Friday, January 28, 2011

4 Months!

How can this be?  She's 1/3 of a year old already?!  I was looking at hospital pictures yesterday and I can't believe how much Vivian has grown.  She is now proficient at rolling from back to stomach (mostly trying to get a look at herself in her light-up snail) and, boy, is she a talker!  She's also discovered squealing which I'm sure she loves because it gets a response from us.  :)  Poor girl is going to be devastated when she ends up not being the center of attention one of these days.  For now, we'll spoil her.  ;)  Without further ado, the pictures!

Mmm...fingers... (usually accompanied by lots of drool)

Smiling at Daddy (she looks so grown up here!)

Turns into laughing at Daddy

Turns into laughing uncontrollably at Daddy (he is one funny guy!)

Turns into "I think I'm done now"
The light-up snail is my favorite
Just chillin' in my Bumbo like a big girl!
 Sorry for the wonky formatting.  Blogger is not playing nicely today.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Breakfast for Dinner

I love to cook but, unfortunately, having a baby doesn't leave a lot of time for me to flex my gourmet chef muscles.  I've taken up making this dish probably once or twice a month and we love it!  I use about half of an asparagus bunch and break the stalks into one-inch pieces.  Place the pieces into an 8x8 Pyrex dish and pour water into the dish until you have about 1 cm of water in the bottom of the dish.  Cover the dish with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes.  Slice button or baby portabella mushrooms.  Heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a non-stick skillet.  Add mushrooms and saute until lightly browned.  Add steamed asparagus pieces and saute until warmed.  Scramble 5-6 eggs in a separate bowl and pour into skillet.  Dot with 1 oz. goat cheese, if desired.  Sprinkle dried thyme, rosemary, pepper and salt onto egg mixture.  Now, let's be honest, this would be a lot prettier if I could make it look like an omelet.  However, I'm not that fancy, so it basically turns into scrambled eggs with veggies.  :)  But it still tastes good! 

The skillet after sprinkling the spices

The scrambled egg mixture

The finished product with a little bacon on the side.  YUM. :9

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Off the Charts

At V's last pediatrician appointment, we were told her height was in the 99th percentile and then the doctor corrected herself and said, actually, she's off the chart for height.  Which would explain why my just-turned-3-month old is wearing 6-month pj's and they are the perfect length.  Le sigh.  I apologize in advance, little girl, because those pants with long inseams don't kick in until you hit J.Crew size.  :)