She figured out how to get out of her bouncy chair in about three seconds flat (well all but that on leg she never seemed able to shake loose).
Slipping 80% of her body out her bouncy seat I could deal with, I mean, it wasn’t like she was going to get anywhere. So this little maneuver didn’t really pose a problem for either of us (doesn’t she seems oddly content hanging out of her chair like that?).
BUT then she started to do things like this:
Getting caught underneath things like chairs and coffee tables. And while this wouldn’t pose a problem for you or I, we have to remember that Katie was still learning her boundaries so I had to be available for lots of “ouch, I didn’t realize I had to duck to avoid the top of the wooden chair” and “Waaaahhhh, getting stuck under the coffee table is really frustrating” hugs and kisses.
But as you can see… still managed to snap a photo here and there.
And then suddenly she seemed to be getting the hang of things.
A little less bumping, a little less bruising and a lot more cruising (yes! Katie started walking nearly two months ago!). So naturally I assumed I would have a bit more time on my hands, right?
Because with more mobility and “know-how” Katie started do things like this:
Because really, who needs toys when you can play with Mommy’s tampons???
Clearly Katie had LOTS of energy and was finding very creative ways of using it.
So, I got to thinking.
What do I do when I have too much energy and need to unwind a bit (because surely an 11 month old baby could use a little unwinding, no?)
Why, I take a nice warm bath. Hmmmmm, maybe a nice warm bath would do the trick. I could seep some of the energy out of her body and get her to a place where she might just want to sit back, relax, and just chill.
Then I would surely have the time to sit down and post a KidBite.
Well, not exactly!!
Take a close look at Katie’s eyes in this picture:
She is clearly NOT feeling sleepy or relaxed.
It’s as if the bath water charged her up and she came out with a little more crazy then she went in with!
Let’s just say that our bath did NOT result in Mommy’s maxin’ and relaxin’ visualization!
Perhaps I should make a vision board plastered with sleepy babies!
Look, I get it… babies have a lot of energy, but is it so wrong of me to day dream about Katie taking a little more down time during the day (did I mention she is NOT a long napper?)
See, here’s the kicker.
I know she is capable of maxin’ and relaxin’ when she feels like it.
I mean, just take a look at her in Palm Springs.
Clearly, she is able to chill when she feels like it!
IS it really too much to ask of her to just give me a little bit more of THIS Katie at home??
Maybe I should let her wear her sunglasses in the house… perhaps that will do the trick!
ANYHOW… Somehow we finally managed to make a smoothie, remember the recipe, and snap a few photo.
Katie LOVES anything that is cold and creamy so we make a lot of smoothies these days.
She always gives me this serious look when she first tries a new flavor, sorta like she is deciding whether or not it’s worth another bite.
But after a few bites I almost always get her seal of approval:
of nutritious ingredients! This one was fairly basic; pineapple, banana, & soy milk, but you can easily sneak in some leafy greens, nice dark berries, and even green superfood powder!And the best part is that I can make a double serving and feed us both at the same time. Often times I’ll add a little protein powder to mine, especially if it is after a morning workout.
What about you guys?
Do your little ones like smoothies? Do YOU? What are some of your favorite combos?
Pineapple And Banana Smoothie
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla soy milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple
Put the milk, banana, and pineapple in a blender, and blend until you have a thick and creamy smoothie.
If your smoothie is a tad too thick add a little extra soy milk or some water. Enjoy!
Nutrients for entire recipe; Calories: 287; Fat: 4.7g; Protein: 10.8g; Carb: 53.6g; Fiber: 4.3g