Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Mommy!

For my birthday (St. Patrick's Day), we had a teacher contest for dressing up! I didn't win because one of the other teacher's actually had a class to vote for her! But Dylan and I had fun with it anyway.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The many food faces of Dylan....

Friday, March 22, 2013

Look who is sitting up!

Dylan is officially a sitter! He did it a little bit on Sunday (my birthday!) and now he seems to be a pro. Here he is hanging out waiting for Dad to get home from work, working on his work bench :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hanging out with Daddy

We just discovered that looking out the window calms Dylan down. So I couldn't help it, and grabbed the camera.

Monday, March 11, 2013

6 Months Old

I can't believe that I have a 6 month old. I can't believe that Dan and I are parents. PARENTS. I am someone's Mother. It still blows me away. None the less, here he is. A whole 6 months old. A half of a year. Time to start planning his first birthday :)

*His schedule goes a little something like this....Wake up anywhere from 5:45-6:30 (not cool). He usually isn't hungry until 7:00. I sometimes think he could go until 8 without eating but I nurse him at 7:00 anyway. He only eats for about 4-5 minutes and then he gets distracted - usually by Shadow jumping off the bed to chase after Laser). He gets barley at 8:00 (sometimes with a little bit of banana) and then usually gets another nap before 11:00. He gets 5oz at 11:00 and then a veggie at 11:30/12. We have done carrots, sweet potatoes, squash and green beans. Carrots make him gassy so I will not be going back to them. After lunch he gets another nap around 1:00. His next bottle is at 3:00 and then if we're lucky we can get a third nap out of him. He gets dinner of barley at 5/5:30 and then his last feeding (nursing) at 7/7:15. He usually falls asleep during it and is in bed by 7:30. Daddy does bedtime and rocks him for a little bit.

*He is starting to enjoy being read to. He will sit still and bang on the pages of the book.

*He is so vocal. He just started that last week. At church he was SO LOUD. Everyone was staring at us. I didn't want to take him out though because it wasn't like he was crying. Just a lot of "da da da da"'s.

*He's starting to enjoy his toys.

*Him and Dan will have raspberry battles. Dan will do it, then he will and he'll laugh and laugh.

*His naps are never longer than 45 minutes. He is like clock work with them. It is so frustrating but it's not like he's fussy after them. He jets up from his crib and is ready to go.

*His crib got lowered a little bit at school. He's not down to the very bottom but he's in the middle.

*He had his first snow day!

*I gave him a sippy cup at lunch time. He isn't really getting any water out of it but he plays with it. He doesn't get bottles a lot so he isn't really holding them on his own - which he should be because it's a skill to master at school. Oops. So I got him some sippy cups to work on that.

For his next month, we're aiming for sitting up on his own, holding his own bottle, and more large motor activities.

Dylan's first snow day

On Tuesday, March 5th, school closed at noon because of a nasty storm that was coming in. Dan came home early as well and we hung out on the couch most of the day. In the afternoon when Dylan woke up from one of his awesome 35 minute naps, we decided to take him outside and discover the snow. I hate snow. So Dan was pretty surprised to hear that I was actually going to put on my hat, gloves, boots and jacket and join them. He thought I was just going to take pictures from the back door.

He seemed unimpressed which totally means he is my kid because of how much I hate the snow. Afterwards we came inside and I gave him some snow to explore at his high chair. It lasted about 5 minutes before he was done with that too.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Taco Pasta

I got this recipe from school, actually. We added it to our menu so I decided to try it out at home. It is very good. :)

1/2 pound of rotini pasta
1 pound ground meat (we used pork. You can take this out and do garbanzo beans instead)
1 packet of taco seasoning
1/2 can of black beans
1 cup of salsa
1/2 cup of taco cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Make the pasta according to the directions.
3. Cook the meat and add the taco seasoning/water.
4. Drain the pasta and add it to the taco meat.
5. Add the drained black beans and salsa.
6. Mix together and put in a greased 8x8 (or 9x9...not sure which one it is!) glass baking dish.
7. Top with cheese and aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday