I know I say this every month, but this age is so much fun! Gracie is really loving playing with toys, doing anything involving water, and hanging out outside. She still played with most of her toys from months nine and ten and was mainly interested in things that were not toys such as iphones, remote controls, toilet paper, etc. Here are a few of her (and my) other favorites for months eleven and twelve:
Before berry season comes to an end, I had to sneak in one recipe using all of the fresh berries at the market. These muffins are a favorite in our house because they are easy to make and bursting with berry goodness. This recipe takes the standard blueberry muffin and elevates it with the addition of three other berries. Cinnamon adds some warmth and greek yogurt cuts some of the fat so you can feel a little better about your waistline. Even though it is after Labor Day, it still feels very much like summer here in Texas!
Thanks to my friend Jill, your search for the best cookie on the planet can now end. This is the perfect cookie for the person that can’t decide on peanut butter vs. chocolate vs. oatmeal. NOW, you don’t have to! We didn’t even stop at one kind of chocolate chip because that would be way too boring. These treats have six, yes six kinds of chips.
Well, I really have fallen so far behind on the monthly baby favorite posts! I’ve combined months nine and ten since most of G’s favorites from month nine were still her favorites in month ten. Enjoy!
Whenever I am looking for a delicious dish, I always turn to Ina. Seriously, every single dish that I have tried of hers is always pretty amazing. I am so confident in the deliciousness of her food that I have actually made Ina recipes that I have never even tried before and served them to company. Isn’t that the number one rule for entertaining: NEVER serve something that you have not made before? I mean, if that isn’t the truest test of faith! I do have to admit that this behavior even makes the most faithful nervous but Ina has never led me astray.
Well last week just wasn’t my week. On Tuesday, the AC died. Yep. The joys of home ownership. So while the repair people were quick to tell us that we needed an entirely new air conditioning system, they couldn’t replace the unit for an entire week. That’s right. No AC with a forecast in the mid-eighties (and one in the low nineties) for the next seven days.
My baby girl is ONE! I can’t even believe how fast the past year has flown by. Each and every day with this little girl keeps getting better and better. She has so much personality already and is always laughing and smiling – unless of course, it is her first birthday party in which she refused to crack a smile for a single picture. Stubborn. We are in serious trouble.
I had always said that I would probably have a small party with family only for G’s first birthday. I had done a lot of event planning in a past job and have been over it ever since. Two months out, I started browsing on pinterest and things started spiraling out of control!