Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A day in the life: 14 months

Its been way too long since I've done one of these posts. Last time Lewis was only 10 months old!
Lewis is truly a toddler now. Gaining more and more confidence in his own independence every day he is constantly exploring and zooming around the house. Here is what a typical day looks like for us:

Our day begins between 7/7:30 when we head down stairs to eat some breakfast. Lewis LOVES frozen pineapple and blueberries these days so he always points to the freezer first thing when we get into the kitchen. While he snacks on his frozen fruit I prep his breakfast which usually consists of an egg or two and some toast with coconut oil and almond butter on it.

After breakfast we head up to his room to play and get ready for the day. Sometimes we take a walk in the mornings before his short (45-60 min) nap. After nap: snack time. His latest obsession are Annie's Cheddar Bunnies. Pretty sure he would eat the whole box if I let him

We usually try to get out in the afternoons if possible. Some days we play outside if its sunny. Some days we play inside. Occasionally we will meet up with friends at the park (loves going down the slide!) or the zoo.

Lunch time is pretty fun these days as he is eating pretty much everything we are. He is also getting very bold and thinks its hilarious to stand up in his high chair when I don't buckle him in

After lunch and play its afternoon nap time. He sleeps for a couple of hours usually and wakes up very refreshed and hungry for another snack

New things:

  • 12 teeth! and is getting several more (new: 3 molars and 1 canine)
  • Food Loves: black olives, frozen pineapple & blueberries, toast, cheddar bunnies
  • A natural in the water. Loves to be in the pool
  • Plays hide and seek
  • Points at pictures in books when he wants to know the name
  • Says "hi" and waves
  • Toy Loves: shape sorter, a big stick we use to keep the sliding door closed, legos, his plastic animal figurines (bear, tiger, zebra, bernese mnt dog)
  • Disobedience! Loves throwing food off his tray and standing up in his high chair when we tell him not to

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Weekly meals

Here's the plan for meals this week! We are having breakfast twice this week which I'm super excited about. We love bread around here but have been eating less and less for health reasons, hence the paleo pancakes and baked french toast. We actually made the pancakes tonight and they were really good!
What's on your menu this week?
Head over to Mothers Mouthful  for a delicious pesto recipe! You should definitely make it in the near future :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Adventures lately

With the busyness of life I've gotten out of the habit of posting about our daily lives (riveting) so I thought an update would be nice!
This past week my mom flew in from AZ for a visit. She came at the perfect time, we've had the best week of weather so far this year. Here are some of the things we did this past week:

We went to Juanita bay park in Kirkland and had an amazing time looking at wildlife (turtles!) and playing in the grass. Afterwards we grabbed lunch downtown and got more paint for our little project

I've been wanting to repaint my old dresser for Lewis for quite a while now. It was so great to have my mom here to help! We also painted a night stand and a little stool. Can't wait to put them in his room!

Date night! Jeff surprised me with a romantic date night on the space needle. It was a gorgeous day and we could see forever in all directions from where we ate and the observation deck. If you look really closely you can see Mt. Rainier behind us. Such a perfect night!

Shopping at University Village in Seattle (such an awesome outdoor mall!). Lewis had so much fun walking around and playing by the fountain.

It was such a fun week with good company and beautiful weather. Not pictured: the massive amount of cleaning and re-arranging that took place in our new home! Pictures soon to come