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Peppa Pig teaches my kid about pregnant rabbits

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Maisie was very into the episode.

Me: “Maisie, do you have a baby in YOUR tummy?”

Maisie laughed and laughed when I suggested it-

Daddy: “Maisie, does MOMMY have a baby in HER tummy?”

Maisie laughed again and shook her head ‘no’.

Daddy: “Maisie, where is Mommy’s baby?”

Maisie laughed again and grabbed my boobs.

FOR THE RECORD- I am NOT PREGNANT.

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Toddler Meal Ideas… International, Vegetarian,Carnivore, Exotic- She Eats It All!

People say that my kid eats better than they do and this might be true.

I love to cook and I am not crazy about ‘conventional’ American food at all.

I am attempting to limit our red meat consumption and have been doing a lot of vegan and vegetarian meals lately.

Luckily, my Maisie is not a very picky girl and she has a healthy appetite (and is consistently off the charts for height and a very healthy weight- but not fat- ).

Pasta carbonara! #foodgasm #babyfood #foodie #food #ToddlerMeals #toddlerdinner #toddlerfood #babyfoodie

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She basically eats everything that we eat- which can be vegan, carnivore, or any number of foreign foods, depending on my mood.

Pasta carbonara! #toddlerfood #pastacarbonara #carbonara #toddlerdinner #ToddlerMeals #food #foodie #babyfood #babyfood #foodgasm

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You’ll see a lot of persimmons and mandarin oranges lately on her plate because it is in season and her fave (and I bought a case of persimmons!).
Here are some highlights from her meals on Instagram.

 

 

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the book “Goodnight Moon” makes my 15 month old cry EVERY TIME (VIDEO)

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We bought her the book “Good Night Moon” today. When R read it the first time to her, he discovered that she started bawling during the “good night” parts.

She absolutely fell to pieces! She had him read it to her a few more times and always started crying and getting sad at the same parts!

This was her first time (well, she made him read it 4 or 5x in a row) reading it…

After this vid was made, she ‘read’ it TO us (by turning the pages and saying “good night” to each page)- by the end of the book again she was pouting/sobbing and wiping tears.

This is very unusual. This child LOVES books, but they’ve never made her so emotional.

 

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Some Pictorial Instagram Highlights from Our Month Away From Blog (lots of photos)…

I am seriously lazy right now and supposed to be cleaning the upstairs. I let a lot go to seed when I was recovering from my illness. I dusted and cleaned for about thirty minutes this afternoon- and now I have to try to get the Maisie to go down for her nap.

I’ve gone most vegetarian since my kidney infection- and I’ve upped my water intake. We have cut out red meat almost entirely (the others in my house still eat it).

This was Maisie’s breakfast today- Filipino Adobo Fried Rice, with a fried egg and sriracha

Maisie had photos done with her brothers in early October:

All of my children in one photo #love #kittyleephotography #family

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The look on her face is priceless – with her brothers #missmaisiebabyfashionista #toddlerlife #family #photoshoot #momlife

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She wore lots of cute outfits:

Maisie in the weirwood #weirwood #geek #gameofthrones #garden #cute #cuteness

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We went to visit my late grandparents’ house, it is now a law office:

me, on same staircase, as a baby:

Me at the same age #nostalgia #sweet #family #memories

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We got dressed up for Halloween Trick or Treating:

Something bit me a couple of weeks ago, but I think it's healing up just fine#happyhalloween

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It's healing nicely #happyhalloween

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My little giraffe #happyhalloween

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Rainy day #trickortreat #halloween2015 #happyhalloween #cuteness #cutest_kiddies

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We experienced unseasonably warm “Indian Summer” temps here in Michigan (in November!):

#garden #walk #cute #indiansummer #swmichigan #missmaisiebabyfashionista #toddlerlife

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She went to her first art gallery show with Mommy and Daddy (and brother and Papa):

Taking Maisie to her first art gallery show #momlife #memories

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Maisie at the gallery, listening to the music #toddlerfun #toddlerlife #momlife #memories #firsts

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Not tall enough for the bar #missmaisiebabyfashionista #memories #firsts #momlife #toddlerlife #toddlerfun

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Maisie's daddy

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Maisie’s 1st Chestnut Gathering Time At Papa’s Farm!

freshly gathered chestnuts!

I haven’t been posting much lately because Maisie’s going through major teething PLUS my iPhone app for WordPress had been on the fritz. I couldn’t post photos without having it crash- but I deleted the app and re-downloaded it and now I’m back in business!

my ‘chestnut can’, which is basically a tin can attached to a long stick, so that you don’t have to bend to pick them up. Next to it is the hedgehog porcupine chestnut burr filled with chestnuts

baskets filled with chestnuts

My dad has a farm about 14 miles away from our house. Every fall, the chestnut trees drop their prickly balls filled with nuts. Picking them from the ground has to happen DAILY for about 2 weeks, or the deer/dogs/other critters will eat them all up. It’s hell on the back, so we use these cans attached to long sticks to retrieve them.

My father is selling them this year for $4.00/lb. If anyone wants any, let me know. I can send them via USPS flat rate priority boxes.

Maisie exploring at my dad’s farm

Maisie had a fantastic time running after my dad’s Aussie, Trooper, and playing in the grass. I worried about her pricking her hands on the sharp chestnut burrs. By the end of the day, we were ALL exhausted from picking and chasing after this child.

my father’s dog, Trooper, running to greet Maisie.

Maisie following Trooper out to where the men are gathering chestnuts

she spots them and starts running toward the trees

  
  

  
  
  

  
  
  

  


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Maisie’s 1 Yr Photoshoot Pics By Kitty Lee Photography

I have been neglecting this blog due to baby teething and lack of sleep, mostly.

These photos were taken a month ago by Kitty Lee Photography. Kitty’s been photographing Maisie ever since she was 9 days old. We love Kitty SO much!

During this shoot, Maisie screamed and cried the entire time- until the end, when Kitty’s hubby gave her flowers. My parents came with and were hilariously trying to calm her down, too.

She was terrified of the antique parasol and the BALLOON… but she was ok playing with the kids’ AK-47 and scooters.

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Toy Giraffe Tuesday: Maisie, Her Giraffe, And Late 1940s-50s Vintage Toddler Dress

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vintage baby dress and toy giraffe

Ever since R bought that 2.5 ft toy giraffe for her birthday, she’s been OBSESSED with it.

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Today it hit it’s pinnacle: she refused to eat or go anywhere without it. She cried every time you took it away, even for a minute.

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We haven’t named it yet, but she calls it “G’affe”.

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Today’s outfit is a late 1940s-early 1950s vintage baby dress I found on eBay. It is made of cotton and dotted swiss. I adore retro baby dresses- the quality and construction (and price) can’t be beat! I should have ironed it, but I have no time for that.

I really wonder how my grandmother dealt with 4 daughters and all those dresses to iron! I know people say that they ‘sprinkled the dresses with water’, but the details are sketchy. One of my friends showed me how to iron puffed baby sleeves and it is kind of like those Imelda Marcos butterfly sleeved Filipino dresses.

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it’s poor neck gets a lot of twisting

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the giraffe gets more kisses than we do!

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more G’affe kisses

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