Thursday, April 20, 2017

making food fun...

lately bowie has been a very picky eater and i think i discovered why.  she just got 2 molars in.  after they broke through her appetite and interest in food has slowly been getting better.  but i also have been trying some new things at meal time.  i got her a silicone suction food tray which i think she enjoys.  she gets excited to see what is on it and i think the presentation makes it more intriguing as well.  also i give her a spoon.  it makes for a big mess, but she is learning how to feed herself and when she plays with the spoon she is more willing to let me feed her.  in my desperation to get her to eat, i introduced trader joes organic white shell macaroni (think a nicer version of kraft mac n cheese).  i was hoping to stay away from this kind of stuff as long as i could, but just like most kids, she loves it.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

brushing your teeth...

bowie has been into brushing her teeth lately.  she watches me do it and has her own tooth brush and knows exactly what to do.  i found an elmo video about brushing your teeth and let her practice...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

coconut poke cake...

i was one of a few who brought dessert for easter dinner.  i wanted to try something new and for some reason coconut seemed like an easter appropriate kind of dessert.  i looked online and found a recipe for a poke cake, which i had never done, but wanted to try.  so i gave it a go and it was delicious.


white box cake mix (and all ingredients to make it)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can coconut cream
1 container of cool whip topping
1 cup toasted coconut

how to:

follow the cake mix instructions and bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan.  when the cake is done and still hot, with a chop stick poke holes all over the cake.  in a mixing cup combine the sweetened and condensed milk and coconut cream and then pour all over the hot cake.  allow it all to soak in and cool completely in the fridge.  i did this the day before and then right before serving i topped the cake with the cool whip and toasted coconut.  sorry i didn't remember to take a picture of the cake all pretty, but you get the picture. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

happy easter!

this is bowie's 2nd easter, but she was only days old when she celebrated her first one.  so this year she was excited over her easter basket and we had a fun day at our neighbors house complete with an egg hunt and ham dinner!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

dance party!

friday night is for bench presses at the gym, papa murphy's pizza and a dance party before bed!  this lil miss has some moves!

Friday, April 14, 2017

dinner time...

lately every meal has been a struggle to get bowie to eat, she even turns her nose up at some of her favorite foods.  she is very interested in feeding herself, so the other night i stripped her down, gave her a spoon and fork and a spaghetti dinner!  to my surprise she only played with the pasta but she did enjoy feeding herself yogurt!