Wordless Wednesday : Taking BIG Steps




Toddler Meals

Summers in Colorado this year have been hot, like 3 digit hot day after day without much relief in sight. On these hot summer nights, the last thing I want to do is to prep and cook a hot meal {much less stand outside in the 100 degrees and BBQ} so we’ve been making and having summer veggie pasta. Various roasted vegetables with seasonings and tossed with some type of pasta noodle. Easy and great comfort food for these hot summer nights.

strawberries // steamed peas // roasted tomato and cheese tortellini with sautéed spinach // cheddar cheese


Gobbled up the entire plate and even asked for seconds. Here he is signing {baby sign language} for more.

A cleaned plate.

Peas are one of BabyBird’s favorite foods, it comes in just below cheese. Now this guy cracks me up whenever I he gets his eyes on his plate of food. He inspects each compartment and dives right into his favorite one, which generally is always the cheese.

Pretty much all of the food we eat is organic. Especially milk, eggs, cheese, and berries {which is 95% of BabyBird’s diet} and most vegetables we buy and cook are fresh and organic too. We get our eggs from our local food share program, and get half a dozen of farm fresh eggs each week, and are super tasty.


Word{less} Wednesday : Ice Cream Sundae

{ Making sure my cookie is well dipped }


{ Hmm… interesting }


{ I guess I’ll try it… }


{ Wow. Yum! Ice cream, where have you been all my life? }


{ I am going back for more }


{ Get in mai belly! }


{ Whoa… sugar coma }


linkin’ up with: baby baby lemonparenting by dummiesjenni from the blog, & the paper mama

Water Baby

This weekend we headed out to our local kid splash park. It was the perfect size and super family friendly with areas for picnics, and you can setup right next to the pool with your own gear. I met up with two other mommas and their babes from BabyBird’s old montessori school daycare.

snack time


One of BabyBird’s montessori teachers came and joined us with her little one and hubs. She was preggo when BabyBird first enrolled in her classroom and now her baby is a year old. She joined us too in the kiddie pool and it was about then that we all decided to try the mini water slide with our little ones. As I stood and watched the other two mommas go first and seeing the reactions on their kids face as they raced slid down the slide and into the pool, I decided to give it a try with BabyBird. I have to admit that I was a teeny-tiny bit scared the first time, not for myself but for BabyBird and if he would get a face full of water and scream bloody murder. We slid down, and he didn’t scream. He. Loved. It.


hanging out with his buddy. these two go waaay back.


BabyBird loved the water. This was his first experience in a pool like setting {vs. pop-up fountain or the beach} and I thought he would be a bit hesitant at first but he dived right in and had a blast. We first waded around in the kiddie pool with BabyBird’s friend & momma from his old school. The pool was about knee deep on us, so we held onto our kiddo’s hands to give them support and as we walked around our two boys reached out and held onto each other’s hands. So imagine two mommas on the ends, with our little guys wading around in the pool holding hands ::melt::


“would you like a bite?”


happy face