Sunday, January 27, 2013

This month I have been pretty busy with my new food blog, Kristina's Kitchennn.
I had been getting lots of comments and recipe requests on all of the pictures i posted on facebook, so I thought it would be fun to just start a blog for them.
I have been getting lots of positive feedback from friends so I'm loving it!

I have also been super busy with my little man; he is at such a fun stage right now- I love it!

He is growing up so fast and is learning and doing so many new things everyday. Part of me wants him to be this little forever, but I know we will have even more fun the bigger he gets! I am soooo blessed to have such an amazing little boy to care for and love. He makes me so happy and makes me smile and laugh everyday!

Ever since I saw online that there were people out there that made their own baby food, I was totally on board! I love that I have a better idea of whats going into Landon's body and I love how inexpensive it is. I don't know if I will have the time to do it for the rest of my kids so I am doing it while I can. I really enjoy it, but I love cooking so that makes sense :) So far I have made:
Organic Brown Rice Cereal, Apples, Carrots, Peas, Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes. Next will be pears and butternut squash. I have a good friend that had her little girl a day after Landon was born. Her and I decided to do a baby food swap! It's been great to each start out with little amounts to see if our kiddos like each thing and are not allergic.
I'd love to think that I will be this conscious of what my children eat for as long as they are under my roof, but we'll see how it goes. I know once we have more than one kiddo things wont be as easy, but I love the idea of taking the time to make healthy(ier) food choices for our whole family.
Landon had his very first solids 3 days after he turned 6 months. We started with avocado because my puree's weren't ready. He wasn't too sure what to think but he got the hang of things real fast. He loves to eat, when its something he likes. He loves apples, butternut squash, banana, rice cereal (with fruit mixed in), and sweet potato.

We decided that the avocado must have had super powers because that same day, Landon learned how to actually jump in his jumper instead of just chilling in it. Once he got the idea, he wouldn't stop jumping. And hasn't ever since!

Some days he totally throws me off by doing something like sticking his tongue out at me for hours. I don't know where it comes from but it sure does crack me up!

On January 10th, Nate and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary! I am so blessed to have this wonderful guy as well. He is an amazing husband and father, and I couldn't picture myself finding anyone better. I am so excited to spend forever with him!

Below are a few pictures from the morning of our wedding.
I remember this morning pretty clear, Nate let my mom, Clarissa and I have his house the night before, while he spent it at his parent house. He brought me a bk breakfast sandwich, tots and oj, in the morning but I was so nervous I could only take a couple of bites. I looked out the window and was worried because it looked like a blizzard. And he watched basketball while I finished getting ready.
We had reservations to go to a restaurant I have wanted to go to for years: Ruth's Chris. However, we got snowed in :(
I got pretty sad, I can be emotional at times, but my amazing husband reminded me that we should enjoy the time we have together no matter what we were doing. He told me that we wouldn't want to remember our anniversary as a sad night. How true is that. Again, amazing husband. He is good at reminders like that. Although we didn't get to go to Ruth's Chris, we still ended up having a great night home together. After he helped his sister out of the snow storm he brought home pizza, ice cream, chocolate and flowers, and we watched a movie on the couch. It's things like this that make me so happy to be with him. He is so positive in crappy situations and turns them into good situations. Thanks babe!

The next week on his day off, we got to celebrate again! I guess there's an upside to missing anniversary dinner reservations, two celebrations! We started the day off by going to the Bountiful Temple, where we took my ancestors names for the very first time. Amazing! Afterwards we got to go to dinner and it was well worth the wait :)

Nate said since it was a special occasion, we should get the full experience. So we definitely indulged :) We started with lobster bisque, then filet mignon, au gratin potatoes, onion rings and they brought us free dessert for our anniversary: creme brulee. It was a nice place and Nate and I enjoyed the night together. Maybe one say we will go there again, when we save some money haha!

This past week our little boy got his second haircut! He isn't even 7 months old yet but he needed it very badly. He did such a great job and this time he sat on my lap. Our boy is growing up!

Speaking of growing up...guess who has his first couple of teeth coming up...

One of them has actually popped through and the second is on it's way. I'm excited to see our boy with "toofers," it will be so cute!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hello 6 month old Landon

This month he:
-Got another cold
-Started sucking his thumb and other fingers
-Is wearing 6-9 month clothes
-Learned to sit on his own
-Sat in a highchair during dinner time 
-Met and sat on Santa Clause's lap
-Celebrated his first Christmas
-Attended the 4th Annual Gailey Gingerbread House Party
-Celebrated his first New Years and New Years Eve
-Decided to throw off his consistent eating and napping routines
-Started doing fish lips

I cannot beleive he is already 6 months old, half way to 1. At times it makes me sad that he isn't staying tiny, but we are also excited for phases to come!
We love you so much budge, you make us smile every day and we wouldn't trade you for anything!
We had a low key New Years Eve, but it was fun and relaxing. 
We were invited to a party but then realized it wasn't worth messing up Landon's sleep to go.
I got a fondue set for Christmas so I decided to make fondue on New Years Eve; cheese then chocolate for dessert.
It was yummy but I want to try a different cheese recipe next time.
After we ate, we got Landon to bed, then decided we were too tired from our days to stay up till midnight haha.
We mentally pretended it was 12, got our smooch on, then went to bed.

It's funny how so much changes when you become a parent; but I wouldn't change it for the world :)
It was a wonderful year and I am excited to make more memories with my family and friends this coming year!

Also, it was my moms birthday on New Years.
Happy birthday to the most amazing mom ever! Thanks for raising me to who I've become, always supporting me and being there for me no matter what. Love and miss you tons!!