Woo hoo! my little girl's got skills.
by the way, this video was taken with my Blackberry and uploaded instantly onto youtube from my phone with the click of a button and 20 seconds later (well technically 20 seconds and 5 hours, but who's counting. it took me a while to get to the computer), made it onto the blog!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Woo hoo! my little girl's got skills.
Monday, September 29, 2008
She's too wild for a normal bath. Back to the infant tub for old girlie. At least I could control her rambunctious tail!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
This was also after I realized that people aren't always courteous when it comes to clearing the breathable air space of their kids funky diapers. I honestly saw one woman pick up her smelly kid, sniff her funky bottom, turn up her upper lip, scrunch up her nose and fan her face, THEN, AND THEN, proceed to put the child back down to run around continuing to smell the small room. Thank God we were on the other side of the room. Too whacky!
Friday, September 19, 2008
You know that age old logic about never going grocery shopping when you are hungry? That rule should doubly apply to organic markets. After my 7.5 mile power run today, I wandered into my local My Organic Market (MOM's) to pick up my favorite low calorie protein snack, Hot and Spicy Shitake Mushroom Jerky. At 108 calories, 0 fat and 6net carb grams per 1 ounce packet, it's the best after work out pick me up snack.
Well...was that a bad idea. I ended up spending $40.00!!!! Yeah, like the equivalent of half a tank of Gas in there on a half of bag of stuff. Granted, it was some wholesome organic stuff, but geeze louise! Now, if I were at my local discount supermarket, I could've walked out with a half a shopping cart...albeit a cart full of crap, but still. So unfair, that being and eating healthy has to cost so much.
I mean, People, after I emptied the bag, I had to look in it again, TWICE, and I even pulled out the receipt cause I swore the clerk MUST HAVE forgotten to pack something.
Here's what I got:
Veggie Chips, 0 trans fat, made with no hydrogenated oil and 140 calories for an ounce. $3.79
Vegan Buffalo Chicken Wings, 12 ounces of meatless goodness, YUM, $3.99
Primal Strips, Shitake Mushroom, Super protein, low fat, $1.19 for4 at $4.74
Fresh Organic Pineapple chunks, 3/4 lb, $3.84
Organic Ruby Red grapefruit, Two, that's right just TWO!!, $7.89 (HOLY JESUS, MARY, JOSEPH)
Natural Honey butter, 12 ounce jar, made with no trans fat, chemicals or preservatives, sweetened with organic honey, cane juice, cane molasses and seasoned with sea salt, $2.99
Vegan sesame beef with rice, 2.45 lbs, $7.69
BE KIND brand Fruit and Nut bars, 1.4 ounces, Macadamia & Appricot and Almond and Appricot (this stuff won an Award at Epicurious.com at $1.59 each
Yeah, THAT'S HOW IT WENT DOWN....$39.59
it's worth it. *sigh*
Thursday, September 18, 2008
So...I finally purchased reusable bags from all of the supermarkets I frequent and lookey, GG, can let everyone know she's gone Green too! I'm gonna get these onsies for her for the Fall from OldNavy.com
No more disposable bibs for her. Um...unfortunately, we're still working on the diaper. I think I'll do my part on that front by trying to potty train her early!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well, minutes after my husband and I arrived at our event, we get a text from my sister asking if we left the baby on the floor? "huh? nooooo" She said she asked because this is how she found GG, sleeping, quite SOUNDLY and SNORING LOUDLY TO BOOT!
This is the photo text message my sister sent us that night! YIKES!
poor child. Thank God babies these days and ages have pliable bones and apparently Guardian angels to protect them from dimwitted parents and caregivers! Bless the beast and the children indeed! ha!
Well LESSONS LEARNED! From her share of topples and turns, THIS PARTICULAR BABY no longer falls over edges. Instead, if she awakens to find herself surrounded by pillows on a bed, she shouts, "EHHH!! EHHHH!!!" that's baby talk for "IDIOTS! SOMEBODY! COME PICK ME UP!!" haha!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
3 m run + strength
5 m run
3 m run +
9 m run
3 m run + strength
6 m run
8 x 800
4 m run +
10 m run
3 m run + strength
4 m run
30 min tempo
4 m run
1-2 m run
10 MILER RACE DAY
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
...she now stands up on her own without holding on to anything. I can't believe how fast she is walking
...who needs a shredder with GG around. Baby girl prefers to eat paper...any time, shape or color she can get her tiny mitts on
...she just absolutely BEAMS when she sees her brothers or dad and I am so excited that they fight and clamor just to play with her. She has a 1000 watt smile, that girl.
...I am finally taking the steps to get her a new caregiver. The old one is really making me nervous and I am blaming myself for not doing a thorough enough "vetting" job because while the woman has a very clean home, only cares for my one child, and has a very nurturing family who treats GG like her own, she is a bit too rough when she handles GG, and she doesn't have the same value on my breastfeeding GG still (I think she is disgusted by it and I know that she is annoyed that come 5pm, GG sometimes cries incesstantly until I come to nurse her). I do not think she values the importance of letting GG go outside, play with her toys, watch educational Baby Einstein-like DVDs or reading.
In all honesty, I blame myself for not setting up a standard in the first place and trying to instill certain rules after the fact is difficult because she is resistant and not complying and all the warning signs are there. The woman obviously wants to be doing something other than watching my child. So....I'm cutting loose as I should have looong ago, with or without the support of my spouse who seems complacent and willing to just accept mediocrisy, depite warning signs that all is very much not well! hrmpf!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
1 cup baby carrots
2 cups baby potatos diced in quarters
2 bouillon cubes ( vegetable stock variety)
4 tablespoons butter
2 ripe plantains (sliced in 4 pieces, removed skin)
2 tomatoes diced in 8 chunks
1/2 onion diced
2 celery stalks diced
1. Boil in a medium saucepan plaintains (with skin on), carrots and potatoes in 5 cups of water
2. Melt butter in large stock pot
3. Add bouillion and mix until crushed and melted with butter
4. Stir in and sautee onions and celery for 2 minutes
5. Add tomatoes, continue to stir
5. Remove plaintains from pot and skin them,
6. Add plaintains and the remaining potatoes and carrots from the pot and water used to boil them into the large stock pot.
Option, if you want, grill meat, chicken, tuna steaks etcs separately and then add after the plaintains.
Boil for 15-20 minutes and add water periodically. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 more minutes and voila! Stew for Baby!
This stuff is so good, I add a seasoning mixture to my bowl and enjoy it too! YUM!! I just made a second pot last night!
Friday, September 5, 2008
As previously hypothesized, those looking for THE MOST EXPENSIVE BABY CLOTHES are doing so for one of several reasons: 1. They are in the market for expensive baby clothes and are of the mind that the more you pay for an item, the better it must be. (not always true, but many times the items are often hand crafted and hand sewn and are made of the best quality materials, with durable stitching); 2. They are the assistant for a celebrity having her first child and was given the assignment to go find out what the other celebrities, preferably A-listers, are outfitting their children in; and 3) Curious. Inquiring minds want to know and many people are enamored with the rich, wealthy, and famous and their lifestyles down to how they outfit their babies.
As for the methodology, in order to be considered for the list, it not needed be an exclusive baby line, but must have options for babies as young as 36 months and of course earlier, preemies up to 3 years. And oh yeah, the line must have at least one item that cost $75.00 retail because that is a benchmark for expensive. I mean if you are going to purchase a little piece of clothes for a 12 lb child that s/he will outgrow within weeks and will pay as much for that item as most people will pay for a full grown adult version of the same item....
Without further ado, here is an update to the 2007 post. As usual, if you click on the designers logo, you will be taken to the brand's online store. The price listed is the retail price for the item shown and below that is a link of the online boutique where you can find it. If you want more, I highly recommend an invaluable source The Dashin Fashion Online site which lists the top designers and online boutique stores in a search able and user friendly format.
The list is not exhaustive and certainly, there are dozens, maybe hundreds of other lines and brands that can fit into this list, but this was an exhausting project putting together and I had my limits. Had to move on with my life! I hope you guys appreciate this! :D Please drop me a comment. I love getting them and get so few.
| ||Coccoli |
Since it's first creation in 1994, Montreal label Coccoli has stood out both in Canada and in the United States, offering the finest essential clothing essentials for newborns, their brothers and sisters and for moms-to-be.