Things we LOVE!

Almost every afternoon between 5-6pm, since it is Lily’s cranky time, we try to take a walk by the water to catch the sunset.

We are once again very fortunate to live by the water and that it is only a 5 minute walk to the bay.

Nothing like ending the day watching the sun go down. We LOVE it!

Here are some recent sunsets and Lily yesterday in her Frog wearing a dress by Old Navy, cardigan and shoes by babyGap and tights by Zutano.

Must have of the day

Most of you probably know by now that ittikid is one of my favorite kids label.

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Anything on there is a “Must” so log on and enjoy!

It’s been a cold, wet, and snowy winter!

It’s almost time to pack up those jackets and gussy up for the sunshine season! In anticipation for our new spring arrivals, we have been filling our sale section with lots of fantastic deals. And to sweeten it even more, we are offering FREE SHIPPING!!! (usps priority mail) on all orders through Monday March 15th.

Enter Coupon Code:SPRINGSHIP at check out.

COME HAVE A LOOK!

The sweetest sound

Yesterday while Lily and I were playing on her floor mat, she let out her first chuckles followed by her first giggles.

I was bouncing her little Peace pillow rattle off her nose and making funny mouth noises when she let out the first chuckle. I stopped and thought to myself, “was that a chuckle?”.

I bounced the pillow rattle off her nose again and again she chuckled.

With my eyes almost filling up with tears of joy, I kept doing it and eventually the chuckles turned into giggles!

Will was at work so I quickly sent him a message on IM for him to call me so he too could hear them.

It was like we had never heard laughter before.

It was the sweetest sound and we can’t wait to hear it again.

Here is Lily as she was yesterday with the Peace pillow rattle that was a gift from Natasha. Lily wears a dress by Old Navy.

Must have of the day

Since Lily seems to be ready for solid food, I think it’s time for us to get a high chair.

We had looked at this HiLo Chair at Genius Jones and really liked it. It is once again, more of a contemporary look, for a contemporary space, like ours.

It is clean looking, easy to clean and most importantly, it will grow with Lily because the chair itself flips over to accommodate children as they grow.

And…it comes in orange, our color. It’s a “Must”!

Baby steps

Not Lily’s yet but mine trying to get back into shape and getting a daily morning exercise routine going.

I told Will yesterday that I would like to start going for morning power walks like I used to before and during my pregnancy.

So this morning, as he got up with Lily like he usually does, he kicked my butt out of bed. You see, I wanted to stay in bed for another hour sleeping.

I put on my walking clothes and sneakers, grabbed the 3.25lb weights for each hand and headed out the door.

OUCH! It hurt. Everything hurt. My legs, my back, my arms. Whose idea was it to bring the weights? Oh wait, it was mine.

As I walked across the bridge and was surrounded by water, little sail boats and other morning walkers, joggers and bikers, I started to feel pretty good.

This isn’t so bad, I thought.

Then, half way through my walk, I just wanted to drop the weights down anywhere, turn around and go back to bed. It was like the bed was calling me.

It was hard to keep going but I just kept thinking: bikini days are coming, bikini days are coming, bikini days are coming….

I walked my old route and got back home exhausted and all sweaty but feeling good about having done it.

Now let’s see how long I will keep it up. πŸ˜‰

Here I am after my 1 hour power walk this morning.

Things we LOVE!

We ordered these monkey pajamas from Old Navy for Lily because I like to call her my “Cheeky Monkey”.

We LOVE them!!

They are soft, easy to put on and take off and you can’t beat the print!

We got her size 6-12 months and they are a little big but she has outgrown size 3-6 months in most things.

She is quite the “Cheeky Monkey” in her monkey pajamas. πŸ˜‰

Here is a happy Lily waking up this morning after sleeping in her monkey pajamas by Old Navy.

Silver spooning it

While at the supermarket with Lily today, I decided to pick up some Gerber Organic Brown Rice Cereal for Baby. I thought, why not? Let’s try it. I think she is ready.

The box suggests that you mix the cereal with either breast milk (I haven’t pumped so,no), formula (she seems to not like it so, no) or water (can’t hurt). No whole milk until they are around 1 year old.

I filled the bowl with 7-8 tablespoons of cereal, warmed up some water and mixed the 2 together until it was a creamy consistency. Not too runny, not too thick.

I sat Lily in her lounger, put a bib around her neck and gave her the first taste of cereal off the edge of the silver spoon that grandma Hayes gave her for Christmas.

It went down quite smoothly! I dipped the spoon in the bowl and gave her another. She opened her mouth right away when she saw the spoon coming.

She smiled, waved her arms and legs from excitement, YAY! She LOVED it!

She ate it all.

We will continue with the rice cereal for a while as well as breast feeding her and then we will try to mix in some other things like mashed bananas and sweet potatoes.

I am happy that she liked the cereal and is getting ready for food but on the other hand, it just shows me how much bigger she is getting and how my baby is growing up. πŸ™

Here is the set up of her first meal Lily eating her first bowl of rice cereal wearing a bodysuit by Old Navy, dress by babyGap and a bib that was a gift.