Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I have been trying to think of easy things that I can do to stretch every dollar. I posted earlier about wanting to make my own baby food. I have spent the last week or so researching prep and storage and thought it sounded pretty easy. Last night after I put dinner in the oven, I decided to just give it a whirl. Totally easy! I didn't actually make enough to worry about trying to freeze it, but Rae seems to enjoy her food fresh just as much as she did from the jar. Here are a couple pictures of my carrot puree and one of my sweet baby after eating her fresh carrots.

Friday, March 7, 2008

I finally did it!

I have been meaning to try my hand at bread making for awhile now. I finally decided today was the day. It was nerve racking, but relatively easy. My bread didn't turn out perfect, but it wasn't as awful as I expected it to be. I'll have to try it again soon! My next project is to find some good baby food puree recipes. I'll domesticate myself if it is the last thing I do!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fun afternoon...

Rae and I went to lunch with some of our friends from the ward to the Olive Mill. The food was really good, but didn't even compare to the beautiful weather and the fun company. We sat outside because we all had kids, and it was just too nice not to! Luckily for me, Bethany remembered her camera and offered to share her pictures. Thanks Bethany!! We took this video of Rae's laugh. It makes me giggle everytime I hear it! After lunch we went to the new Super Target on Rittenhouse and Ocotillo. So nice! The shopping carts are so easy to steer and every shelf was stocked to capacity. Rae and her best friend Kennedy had so much fun playing together! What cute girls!!

Six months already?!?

Rae had her six month well baby check on Monday. Her new stats are as follows:

Height: 28in 100%+
Weight: 19lbs 9oz 95%

She is getting so big...and breaking my back in the process! Here is a little comparison; at a few days old and just today (I guess lunch with friends and almost 2 hours at the new Target wore her out!)

I just noticed yesterday that her legs and feet are so fat that they touch when she is standing! So cute!!