We got our first REAL taste of spring here in Kansas City this week with 80, yes I said 80, degree weather on Friday. It was so glorious. Thursday was nice out, too, but Friday was the day to be out and about. So that is what we did. Nora and I trounced over to the park after our run for some fun in the sun (or in our case the shade). I was a bit skeptical of what she would think, but this child LOVES to be outside. We sat there for over an hour on our little blanket and just watched all the other little children play. She would giggle every time a little kid would ride their bike past us or a couple of kids would race along playing tag. Before we know it, she will be the one running around the park! But now, every time we walk past a window or door that leads outside in our house, she reaches for it, almost begging to go back out. Of course, it is 30 degrees out today and can’t go out – go figure. I have the feeling we are going to have such a fun spring and summer playing outside together.
Sweet girl looking out to see the world in her stroller
All smiles at the park!
The thing I love about warm weather are ADORABLE rompers for her to wear. I am obsessed!
I love time with my girl
It’s always a treat when Eric gets home early and isn’t too wiped out from climbing all day so that we can all go for a walk together. Reminds me of when we used to walk together at night when I was pregnant with her.
We also had our 6 month check up this past week. She actually hadn’t gained much weight the past 2 weeks, since she had an upset tummy from her last round of antibiotics, but she weighed in at 17lbs 3 oz, 27 inches long. They love her at the office, and we are quite fond of them as well. I was so proud, she only cried for about 5 seconds after all her shots and was smiling right after that. It’s getting better every time!
Dr. Deroo said that we can now start introducing more types of food since she has been doing well with her beginning solids. Let the taste testing of meat begin – yuck is all I can say. I will admit, I have tried a bite of all of Nora’s baby food just to see what it tastes like. None of them, I think, have really tasted all that bad. Alas, chicken and gravy is horrible. You know when you smell something gross and you already know what it tastes like? Yeah, that is the situation with meats. As you can see, she was less than thrilled.
She actually cried when I tried to feed her more than 5 bites. Poor thing, I would have cried, too. But after mixing it with some breast milk, she gobbled it right up. Milk makes everything better. But then again, so does chocolate 🙂
Dr. Deroo also told us we could try some baby snacks and cheerios. I couldn’t get her to take them but my mom worked with her for a while she can now successfully pick them up, put them in her mouth by herself and eat them. Good girl, Eleanor! And thanks, Mom!
I got to try some new recipes this week. I even wrangled Eric into helping me make one of them. I was in charge of dessert for small group, so I decided to go with pies. I made my peach cream pie for one of them and then tried this awesome Key Lime Pie. Eric was the official lime squeezer and zester for this. Word of warning, this pie is super limey tasting, so if your not all that into overpowering sour lime taste, I would opt out or just used a little less lime juice. It was so fun to bake with Eric. We haven’t done this together in quite some time, but we really had a great time together. I love spending time with him.
I was also feeling a little on the greasy side this week, so I tried a recipe for Murphy’s Hot Hamburger. I may or may not have felt my arteries clogging as I ate it – it was so worth it! I’ve never made my own french fries before, so I was a little nervous, but it turned out REALLY good! So if you’ve had a bad day, like I had, and you want some good comfort food, this is a must. And of course, being a meat and potatoes kind of guy, Mr. Wonderful liked it, too 🙂
So this was our week in a nutshell. Nothing too exciting, but fun none the less. We found out our dear friends Ross and Emily are having a little BOY in August – can’t wait to start shopping for the little stud and start working on Em’s baby shower that’s in June. Babies are such a blessing! Can’t wait to spend another fun week with a certain little baby of my own!