Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mommy's Little Fishy

Our friend Kerran, who is a Red Cross certified lifeguard, came over a few months ago to give Nixon her first swimming lesson. I finally took the disposable, waterproof camera in to be developed and wanted to share the pictures.

Our new place also has a pool, and my mom and I have taken Nix a few times to play in the water. I can't get over how much she loves the water. My mom says I was the same way so I guess it runs in the family.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Making Baby Food

Late one night, after visiting Nixon in the NICU, my husband and I were watching TV, and an infomercial came on pitching the Baby Bullet baby food maker. I was totally suckered in, and a few short weeks later it arrived on my doorstep. I was excited to use it but I knew it would be awhile before I got the chance, given Nixon's prematurity as well as the reality that infants aren't ready for solids until around 6 months.

Well, 6 months hit and keeping up with our little peanut was a handfull, and I never found the time to break out the bullet; it remained in the box, collecting dust.

Then, as I was organizing the kitchen in our new place, I found the motivation I needed- a book of baby food recipes! So last night I took the bullet for a test drive and couldn't have been happier with the results! The sweet potatoes I pureed were delicious!

I peeled, cubed and then baked the sweet potatoes for an hour.
Then I blended them with the bullet and stored them in the adorable containers. I LOVE the spin-dial dates on each jar.

Friday, August 19, 2011


It's crazy how much Nixon grows and learns everyday; each day seems to be full of fun new firsts for her.
We are so blessed to have such a beautiful baby- I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Our little peanut is VERY ticklish, and none of us can resist her little giggle!

Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

Lilypie Premature Baby tickers