Baby Delight: 8 Months

What a change in one month!!

7 month baby

He turned 8 Months while we were in Boston.  How fun is that??

7 month baby

I know I’m a little late with this update, but that just means 9 months will come at ya faster.  ;)

New this month:

He got 3 more teeth!  We are up to 8 teeth now.

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He is eating more foods.  He loves avocado, peas, and sweet potato.

This boy can move!  He is crawling so fast.  I turn my head for a split second and he is in another room!

He loves to scream for pleasure.  He just screams at the top of his lungs and thinks it is the best thing ever.

He also got his first haircut this month!

baby first haircut

Thanks Aunt April!

Baby D also took his first plane ride to Boston!

baby's first flight

Likes:

Playing and laughing!

Tennessee Vols

He loves when we say, “GO VOLS”!!

Screaming- see above!

Being outside.

Exploring- he is so aware and curious!

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Dislikes:

Being quiet.

Sitting still in restaurants.  It has almost come to the point where we are a big nuisance at restaurants from his screaming and wanting to get down.  This too shall pass….

If those are his only dislikes, I think we are doing great!

7 month baby

With all his teeth, he is starting to look like a little boy and not so much like my little baby…. I don’t think I’m ready for that!

Check out his past updates to see how much he has changed from 76543, and 2 months!

2 months

7 month baby

He sure has come a long way!!

Big and Little People Eats

Just when I was starting to enjoy fall, the weather spiked back up again like it was summer.

What a tease!!  :)  Especially since it is now October!??!!  How did that happen??

I thought that it might be fun to start adding in some of what Baby D is eating along with my eats.  I forgot to take pictures of everything, but I’ll do better if this is something you all would like to see more of!  We will call it Big and Little People Eats.  :)

Breakfast:

smoothie

While it is nice and warm, I am going to enjoy as many smoothies as I can!

Of course, this was after Baby D had his first breakfast.

baby bottle

Liquid Gold.  As I’m drinking my smoothie, I feed Baby D his second breakfast of big boy food.

Lunch:

mexican bowl

Quick Mexican bowl with 1/2 an avocado and sriracha.  I’m addicted to avocados and sriracha right now!

We were on our way to meet daddy!

Snack:

Vanilla Bourbon Plantain Bread

A huge plum and a new treat I whipped up-Vanilla Bourbon Plantain Bread! Recipe to come.

 

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Seriously, isn’t that the biggest plum you have seen???

While cooking dinner, Baby D has his big boy dinner.

 

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Tonight it was avocado.  He is lucky mommy shares her avocados.  ;)

Dinner:

grilled salmon

Grilled salmon, asparagus, acorn squash, and a small side salad.

Hit the spot!

At night, Luvy and I are enjoying our homemade kombucha while watching The Voice!

homemade kombucha

Happy What I Ate Wednesday friends!!

A very special thanks to Jenn for the link up.

What is the best thing you have eaten lately?

Is the weather cooling down where you are?

Are you interested in learning about what and how I feed Baby D?

Profitable Blogging for Beginners

Ever since I started blogging, I have always wanted to improve and make Delights and Delectables more user friendly.  One of my favorite bloggers, Tanya AKA Blogelina, is super knowledgeable about all things blog related.

When I have a question about blogging, her site is the first place I go.  So, I was super excited when she asked me to share with you all her class for Blogging for Beginners. Y’all seriously don’t want to miss out on this!

If you are a new blogger or thinking about blogging, this is perfect for you!  Or, if you are like me and an old  a seasoned blogger, you can still learn so much from Tanya.

Here’s all about it:

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Even though I have been blogging for a while, I’m super excited to learn more from Tanya!

Who’s going to join me??  Can you believe it is only $5??!!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Blogelina.  All opinions are my own.

If you blog, do you enjoy learning from other bloggers?

If you aren’t a blogger, have you ever thought about blogging?  

Shift in Priorities

Before I was a mom, it was really easy for me to get busy in life and just be in my own little bubble.

I’m not saying I was oblivious to others, I’m just saying it was easy for me to be concerned with what was going on around me and to let time pass when it came to keeping up with those who don’t live close to me.

After Baby D came along, I realized how precious those relationships are.  I realized how much I wanted Baby D to know and love those that I love so much even though they are far away.

A few weeks ago, I got an invitation to my sweet, dear friend Shelley’s baby shower.

Shift in Priorities

Shelley and I in college. (around 2004-05??)

Shelley and I met our freshman year of college.  We have both been through major life events together, from losing people very close to us, getting married, and all that comes with being a “grown up”.  Now, Shelley is about to welcome her first baby boy into the world!

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No matter how far, I knew I wanted to be there for her.  I want Baby D to know her and her sweet boy.

They shower was so fun, and Baby D got lots of loving.  I felt like I should have paid for all the free childcare!  :)

Shift in Priorities

Plus, going to Tennessee meant seeing grandparents…. even if it was for 12 hours at each spot!

Shift in Priorities

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Shift in Priorities

(Baby D gets no attention…. as you can tell)

Shift in Priorities

Baby D even got to meet my fur baby for the first time.  Before Zoe (my cat) would totally snub us.  I was afraid she might be mean to the baby, but she was so sweet and patient.

Shift in Priorities

On the way home, we even got to see my friend Abby during Baby D’s 1st dinner time.  :)  It’s nice to have friends and family live all over the country…

Shift in Priorities

Over the past few months, things have shifted in me.

It’s all about priorities.  I am learning that sometimes “life” needs to get put on hold for those you care about.  I mean sure, I had plenty of things “to do” this weekend.

Clean floors, a stocked kitchen, and errands run will never equal memories made.  Time spent with friends and family will never be regretted.  I know at the end of life none of us will look back and wish we had mopped our floors more.

We will have the memories we made with those we love.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday… now go make some memories!

Do you need to shift your priorities?

I challenge you to call or go visit an old friend or relative and tell them how much you care about them today!

Friday Five and Favorites

Friday Five:

1. Where did fall go?  It is going to be in the 80’s for the next week here.  Although, I’m not complaining.  I like summer.

It felt really nice to have a smoothie for breakfast and a big salad for lunch.  Better do it while I can!

2. Although I’m 5 days late, I took Baby D’s 8 month pictures yesterday.

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How about that onesie??  My friend April made it for him.  I die.

3. Speaking of fall…. I need this for Baby D… right?

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4. We are brewing!  I’m doing my first batch of kombucha.

kombucha

We are in the second fermenting stage.  I’ll let you know how it goes!

5. We are having a intro to essential oils event on Facebook.  It is a great time to learn about oils!  If you are interested let me know and I’ll add you!

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In case you missed it:

Sriracha Haddock

A Taste of Boston

Scenes from Boston 

From the web:

Food:

17 Sweet + Savory Fall Pumpkin Seed Recipes  via Brit and Co

Chocolate Chai Tea Latte Milkshake via Imma Eat That

The Great Big Eat Spin Run Repeat Smoothie Roundup via Eat Spin Run Repeat

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Nut-free) via The Detoxinista

10 tips for real food newbies from The Nourished Kitchen

How To Make Hot Sauce via Beard and Bonnet

Almond Coconut Protein Bars with Hemp Seeds via Run on Real Food

Pumpkin Buckwheat Porridge Power Bowl from Eating Bird Food

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Balls via nutritious eats

Gobble Up These Turbutkles! via Gigi Eats Celebrities

Autoimmuni-Tea Coffee Substitute via Wellness Mama

Low sugar gingerbread chocolate swirl muffins (gluten, grain, egg, dairy free) via Purely Twins

What’s in Season? September Guide from Cookie and Kate

Hearty Lentil & Swiss Chard Soup via The Healthy Maven

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes {vegan + gluten-free} via Ari’s Menu

Salted Almond Butter Fudge: from Whole Heartedly Healthy

Fitness/ Workouts

Is running different for men and women? from Run to the Finish

5 Ways to Counter Inflammation from Running – from Mommy Run Faster

20/200 Stroller Workout via Carrots N Cake

Total Body Circuit TRX Workout {Make Your Body Your Machine} from Your Trainer Paige

How To Modify A Vinyasa Flow In A Power Class via Tina Reale

Secrets to Success: Dynamic warm up via Tina Muir

Health:

top four postpartum weight loss mistakes and easy fixes from Lindsay’s List

Tips on Overcoming Binge Eating via Enjoy Your Healthy Life

Forget The Carbs Before A Race: Research Supports Diet High In Fat Improves Endurance  from Lifting Revolution

A Busy Girl’s Guide: 13 Ways to Simplify Your Day via Energy We Bring

Y’all… I can’t stay away from food blogs these days! Give me all the pumpkin!

What are you up to this weekend?

Best read from this week?

Scenes from Boston

We were only in Boston for a day and a half, but we were able to do so much!

Boston

I was so nervous about Baby D’s first flight, but it went great!

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I have a post coming on what worked for us.

Babys first flight

Like I said yesterday, our first couple of days were spend outside the city.

Momma and baby just chilled, played, and napped while we waited for Daddy at class.

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After class was over, Baby D was ready for Daddy!

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Sunday, we finally made it to Boston.

Baby D and I got to hang out with Caroline for a bit and take a walk.  I absolutely love her!  She was such a huge help in planning our trip. (and I totally forgot to get a pic with her!)

Here’s the rest of the day’s adventures:

SoWa Market

Sowa market

Taste of Boston

Freedom Trail

Freedom trail

Freedom trail

FYI… the Freedom Trail isn’t a loop.  So, needless to say we didn’t finish it all.

Freedom trail

Freedom trail

We still saw some really amazing things.  It was ominous to think that we were standing in the same place as all these historical events.

Freedom trail

Monday we headed over to Harvard.

Harvard

Harvard

I mean… cause Baby D is a future student.  ;)

Harvard

Harvard

Then, it was time to head by to our Old Kentucky Home!

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Goodbye for now Boston.  Can’t wait to see you again in the spring!

Have you been to Boston?

What is one thing you want to do there/ or your favorite things to do there?

A Taste of Boston

It literally felt like a “taste”!

Our time in actual Boston was only a day and a half.  We spent the rest of the time about 45 minutes outside of the city where Luvy was teaching.

However, it was gorgeous up there, and the weather was absolutely perfect.

I had never been to that area before, but I can’t wait to go back.

There were lots of cool coffee shops to hang out at.

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Baby D is getting super curious and very mobile, so it is hard to go to a coffee shop and keep him quiet.  I didn’t venture to any while Luvy was teaching, but it was much easier to keep him occupied when it was the two of us.

Lunches were mainly eaten at Whole Foods bar, or leftovers from the night before.

Whole Foods Bar

Easy on the baby.  Plus, he can play with the lid… and scream as much as he wants when we sit outside.  He has really come to love screaming for fun.  Fun for him… not so much for the people around.

Maybe my favorite meal from Boston came from our lunch the last day there.  We were in a hurry, but it was still delicious.

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We ate at Trident Books and Cafe on Newbury Street.  They were so conscious on my food allergies, and both of us were thrilled with our food!

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During the afternoons, Baby D and I did lots of exploring and walking.  I am amazed as how walkable Boston is.

We walked down to the SoWa Market on Sunday and bought some fresh apples.  Baby D loved people watching.

Taste of Boston

We also found a David’s Tea while we were out exploring.

David's Tea

My favorite dinner while we were there was at Ted’s Montana Grill.

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Ted's Montana Grill

This wasn’t actually in Boston.  It was in a smaller city close to where Luvy was working.  The cedar plank salmon makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Ted's Montana Grill

Our only night in the city we ate at Henrietta’s Table.  It was in Cambridge in Harvard Square.

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Taste of Boston

We ended up there because it was super convenient with the hotel.  Again, they were great about accommodating gluten and dairy free.

Taste of Boston

That my friends was our short and sweet taste of Boston!

We will be back in the spring and I can’t wait to explore other places.  There are a few Thai restaurants I have my eye on!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Boston fun!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday y’all!!  Make sure to go to Jenn’s to check out what everyone else is eating!

What is your favorite city to eat in?

Best thing you have eaten lately?

Sriracha Haddock

Haddock was a new fish for me to cook.

I’m so thankful that Sizzlefish has introduced me to so many new to me fish!  I had eaten haddock before, but never cooked it.  Honestly, I get nervous cooking new to me items.  Anyone else like that?

It couldn’t have been more simple!  Honestly, it cooked up perfectly.  Plus, sriracha is just plain delicious.  You can’t make things too spicy for Luvy and me.  Sriracha Haddock

The sriracha glaze would be delicious with any fish or even chicken!  I plan on trying it with salmon next.

Sriracha Haddock

Ingredients

  • 2 filets of haddock (or other fish)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sriracha

Instructions

  1. Mix together lemon juice through sriracha.
  2. Pour 3/4 over fish. Leave some to drizzle once cooked.
  3. Cook on 350 for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through to your liking.
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Sriracha Haddock is the perfect transition to fall meal, because it is so versatile on the sides you can do with it.

Of course, I highly recommend my Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice with it!

Enjoy!

Have a Marvelous Monday friends!

Have you ever tried haddock?

Do you get nervous cooking new to you foods?

Friday Five

1. Baby D is now climbing.

Friday Five

Lord help us….

He was more interested in the box than the toy.

2. No matter what, when I put on “big girl” clothes I get peed on, puked on, or pooped on.

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Yep… 15 minutes at church and this happens.

3. Fall weather is here… and I’m so itching to start training for a race!  Fall weather is the perfect running weather.  I think I might see a 5k in my future… :)

4. We are taking our first flight with Baby D today!

Off to Boston we go!!  Any and all Boston suggestions are appreciated!

5. I’m guest posting today over at Bump Sweat about New Mom Fitness Tips!  Make sure you check it out!

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Gosh he was so little then…..

In case you missed it:

Dating My Husband Again

dating my husband again

6 Month Photoshoot

6 month photoshoot

Falling for Fall

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Here’s to a happy baby on our flights!  :)

What are you up to this weekend?

Highlight of your week?

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This was my first attempt at cauliflower rice, and it was delicious.

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Even Luvy was a fan!  It was spicy and served with sriracha, so of course it would be loved around here.

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Anything spicy is a win around here.

Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower, riced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  1. First, wash cauliflower then put large pieces in the food processor. Process until it looks like rice. I had to do mine in 3 batches.
  2. Put the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in a large skillet with a good bit of olive oil.
  3. Cook until onion starts to soften.
  4. Add spices and cauliflower.
  5. Cook until cauliflower is softened but not mushy.
  6. Season with black pepper, and sriracha or hot sauce.
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Best part about my Spicy Mexican Cauliflower Rice is that it can be a side or paired with chicken, black beans, spicy sausage, or meatballs to make it a full meal.

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We’ve had it both ways, and both were wins!

Have you tried cauliflower rice?

Are you a hot sauce or sriracha fan?  We have always loved Frank’s Red Hot, and we just recently tried Trader Joe’s sriracha!