August 7, 2014

Breakfast Muffins


This is the easiest toddler breakfast I have ever made. 
Vida loves to eat eggs. They can be scrambled, fried, hard boiled or poached, It doesn't matter she will inhale them. 
I decided to make these egg muffins and add lots of veggies to make them even 
more healthy for her. 
Some recipes say to cook the onions and spinach before baking but I decided just to cook the ham in coconut oil and leave all the veggies raw. 
I like the crunch of the onion in the fluffy egg muffin. 

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Breakfast Egg Muffins

Ingredients
12 Eggs (you can use only egg whites too)
1/2 cup mushrooms 
1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
1/2 cup chopped spinach 
1/3 cup chopped kale 
1/3 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion 
1/4 cup chopped green pepper 
1/2 cup of cheese (optional) 
1 pinch of pink salt and a little garlic 

Mix eggs until well blended.
Add all ingredients together and scoop into a lightly greased muffin pan.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

I filled mine all the way to the top and made 12 egg muffins. 
Feel free to mix this egg muffin recipe up a bit. 
Add more ingredients or less, add bacon or sausage, it's up to you. 
The possibilities are endless..

You can also freeze these muffins and eat them later which is a total lifesaver on busy mornings. 

Have a healthy Happy Breakfast! :) 





August 3, 2014

The Big Latch On 2014


Happy Breastfeeding week and month!!

Vida and I attended our first Big Latch On event here in Albany, Ga.

What is The Big Latch On? 

It is a synchronized breastfeeding event where moms get together from all over world and have their baby "latch" on for one whole minute at a set time. 
Then the the numbers are added up to see if the moms have beat the previous Big Latch On records in their area and then the grand total from all over the world are announced.

The Big Latch On  supports communities on normalizing breastfeeding and it empowers women on breastfeeding in public.

You can check out their Facebook page for more info and how to sign up or host an event for next year.

Here are a few photos from our event in Albany, Ga


He demands, mom supplies and Daddy supports :)


Counting the latches



"Big things often have small beginnings"
 I still can't believe I was a part of this amazing event with a great group of moms.
So many times I thought I was failing at the whole breastfeeding thing, but here we are 14 months later and going strong! I want my daughter to grow in a world where breastfeeding in public is normal and to never feel ashamed when it comes time to feed her child.

 
#lactavist 

7 moms strong...I know we will grow bigger!

Feel free to use the  #lactavist in your photos. I would love to see them

These boobs are made for feeding and that's just what they'll do
Happy Breastfeeding!










14 Months





Age:14 Months
 
Stats: 23.9 lbs and  29.5 inches

Clothes: Wearing size 12-18 month and size 4 shoes

Favorite Foods: chicken with mustard sauce, hard boiled egg whites and strawberries



Favorite Words: Bubbles, Yeah-Yeah, Apple

   
Favorite things To Do: Popping bubbles, swimming, and playing in the dog's waterbowls

Signature Moves:Bopping her head to the music in Pocahontas

Fun Trips/activities: Ice Cube Painting and trip to the Farmers Market 

Favorite Book: Mister Seahorse, by: Eric Carle

Sweet Moments: She loves to open mouth kiss me and she walks over and gives me a huge hug. Melts my heart

Not So Sweet Moments: She hates getting her diaper changed, she screams and cries like she is being killed.

Funny Moments:She loves to lick me on my arm and her dad on his chin when he goes to give her a kiss. The cutest thing ever!!


Happy 14 Months, baby girl.


July 28, 2014

Summer 2014

    
So far summer in Georgia, has been extremely hot and sticky. 
Even though we are eight hours from Miami, the heat is so different. 
The heat kinda sticks to your skin and we are nowhere near the beach. I miss the beach.
Georgia, is our home now and I always look for the best in everything. 
Before we moved here I googled stuff to do in the Leesburg/ Albany area and made Vida a mini summer bucket list, I know she's little and doesn't understand what it is, but this girl loves to have fun and I love to have fun with her. 
In the morning when I'm getting her dressed, I tell her we are going to play with friends and she grabs her shoes and runs to the door  like she knows exactly what I am saying. 
Maybe she does?

So far on our bucket list we have made delicious homemade popsicles. 
I pureed watermelon and strawberries together with a little honey
 and froze that in popsicle molds. 
So refreshing in this heat. 

Here in Ga, they have a cute little Zoo called Chehaw Zoo.
 It's tiny compared to the Miami Zoo and the Toronto Zoo where I have been 
but still so much fun
Chehaw has a cute mini petting zoo

We have been to the Planetarium a lot this summer!!! 
We walk around the museum and then head over to the 
Planetarium when the show starts. 
  
      


The River-Aquarium is our go to place when it is way too hot outside and I want Vida to run around to let some energy out. 
I love how the fish tanks are lower to the ground so kids can walk right up 
to the tanks and peek inside. 
Her favorite is the tank with all the Coral Reef fish, 
or in her mind all the 'Finding Nemo' characters. 

 
     

When my sister in law and niece came to visit us from Tampa,
 we took the girls to one of the summer movies. 
We watched the Nut Job. Vida fell asleep half way through. 


The SPLASH-PAD is the best water invention ever created!!
 We love going there to cool off after we spend the day running errands. 
She naps so good after a day at the splash pad!


We have been buying summer books from moms who 
sell used and vintage books on Instagram. I am a little addicted to book shopping!

The classics!!
This girl loves ice cube painting. If you haven't tried it yet, you must!
I mixed some water and food coloring in one ice cube mold and fingerpaint in another.
Froze them overnight and the next day I gave her paper and she went to town. It gets messy so make sure you do it outside!!

     
           And no summer  is complete without a good nap after swimming all day! 

        Have a safe and happy summer 

Vida&Acsa

July 13, 2014

13 Months

June/24/2014
Age:13 Months
 
Stats: 23 lbs and  29.5 inches

Clothes: Wearing size 12-18 month and size 3 shoes

Favorite Foods: blueberries,watermelon,black beans, rice and steak

 
Favorite Words: NoNo, Apple,Mama,Dada,up and mas.

Favorite things To Do: Playing with her Legos, watching The Little Mermaid and reading books while sitting next to one of the dogs. So cute seeing them together. 

Signature Moves: She is a wobbly walker, but getting better everyday. She loves to shake her head fast when we ask her if she's crazy lol

Mom's Proudest Moment: Watching her flip over one of the dogs and trying to contain myself from screaming so she wouldn't get scared. She got up, saw my face and then cried. I'm sure my facial expression freaked her out.
 
Dada's Proudest Moment: Going to get her from her nap, she saw him and decided to throw herself back in a tantrum,he grabbed her by her wrist and she still fell back which I think may have caused a little  skin burn. He of course felt horrible. She usually falls on her butt, but in his mind he probably thought she was going to throw herself against the side of the crib.

Fun Trips/activities: First trip to the splash pad was a hit!  

Favorite Book: Good Boy, Carl by Alexandra Day

Sweet Moments: Watching her cuddle the dogs after being out the whole day, she stuffs her face in their necks.

Not So Sweet Moments: The high pitched squeals have got to go!!!!! My ears are ringing as I type this, she squeals when she's happy,sad,frustrated and hungry.

Funny Moments: Vida loves to people watch while out eating at restaurants, she doesn't acknowledge us at all until her plate is empty. Her eyes are glued to the front entrance...she's extremely nosy. Her favorite place to people watch is at Chick-Fil-a! 
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Trip to the Planetarium

Playing with Ariel's Castle


Splashpad

People watching at the Cookie Shoppe

Story time at the library


 
She loves to raise her hand up like this when the Disney music starts
Eating blueberries with her cousin that they picked that day.
Cousins in rompers!

Eating Chicken on Cow Appreciation Day!





Happy 13 months, baby girl!!

Happy 4th of July

 Happy 4th of July!!!

Vida,
You light me up inside
Like the 4th of July!!!

Ready for July 4th!
Decorating with flags



 
My little model

 

Waiting for the fireworks at the Marine Corps Base
Maybe next year she will enjoy them more
Her reaction when seeing the sparklers
She didn't seem too impressed.
 





Homemade Strawberry Shortcake....divine!!!


On the Eve of July 4th, Vida and I got together with the Mommy Group and had a little painting party
with delcious snacks. Here is Vida getting her foot painted for her July 4th canvas, she enjoyed that way too much in my opinion. ;)


Peace and love!
My American Girl! 

We spent July 4th weekend at the Planetarium with daddy.
Hope you all had a beautiful 4th of July weekend.



Acsa&Vida