Friday, November 30, 2012

6 months old!

Sweet little man. Mom is a little behind on this 6 month post.  You will be 6 months & 1 week tomorrow, but mom & dad celebrated your half birthday from our sick beds with a stomach bug, so I am just now getting around to posting!
You turned 6 months old after Thanksgiving & celebrated with Lollie & Pop, who were way more fun than your nautious mom & dad that day. 
You just get more & more handsome by the day & we love every new little thing we learn about you as we watch your personality bloom :) 
Notable things from this month:
You have not one, but two teeth that came through in the last month & you handled it like a champ!  Minor fussing, and chomping down on teething rings, but overall quite a successful first round of teething.  Makes a momma proud :)
You are also sitting up like a pro these days, no more tripoding for you! Now you are getting more and more adventurous and lean forward as far as you can to reach new toys.  I can hardly get you to do tummy or back time any more, sitting is the bees knees in your book. 
You are also "bum scootching" while sitting, inching your way closer & closer to objects of interest.
When I DO put you on your tummy, you immediately roll over.  You like that trick. And apparently don't like tummy time.
However, when it comes to sleeping, you are quite the opposite.  I lay you on your back & you have started to roll over & sleep on your belly.  You know how to keep your momma nervous & on her toes. 
We've caught you studying your hands lately; it's quite cute.
You love your pacifier, car rides & playing with mom & dad & bob.
Your favorite song is "Jesus Loves Me"
I think you have discovered how to throw a temper tantrum.  You are letting mommy know quite certainly when you do NOT like something. 
You are getting more interested in playdates with little friends.
Hands down, you're the sweetest.  And I think we'll keep ya ;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Powerpacked Pumpkin Smoothie {Dairy Free}

I know, I know, another pumpkin post.
They are all over the place this time of year.
I just finished pureeing about 12 cups of pumpkin so I am trying to come up with some creative ways to enjoy pumpkin this season!
I've seen several recipes for pumpkin smoothies on pinterest & such & decided to give it a go & came up with a scrumptious one that is also dairy free (which is hard to find!) to keep babycakes happy :).  You can easily substitute dairy back in for my dairy free items & I'm sure it would be just as tasty.
Not only was this delish, but it got extra points in my book for having some extra health benefits too! 
Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup pumpkin puree (frozen prefered)
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp soy protein powder
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp soy vanilla yogurt (mine was the trader joe's brand)
1/4 cup almond milk (or other dairy free milk)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Blend all ingredients in a blender, adding a handful of ice cubes as needed (may need more if your puree was not frozen).  Pour yourself a glass & enjoy!