Sunday, January 24, 2010

Oma = good food and lots of fun!


As a side note, I have become addicted to a website that is a self-proclaimed "visual potluck," so if you enjoy food, check out tastespotting.com.  A picture on the website inspired me to try out an herb crust pizza dough.  For the recipe, click here.  So here it is during the rising process...


And, for toppings, we added a homemade tomato sauce with mozzarella, mini heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced potatoes, asparagus and prosciutto.  Here is a photo just out of the oven:


Among other cooking endeavors were my mom's homemade "blitz" croissants (which we promptly filled with chocolate and left some to be pure butter croissants!), breakfast prosciutto cups filled with eggs and a side of sweet potato pancakes with cinnamon maple syrup, and then we indulged ourselves with making Thomas Keller's Buttermilk Fried Chicken accompanied with sweet potato biscuits and a side of baby broccoli with sweet yellow carrots.  For your enjoyment, here is a picture of the latter:


Although it may sound like we spent all weekend cooking, we had plenty of play time with little Miss Lily.  One of her favorite activities of all time is reading books!  Here is Mom reading a book she got for Lily this weekend on bugs with a whole variety of fun textures (she loves to scratch her little fingers on them):

Lily also had lots of floor time, where she could sit up and babble away, such as in this picture:


The fun new trick Lily decided to break out for Oma was an attempt to "army crawl" or in OT terms "crawl" (since what most people call crawling on all fours is actually called "creeping").  Just as Lily would reach for something, she brought up her knee to assist in pushing herself forward.  Sometimes during the weight shift she would roll herself over.  What a fun little girl!  Look for future posts with videos of this active little one!  

Thanks, Oma, for a fun weekend!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Giggles

Thanks for all the support on this blog!  It has inspired me to enter a new post :)  I have been wanting to post videos of Lily, since she already has "a lot of personality," as Jason says.  So, I hope you enjoy a brief clip of Lily chatting with her new friend, Isabel.  The giggles are Lily cracking up at Isabel.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Joining the blogging world...

This blog is dedicated to family and friends, who want to keep up on the latest with our family (namely Lily) and for those who may enjoy an occasional food posting.  Here you will find pictures and videos of the cutest member of our family.  There's nothing like melting over looking at those big eyes and long eyelashes and laughing along with her giggles and squeals.  Since most of our loved ones live miles away, we thought you would enjoy some regular updates.  Also, because we have a love for eating and for cooking, we hope to post some updates on our own culinary adventure.  It's a two-for-one offer: Lily + good food...not a bad deal!  We hope you enjoy!

Here's our first picture of our voracious reader on a road trip!