Thursday, January 5, 2012

Standing up Tall...

For a couple weeks now, Jocelyn has mastered the art of standing on her own.

Now to just take a step & start walking...



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snack time

I recently introduced blueberries to Jocelyn, and she loves them, especially as a mid-day snack :)



Monday, January 2, 2012

Out and About

Today was a wonderful family day.  I got a LOT of cleaning done, put Christmas decor away, and we took care of some exchanges at various stores.  Very productive but relaxing since there was no agenda and Jared had the day off :) 

Here is Miss J today at the mall.  She loves being out & about with people and always seems to draw people to herself.  We love our girl and feel so blessed to have her as part of our life.



Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Well of course today marks the first day of the new year...2012!  It is hard to believe another year has gone by and that our little girl is about to be a year old.  Wow!

We are looking forward to this year and all God has in store for us.  Jared & I will be talking tonight about our goals for the year and how we plan to accomplish them...Staying focused on them after that is the hard part! But hey through Chris we can do ALL things, right?!

Today was family service at church...meaning there was not childcare, so Jocelyn went into the service with us.  What an experience.  Now that she is mobile(crawling...not quite walking), it was a chore to keep her entertained & happy the whole time.  It made me SO thankful for the childcare our church offers.

After church we did a little grocery shopping, purchased black-eyed peas, which we are eating tonight and had a good time together.  We like going to the store as a family...It's fun for us for some reason :)

May everyone have a blessed and prosperous 2012!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Baby Food

Starting Jocelyn on some solids has been a fun experience so far!  I feed her a little in the morning and little in the afternoon.  Milk is still her main food, but she is getting to try out different foods, textures, and learning all along.  Some foods she has tried so far...


Sweet Potato






Next on the list are Apples, peas, plums & pumpkin!

I have been making Jocelyn's food myself, and not only has it been fun, but I know what is going into her mouth, especially since I use organic produce.  With jarred food from the store, I can't be so sure :)

Today I spent a couple hours making more purees of sweet potato, squash, and peach.  I mix them up according to Wholesome Baby Food (awesome website if you want to make your own baby food!), and freeze them in individual portions.  All I then have to do is pop out what I need each day and let thaw out (OR I put it in the microwave for about 10 to 20 seconds).

After baking the peaches, butternut squash and sweet potato- I'm getting ready to blend....

Finished results of peaches...I pour into silicone muffin tins, freeze, then pop them out and put them in gallon freezer bags to store.  It has worked great for me!

Oh and here is a picture of my little 'foodie' from yesterday in her baby-legs scooting around on the floor :)



Sunday, July 17, 2011


Well, I think we have a dancer on our hands!  Since my piano has been at our house this past week, I've been playing and Jocelyn has been loving it.  The other day Jared was holding her on the couch and she started just dancing to the music.  We were both laughing SO hard!

This morning at church during the music part, I was holding J and she was kicking her feet and hands SO much and squealing.  She LOVES music.

I'm playing with one hand and videoing with the other, so PLEASE excuse the music(it isn't that good! lol!), but the video is cute :)

 Jocelyn has also been sticking her tongue out a lot the last few days and really chewing on her hand and other items, so I think she should be getting a tooth soon.  Mom got out my baby book the other day and said I got my first tooth around this time too.



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

photo shoot and more

Here are some recent pictures from Jocelyn's 6 month photo shoot with Mae Burke Photography .  Love how they turned out! :)  The pictures really show her beautiful blue eyes

6 months of nursing Miss J.  yay! :)

Today I took J to the pediatrician for her 6 month check-up.  She is in great health (I already knew that!), weighs 15 lb 9 oz and is 25 1/2 inches long.  Here are a couple pictures from this morning...