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I had my first overnight away from my little sweetie. I'm a teacher and I chaperoned our Senior Retreat. It was so much fun and I really got to connect with some more of those fabulous kiddos! Ellie had a fantastic time with just her Daddy. They got to play together and head on over to my in-laws for a Family Dinner! It sounds like all three of us didn't get much sleep though - the Seniors were up until about 12:30-1:00am and then we had a "wake up" call at 6:30!!!! AHHH. Thomas said that Ellie woke up 3-4 times too!! Glad I didn't miss out on much!
I was greeted in the morning with the most adorable picture text of my two loves!
Ellie and I went shopping at the mall (during her afternoon "nap time") and she was a total babe! [Gotta start them young!!!] She loved riding around in her umbrella stroller (facing forward!) and looking around at all the pretties. I went through the mall pretty quick even though we were gone for about 2 hours (including driving time). She did fall asleep for part of our excursion but was a happy baby overall. NO COMPLAINING the whole time! What a little love and blessing she is. I love going shopping with her! When we got home she had some rice cereal and a bottle and was completely content.
On Monday I made these again and let me tell you they are delish! I love me some Mexican food and Enchiladas are for sure my favorite dish. Sorry no photo but I love them!
I am making Ellie's baby food myself. While it is a little time consuming I really like knowing what exactly is going into her food. So far I am only making her food that we grew organically in our garden. Her options are Broccoli, Peas. Beans, Zucchini, and Cabbage. All I have been doing is steaming the veggies until they are soft and tender, then I use my hand blender to puree them with a little bit of water. Next I put them through a fine mesh strainer pressing it through with a spoon into another bowl. Finally I measure them out into my 3 ounce storage containers to put into the freezer. (2 Tablespoons = 1 ounce). When its time for her to eat I thaw out the veggie and mix it half/half with rice cereal and formula to the consistency she likes (pretty thick).
We are up for another busy weekend!! My MIL and I love attending the Funky Junk Sisters "Junk Salvation" (junk show). They are having another show this weekend in Puyallup, WA. They have a Friday Night shopping or Saturday. Even though we know we are going to miss a ton of great stuff we decided to just go on Saturday. It should be fun!!