Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Snow Day No. 2

So here we are at the end of March, but I wanted to share these pics from our second snow day at the end of February before we get too far into this warmer weather.

On the first day it snowed, it was only a light dusting, and I didn't imagine it would be any different the second time around, but I was totally wrong! The snow was BLOWING down from the sky. I mean, I've seen it fall lightly before, but never blow. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen in TX, and I loved it! Rynna had been teething all that week and she was in so much pain. I put our grass mat out in the backyard and threw a quilt over it and we sat out there for a minute or two, just so she could experience it all. It was a nice distraction from her teething pain. She had so much fun! She'd turn her face into the wind so the snow would blow against it, and then she'd turn away and hide behind Hobbes and giggle uncontrollably. I couldn't resist capturing these photos!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Snow Day No. 1

It's snowed twice this week! Here are a few pictures of Rynna from the first snow day (Wednesday, February 25) when we only got a light dusting. I'll share today's snow pics in a separate post soon. 

She was excited, if you can't tell. She's yelling, "nooooooo!" (snooooow).

 I taught her how to catch snowflakes on her tongue :).

And one landed on her eyelashes that was almost a perfect star!

She kept throwing her arms in front and behind herself saying "wow wow wow!"

Check out this cute video on my Instagram of her saying, "burrrrr!" And feel free to follow me there for daily smiles and laughs.

Every experience has had a touch of new magic to it since she came along. I can't get enough!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

After pulling an all-nighter with a teething baby last night, I decided that I'd reserve nap time this afternoon to give myself some mega time to chill. No work, no to do list, just relaxation. As soon as Rynna went down for her nap, I pulled up the latest episode of Parks and Rec, and Tom and Donna spoke to me. "Treat yo self!" And so I instantly got a craving for chocolate chip cookies, because treating myself always involves chocolate, and usually cookies...

Anyway, in the spirit of keeping things as healthy as possible around here, and because of the time crunch my power napping baby puts me in, I pulled out 3 ingredients and whipped up some healthy chocolate chip cookies in 15 minutes! Here's the recipe if you'd like to give it a go:

2 Bananas
1 Cup Oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips (I use these)
optional: cinnamon, cardamom

Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Peel bananas, slice them into bite size pieces (this helps when mashing) and place them in a bowl. Mash them together with a fork until all the lumps are gone. Add oats and chocolate chips and combine. Place on parchment paper and bake in oven for 15 mins. Allow to cool a few minutes and then devour!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Park Days

The temps climbed back into the high 50s today, so we took advantage of it and hit up the park. It was Rynna's first time on the swings and slides and she was a little dare devil! She grinned her way down every slide (on my lap of course) and threw her arms up and over the edge of the swing as I pushed her higher and higher. She was so brave! And at the end of our little adventure she found the only pine cone out there. She was completely amazed by it, so I considered it her little treasure for the day and let her take it home. 

I'm looking forward to the Spring time. We'll search out every park in our area. She'll be walking by then, and I'm sure it'll be a whole new way for her to take in the world around her.