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Friday, April 17, 2015

Happy Friday!!!

Happy Friday!!! What a beautiful week this has been. We have had some really nice Spring weather. It has been great to leave the windows open and to take AnnaLynne outside. I absolutely love this weather. Although I like the change in the seasons, it is nice to say goodbye to the winter and all the snow.
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This past Sunday, AnnaLynne and I had a play date with my friend Jenn and her little girl Caroline. Jenn and I work together, but she is still out on maternity leave, so I don't get to see her everyday. It is nice to get our little girls together to play when we can, although it is not always as often as I would like. Caroline is about 3 months older than AnnaLynne, as she just had her first birthday. Can't wait for the summer to get these girls together more often!!!
 
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We went to the park this week on Wednesday and met up with my friend Meghan and her little guy Noah. Noah is older than AnnaLynne, but it is still nice to have the kids out together. We headed up to the park in Warren after I got out of work. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and although my mom had AnnaLynne out for a walk earlier in the day, I felt it was still really nice when I got home so we headed up to the park. The park is not far from our house and it has 3 different sections for the various ages in kids. I will definitely post better pictures next time. This time I focused on AnnaLynne going on the swing for the first time. I even was able to get a quick video.


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Watermelon!!!! AnnaLynne tried watermelon for the first time this past week and absolutely loved it. I am trying to look for some new foods that she can eat, being that she has no teeth. She though the watermelon was so good and I couldn't keep it on her tray!!!
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Recipes!!! So I have been checking out some new lighter recipes now that the weather is getting warmer. With the spring here and summer right around the corner, I love all the produce that is in season. Here is a recipe, I'm planning on trying soon!!



  1 ripe mango cut into small cubes

  2 medium to large strawberries diced

  3 raspberries quartered

  2 thin slices of red onion diced

  5 fresh mint leaves chopped

  10 fresh basil leaves chopped

  1 tsp lime juice

  1 pinch of kosher salt

  4-6 Tilapia fillets, depending on how many you are feeding

  Kosher Salt, garlic powder, onion powder and dried parsley

Mix the mango, strawberries, raspberries, onion, mint, basil, lime juice and salt together. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.

When ready to make dinner, sprinkle both side of the tilapia with a bit of kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried parsley.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Spray with a bit of non-stick cooking spray. Cook each fillet about 4 minutes a side, based on thickness. You’ll know it’s time to flip them when the ends start to turn white.
Top the cooked tilapia fillets with a scoop of the salsa.
                                
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Swimwear!! I picked up these great finds on Zulily the past week for AnnaLynne for the summer. I love that the bottoms are swim diapers. I read a lot of reviews on reusable swim diapers and iPlay got great reviews. If you can't find them on Zulily they have some in Target and on the iPlay website as well. If you have a chance to check them out, I totally would!!! You will not be disappointed.  Below are just a few that we  ordered, but they have so many more on their website, both for girls and boys.

Mix ‘n Match Ultimate Swim Diaper 2pc Tankini Set-Aqua Peacock PartyMod Ultimate Swim Diaper 2pc Tankini Set- Pink Popsicle Mod Ultimate Swim Diaper 2pc Tankini Set- Lime Cherry

Happy Friday!!! This week I am linking up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha's blogs

for their Five on Friday!

I'm also linking up with  The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday"

Oh Hey Friday

Friday, April 10, 2015

Five for Friday!!!

Happy Friday!!! What a great week this has been!! It has been so nice to be home with AnnaLynne while school is closed for spring break. Although I did have to go back to work today for a half day to make up a snow day, the rest of the week was fun.

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We celebrated AnnaLynne's first Easter this past Sunday and it was really nice. The weather was absolutely beautiful, we were even able to get some outdoor pictures taken. We celebrated Easter at my Aunt and Uncle's which we do every year. It was so nice to get together with family and for AnnaLynne to play with her cousins. My aunt did a wonderful job with dinner as she does every year. Before we went for dinner though AnnaLynne opened up her first of 3 Easter baskets and she loved all the toys inside. We think she loved the remote control the best. We decided to get her, her own remote control and cell phone as she is always putting our in her mouth.
 
 
AnnaLynne Easter Basket

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Playtime!!! AnnaLynne had an enormous amount of playtime this week with Mommy, which was nice since usually I am at work. She got these new squirters from her Aunt Erin and cousin Nate for Easter. They are so cute and she loves putting them in her mouth. I have to say they are possibly a good teething toy as well.


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Garlic Chicken. I tried this new chicken this week which was absolutely adorable. My sister belongs to this group Frontier Co-op which is absolutely wonderful for organic products. They have food, baby items, household items, etc. If you have the privilege to join this I would highly recommend it, the prices are good and its all organic. We have so many products from here and the company is just wonderful!!!

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I have been looking for a couple new pieces of spring clothing to update my wardrobe. I usually stick to basic pieces like cardigans, t's, jeans, etc. I try to find things that I can interchange between work and weekends. I saw Old Navy had some cute spring pieces as well as the gap. Plus Old Navy is running a great sale.
                                                              
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I am in search of a good travel bed for AnnaLynne for the summer. We are spending a week at the beach in July and then another week in the Outer Banks in August. If anyone has any suggestions I am interested. She does not like the pack in play, and she will be one in July so something that is not to small would be awesome!!!

Happy Friday!!! This week I am linking up with Darci, April, Christina and Natasha's blogs

for their Five on Friday!
I'm also linking up with  The Farmer's Wife and September Farm for "Oh Hey Friday"



Oh Hey Friday