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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Morning Cuteness + Green Smoothies

This morning has been full of cute moments:
My favorite so far was when Ava learned how the horse says "naaay!" 
She is repeating me when she sees her horse puzzle piece and says "naaay!"
I couldn't get enough and know her horse-loving "Nonna" (grandma) will love it.
She also took 2 whole steps last night!!!

About 5 min before Mark got home from work, I made her bedtime bottle. She was standing and holding onto her changing table when she saw me holding her bottle...
She let go and walked two steps toward her bottle in excitement and then fell to her speed crawling.
It's only a matter of time now, people! 
(I'm secretly fearing for her walking because I know it will be more like (running) away) 

She is also trying to put her own shoes on now which is pretty cute to watch. 




This was yesterday's smoothie. It was delish!!!! 

I used:
Half of one of the rainbow chard leaves (they're huge!)
2-3 celery stalks
half an apple
 those frozen mango pieces 
a thumb sized of the ginger root(peeled) a tbsp of chia seeds

I always add some water to help my hand blender out- and blend it up! Easy, peasy. 

Happy Tuesday! 

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16 comments:

  1. Hello there!
    Such a sweet baby!
    Reminds me of my (now 17 year old) Madison!

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    1. Hi Billie Jo!
      I posted this 30 min too early too! As soon as I did, she took her first real steps to me!!!!! I am over the moon right now <3
      I love the name Madison! So pretty :)

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  2. Love your new layout! Did you do this yourself? I have been debating getting someone on Etsy to do mine, but still unsure! I just need some pretty family pics like yours to go with mine! And isn't walking exciting...I swear next week she will probably be running like my little man!

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    1. Thank you, Whitney! Yes, I did it all by my non-techie self! haha Up all night!
      :)
      And yes, walking is so exciting. It has been a great day so far. Feeling so grateful to have witnessed it.

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  3. I'm already loving your smoothie recipes! I spotted the word Nonna, we are a part Italian family too :)

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    1. Aww haha! Yes, we love our Nonna. (I will be posting more smoothie recipes as I make them! Happy to hear you like them!)

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  4. I've never thought of putting celery in a smoothie, but that's a great idea! I don't like the texture, but I'm (like a kid) always trying to sneak in some healthy food!

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    1. You won't even notice it in there...I promise! Any greens are fair game - have fun with it. Even if you have mixed greens for salads- throw 'em in! Enjoy!!

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  5. aw, so cute! and yum- green smoothies :)

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    1. ChristinaMcGuire1@gmail.com

      There ya go! Thanks in advance for the info! :)

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  7. Oh my goodness! Ava's smile is so sweet. What a lovely family you have :-)

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. My daughter is starting to say animal sounds too and it's seriously the CUTEST thing ever! And that smoothie looks delicious!

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    1. haha Isn't it funny how amazing it is to a parent when their child says something new?! Oh how the little things are the most special.

      Hope you try the smoothie! I love them ALL!
      Thanks for stopping by, Kristin

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