Saturday, July 31, 2010

morning at the park

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Organic Co-op in Houston!

I was reminded recently to look for the presence of Community Supported Agriculture in Houston. I've looked in the past but have never found anything that exists similar to those programs elsewhere, where local produce is delivered to the door on a weekly basis.

Well, I wasn't able to find that exactly, but I found the Rawfully Organic Co-op which creates boxes or "shares" of local, organic produce that can be reserved online and picked up on Thursdays or Saturdays. The saturday location is minutes from our house.

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One can reserve a full share for $87 or a half share for $47 and have the option to purchase "extras" at pickup. We bought a half share, which was plenty large.

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We received:

1 cantoloupe
1 pineapple
2 nectarines
5 apples
7 bananas
1 pear
2 oranges
1 plum
container of blueberries
container of figs
1 avocado
2 tomatoes
romaine lettuce
2 cucumbers
2 bunches of kale
3 stems of broccoli
6 yellow squeash
bag of red potatoes
bag of basil
bag of banana peppers

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Everything comes in the box except a few items or "choices" in a seperate area. Today we were allowed to pick three items. The broccoli and potatoes where from this section (broccoli counted as two choices). We also "swapped" some celery for a second bunch of kale. The front table of extras is also used for swapping if approved.

I did some quick calculations and I think this is a pretty good deal. Not to mention the benefits of eating locally and supporting local farmers.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

trip to NJ

I finally have the pics ready to post from the NJ trip. There were a lot to go through.

G-ma's backyard

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playing on my parent's tractor

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at the boardwalk

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the birthday party

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the beach

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the daily bucket

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the Birthday!

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more pics in G-ma's backyard

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Monday, July 12, 2010

black eye: update

Daddy did not give him the black eye, he just wasn't as careful as he could have been in preventing the fall.

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The bruise darkened a lot over night.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

firsts

IJG had his first haircut two days ago and his first black eye today. I gave him the haircut (I think I did pretty well) and his daddy was involved with the black eye accident. You can see a little of the purple below his left eye in the last pic.

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Friday, July 9, 2010

IJG is 12 months old!

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IJG loves to point at everything, clap, and smile (now always with his tongue squeezed out between his teeth). He enjoys ‘rolling his Rs’ which he picked up after I demonstrated a few times. He also likes spitting, which is a lot of fun when he has a mouthful of food. He loves playing in water. He loves flipping through books and his teacher at school is very impressed with his page turning. He can now climb an entire flight of stairs. He can walk quite well if he holds one of my hands but still not unassisted. He does let go of things and balance for several seconds unassisted before falling and always laughs when doing this. On occasion he will also attempt a step or two before falling. Here's the first time I captured a pic of him free standing.

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IJG is getting more used to eating chunkier purees and now loves eating his organic O cereal. He will eat several and just keep putting them in his mouth with the others until they soften. He is still working on eating fruit with his fingers but it’s often too slippery. He prefers to eat if I hold a piece of fruit and he bites from it. He had nectarines and beets for the first time this month. He has a multivitamin and probiotic added to his breakfast each day.

IJG’s schedule has remained the same this month. I only give him a morning nap at home if he seems really sleepy or if we are out and he naps in the car or stroller. Otherwise he takes one afternoon nap approximately 11:30-1:30 pm and sleeps 10 hours at night.

IJG went on his first plane ride this month and flew to NJ with us where we stayed for a week. He did quite well and luckily slept through part of each flight. I was even able to watch a movie on the flight home. He loved looking over the seats and smiling at everyone. He had his 1st birthday party on July 4 at great grandma’s home and during the week met all of his extended family. On his actual birthday we made hand and footprints.

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Here he is looking out the window on the flight to NJ and leaving the airport in Houston after the flight home.

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IJG has been sick ZERO times this month! He has gone a record 6 weeks without getting sick. He has been seeing his chiropractor once per week this month. Regardless, his ears have not cleared the fluid remaining from past infections.

He now weighs about 20.5 pounds.

Here's IJG's first year at a glance:
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday IJG!

He's come a long way in the last year.