Fall Photoshoot

Thank you so much to Nichole James Photography for the fun fall photoshoot of my cute little family. Even though Meyer was not having it that day, we still managed to get some good shots of us. Happy holidays!

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Drink Your Greens

IMG_2284As many of you moms probably know, getting your toddlers to eat greens is almost as hard as finding the time to clean out your junk drawer. Meyer will eat pretty much anything (pickles, lamb, olives, tomatoes) but greens. Even if I try and sneak a piece of spinach on her spoon under the rice and turkey, she will fish it out of her mouth immediately. As frustrating as it is, I am thankful she has always liked the green shakes that I make for myself, so anytime I make one, I give her a cup as well. Sneaky way to get those greens in her belly, huh? Needless to say, she loves her green shake and gets so excited when I get out the Magic Bullet to whip it up. You can add anything you would like to your green shake but we have our own favorite recipe:

Handful of spinach

Handful of kale

1 Orange

1 Apple

1/2 Lemon (with the rind)

Sprinkle of Chia Seeds

2 scoops of Standard Process SP Complete powder

Ginger

Ice

Water

Add all of the ingredients to your blender and enjoy!

 

 

Clingy Toddler?

FullSizeRenderI am not sure if it is a phase or some sort of toddler regression, but Meyer has been so clingy lately! Anytime I leave her side or am out of her view, it is like she is never going to see me again and she just cries until I pick her up. I’m starting to refer to her as my little shadow or Velcro because she is attached at my hip 24/7. Last Friday when I was cleaning the house, she couldn’t even bear for me to put her down while I vacuumed. So I had to compromise with her….I busted out the Baby Bjorn, strapped her in and went about my business. I used to do that all the time when she was a baby but now that she is almost 2 years old, it’s a crazy workout! She is almost 30 lbs. I have a two-story house. My back hurts.