It’s the time of year again where everyone gets to shower each other with love! This year, Lily got to celebrate Valentine’s day for the first time at her school at LePort! Her teacher told me to bring 12 Valentine’s Day cards and write Lily’s name on all of them and they will distribute it to their kids. So I headed over to the awesome fancy 99 cent store, and found these super cute animal vday cards! It came with a bunch of stickers too, so I stuck 2 stickers on each card! I was very proud of myself because the cards were cute and it had stickers on it, what a nice bonus that is! So I pick Lily up from school on Thursday, and right next to her backpack is her decorated box of valentines with all her valentines in them. Then there’s a fancy cupcake box from Samuel. I was like WHOA, a cupcake for a valentine?! How sweet and ingenius is that?! I was blown away haha, and then when I got home and we looked inside her box of goodies, there were little packages of erasers, pencils, etc. I was like what?? Why are they going above and beyond! There was even a scratch and sniff valentine that said “you’re grape!” and it smells like amazing grapes! And here I am feeling so nifty with myself because I thought adding 2 stickers on each card was making it that much more special =(. Well, in the end, they are only 1 years old, and she’s not going to remember this anyways, and it’s all in good fun. I was just so shocked by the parents’ creativity, I feel like I need to step up my game next year…we’ll see if I remember haha! But anyways, isn’t this so cute what her school did? I love it!! Most of all, Lily really enjoyed it! They got a special Valentine’s Day snack where some parents brought in raspberries, cheese, yogurts, etc! She likes seeing all the colorful cards and decorating her box, so cute!
Khoa and I have been parents for a little over 20 months now, but we still try to make sure we spend quality time together as husband and wife! Normally we’d make a nice dinner then go out to the movies! However, it’s much harder to go to the movies these days, but we’re still very fortunate to have amazing parents who’ll watch Lily now and then! So Khoa told me to take a half day off work so that we can spend some quality time together, and he planned out the whole day! We started our nice date by going to the movies at the Arclight in Paseo Colorado mall in Pasadena and watched the funny Lego Movie!! It was so cool and funny with lots of wit and charm, and it had a nice story/message at the end too! It was very enjoyable and we splurged on expensive popcorn haha! We then walked around the mall and got Lily a cute fork and spoon travel set thingy, I couldn’t help myself haha. Then we had dinner at this cute restaurant called Cafe Santorini! The environment was very romantic and lovely. Then we went back to the mall and Khoa reserved us a spot in the Wine and Canvas class where it was “Date Night” and we each get to paint half a painting that fits together to make one big painting! The painting is called “Love Birds”, how appropriate is that?! It was so much fun and we HIGHLY recommend it to everyone! Khoa’s side came our a lot better than we both expected haha, I’m so proud of him! We now hang this painting in our dining room! So happy to showcase art that we made together!
At work, Khoa sent me another forever platinum rose to go with the one he sent me a few years ago! What a nice surprise!! However, my favorite part is his hand made card he made in powerpoint and paint haha! Who does that right? Well HE does! And he’s darn proud of it! He even put the Valentine’s Day date and our wedding anniversary date in the barcode! Oh the little details and thought that went through his mind. He also made sure to include a picture of Luna in the card too!! I love him so much, today and everyday for the rest of my life and beyond!
Lastly, I made Lily a new tutu tote bag! She loves purses and will wear anything that has a handle as a purse. So I decided to make the bag myself since I couldn’t find a mini tote bag that was a good size. I saw a princess tutu tote bag on etsy, but they used a bunch of tulle and make the skirt part really poofy, it looked really cute, but I didn’t want the tutu to be too much. So I used organza and just did 2 layers so that it’s just a simple accent to the bag. I used one of my existing tote bags as a reference and sewed a mini bag from that! So no pattern was used for this, but I did make my own pattern now! So I made one for Charlotte and Emmy too but in different colors so they all can have their own cute little bags!! I showed it to Lily and she went “ooOOooo” and loved it! She likes to put her pots and pans, crayons, and minion toys in it! haha! That’s my cutie pie!!
Wow now in the 2-0 digits! Happy 20 months my sweet little Lily pad! Right now she stretches at about 32 inches and weighs about 21 pounds! She understands more and more each day and I feel like we can ALMOST reason with her at times! She’s still sleeps super well at night, so that makes us super happy and lucky as well. Thank goodness we can count on that! She’s so full of personality and fun, I love cuddling with her and tickling her and make her laugh! She really likes to play and she pats the floor to make you sit down and play with her. She likes to color and draw with markers, play with her musical teapot, play with her kitchen and plastic fruits and veggies, she loves going on her trike rides and playing at the park, particularly the slides! She also loves music and dancing, flipping through books, trying on and taking off beaded necklaces, brushing her and your hair, and playing with chapstick, and even tries to put it on you! She babbles a ton and picks up new words here and there too! She can say “eat” and “up” super clearly now, and she’s very good at saying “help”, “poop”, “eww”, “hooray” and starting to say “thank you”. She’ll try to say other words, not so clearly but it’s the effort that counts! She’s very good at expressing certain emotions too, and will say “ooOOooo” when she sees something new or something she likes and thinks it’s cool! She’ll make funny faces for fun and crack herself up!!
She recently did a photoshoot with MGA Entertainment this past wednesday (1st photoshoot since October of last year!) and she did great! In the waiting area they had tons of toys for her to play with and she quickly made herself at home. They gave her an outfit to wear and then we headed over to hair and make up! Before we went, I asked Lily if she wants to go and play with some new toys and she nodded and said “yes!”. So the stylist put out her hand and Lily took and walked happily with her to the set! They put some lotion on her face, a little bit of powder and Lily tried to push the brush away. The makeup artist then said Lily looked so pretty so Lily put out her face for her to put blush on! She asked if she wanted lipstick (lipgloss) and Lily nodded and said “YES!” and of course licked her lips after to taste haha! She so cute! They gave her a cute purple matching headband to wear too. The product was this realistic functioning (but plastic) shopping cart. It was really cute, I might have to buy her one when it comes out in the fall! Lily did really well and loved playing with the cart and fake fruits and veggies in the cart, and she loved the wrangler too! Lily was laughing and playing and had a great time! I’m so proud of you Lily pad, can’t wait to see the pictures later this year! Below is a picture of her playing with toys in the waiting room and then after hair and make up! What a pretty doll she is! Also, someone found Lily’s Disney Baby Minnie Mouse bedding set advertisement in a full page spread in the American Baby Magazine in the February 2014 issue! I was able to buy a couple copies from Ebay and Amazon!! It’s so amazing to see see in a magazine!! You see polka dots on her face because the pages are thin and it shows the ad on the back of the page…haha. Either way, she still looks super cute!!
I also had Lily’s parent teacher conference at LePort this past Thursday and I was super happy to hear what Ms. Monica had to say about Lily. Lily didn’t get a progress report since she hasn’t been in the toddler class for long, but she gave me an update on how Lily is doing. Ms. Monica said that Lily is such a sweet girl and that she has a contagious laugh! She said Lily has a very good sense of order and memorizes things really well, and would reorganize the puzzles and put them where they’re suppose to be on the shelf! She likes to clean, pushing around the vacuum and she apparently loves to sweep the floor haha. She’s really good during snack time and setting up her seat at the table, and putting things away when she’s done eating. They have a snack station to get their place mats, plates, and utensils. She eats all her food every time, and she drinks all her milk too! What a good girl! Ms. Monica said she loves doing art and gets really excited when they do crafts, and she loves it when they have music time which they do twice a week. Sometimes during nap time, she’ll sit on her cot and just sing to herself and then go to sleep, haha! Her teacher said that doesn’t bother her since Lily’s not disrupting her classmates and Lily stays on her cot, so that’s totally fine! She’s so silly! haha. Lily picked up on the routine pretty quickly, and they ring the bell whenever they change activities, and so when she hears the bells, she’s very good at stopping what she’s doing and go to the carpet for circle time, or lining up to go play outside! I wish I can observe all this one day because it sounds so amazing what she’s doing! She also really likes to water the plants! They teach her to touch the soil and see if it’s dry or wet, and if it’s wet, then they would move on to find a plant to water, and if it’s dry, then they would water it! Ms. Monica said that Lily’s language skills is developing really well and she’s saying more words! She’s learning to spell her name and is learing to pronounce her name better too! She’s also really good at asking for help whenever she needs it, like if she’s on her tricycle and someone crashes into her and they get stuck, she’ll yell out for help! Her teacher said not many kids will vocalize that much, so that’s really great! She also said that Lily might be ready to be potty training in a month or so, wow that’s so quick! So we’ll be getting ready for that soon too. Overall Ms. Monica said that Lily loves to do everything, and that she’s learning things really quickly! She finally figured out how to use the lock and key puzzle the other day too! Ms. Monica said that when new parents come to tour the campus, they’ll see Lily and say she’s so cute and that her face is just like a little doll! She said that she loves having Lily in the class and is so happy to have her here! Hearing all these wonderful things about Lily just makes me soooo happy! I’m so grateful for all the hard work the teachers do to teach Lily, and I’m so glad that we’re keeping up and doing well with raising her at home as well! We are so lucky and Lily makes my smile brighter and my heart fuller each day!! I love you my sweet Lily pad!!
Goodbye year of the Snake and Hello year of the Horse! Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!! We started the festivities by going to the hội chợ tết at Phước Lộc Thọ (Asian Garden Mall) with my parents! Lily loved seeing all the pretty decorations and she really liked the little lion puppet, so we just had to get it for her!! I noticed she’s really good at “window shopping” and she’ll walk to the displays and just look, and not touch anything! She’s so good! She had so much fun that she went way past her nap time and then totally knocked out on my dad’s shoulder! How sweet!
We then had a series of family events and she got to wear her new áo dài that I got her at Phước Lộc Thọ and she looked so darn cute in it! She really liked wearing it too because when we try to take her out of it, she whines and doesn’t want to take it off! She’s so smart these days!
Lily also got to make this cute little lantern at school! She contributed by coloring in the little white circles on the lantern. When I came to pick her up, she kept showing it to me and held it really carefully by the handle! So cute!! It was fun to see all the family to celebrate, and eat lots of delicious food. Lily also got tons of lucky lì xì as well and this time she didn’t put them in her mouth! This new year of the Horse is off to a great start, and I wish for lots of love and happiness this year!!
Hello beautiful new juicer! After 4.5 years with our Jack Lalanne juicer, (even though we only used it for a few months), it’s time we upgraded to a new and improved Omega VRT350HD Low Speed Juicer! It’s definitely a lot more expensive but it’s well worth the purchase! Plus we got this on super sale on QVC with free shipping and it came with a free Juice Boost recipe book! Our old juicer worked ok, but cleanup was such a pain (for Khoa, since he did the cleaning). It was also very loud and would vibrate and it didn’t come with a container for the juice to fall into. So finally, we decided to upgrade and boy this makes juicing so much easier! Our new machine is whisper quiet, compact so it doesn’t take up much space, and has a convenient container with handle for the juice to pour into! The Omega VRT350 is a low speed juicer so it juicers the fruits and veggies slowly to preserve more of the nutrients! One of the best parts is you just plop the fruit/veggie into the juicer and you don’t have to push it down! It’s amazing!! We initially started juicing after we saw the documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” featuring Joe Cross, and boy did he have an inspiring story! Here’s a LINK to Joe Cross’s 3 day weekend cleanse, with recipes of 5 juices you can do during this cleanse! Juicing is awesome because of how much vitamins and nutrients you’re gaining, and how easy it is to do so. Normally we can eat maybe 1 apple a day and a few veggies here and there, but with juicing, you can consume multiple apples along with several carrots, celery, kale, asparagus, etc., all in 1 drink! The idea of juicing is so inviting but when you actually do it, it takes a lot of work, but not if you have the right machine! It’s also a great bonding activity to do with your spouse/loved ones. Khoa and I have developed a pretty efficient way to juice to make it not so tedious, and it’s fun in my opinion! I’m glad we’re able to get back to our healthy juicing habits! Just after a few days of juicing again, we already feel like we have more energy, our body feels cleansed and lighter, and with all that, we are happier! Best part about this too is we can give Lily some of these healthy juices and have her consume way more fruits and veggies than she normally would, without even know it! If you haven’t tried juicing, you should definitely give it a shot, it’s worth the time and investment! Here’s some images of some juices that we like and tried this week!
Resources – here’s a LINK to a website that has 5 juicing recipes that uses 5 ingredients or less for each juice! Also, HERE’s a very informative website that has lots of juicing recipes to help with weight loss and health, and it even has a 30 day juicing challenge! Also here’s a useful tip, if you use ginger in your recipes, you can easily and safely peel them but using a spoon and carve/scrape the skin off! My juicing book that came with our new juicer is also super awesome with lots of education on what you’re getting out of certain fruits and veggies, you can get the book Juice Boost by Chris Fung HERE on Amazon! Enjoy and happy juicing!
I woke up this morning and saw one of the mom’s from Lily’s modeling agency share the Disney Baby facebook cover photo, and tagged me asking if that was Lily in the photo! To my surprise and excitement, it was!!! The photoshoot for that was taking back in April last year (2013) I think, wow look at how young she looked!! This particular part of the photoshoot was to advertise the Minie Mouse nursery set (blankets, plush doll, bedding, etc!). What a cutie pie! I’m so proud of her!! Look at you Lily pad, you’re a Disney Baby!!
Yay I found Lily on Munchkin’s website for their Cupcake Bath Squirters! Wow this was so long ago, I think last May! Look at that cute little chubby face and yes that’s her cute little hand holding the cupcake!! This was definitely a very different photoshoot from all her other photoshoots because she got to be in a bath tub and play with bath toys and soap bubbles! You can find the link for her toy on the Munchkin website HERE, and you can find it on Amazon HERE (thanks Siv for finding it!). Now I must hunt these down in stores to see if Lily’s on the packaging! =) So proud of you my baby model!!
Last week, on January 20th, Lily started her first official day at the Juniper Toddler class at LePort!! It was very bitter sweet to have her graduate from the infant Willow class to Juniper, but we are so proud of her. We were sad to leave the Willow room because we know how happy she was there, and we liked the comfort of it and how flexible they are with her schedule and everything. You develop this nice relationship with the teachers there that was another tough part about new beginnings. We can’t stay there forever. We are so thankful and grateful for all the amazing teachers here at LePort. Lily surprises us everyday with all the things she’s learning, and she’s growing into such a beautiful person thanks to their teachings! Good thing though is Lily will still be able to see her fellow Willow-mates on the other side of the toddler playground fence! Here’s a picture of Lily saying goodbye and giving with her teacher, Ms. Bianca from the Willow class, a hug on her last day!
Two weeks prior to Lily’s start date at Juniper, she got to do a transition period where she gets to visit the toddler class for a little bit at a time. She got to have snack time there, take naps, and even test out the toddle playground!! Her new teacher Ms. Monica, tells me Lily is adjusting nicely and her daily report always says she’s happy! She tends to eat really well too, and we are now able to order her food from Cater Tots for her lunches! Since the toddler class has a set schedule, she ends class at 3:30pm, and then gets to go across the hall to her After Care and play with her friends until I get off work at 4:30 and pick her up! The exciting thing about the toddler class is that she gets to see some of her old friends who use to be in her infant class but moved up since they’re older. It was a nice reunion and her teacher told me that her and her old friend Sage kept giving each other hugs on her first day, how cute is that?! Can’t wait to see all the amazing new things she learns this year! =) Goodbye Willow, hello Juniper!
So this month has been one of the hardest month of my life, and only time will truly heal my heart, but each day does bring in a little light into the darkness. I feel like I’m doing a lot better, but sometimes I have my moments, especially when I’m by myself and my mind tends to wander. I was feeling a little depressed the other day, so I started to browse the net to distract my mind and I stumbled upon this image of a super cute blazer on this little girl. I got inspired and decided to make on for Lily! My mind was instantly distracted and I went into a crafting high!! haha. So the next day I woke up super excited to go to the fabric store and pick out fabrics with Lily for her new blazer. The blazer I saw online was only 1 solid color, but I decided to make a light beige color lining so that when you roll up the sleeves, the cuffs are a different color. It provided just the pop of charm that I wanted! It was fun to be doing things with a purpose. After Lily went to bed that night, I immediately went to work learning and trying to figure out the pattern and how to take on this task. 3 hours later, I finished my first sewn article of clothing for Lily! It was hard for me to fall asleep that night because I kept imagining how it’ll look on her, and I was too excited to fall asleep. The next day, I was so happy and felt very proud of myself for making something that looked quite decent and actually fits her! She wore it with no complaints, and seemed to like it, or so I think haha. After this project, I felt super happy, and I was proud of myself for channeling my depression into something positive. Crafting is very therapeutic for me, probably because I enjoy the process, and I get something to be proud of at the end, to show for all my hard work! This totally cheered me up!! I have a few more projects I decide to do, so stay tuned for those in the future, it includes more clothes for Lily and a new “room” for Luna! =) Here are some pictures of her and the blazer, in two outfits.
Speaking of positive and cheerful things, I feel like babies are so angelic when they’re sleeping. Lily just looks soooo peaceful and sweet when she’s in dreamland, and I can stare at her ALL day! She makes me soooo happy! I love her to pieces!!
Happy 19 months to my sweet little Lily pad! Right now Lily weighs at about 21.25 pounds and stretches about 31.5 inches tall! I realized I forgot to post her 18 months, but her stats hasn’t really changed TOO much in the past month. Her weight was in the 1st percentile, she fell off the charts, so that’s a little bit worrisome, but she seems to be healthy overall. We’re giving her pediasure at night so that she can retain some extra calories, since her weight percentage needs to be higher than her height percentage. We’re trying to give her more red meat and that’s a hit or miss right now, she tends to like chicken more than cows…haha. We had her 19 month follow up today and she gained almost 2 pounds from her 18 month check up, putting her back up at the 5th percentile, placing her right on the line of the growth chart. At least she’s not out of the curve so that’s very good progress! Other than that, she’s growing up to be a very bright and smart little toddler! She’s going to be moving up from the Infant Willow class at LePort to the Toddler class in a couple weeks! She already got a chance to play in the toddler playground and her teachers say she loves it. She’s becoming a pro at drinking from her little glass, and she knows to point out all her facial features when you ask her! She even knows how to say “eyes” and other words very clearly now!
We had her 2nd Christmas celebration and it was even more fun than last year. This year, she knows how to rip open the wrapping paper and is eager to find out what’s inside! She pats on the box once it’s open and wants us to open the toy for her so she can play with it! So smart! She loves her new kitchen set from my parents, and she also really loves her new Trike from us! The video below is of her seeing and riding her Trike for the first time!! Also, Jennifer and Andrew came to stay with us for 5 days for Christmas, and she was super nice enough to take our Christmas pictures! You can view all the beautiful pictures HERE! We’re so lucky to have such a talented sister to capture these yearly photos for us, thanks sissy!!!
Lily also got to go to Vegas for the first time! We managed to sneak in a picture of Lily hitting the slots at the airport, she was very intrigued! Haha, but it was only for 30 seconds and then we wiped her hands right after that to clean all the germies off!! We had a very local experience at Vegas since I didn’t want to take Lily to the casinos where all the second hand smoke were, so we did a lot of local things around Alvina’s community like taking her to park, and then we visited the Container Park, the Children’s Discovery Museum, and we even got a private tour of Zappos where Alvina works!! We also got to see AMAZING Christmas lights at the cactus garden at the Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory as well! I’ve never seen soooo many lights in one place before, it was so cool! Lily loves looking at the lights and pointing at everything and saying “woooo”!
Lastly, I leave you with this super cute video of Lily dancing with her teapot in her jammies and a video of her running off with a new toy she wanted at target! Enjoy!
Happy 17 Months old Lily! She currently weighs about 20.5 pounds (finally broke the 20 pound mark and can officially sit front facing in the car seat now!!!), and stretches about 30.5 inches! She fluctuates around the 20 pounds mark, but it’s ok, she’s still growing so that’s progress! She is so full of energy and is such much fun to play and laugh with all day long! She really likes to babble sing, dance, and play at the park! She loves the slide and the steering wheel at the park! She’s understanding us more and more each day, and she’s getting pretty good at putting her toys away when she’s done, but every now and then she likes to drop things for fun or throw them behind her. She’s so silly! She likes to have lots of conversations with you, even though we aren’t sure what she’s saying, but she’s determined to put sounds together, and it’s super cute to listen to! Happy 17 months my lily pad, (my post is a lil late, but happy 17 months anyways!!).
Here’s a video of Lily telling us all a story while playing with Elijah her elephant!
Lily was recently a flower girl for Vy and Chris’s wedding, here’s a little 15 second clip of her being silly!
Lastly, Lily and her daddy are relaxing in bed on a casual Sunday and we started the morning with some silly giggles! I just love the sound of her laugh and giggles!!!! So in love with our Lily pad!
Here’s a video of Lily singing with her daddy! I love her voice and her movements, so she’s silly!
As I stand there for about 25 minutes, hunched over my kitchen island, with my neck straining from concentration, I meticulously peeled a bunch (literally) of grapes for my precious Lily pad for her snacks for the school week. I thought back to when my mom would peel grapes for us, and boy do I have a new found appreciation for that! Thank you mommy for all the little things you do just to keep me safe and happy! Now as I do the same for Lily, I know one day she will appreciate all the little things I do for her. Some fun facts about grapes are that they are very high in vitamins A and K and have lots of potassium and some calcium as well. They are small but delicious healthy snacks for kids, and reduce risks of heart attacks, and reduces blood clots. Grapes also can prevent muscular degeneration and cataract, associated with aging as well. Also, 2.5 pounds of grapes make about 1 bottle of wine! I guess that’s why they say 1 glass of wine a day is good for the heart (adult hearts at least)! Anyways, I will do anything to make sure my precious Lily pad is healthy and happy, even if that means peeling grapes and cutting them in half for who knows how long!
More fruit snacks that Lily likes to eat are Kiwis and Tangerines and Cuties. I won’t get into the science of it, but here are the benefits to kiwis! They helps and improves your digestion with enzymes, helps manages blood pressure, boosts the immune system, helps clean out toxins, helps fight heart disease, creates alkaline balance (supplies a lot of minerals to balance out excess in acidic foods), which results in great skin! Kiwis are easy to just peel and chop into little finger food bits that can be done ahead of time and packed ready to go for the next day! Also, it adds a nice green to their colors of food! Tangerines and Cuties talk a little more time. I usually take out all the seeds in each piece of tangerine, and I tend to peel out most of the skin so that it’s not so chewy for Lily. Cuties are a little easier since there’s no seeds and she doesn’t mind the skin compared to the tangerines. Benefits of tangerines and cuties are that they’re loaded with flavonoids, which boast certain anticancer properties and can even prevent growth of cancerous cells and stop the growth of tumors! They are loaded with Vitamin C and A, which helps the body heal wouds, and hold together tendons, ligaments, bones and blood vessels, and units of vitamin A also helps with the immune system, vision and much more. Tangerines also have a lot of potassium that are important for the proper functioning of kidneys, muscles, nerves, heart and digestive system. Although it takes some time to cut, chop, and peel these snacks for Lily, it’s important we take the time to make sure Lily gets the nutrients she needs. It’s all about the little things!
Speaking of little, I wanted to share my most recent finds! Check out these cute little drinking glasses that I got for Lily! Her school at Le Port has them and when I saw it, I just had to find out where they got it from, and it’s from Ikea!! I know what you’re thinking, it looks like a shot glass, but the glasses are beveled on the sides and that makes it easy for the tiny fingers to have a firm grasp around the glass! I just had to get some for Lily and they were only $3 for a pack of 6! Each glass holds a little less than 2 ounces of fluid! It’s perfect for training Lily how to drink from a glass, and so far she’s able to hold it and even tried to drink from it a few times! Half the time she tosses the water out of the glass but luckily it’s just water! Also the nice part about it being glass is that she learns to hold something with real weight, and IF she drops it and it breaks, then she’ll learn about consequences (that’s the Montessori way). So far, no broken glass yet, phew! Also, her teacher put clear silicone caulking on the bottom to create a rubbery bottom to make it grip to the table surface and not be so slippery, brilliant! So we did the same! I also got these Duralex Gigogne glasses on Amazon that holds about 5.75 ounces of liquid for when she’s older, maybe next year! =) These glasses are under $16 and come in a set of 16 as well. They also have a slight ridge on it for little hands to easily grip as well!! Isn’t just so cute! It’s a perfect size for our little Lily to master drinking from a glass! Here’s a video of her using her baby size glass!
Also, my friend Luce gave me the recipe to make porridge, I mean it’s rather simple and I could have tried looking it up myself, but word of mouth is always the best kinds of recipes! I recently made lily porridge with tofu, chicken and mixed veggies (corn, green beans, peas, and carrots) and added some chicken broth for flavoring, and boy does she love it!! She was starting to want “REAL” food and so when I try to give her steamed veggies in it’s normal form, she would just spit it out. So now I blend up the veggies and chicken, and mix it into her porridge and she eats it all up and gets a good amount of protein and vitamins all in one meal! The best thing about porridge is you can put whatever you want in it, so this second batch I made has tofu, ground beef, and veggies! I’m using ground beef cause her pediatrician says she needs more fats, so bring on the red meats!! She’s getting so much better at feeding herself too, check out this super cute video of her eating yogurt all by herself!
One of my friends (Mel) from Lily’s modeling agency, whom I met at an Infantino photoshoot, came across another toy that Lily was on the front cover of!! The Infantino toy is the Go Go Activity Trio Jungle Pals! She was so kind enough to mail me the toy, not one but two of them so that I can have one for my Lily’s modeling shrine, and one for Lily to play with! She found this at Home Goods, really random right? Either way, it’s so exciting to see her on the box!!! We are always so proud of you Lily!!! Here’s the LINK to my previous post of her and this toy!