Tuesday, March 19, 2013

6 Months Old!

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Miss C turned 6 months old last week! So hard to believe how fast time seems to be going in her little life! Right now I'm estimating that she's about 15lbs. She's very dainty and petit just barely fitting into 6 month clothing... she has massive feet though... and lovely long fingers for her chubby little hand. She can sit up on her own and is loving rice cereal, she was an instant pro eating off a spoon. She gives very enthusiastic kisses, complete with a firm grip on either side of your face and all kinds of extra drool. She's still not much of a talker, she squeeks and squeels... sounds a bit like a monkey... and she says mama and dada. Dada she just babbles but my girl knows her mama (or she's at least made the connection that saying mama results in someone giving her attention)! She's become slightly picky with her song choices but "This little light of mine" is always a hit met with sweet little smiles. She has rolled over twice, but I have no illusions of her taking that hobby up, she's quite lazy when it comes to putting her on her belly and would really rather lie there then attempt to push up. Her room is finally ready and she'll be moving in at some point over the next few weeks... as soon as I can cope with her being too big for her Moses basket.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Musical Monday: Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

I'm sure I've shared this one before but I do love it so! Seems I hear it every time I turn the radio on these days so thought I'd share it again!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Musical Monday: Lumineers - Hey Ho

Love this song!
Happy Monday my dear friend!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Morning Glory Muffins

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We are a muffin loving family. Eating only one muffin at a time is a rare thing in this household. And as for those cute little mini muffins? Waste of time! My boys wont even believe they've eaten the equivalent to a large muffin until they've had about 10.
Because of our muffin love I'm always looking for healthier muffin options. While this isn't the healthiest you'll find it has carrots in it... so I feel like that's a small victory (and they are so good!)

Morning Glory Muffins
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
8 tbsp (1 stick/ 1/2 cup) butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1, 8oz can crushed pineapple, drained and pressed dry with paper towels
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 375.
Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk the sugar, eggs, melted butter and vanilla until smooth. Fold the sugar mixture into the flour mixture until is just combined. Fold in the carrots, pineapple, coconuts, nuts and raisins until just combined.
Scoop batter into greased or paper cup lined muffin tins and bake until a tooth pick comes out with a few crumbs on it, roughly 25-30 minutes.
Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove from pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Life Right Now

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Waiting for transfer papers
Excited for this movie
Saving for this spinning wheel or this one... I just can't decide
Reading Proverbs and James
Drinking Fizz Tabs
Considering a new career path
Searching to define myself as more then just a mom
Expecting all kinds of company over the next few months
Cleaning everything! It's a strange and unknown side of me...
Watching Food Inc and The Bible
Sleeping very little
Thankful for all the clothes we have been given for Charlotte
Renovating bedrooms, 1 down 2 to go!
Donating toys and clothes by the bag full and loving it!
Making giraffe's, dolls, candles, pillows, blankets and so much more!
Eating almonds by the fist full

Monday, March 4, 2013

Musical Monday: Mumford and Sons - Wagon Wheel

My brother in law and his wife came for a visit last week and I heard him playing this song on his phone... naturally I have not been able to get it out of my head since. When I popped onto YouTube to try and find it I found a Mumford and Sons cover... ummm, que the ecstatic squealing? yes... yes...

So it has taken me a few months but I do think I am back on my feet now and you can start looking forward to some normal posting again... I know I've made the promise before, but this time I really mean it... I think...