grill.

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Once we got the coals going we prepped the turkey by seasoning it on the inside with lots of salt and pepper and then massaged the outside with olive oil.  Mom told me it is very important to give the turkey a very good massage and to speak to it very nicely so that it was be extra delicious.  The picture below shows what a wonderful massage I gave the turkey.  Doesn’t the turkey looking happy, relaxed and ready to be cooked?

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Isn’t that a good looking bird?  Not bad for 2 hours of cooking.

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All in all it was a wonderful weekend with Mom/Grandma.  E and I both loved getting to spend quality with Grandma Elane.  One of the most surprising and best benefits of having E, has been the additional time I’ve gotten to spend with my mom.

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Grandma Elane, E and I love you and miss you!!

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