Feb 28, 2011

Good Morning, Great Gifts, & More

Good morning! Today is a typical morning at our house:  Callie wakes up, oh...around 6:30am, and then immediately wants breakfast.  Usually her choice is "mo-meal" {translation: oatmeal, which we make our own}. I found a bag of orange-essence dried fruit at Costco last week, so we are now enjoying orange-essence mo-meal!  :)  

Since Callie woke-up with a little cold this morning, we decided to give her a little hot herbal tea with honey and have a tea party (coffee for me).  She loves feeling like a big girl, of course, so she loves it {today she had herbal mint...would't that sound great if you had a cold?}.

When we're not having oatmeal for breakfast, we're drinking "shoe-eez," aka smoothies. This is why I just love Real Simple magazine...

Ten smoothie recipes {you can also find them here}!  I've been curious about green smoothies for awhile, so I am wanting to try some of these green smoothies.  And you see I got a HUGE bag of Spinach from Costco.  Yes we love Costco, and we must also love spinach because believe it or not, this bag is over half gone already! 

So while we have oatmeal or smoothies, Clara {"baby teryn" is how Callie says it...which evidently is sticking} watches from the living room.  She's getting HUGE...her 2-month appointment is next week, and I am anxious to hear her percentiles.  She seems to be growing FAST.  

She LOVES sleeping in her swaddle (as Callie did as well)...and is quickly outgrowing her newborn size!  Don't you just love that newborn stretch?

We are so thankful for all of the generous gifts we have gotten since Clara was born.  One I want to share with you, just because it is so. darn. cute.  Like, I can't even believe it.  

Have you ever seen cuter matching dresses?  Seriously, I now CANNOT wait for warmer weather so we can break these out!  Some friends got them for us, and they said there were from Etsy. I'm not sure which seller they bought them from, but it seems like they might be called pillowcase dresses?  

One more adorable gift we received for Callie's birthday is...a customized book!  Not just any book, but a book all about CALLIE! 

If you read her blog or know her, you can probably guess who it's from {since she is amazing at all things creative, and gives the best gifts too}.  I just have a feeling she might mention these books on her blog, so I will let her tell you more about it when she's ready.  :)

Happy Monday!


Amanda said...

Hi Nealy!
I'm currently drinking a green smoothie as I'm reading your blog about green smoothies. :) I've been eating them for months and I always feel better afterwards knowing I'm putting really healthy, living foods in my body. What's so nice about them is you don't even really need recipes, you can just throw some things together and it just works out. :) My staple smoothie has two huge handfuls of spinach or kale, a banana, a few large frozen strawberries and some frozen blueberries. Mmmm

Aspiring Millionaire said...

I can't handle the green smoothies, as good as they are for you, I tend to have a gag reflex for any drink that is thick. Lame, I know. lol.

Your daughter looks so darn cute with her cup of tea! Hope she gets better soon. :)

Dylana Suarez said...

What a lovely blog you have here!



Kiley said...

its been 3 weeks since you posted! :) we miss you!

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Alex StA said...
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Alex StA said...

Beautiful. Lovely family to boot. If you're still looking for some ideas, there's a great list of healthy and simple smoothie recipes here.

Hope you find it useful ;)

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