Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Little hands {Green Goo}

Our daughter absolutely loves getting hands on and trying out new things. We recently made ourselves some green goo. - Boy was it messy and tons of fun.








What you need to make your goo:

1/2 cup of water
1 cup of cornstarch
Food coloring (color of your choice)
1 bowl

It's pretty simple, add your cornstarch to your bowl and then slowly pour your water into the bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring- using your hands mix the mixture together.- This part is tons of fun.- Get into it! Our daughter allowed the mixture to goo between her fingers. She squished it together and also rubbed it between her fingers. Of course don't forget to ask your little one a few questions about the mixture.

Questions asked:

What will happen when the cornstarch is added to the water?
Will it thicken up? Become solid?
Is the mixture thick, gooey or slippery?

Have fun!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Doing well.









We're all doing well.
Our days are less hectic and we are slowly getting back to our schedule.
I'm enjoying the cooler weather. Fall weather is absolutely lovely here in Colorado.
Lately, the air is fresh and I'm enjoying the beautiful colors of fall. - It's so beautiful out.
We are enjoying baked goodies.  Preparing, warm baked oatmeal and apple crisp.
My mother was out for a short visit. -It was nice having her. She prepared a few dishes for us. During her stay we would all sit around and chit chat. Our oldest really enjoyed time with grandma. 
Lately I've been experimenting with some new cloth diapers we recently purchased. I've done all my research from- detergents, cloth safe diaper creams and much more. So far it's pretty simple. -I think I've got the hang of it! 

Simple days, a lot of baby-wearing- makes things simple and I seem to get a lot done when doing this. And of course, I absolutely love the bonding time we share. Our oldest enjoys reading and singing to her little sister.  I must admit I'm sad to see my husband return to work soon. He has been so helpful with the girls and it was nice having him around for a month. In the past when he was in the military he was always deploying. - So now when he is home I absolutely cherish these moments. 

So lately, we're all doing well. How's life treating you? Are you also enjoying the fall weather where you live? 

**Hello and welcome new readers.**

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sweet baby...


The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.

The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
~Rajneeshe









She's here! We're so thrilled to welcome our sweet baby love into this world.
She arrived on September 16, 2014.  With the amazing support of my husband and doula, I was able to accomplish my natural birth goals. I'm so thankful for the experience and I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity. 

Lately, we have enjoyed our days embracing our new bundle of joy. Her big sister has been such a great little helper. She enjoys kissing, holding and cuddling with her baby sister. - Sometimes I just sit and watch her stare at her little sister. - It's such a beautiful moment. 

So we're all enjoying, embracing and absolutely loving these moments spent together. 
Right now we're all still adjusting to a new schedule. - Between nursing, diapers, reading, cooking and everything that comes along with parenting, we are very busy. 

I hope you're all doing well. I'll be back to posting and reading blogs soon.  :)



Saturday, September 6, 2014

And we meet again...

And we meet again...
Breezy weather.
Hiking shoes.
Nature. 
Happy faces.
Fresh air.
Water bottles.
Bumble bees.
Colorful butterflies.
Big Sunflowers. 
Wild weeds/flowers.

Oh yes, it's definitely September. 

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
-Hans Christian Andersen













I absolutely love this time of year. The air is fresh, the breeze is gentle and we love spending our time out in nature.  

We'll hike until baby  starts showing signs of wanting out. I'm going onto 39 weeks and I must admit the fresh air, walking and gentle breeze allows me to forget about any discomfort my pregnant body is currently experiencing. 

This day, the air was fresh and the smell of rain approached us.  The calming sounds of nature surrounded us. -Buzzing bees, chirping birds and leaves on trees gently blowing in the wind.  -It was a beautiful day. 

Oh, how I love nature!  


*Hello and welcome to all my new readers*
I'm so happy to have you all here. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello September..

I love September, especially when we're in it.
Willie Stargell















Hello September..

So many changes will happen this month. We will welcome our newest addition to our little family.
Yes, our little family of three will grow into four. I probably should include our pug! So technically our family of four will grow into five. :) -We're so thrilled!
We have enjoyed our time out in nature. Taking pictures and breathing in the fresh air. 
I started baking again.- The sweet aroma of baked bread, cinnamon covered almonds and sugar plum fill our home. 
I'm ready for fall to arrive. This is my birth month and I probably should enjoy my birthday a little more this year. 
In my garden.. flowers are changing. I still  have many visitors. -My favorite are the hummingbirds. 
I'm ready. - I'm ready to welcome our baby, to bake more, enjoy life more and take these simple moments and turn them into everlasting memories.

This month I'm looking forward to:
Welcoming our baby
Preparing our daughter on the changes she will experience as a big sister.
enjoying simple moments more.
Exploring just a little more. 
Laughing more. 
Embracing life more. 
Being thankful more often.

What are you looking forward to this month?

Welcome new readers!  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lately.

“Any moment called now is always full of possibles.” 
― China MiĆ©villeKraken














Lately.

Rain visits us during the day. Nights are cooler and the sun shines perfectly. 
We spend our time out on the porch.- Our daughter blowing bubbles and splashing away in her pool.
My husband grills and I kick my feet up and enjoy these moments with my family. 

Lately.

Nature is absolutely beautiful. Rainbows appear after the rain and fields of flowers blow gently in the wind. Normally you can go on long drives and see nothing but sunflowers lining the side of the roads. -It's beautiful. 

Lately.

I'm nearing the end of this pregnancy.- 38 weeks next week.  I'm nesting, adjusting and experiencing sleepless nights.  I've been experiencing contractions. Lots of contractions.  I usually sit them out, swaying my hips while sitting on my exercise ball. This is the time that our daughter prepares a special meal (play food) and feeds me. Mama needs all the energy she can get! She's very thoughtful.  We have spent our time going over reading lessons with our daughter. She's making such great progress. -We're so proud at how quickly she is learning.  We take trips to our local library. -Children singing and dancing.-It feels my heart with such joy. Our daughter enjoys picking out a few books of her own. -It makes her feel all grown up. 

Lately. 

Life has treated us well. I'm thankful for each new day. 
I'm ready for all new things and endless possibilities.  :)

Thank you for coming along on my blogging journey.