Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mommy Day's

We joined a mom group!

Our recent move to Denver left us not knowing anyone.  Joining a mom group has been a great way to meet local moms and to get my bearings on the town.  They like to use the MeetUp app and it is really easy to use. Moms in the group post activities a few times a week.  I have been to two so far and the ladies are very kind and welcoming. 

Here we are at a nearby splash park. He really enjoyed playing in the water. 

Ryder is becoming more active by the day and making lunch is becoming difficult.
I made this yummy lunch the other day and it was filling, healthy and easy to put together. 
Carrots, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Garlic Hummus
Green Apple & Peanut Butter
Roast Turkey and Avocado

If you ladies are new to your town or a SAHM I would suggest searching for mommy groups! If you need some adult socializing or playmates for your child, it's a great way to go!

Have a great week ladies!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Family Time Adventures

We checked out 16th Street in downtown Denver this weekend. 
It was a little hot and by a little hot I mean 99 degrees. Thankfully Ryder was napping while we strolled the street, looking at all of the handmade vendors and live music.  

Not having any plans on where to eat, we came across a burger place called 5280 Burger Bar.  It was delicious! We ordered their Ahi Nachos to start, I ordered the wedge burger and the hubby ordered the Ring of Fire burger. 

I thought it would be a good idea to try out a high chair for the first time and he loved it.
While we were dining, Ryder decided it would be a good day to feed himself for the first time!

I usually purchase the Puffs Graduates but, I came across the Target brand Up & Up Puffs which are heart shaped and easier for him to eat.  I usually have to break the Graduates that are star shaped in half because they get stuck to the roof of his mouth. He seems to prefer the Up & Up flavors too.

We also tried out our local rec center and Ryder took his first swim!
He really enjoyed floating in the lazy river with us and splashing.  They have a zero entry at this pool where we sat in inch deep water with him. My husband and I took turns going down the water slides which was really fun too. 

Hope you ladies had a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

7 Months and on the move

This guy is going to be on the move any day now. Ryder does not want to be held like a baby anymore and I am coming to terms he isn't going to be a baby forever. He is reaching out to touch everything; anything and everything. 
Trying to have a meal without him on my lap almost never happens. I don't mind it either... I just have to remember to order something that doesn't need much knife work. I love this little guy so much!

Recently we discovered his first dislike in food - bananas. I thought to myself, my son doesn't like bananas! This is an outrage (I love bananas!), so we tried mixing with apples and other fruits. He still doesn't want anything to do with it and will literally spit it out. I guess we will try them again at a later time.

As most of you know we move to Colorado and are loving it.  It was quite the challenge packing the house with a baby but, we made it happen without too much chaos. 

My husband drove the Uhaul with the dogs and I flew out with Ryder a day later.  Our flight was delayed three hours and it actually worked out perfectly for feeding and gate time. We flew with United Air and they were very accommodating.  I was the first to board the flight and got to our seats without breaking a sweat. We did have someone sit next to us and thankfully a parent who would understand if Ryder got upset. There was a seat open between us which gave us a little bit of elbow room. It was much needed let me tell you... Waiting in line on the runway I was feeding Ryder snacks to keep him occupied and calm. I had a bottle ready, by the way the premixed formula is the way to go when traveling. As soon as I heard the roar of the plane I got him ready to have a bottle and when he finished it he slept the entire flight. I am pretty sure I have been given the easiest baby ever. 

Trying to wear him out before the flight.
Quick diaper check before take off.

Slept like this the entire flight.

Here we are on our morning walks. 

He loves to splash when it's bath time and play with everything that is not a toy.

He is thinking about crawling but, it more interested in rolling over. 

We went explored Boulder last weekend and it was beautiful! 

Hubby & Ry
I cannot get enough of these two.