Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Six months discovering what it means to be parents. Six months of nursing, bouncing, cuddling, comforting, diapering, holding, loving, and here we are. I can unload the dishwasher with one hand and can sing more Veggie Tales songs than I care to know. Andreas can wrestle a wriggling baby into a onesie and can navigate to different rooms of the house in the pitch black darkness of night without running into furniture.
But Anders is the impressive one. He is full of smiles. He grabs and gnaws on whatever he can reach. He sleeps through the night (mostly). He rolls around. He giggles. He loves walks in the stroller. He sits up. He eats solids. He naps.
And on his 6 month birthday, this is what our morning looked like.
Helping Andreas prep his breakfast.
Bumbo time while Andreas and I ate.
We love you little man :)
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
You will need the following ingredients:
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nutella
cinnamon sugar for drenching
Whisk the butter in a mixer until it appears light and fluffy. Add the sugar and vanilla extract. Once blended, begin to incorporate the flour about 1/2 cup at a time until you have a nice dough. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Form the dough into small balls (approximately 1 inch in diameter) and chill them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 1 hour.
Bake for 10 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
Once cooled, pipe or spread Nutella on the flat side of half your cookies. Do not apply so much Nutella that it oozes out when you create your cookie sandwiches. Dip the sandwiched cookie in cinnamon sugar, being sure to coat well.
recipe adapted from www.makeandtakeblog.com
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Maybe it isn't so bad...
Really, Mom? Will I have to do this again?
Anders' first experience with solids was actually pretty great. He seemed to enjoy the taste of the carrots, but was dumbfounded as to what to do with them once they were in his mouth. He's learning, slowly but surely.