Posts Tagged ‘grandparents’

Silent Saturday: A Shout-Out to Grandparents!

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

I am feeling extra grateful for the awesome grandparents my boys have! Here they are on a hike with their Grandpa John! ūüôā

What special things do your children enjoy doing with their Grandparents? I have fond memories of eating spaghetti and playing tether-ball at my grandparents house when I was little…how about you? What memories do you have of your own grandparents?



Fan Photo Friday: Baby’s First Foods

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I’m pretty excited to share these Fan Photos of Baby’s First Foods with you all! We have some¬†seriously cute babies in our Mom’s Milk Boutique community…check them out!

Here’s Robbie at about 6 months old¬†trying pears for the first time. His mom says he was ecstatic and that she never fully appreciated how exciting pears can be until she saw Robbie’s reaction to them.¬†Isn’t it¬†cool how babies can make old experiences novel for us again? They¬†remind us to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like¬†the juicy sweetness of pears.

This is Jordan’s 9 month old son who is still exclusively breastfed, however he recently tasted a lemon. I don’t think¬†he cared for it very much,¬†lol!¬†ūüôā Jordan says although it looks like he was crying, he was not.¬†His reaction was delayed as well; he made that face a good 5-10 seconds after he licked the lemon. They did not expect such a face from tasting the lemon, but what a great expression to capture in a photo!

This is Jolene’s son at¬†one eating¬†a bowl of oatmeal by himself¬†for the first time. She says that this picture doesn’t do his mess justice… there was oatmeal EVERYWHERE !!! But he definitely enjoyed himself! Don’t you just love how focused he is on using his spoon? Kudos to mama for letting baby self-feed despite how messy it is.

Here is Channing at 5 months enjoying some yummy frozen blueberries. His mom says he’s loved blueberries ever since.¬†Not surprising since he looks pretty happy about his blueberries in this picture. And just¬†look at those sweet cheeks!¬†What a cutie!

This is¬†Tracy’s son. His¬†Grandma¬†took him to¬†Burger King to which Tracy says “Ewww! We don’t normally eat that stuff!”. I hear you¬†Tracy…we also have grandparents that give our kids all sorts of junk food that we normally don’t eat. I think it’s a rite of passage for grandparents or something? At any rate I love his serious expression in this picture.

This is Orion, who according to mom his Daddy has a history of¬†letting baby “taste”¬† totally inappropriate, grown-up palate pleasers (raise your hand if your hubby does the same thing!)….however¬†they do make¬†funny pictures like this one¬†of Orion gnawing on an enormous turkey leg.

Although¬†his real¬†first food¬†that mama sat down to feed him was an avocado at 6 months…which he loved! Avocados make a wonderful first food for babies. ūüôā

This is Emmy’s first time eating cereal. Her mom says the experiencing was a little shocking for Emmy who wasn’t sure what to think of it. Her big eyes have a lot to say though, don’t they?

Here’s my chunky monkey at 7 months old having a mashed banana for the first time. He would make these hilarious faces after each taste, but kept wanting more…

Thanks to all who sent in photos for this week’s Fan Photo Friday. And the winner of the 25 Milk Miles is….Channing with his adorable smile and his blueberry goatee!

Okay mamas, get ready for next week’s Fan Photo Friday. The topic is “Let’s Celebrate Summer!”. Share a picture of your family’s favorite summer activity for a chance to win 25 Milk Miles. Just email¬†your summer celebration¬†picture to by Thursday,¬†June 7¬†and include any information you want shared such as age of¬†baby/child, location, description of the activity, and/or your child’s¬†reaction to the experience.¬†¬† Then check back on Friday, June¬†8 to¬†be inspired for¬†summer time fun and see who wins 25 Milk Miles!


Holiday Craft for Children

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Are you already thinking of what homemade Holiday gifts your kids can make for the Grandparents?

I know I am!¬†My contemplation¬†of what to make this year¬†inspired me to share one of my favorite Holiday crafts we did last year.¬†It’s super easy, low budget, and hands-on fun for kids.

Also¬†you probably already have most everything you need to make them¬†which means¬†you could start making them this very afternoon if you wanted! ūüôā


    • 2 cups of flour
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1 cup of salt
Additional Materials:
    • cookie cutters
    • straw
    • ribbon
    • paint, glitter, decorative embellishments

Rolling out the dough

  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and knead together to form a dough.
  • Roll out the dough.
  • Cut with cookie cutters.
  • Use a straw to poke a hole in the top before they dry so you have a place to loop the ribbon.
  • Allow ornaments to dry completely before decorating. You can let them air dry or if you need to expedite the drying process you can bake them at a low temperature (200 degrees) for 15-20 minutes. You don’t want them to brown at all so keep a close eye on them.
  • Now it’s time to decorate. Have fun and be creative!





PS. Have you thought about using Baby Signs with your baby? If so be sure to check out tomorrow’s video demonstration on teaching baby signs. ūüôā