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:

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

Directions:
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.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Look Back




2014...what a year! I got to walk though the incredible ins and outs of pregnancy, i loved the empowering, incomparable experience of birth and seeing our sweet Rynna Gwen for the first time, and I survived the most challenging moments of my life through my postpartum journey. It's hard to remember that anything else even happened in 2014, but there were other events sprinkled throughout that were worth archiving here on the blog. 

I've complied a list of posts from each month from 2014 as a way to look back through some of my favorite moments. If you're new here, WELCOME! If you're a regular around here then THANK YOU for coming back so often. I love to share bits of my life with you and I look forward to sharing more as 2015 unfolds.

I'd love to hear from you with any thoughts or questions you may have about 2014 or about what's to come in the new year. Please feel free to connect with me via Email, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or leave a note in the comments anytime. 

Enjoy this look back through 2014!

January - Welcome 2014 and 35 Weeks! 
February - 41 Weeks, Still Cookin'.
March/April - Introducing Our Sweet Rynna Gwen!
May - Our 4 Year Anniversary.
June - Rynna's Birth Story.
July - Summer Fun DIY: Swimsuit to Headband.
August - Discovering Magic: Kindergarten Addition.
September - These Days.
October - Rynna's First Halloween.
November - Falling For Baby: A Fall Themed Baby Shower.
December - Happy Holidays.