5 months sugar pie!

dear sweet little (not so little these days) clementine,
you are officially 5 months and growing WAY too fast for your momma! we started head first into purees this past month and it has been awesome. you whole heartedly love food girl, got that from your momma probably :) so far we haven’t met a food you don’t like, you’ve tried:green beans, artichokes, bananas, avocado, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, apples, and butternut squash. momma and papa are so hoping you will love a variety of foods and be our little adventurer with food.  you crack us up all the time especially when it’s time for purees – you’ve started this ridiculous pout/slamming of your hands on the tray when we don’t feed you fast enough or you want more! and your poor little chunky, delicious thighs don’t quite fit into your bumbo anymore (hurry up highchair!).
you’re still so interested in your best friend, zoey the pup, and girl you can find a tv in a crowded room and throw your head back to find it, despite our failed attempts to prevent you from watching it! and finally you love to roll, you were way too focused in sitting up and seeing what’s going on for the longest time, but you’ve decided that sleeping on your back may not be as comfortable. being the first time parents that we are, your papa was real worried and took video of you rolling onto your belly while asleep. we may have freaked out a little bit and rolled you back onto your back a few times :)
you are a baby FULL of personality, you love to laugh like a big girl and motor-mouth it up during adult conversations. we are in for it here soon, we just know it haha! we love you to pieces little one and you make our hearts full.
love, momma xoxo

in the city

really loving these morning jogs along the potomac river with little miss in tow. i’m pretty sure there’s nothing better than a morning like this:20120927-142003.jpg20120927-142152.jpg
as much as we are SO over our tiny tiny apartment, it sure is worth it sometimes when right out your doorstep is all the trails along the GW parkway and throughout DC. sometimes i need to remind myself of that while we squeeze a dog, baby, and us into a one bedroom place. haha! we sure do love being in each other’s personal space :) (kidding)

wooden leg

somebody takes after their papa! my parents refer to papa as “wooden leg” because the teenage boy in him heads for the goodies in their fridge within 30 minutes of arriving at their house, always ha! here a certain little one (with no manners haha!) is licking her tray clean of green beans. she hasn’t met a food she doesn’t like yet hooray! shes also started a pout if you’re not feeding her fast enough even. ohh our clementine :)


the week is over already?

can i tell you how much i wish sweetgreen had a frequent customer card? yup, because it’s really that bad of a habit. i’m pretty sure whomever came up with the concept of healthy salads to go is pure genius and has quite a money tree going these days. we took our little family of four (including the pup) to grab some delicious food for the evening before i worked all weekend, boo!

it really humbles my little heart when i get messages at work of husband and little miss having such a good weekend. these two, well, they just make me smile. first time on the swings (yes, i may have pouted and teared up missing this moment) with papa and all smiles (still toothless!). i hate missing weekends with them, but this helps a little. hope you’re off to some fun things this weekend! we sure are – wedding on a boat (let’s hope this girl doesn’t get sea sick, ha!), exploring rock creek, and i’m guessing a visit to a brunch place in the district. CANNOT WAIT!

somebody wanted to help

our sweet, little clementine has developed quite the grasp and coordination these days. while eating one of her favorites, sweet potatoes, she decided it would go down much better if she grabbed the bowl. one can easily guess where this went to next….


i wish i had caught it on camera because somebody (i won’t say names) was so impressed with themselves and kept giggling at the mass quantities of sweet potato oozing everywhere. and then pure joy on that person’s face when they got to finish their food naked. we may have our work cut out with this one…

and please excuse our perpetual half-comb over/bed head look, i may have given up on hair clips at this point haha!

crisp air is coming, i can feel it!

this household really loves fall. apple picking, cool air, pants finally! and this year will be even more fun with a little one around (already so excited for halloween with her!). after such a hot summer inside, we fully welcome fall with some big smiles around these parts!

this time last fall, our little miss was an itty bitty pumpkin brewing. hard to believe how time flies!

we may have already broken out the baby legwarmers at the first bits of fall-like weather. an early viewing of elf or love actually may need to occur because i’m just a little too excited to wait. hip hip hooray!

just one

one tired little baby

one run with my little ones

one evening at a local favorite

one trail run with papa, little miss, and the pup.

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one picnic outside enjoying a fall day – bring on the pumpkin beers, cinnamon drinks, and cozy nights.

babies and gnomes.

two words that should always be in a sentence together: babies and gnomes. when pondering loads of ridiculous ideas for a baby halloween costume, i think we may have a winner. meet the older version of clementine dressed as a gnome, haha! how fantastic is this costume?! as husband knows, halloween is one of my favorite holidays and i usually try to convince zoey, the pup, that wearing a costume is fun but this year i will whole heartily convince little miss that it is a fantastic idea to be a baby gnome! i’m planning to change up some of the costume and sew it myself, so it’ll be a bit different but the overall idea is there. i guess the first few nice days in DC, have me convinced fall is near!

kind of amazing, right?




Really? Really?!

one can probably not tell but this naked baby is teething and bearing the brunt of a cold. i mean seriously is she gonna teeth till shes 12?!? nobody talks about teething being like a bad boyfriend you can’t get rid of, they just keep coming around for..months! and don’t worry ive done enough momma guilt over the whole cold catching from daycare, i believe ive done enough damage haha and we are on the mend.

here’s to a new day tomorrow and praying those teeth make an appearance soon!



Please note: sweet converse knit kicks from our friend steph found on…wait for it…our favorite place ever = etsy (dear etsy, i love you.)

nom nom says baby!

we decided to start with purees instead of rice cereal at 4 months. everybody does it differently, so this is just what worked for our family. plus starting with avocados just seems more fun, doesn’t it? and this shouldn’t shock you, but we are making our own purees! we luckily got a food maker from my dear friend, ash, who wasn’t using hers and so we are whipping up some delicious goodies over here. i’m such a nerd, i was so excited about making our own foods for little miss. i mean SO excited.
miss avocado face, nom nom..
zoey, the pup, carefully studying this little human.
our little miss sure did love the avocado and did so well with it too! zoey has realized that little miss may be a future best friend as she kept her eyes on every dribble (probably hoping that there was some bit on the floor, crazy pup). papa has even fed baby and he did awesome, i was at work too! it’s taken some time for him to get comfortable with it, but he was a rockstar of course. we’ve done oatmeal and next up is bananas.

note: she is in a bumbo, but is supervised and we are in process of getting safety belt for recall.