Sunday, October 24, 2010

OC Walk to Remember

Yesterday was the OC Walk to Remember, a 5K walk that raises money for hospitals and support groups to provide services to parents who have lost a child in infancy or pregnancy. Thank you to my wonderful friends and family who got up super early on a Saturday, braved the rain, and walked for a good cause. It was an emotionally difficult day and I couldn't have done it without you all.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple Picking and 11 Months Old

Sorry for the totally uninspiring/creative title. I have these pictures sitting on my computer so I thought I'd write a quick blog while Carter is napping so I can clean up my computer desktop!
On Saturday we went apple picking at Los Rios in Oak Glen. It didn't turn out quite the way we wanted--there was no cell phone service so we never managed to meet up with the two different groups of people that were also going, but nonetheless, we had a a fairly good time (at least Carter and I did! Dave was grumpy about various things--one being that I almost let my car run out of gas in the middle of nowhere--whoops!) We managed to not run out of gas, although we did pick up a nail in my tire somewhere on the drive which resulted in me having to get two new tires and thus negatively affecting my budget for the month. Oh well. With all that said, the highlights of the day were laying on a blanket on a grass hill under a tree and people watching while listening to a band play. Carter had his first sip of fresh apple cider which he promptly spit out all over his clothes. I packed us a picnic lunch and we sat and ate together. We picked some apples which I made into applesauce for Carter.

My tiny little baby boy is not so little anymore. At 11 months, he is extremely active and energetic and wiggly! He rolls all over the place and still is not too excited on crawling--he wants to walk everywhere (with assistance). Thankfully he has a nice Grandpa who holds his hands and lets him walk around all day. He went from having no teeth to FIVE teeth in a matter of weeks (poor guy). His mouth really seems to hurt but I love his toothy smile. He talks and babbles nonstop and loves to be tickled. His new favorite activity is going up and down the stairs. Here are some videos:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rainy Days

There's nothing like warm pajamas and fun new toys on a rainy day.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Homemade Organic Baby Food

I have successfully been making my own baby food and am surprised at how easy, cheap, and yummy it is. I bought these little 2 oz containers that you can freeze, microwave, etc. They interlock so you can stack them in the freezer. It started when I tried to give Carter the Gerber Organic Peas. He spit it out as soon as I gave him a bite. I then tasted it, and realized why! It was awful. Tasted like grass. So I bought organic peas, blended them up, tasted it, and it tasted like... peas! And Carter loves them. So far I have made: pears, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, peaches... and then I have made some blends which he likes: avocado with banana, peaches with banana, peas with carrots, apples with banana... etc. We just started him on yogurt, so now I can make him smoothies. Our doctor said we can start him on meat... a little nervous to see how that is going to go, but I found some good recipes (chicken and apples, etc.) I even found a recipe for baby food "pumpkin pie" that I plan on making soon.