Monday, June 02, 2014

seeing big boys in babies, blue eyes, and money well spent

Do you ever look at your baby and wonder what they'll look like when they get bigger? I feel like I can kind of see Zane as a big boy here:


How is my baby 9.5 months old? Crazy town. That's almost a year. {!?!?!}

Also? My baby girl is almost 5 and riding without training wheels as of this weekend:


It's a little sad, I won't lie. All of my children keep growing up. :( Good thing I have a hard-working DIY painter man to console me with flowers:


That giant magnolia he pulled down lasted two days! :) And the orchid was my Mother's Day present. So far I haven't killed it, though I do have to water it precisely with one ice cube per week. {Which reminds me I need to water it since last week...urgh.}

the bird ring was from Holly Lane Designs. I still love it. :D

And the children are loving summer Lego time. I think we can officially toss all of the rest of their toys because Legos are the best pieces of overpriced plastic out there. And they are completely worth every penny. :)


Another thing worth paying extra for? Running into Braum's for basics instead of Walmart. I bought bread, chips, and very expensive half and half but I was so happy not to have to go in the store with the littles at 8:30 at night. That was a win. :)


And you probably already know this about me, but zucchini "pasta" = another huge win in my book. :) {I love it in this Raw Italian Casserole!}


You can't beat it sautéed in olive oil and topped with a little avocado!


And I think this book^ is going to help me ease back into vegetarian eating again. It's adorable {as is the Forest Feast blog!} I can't wait to leave meat behind once the baby is done nursing. It might be weird, but I loved being vegan most of the time.


In the meantime though, I will happily maintain my diet of protein and dairy to keep these baby rolls:


:D I can't stop with the baby pictures, I'm sorry. Those blue eyes kill me.


That was the look he gave me when I told him no crayons. 

We're in trouble, aren't we? ;) 


How has your week been so far?

Are you/ have you ever been vegetarian or vegan? 

Eyes: blue, green, hazel, or brown in your family? 
Rob's are green, mine are blue,  and so are all 5 of my kiddos. They all come out blue and stay that way! :) I wonder if they'll turn colors as they age?



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