Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pinned it, Tried it....Beefy Vegetable Soup

I was looking for a vegetable soup recipe to try and of course found myself browsing on pinterest.   My boyfriend loves vegetable soup and it has finally started to cool down so, I have been in full on soup mode!  I found this recipe.  It is from a blog called Sweet Tea and Cornbread which I really enjoyed. The only modifications I did were less water and I halved the recipe.  Even though I halved the recipe, there was still tons of soup.

The Verdict:  We loved this recipe and it was pretty simple to make.  It did take three hours plus prep time but all the steps were easy.  Also, most of the ingredients are household items and if you did not have a certain ingredient, you could easily substitute it. We will def be making this multiple times this fall. I highly recommend this recipe so check out the link above if you are interested!  Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sunday Funday

On Sunday, we went to Chloe's cousin's soccer game and then to the Gladfest which is a festival here in Gladstone, MO.  I wanted to show some pictures from our Sunday so here they are....

Sunday, October 6, 2013

What's in my Bag?

I love looking What's in my Bag blog posts and YouTube videos so I thought I would do one!  I don't know what it is about me wanting to see what is in other's purses (maybe I am a little bit nosy!) but I love it!
I got this Coach bag for Mother's Day from my boyfriend aka baby daddy (hate that term) and I am in love with it because I love Coach purses but never brought myself to buy one.  It goes with almost everything and fits everything I need and don't need!  So, here is a list of what is in my bag....

1.) Notebook: I have to have a notebook at all times because I have what I call a mommy brain and if I do not write it down, I will forget.  I have a million and one lists in here from Chloe's first birthday ideas to grocery store lists. 
2.)Tampons: A staple for every woman!
3.)Tablet: I love this thing!  I bought it for $70 about two to three years ago refurbished and I did not know it would last this long!  I am not \one who needs the most up to date electronics so as long as this thing is working, it is staying in my purse!
4.) Wallet: This is from Charming Charlie's for $5!
5.) Makeup Bag: This is a must also!  I am usually running late for work and makeup takes a back seat so I end up doing my makeup at work a lot of the times.  
6.) Leopard pouch:  I use this for headphones and charges for my tablet and phone because I often forget to charge both!
7.)Eos balm, ponytail holder, picture of Chloe, Vitamins and Ibuprofen, Kleenex, Q tips, and more randomness
8.)  Mini Bible
Chloe playing with mascara and lip balm!  Good picks, Chloe!
This is a what it looks like when you take what's in my bag pictures with a baby!  I have a a crap load of other stuff that I do not need in my different pouches in my purse but this is what happened when i tried to take pictures of it!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Nine Month Update!

My baby is nine months! I cannot believe she will be a year in three months and I am sad but excited!  She is developing as a crazy rate and I wish I could slow it down.  Like I said last month, it is getting so hard to take Chloe's monthly pictures because she wants to grab the chalkboard or does not want to sit still!  Eric helped me this time but it was still difficult... Even though i love that she is moving around and wanting to explore, it is so freaking hard to keep up with her.  I thought it was hard to get stuff done before but now it is impossible!  I would not trade it for the world though.

Chloe is developing a little personality and boy is she a little diva.  She can have such an attitude for such a tiny girl.  Although she has a tude, she is such a happy baby and just loves people especially kids. This month, I also noticed just how smart she is and how fast mentally she is developing.  For example, she is great at mocking.  Eric will yell boom because she loves it and she will go, "Booo."  

Nine Month Check-up
We went to Chloe's nine month check-up today and found out she is 18 pounds and 27 inches.  She is in the 50th percentile for both so she is growing perfectly!  Our pediatrician is amazing and I got my list of questions answered that I wanted to ask.  She did has to get two shots though which sucked but baby girl took it like a champ!

Highlights of the Month:
-Crawling and getting in to everything might i add.
-Pulling up 
-Eating more and more foods! 
-Saying mama and dada nonstop 
-Clapping.  She will start clapping when we sing patty cake and it is the cutest thing ever!
-Giving high fives