Friday, January 30, 2015

About Aboo: Emelina's 8 month update!

Oh my little Emma Lemma!  All of a sudden I'm seeing these little glimpses of my baby growing up. And it's killing me.  Don't get me wrong, I'm that proud mama that posts every new discovery, including finding the door stop and standing with only one hand on the wall, but that doesn't mean I'm ready for my baby to grow up.  Sure, it doesn't help that your sister is about to turn 3 and that just seems all too close to 5 and her starting school.  But I'm not going to think about that right now.

Instead I'll think about how far, far away 8 months is from 12 months is from the terrible 2's.  Instead I'll suck up every last minute of my favorite baby stage.  Every smile, every new discovery, every big accomplishment, every little nap in my arms.  It's so much harder with baby number two, because I know how quickly it comes and goes. So before it's gone, here's what life is like at 8 months old:

Weight: 18 lbs. 5 oz.
Sizes:  clothing size 6-9 month and 9 month, size 3 diapers

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cinnamon Banana Muffins

Here's a simple and delicious way to use those ripe bananas sitting on your counter.  Topped with cinnamon and sugar, these muffins are always a hit at our house! Here's how Mama makes it:

Banana cinnamon muffins 

- 1/3 c. milk
- 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1 T. cinnamon

Friday, January 9, 2015

Milestone for Miss Emma

It's one of those iconic baby milestones and I couldn't be prouder.  Yes, it's true, at the ripe young age of 7.5 months, our little Emma...
Has discovered the door stop!! 
On a side note, she's also crawling everywhere, pulling herself up to standing, and starting to walk around furniture. 
But how proud are you of the door stop thing??!! :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

This year I've been on a mission to clean, organize, and improve.  Whether it be our house, our diet, or our habits, I've been trying to make a conscious effort to clean it up. This recipe was created in an effort to use what we have on hand before running to the store to buy more ingredients. Peanut and I decided to call them pizza rolls, but since that's already taken, I added the crescent distinction. We added some veggies and called it lunch, but they'd make great appetizers with various dipping sauces, too (BBQ, marinara, ranch, etc.). Here's how Mama makes it:

Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

- 1 tube crescent rolls
- 2-3 reduced fat string cheese sticks
- 3 T. mini pepperoni


1.  Unroll crescent dough, slice mozarella sticks into 3-4 pieces each.  Place a piece of cheese and a few mini pepperonis on each crescent, roll, and pinch edges to seal.

2.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Enjoy!

printable recipe