Sunday, January 19, 2014

She's growing so fast!!

Just want her to stay a baby for a little bit longer, but I also can't wait for her to grow up too.

She keeps reminding us that she's growing up and it's exciting and heartbreaking at the same time.
It's so amazing just how excited YOU get at watching them do something simple for the first time.
Like watching Zoe make her dolls dance and play w/ them.
And asking her to do something (like putting her sippy cup back on the table) and then she does it.
She'll always be our baby, but she's not a baby anymore *sniffles*

It is so so fun watching her do new things though. She's been trying to sing here and there for a while now but today was the first time she's tried to sing along to a song that was playing. We were grocery shopping and some song came on. No idea what song it was, but Zoe wanted to jam out to it and started singing offkey and loud. It was hilarious and adorable.

And parents are not joking when they say you'll never pee/poop alone again. I tried closing the bathroom door for a little bit of privacy (DH was home so thought she'd go to him). Girl was NOT having it and started screaming and pounding on the door lol.
Couldn't help but laugh :P

She's walking so great. She'll trip up every once in a while, but you can really tell that she's getting more and more confident with it. Need to take her to her grandma's house (my mom) so she can show off her new skills :D

DH and I decided to do a strict Whole30 primal diet.
It's 30 days of primal foods, but no dairy, no rice, no white potato, no beans.
That will even be on Fridays to the best of our ability (depending on where we go).
We just keep falling back to old bad eating habits and we both feel like a strict month is what we need to kick our butts back in to healthier eating shape.

Need to look up some salad dressing recipes. Already do a GREAT ginger dressing recipe.
 Of course I change it to be a bit more primal and I changed it even more this last time b/c I didn't have some of the items.

minced onion- I used red onion. I think it is a bit milder so it didn't have that bite a yellow onion does.
peanut oil- light flavor olive oil
rice wine vinegar- white wine vinegar. Also I omitted the water and just added more vinegar.
minced celery- didn't have it so added celery seed instead.
ketchup- used that simply ketchup or whatever it's called. Next time I'm going to try it with tomato paste.
soy sauce- tamari soy sauce which is gluten free. Added a little more salt since I find tamari to be a little less salty.
white sugar- honey

add it all to a food processor (I have a tiny $10 one that barely held it all but still did it). Grind it all up until it's well blended.
It's also a good idea to make it a few hours before you plan on using it. It will help w/ the flavor.

Anyway... yeah.. that's the only dressing recipe I have so far heh.

It's time to get this fat burning party started already!!!


Megan said...

Crazy isn't it. I love how they find themselves. Reagan is ms. independent through and through.

I know we've talked about advocare before but just fyi the 24 day challenge would be great to add to your primal eating. It is on sale through tomorrow for $179.

Megan said...

I mean $175.

LisaL said...

I wish I could try it out but after spending so much during Christmas, we're kinda trying to stay on a budget and def not trying to charge more than we need on the CC.. which reminds me that I need to get more opks lol.
I haven't forgotten about advocare though :) It's been in the back of my mind. If I feel like nothing else is working, I'll def consider it and sacrifice something else to try it out :)