Summer Snacking

We have been so lucky lately, the weather in Toronto has been awesome! It truly feels like summer! I've already posted a picture of Lily eating a popsicle, so I thought that I would also post a picture of her eating some ice cream. This was taken a few weeks ago when I was working late and daddy and Lily were enjoying a treat together. We don't buy any baby food, or foods targeted to babies/toddlers (except for Arrowroot cookies!) but we did find these mini cones, which are perfect for little kids. Pint-sized treat!

Lily is a super cute little girl, however, I have to say that this is not her most flattering picture (Miss Piggy nose, haha) She will not like to read this one day, but if you can't laugh (in a nice way!) with (at!) your children, who can you laugh at. Je t'aime ma belle!

Making changes...

I can't believe that I have 13 followers! How cool is that - I'll be working hard on my blog for the next few months and learning a bit more about blogger. Keep coming back, I will have new posts every week - I promise!
And now, I am following my followers too, so I'll be reading all about you.

Don't you just love Baby Led Solids!!!! It's so fun!!!

Summertime in the city!

It has been hot for the last few months in Toronto, and even hotter these last few weeks! It's awesome, so of course, with summertime, comes the summer snacks - ice cream and popsicles!

Favorite foods at 19 months! And more....

I've really got to stay on top of this blog, or else weeks will go by and I will keep forgetting what Lily loves to eat! Lily turned 19 months on the 12th of July. She is such a sweetheart. During the first 6 months, you notice your baby changing because they are growing taller and bigger and then at 6months, you start feeding your baby so every day is a new adventure and they keep getting bigger and bigger and crawling and then poof, they walk!

Since 15 months, the big changes have been her sturdiness on her feet, the babbling is starting to get coherent, although in our case, I speak only in French to Lily and daddy speaks English to her, so her language development is a little slower than a one language family. Another huge change is seeing Lily grow is her eating habits. Lily and I are so lucky, we have a great husband and awesome daddy who loves to cook. In the last month, he has made yummy beef stew, chicken penne (with sundried tomatoes and mushrooms) and ribs. We have had these 3 meals very often since mid May actually and Lily loves all 3!

Here are a few pictures of her polishing off some of daddy's yummy meals!

Yummy stew:
Yummy Burrito!

For the last 3 weekends, we have been getting out and doing some family activities. This has been so much fun as Jayson and I are allowing Lily to explore and see different things. Even though she cannot talk (much yet!) she is learning so much. Jayson and I are constantly telling her what she is seeing, but even more importantly, we are letting her explore and experience different things on her own. (We are the anti-helicopter parents, but that's a whole other blog idea!) We have attachment parenting values, but our little flower is an independant one. We love it!

While we are out and about on different adventures, I have been preparing and packing a little picnic for us to have. She has been loving blackberries, blueberries, watermelon cubes, chocolate chips cookes and hard boiled eggs. She loves her eggs. Many mornings a week, Jayson makes Lily some yummy scrambled eggs which she devoures. I usually make about 6 hard boiled eggs and she likes taking a bite out of 3-4 eggs, maybe she is trying to claim her territory. Haha.

I'm at 28 weeks pregnant now, I'm quite big (in the belly!), and things are going well. Lily loves kissing my belly and giving it high-5's. I'm noticing that she is playing with her dolls more and this morning, she even had me put a diaper on her favorite doll. So cute. I'm kind of hoping that she starts hating diapers and gets better at using the toilet. We're still having some luck with her using the potty, and some not so good luck. Lily spends most of her time diaper-free with us at home. We're getting there.

I'll be back sooner rather than later! We're planning a road trip next week and we're heading to Ottawa & Gatineau to visit our families. We keep telling Lily that she will play with her cousins and a baby and she seems to understand a bit.

Having a breakfast picnic with her cousin Justin and Zack (this was in May!):

Lily was at the grocery store and she didn't want any other snacks, she wanted a corn on the cob, she ate was eating it throughout the whole time we were in the store and then on the way to the car and then in the car.

This was the first time Lily ate outside with just her maman and daddy! She really liked it!

She still loves her broccoli!: