Monday, January 25, 2016

emma grace: 18 months old

emma grace is 18 months old.

we grew another inch, gain a couple of pounds, and added a few toothies to our smile.
she loves hugs, playing with blocks and duplos, putting things away in baskets.
she eats her weight in black beans every week and still prefers her crackers two at a time.
i've added "sassy" to my list of EG description words. #forthelove 
sweet thing is definitely my child.
most of all, she loves being outside at the park.

she's discovered an intense love for slides that might rival her love for swings. santa brought a little slide to juju's house which has already provided hours of entertainment.
even after dozens of lessons and assists, home girl can't seem to remember to use the second step.  she's got to have the strongest little toddler biceps.

selfishly, i am little obsessed with watching her little legs wiggle as she tries to pull herself up.  wiggly tennies get me every time.

it might be silly, but i think this small, little act is quite indicative of her developing personality.
she is strong and determined. she is full of joy and curiosity. an adventurous spirit.

i'm still in denial that's she's growing up.  i know. i really need to get over it, it's obviously happening.

i never want to forget the way it feels when she pulls on my legs, or the sound of her babbles in the backseat when we're driving, or the way she dramatically eats her black beans one at a time, or the way she runs across the room with a smile as big as Texas to give me a floppy hug.
good grief she is my favorite little human.

Monday, November 9, 2015

emma grace's baby dedication

last month, bub-hub and i were given the opportunity to dedicate our baby girl at our church.  it's always one of my favorite sunday's at church and i was super excited to get to participate 

eg was quite the little ham. if only i could get away with running up and down the aisles and rolling around on the floor. good thing she's a cutie.

we are so fortunate to have such a strong and supportive family. and i was just so excited that they were able to share this moment with us! we can't wait to the amazing things the Lord has planned for our little one!

"But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine."
Isaiah 43:1

Friday, October 16, 2015

a breakfast picnic | lone star eggs

the weather has finally cooled down, which means breakfast picnics, lunch picnics, snack picnics, oh, and of course, dinner picnics.  let's be honest, it's just way easier to clean up when you can hose down your patio.

we took our breakfast out on the patio, and eg consumed them in the messiest way possible, as only a toddler (i'm still in denial...) can.  i've mentioned before that eating a variety of foods isn't really EG's favorite thing.  she has her staples, but i've been trying to find ways to introduce new foods before we burn out on the three foods in her current rotation.  i've been trying to sneak extra veggies in with her scramblies, and so far, she doesn't really seem to notice. #sneakysneaky

i love making breakfast tacos. it's something that's easy to prep ahead of time, and you can mix in different things, which keeps it from being old.  plus, i love me a good fresh tortillas, so any excuse to heat those up is a winner in my book! 

all you need for texas breakfast tacos are scrambled lone star eggs, fresh tortillas and any combination of mix ins! :) a few of my favorites are breakfast sausage, salsa, spinach, bell peppers and avocados.

I've been having so much fun working with lonestar eggs. :) I can't think of a better fit for a texas breakfast than texas eggs from texas chickens! :)

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