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Sonny is eating real food!

So Sonny is FINALLY eating baby food. At our last doctor visit I asked when he could start eating actual food. The doctor said we could start as early as 4 months but some people like to wait until 6 months. And the words that I clung to were “4 months”. Now I’m not one of those mothers who puts a cup a cereal in their baby’s bottle so he will sleep at night but I am that mother who has hoped beyond all hope that eating solid foods will help Sonny sleep for longer periods of time.DSCN0389

OK so on Sonny’s 4 month old bday, I went to Whole Foods (now you know it had to be a special occasion lol), And I got an organic sweet potato ($1.99) and avocado ($1.49). I also picked up a bag of organic baby carrots from Aldi ($.99). Just for fun I went down the aisle that carried baby food and Whole Foods, and just for fun I laughed at the prices. $4.00 for 3 jars of baby food, no can do! Now granted it was organic but I just couldn’t get there in my mind. And of course when I went to but my two little items, I found out my wallet was at home. Of course it was.

Food 1 – Avocado

Sonny really liked it, I recorded him, and he was screaming, no, yelling, no, hollering with joy, with every slurpy bite, as if he had been waiting for this moment his whole life! All I had to do with the avocado was scoop it out, add some breastmilk and then put it in the Magic Bullet. The only thing about avocado is that is looks pretty gross on day 2 even though I had it in the fridge in an air tight container.

Food 2 – CarrotsΒ DSCN0371

Sonny loved these even more, I steamed them then pureed them with a little water in the Magic Bullet. I am going to post a tutorial on how to do this.

Food 3 – Sweet PotatoΒ DSCN0357

It looks pretty similar to the carrots once it is pureed, just smoother.

We will probably try butternut squash after the sweet potatoes, but I gotta make another grocery store run first.

What foods has your little one tried, do you have any favorites? Let us know so we can try them out!

Love, Mommy and Sonny.

Cinna-Choco Chip-Blueberry Yum Muffins

Hey Crafters! Mo here! Since nurses do not have a traditional work week my weekend has come and gone ! I’m spending my Friday and Saturday nights at work with my awesome patients! So I thought I would do some baking until I take my nap and go to work ! I made some super yummy cinna-choco chip- Blueberry muffins and best of all they are gluten free and made with pure cane sugar ! I’ve already devoured 3!

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Homemade Banana Pudding

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This was my first attempt at making banana pudding and I have to admit I’m very pleased with my results ! It was creamy, sweet, and the vanilla wafers stayed crisp! I thought it would be cute to make a couple individual servings and layered pudding, whipped cream, and waters in mason jars! Super cute and super yummy!

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I used a great recipe from Yummly -one of my go-to apps for recipes! You can find the link below ! Also you can substitute shortbread cookies for vanilla wafers !

http://www.loavesanddishes.net/mawmaws-banana-pudding/