Monday, March 28, 2011

Miles and Milestones

Cadance and I put some miles behind us as we traveled to San Antonio last week. We spent some time with my dad, who is recovering from surgery. Cadance had a lot of fun with her grandparents and uncles. Cadance is also now officially Texan because she's had pictures taken in the bluebonnets.


As you can tell from the previous picture, Cadance is now sitting up all by herself. She also had her first meal of "solid" food. It was more like rice cereal enhanced milk. But, since it is an exciting time we got some of it on video.



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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Shout Out to The Cara Cara


This year I discovered the cara cara navel orange. They were on sale so I thought I would try them. I was shocked to discover the pink flesh on the inside. I was also shocked at how good it was. Normally I don't go for oranges - they're kind of a pain and so acidic, but not this one. This fruit is brilliant. It has all the essence of a normal navel orange without all the acid. It's almost like the pink lemonade version of the orange. The season is ending, but you should definitely try one of these oranges.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Look Out World Here Comes Cadance

Cadance is having a ton of fun exploring the world. Her are some things that she's discovering.

The pool. She has become quite the sun bather.

Kitchen utensils. Apparently it's really easy for a 4 month old baby to reach across the counter, drag the utensil holder up close and pull them out.


Music. Cadance loves this bell she's holding, singing time and pounding on the piano


Literature. We read stories almost everyday and Cadance loves books, although she currently thinks they're better for eating than reading


Gravity. Cadance loves playing with her dad, which usually means she's playing airplane, bouncing on his legs or hanging from his shoulder

Cadance has also learned how to roll from the back to stomach. She does it a couple times a day, but, like most things, it requires great incentive.

Besides entertaining Cadance, Steve and I are doing well. Steve just started his surgery rotation, which is famed at being the worst one of 3rd year. But, he's excited. He's actually in the OR for the first time today, so I'm really excited to hear how it went. Class is going well for me. I'm definitely learning and improving. Last week we did petit fours. They may be cute, but icing a pastry 1" cubed is a pain in the butt and one of the reasons why I like yeast breads. I now will not complain at paying $2-3 because I know all the hard work that went behind it.