Saturday, April 19, 2014

Before I was a mom...

The words are not mine originally, but they say everything I want to say. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Baby Quesadillas

I have somehow managed to have the pickiest eater on the face of the planet. I choose to blame her "meat and potatoes" daddy for that one!

The biggest issue we are having is that she won't swallow her food. She also doesn't spit it out. She just holds it there. Gross. 

She will eat some things: peanut butter and jelly, fish sticks, mashed potatoes... But the list of what she won't eat? I'd need a whole other blog for that. 

We went to Moe's Southwest Grill a few weeks ago, and she liked the cheese quesadilla she tried. I think it reminded her of her crackers, which she loves! But a cheese quesadilla is not very nutritious. 

Parker won't eat chicken when we feed it to her. It's one of those foods she just holds in her mouth. What I did was take some leftover chicken from last night and chopped it very fine. I heated it up with about a half jar of carrots and peas baby food. I put that inside the tortilla with some cheese to make it stick and cooked it like a regular quesadilla. I cut it into sticks to be more like her beloved club crackers. 

Ta-da! I have managed to trick my child into eating something new and nutritious!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easter Pictures

Working with Image 1:27 Photography, Ryan and I do a lot of on-location photo shoots. We do not have a studio (yet!), so it's been easier to find a beautiful outdoor location. Pretty easy to do living in Alabama! 

I had been scouring Pinterest for Easter picture ideas, and I fell in love with the shabby chic studio portraits. I have my backdrop stand, so I decided to take over my eat-in kitchen area and transform it into a mini-studio. 

I had the backdrops: a cream colored flat bed sheet and a lace curtain. I made some streamer garland with scraps from a jelly roll. The white basket is what we keep our shoes in by the front door. The pink blanket is one that my husband's aunt made. The box that Sweet P is sitting on and the adorable stuffed animals are from Ryan's house. I bought the eggs at Hobby Lobby. 

I have big patio doors that let in a ton of light. I took down their curtains to let in as much light as possible before the sun was shining in directly. 

And here is what I came up with!

Parker looked so precious in her Easter dress! 

I'll have to keep experimenting with different backdrops. This was so much fun!