Im totally behind on my robisms which is really sad because this kid has been talking up a storm the past couple months. There is no way ill be able to remember all those side splitting and adorable  phrases that have come out of this kids mouth recently, but im gonna try. These are the things I just never want to forget.

1- sitting on the tractor pictured above. R- "hey mom, come in here. come sit, mom...SIT!"
me- "ok rob, where are we going?" R-"we..umm..you wanna go to the park??"  me- "Sure!"
R-"yeah! then we go get grocerys!" lol okie dokie rob.

2- sitting on the patio at newks. We were eating our lunch when a plane flew over us. Out of nowhere rob broke the silence and said... "LOOK, a plane! that's how mama goes to Africa!" This was a huge deal for me. I had told him about the trip a couple times and even pointed it out on a globe. But for him to make the connection with the airplane was pretty freaking smart. Proud mama moment.

3- Cal went to cuddle me one day on the couch. Rob had a fit, made cal take his arm off, and then said... "no, that's my momma daddy!" im trying to soak up these super clingy "i love mama moments" as I know they wont last long!

4- Me and a girlfriend are chit chattin in the kitchen when rob comes running in..."HEEEY, what yall talking bout??" lol. Oh man, I about fell over from laughing so hard. I know it may not sound that funny, but im learning a 2 year old can make anything funny. They are just so darn cute!! and everything they say is so unexpected.

5- So recently I weaned rob. Yes, from nursing. I was an extended breastfeeder and loved every minute. However, with the trip coming up, I knew I needed to have him fully weaned for both of our sakes. I was terrified of this process, but surprisingly he took it well. God is so good. He fussed a couple nights, but then one night he just said.... "big boys don't get Ne-Ne (that's what we call it) mom." I was so proud, but a little sad as well. When did my baby get so big? He then drew close to me and said.."we just cuddle." Oh Rob, you make my mama heart so happy.

6- If I hit a bump on the road..."woooaah, be careful mom!"

7- The other day I saw him riding his bicycle. He was spinning the wheel out on it and saying..."WOOAAHH.. This is so crazy!! Look, look im so crazy!" hahaha! I have no idea where he learned that one

8- last but not least- this is something I get told atleast 3 times a day. "mom, your so silly." Glad I know where you get it from then rob;)


Vegan Pesto!

Most of the time when playing around in the kitchen it's a colossal fail. Then there are those other times when something actually quite decent turns out. This is one of those rare times! I needed to get lunch for my little, but groceries are a little scarce in our house right now. I've made basil pesto before, but I was missing some of the key ingredients- Olive oil and Parmesan cheese. However, I did have some nice frozen broccoli and kale in the freezer and some fresh basil in the garden. There had to be someway I could make some yummy pesto. I remembered a lady adding cashews to hers one time. So I grabbed my fresh raw cashews that I just bought at krogers and then also grabbed some coconut milk. These 4 simple ingredients made the most delicous, creamiest pesto I've ever had. I'm not a vegan by any means, but I would prefer this pesto over what I use to make any day. Using coconut milk instead of oil gave it, in my opinion, a smoother more flavorful taste. So if your interested in trying then here's the recipe!

1 bag of frozen organic broccoli 
1 bag of frozen organic kale
1 can of coconut milk (Goya brand from the kosher aisle in Kroger)
Himalayan salt 
Red pepper flakes 
Fresh basil 
Handful of raw organic cashews (Kroger or whole foods) 

Put first 5 ingredients in pot. Boil on medium high until veggies are nice and tender. Let cool, then throw mixture into a blender. Add basil and handful of cashews. Blend until desired consistency.  You can always add more coconut milk if it's too thick. 

I then just boiled some organic rotini noodles and tossed it all together. It was the most awesome feeling watching my little one devour his noodles. Little does he know, he's getting a hearty serving of veggies and heart healthy fats with each bite! I love being a sneaky mom:) 


Its Garden Time!

March 20th may have been the official start of spring but it has literally just 'sprung' here at our house. I woke up the other morning to find my hostas and rose bushes in full bloom and gosh they are gorgeous! I try not to say one season is my "favorite" because they all hold special places in my heart, BUT spring is kind of a tough one to beat in my book. After months of cold weather and gray skies, I find nothing more refreshing than spring and all its colorful beauty! If you really want an amazing spring experience just drive around midtown with your windows down. Gosh- this little town is absolutely stunning this time of year! It’s just one more reason I want to live here :)

We decided to work on our garden this saturday. So after our usual farmers market stop, we hit up the agricenter to buy our plants. This is only our second year doing this so I’m not even going to try throwing out tips. We still have a lot to learn, but what better way to learn than just doing it, right? :) I will say, however, that we did take away two important things from last year: 1) don't buy more than your garden can hold. 2) Know your plants! We did not anticipate some getting so big. Also, we found that our cucumbers were runners, which means they would do better on a trellis than on the ground. So with those minor tweaks now adjusted, we are ready to enjoy a second year of what will hopefully be a delicious and bountiful harvest, Lord willing!
Happy Spring Everyone!