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Saturday, January 28, 2012

This little "Spot" is playing a tune!

Elayna loves music. She finds the piano every day in her wanderings about the house. She usually has to share with Lilia but not today. Lilia was out with daddy running errands. Elayna had a great time playing. I got her down when she stood up on the piano bench. She is quick! I love the looks on her face.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TV Zoombies and some Pictures

I got the girls to hold still by watching TV. I wish I could remember what Elayna was watching because she was very interested in the show. Here are some cute sister pictures.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Yummy! Chocolate Pudding

Lilia loves her chocolate pudding. This is the recipe I posted previously using avacado.  I made two batches and froze the first one. This is going to be a treat for us.  I can't wait for avacados to go on sale.

My First PJ Sandwich

This is one of the first peanut butter and peach jam sandwiches. Elayna loves them to eat them. Now, I just need to convince Lilia that they are yummy.

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Day...I am so blessed!

Some days are really long...but I try and love them. They are growing up fast. Elayna can climb onto Lilia's bed and loves being a big girl. Then Elayna loves getting food all over when she eats. Lilia went to the potty all by herself. I found her on the toilet reading to Elayna. I think I was doing dishes. We had a pretend tea party. Lilia is learning to include Elayna even when she makes a mess. This is what Elayna looks like when she wakes from a nap. I try and keep clip or rubber band in her hair but they come out for nap so she can not swallow them. We stopped by to see grandparents and Elayna loves to be in the middle of things. Lilia was watching a movie with grandma (not pictured). When we got home Lilia tucked daddy in bed and covered him with her blankies. This is what most days look like at our house.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chocolate Pudding (dairy free)

I looked around the internet and found few recipes for making pudding using avacados. Yep, I tried and tested it out on the girls and Asher. Asher thought I used bananas and was surprised by the secret ingredient. The girls loved the pudding and had seconds.

Chocolate Pudding (dairy free)
3 avacados
1/2 C sugar or 2/3 C agave, honey or maple syrup
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch salt
2 T - 1/3 C milk or non dairy substitute amount depends on thickness desired (rice, coconut or almond milk)

Mix in food processer or vitamix.  The pudding will be creamy. Cool in fridge till ready to eat.

*I used a frozen banana the first time and used less sugar but the pudding had strong banana flavor.

*I think adding mint or other mix ins like peanut butter or hazel nut would be fun to try.  Alternative to nutella without the dairy.

Lilia and Elayna loved the pudding. Avacados can be expensive but a great dessert for our family. I can not wait to get avacados for $.50 each. Avacados are a good source of good fats and nutritious.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yummy, Corn on the Cob

We love corn on the cob at our house. I am hoping to try growing corn in our garden this year. This is Elayna's first time eating corn on the cob. She loved it! She took a big bite and then spit most if it out. Lilia is the corn eater in the family. She wanted more but I only made two.

Monday, January 16, 2012

What to do on a cold day...Fort Building on the Couch

Lilia has gotten excited about building forts. I started a fort on the couch with two rooms using pillows in the middle. Daddy came home for lunch and re-engineered it to make the rooms accessible. Now Lilia had a secret pathway to the other room. Elayna decided she wanted to play. They had a lot of fun and I kept the fort intact as they played between the two rooms. Elayna loves to do what Lilia is doing. Love my girls.

Cute things Lilia says:
When daddy holds both girls, Lilia will say, "Two babies".
I thought Lilia was saying "brownie" but she was saying "bannanie", she wanted a banana.
Lilia is starting to pray more on her own. She is praying for what she wants. Her blankie and doggie are regulars in her prayers. She also includes Josh, Lin, Annie, Mimi, baby and Mikey. She prays almost every time, breakfast, lunch and dinner and before bed. We never know exactly what we are going to hear. Love ya Lilia!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Elayna loves lollipops! She makes a mess and leaves a sticky trail. I love her faces she makes.  These lollipops have vitamin C in them.  I found them on Amazon and purchased a bin. I figured if they get lollipops might as well make them useful as well. They are a treat when we are out shopping, doctors office or when I want to clean a mess at home.

**Trying different methods to keep her hair out of her eyes.  I had to keep putting the head band back on her head. She like this band and it is a knee high I altered. Need to make more.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Elayna is 1 years old!

Elayna you are loved so much. We are so happy you joined our family. You are wearing 12 to18 month clothes, size 4 diaper, and size 5 shoes. You love your Eeyore and he is your softie. Your sister adored you. You were going to stay home from church with daddy. Lilia told us you wanted to go and be with her. We all went to church.
You love bath time and playing with your sister. You are trying to get that leg up and over the tub side. You can not wait to get in the tub.  If Lilia is not in the tub you look for her.
You are walking everywhere. You will crawl if you want to be there fast. You will "walk" on your knees as well.
You are talking all the time. You have a lot to say. We will celebrate your birthday today. We can not wait to see you dig into your cake. We love you.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Visit with Friends

Lilia is named after this great lady. We missed her at church and her family.  Decided to stop by and see them. Lilia loves to dance, sing and play with them.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Korean Rice Noodles and Vegtables

Asher and I cooked a Korean dish. Yummy. Not too hard too make but lots of vegtables to prepare. The girls loved the food.  Elayna choose to eat with hands. Lilia insisted on using my chop sticks so she could be like daddy. Notice she used left and right hands. She uses both hands depending on what she is eating and where it is on the plate. She did a great job with the chop sticks. This surprised us because this was her first time using chop sticks. Need to buy her a set. Great meal and entertaining to watch the girls eat.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Lilia loves her books. She loves to read Pinkalicious by Victoria & Elizabeth Kann.  Daddy reads this book to her at night. I think he changes it up a little.  This is her new favorite.  We made cupcakes just like in the book and made them PINK!  Lilia had a great time and the cupcakes turned out pretty good.  Lilia did not turn pink though. Read the book and find out about turning pink.
Lilia loves to help me cook by dumping in the ingredients, stirring and licking the bowl.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Elayna this is how to drink out of sippy cup!

We are trying to teach Elayna how to use sippy cup. She is fighting it but will do it after she voices her concern. A friend lent us some different sippy cups and that has helped. I noticed that Elayna wants what Lilia has so Lilia is using a sippy cup as well.  Also, Lilia is wearing nightgown grandma H made for her and she got for Christmas. Elayna is dressed for the day but Lilia is not.

Just like Daddy....

Lilia decided to be just like daddy...She surprises us all the time. The second picture she is putting contacts in her eye. Her eye is closed and no contact, just pretending.