Here we go! Quickly approaching the year mark. My life changed tremendously only 7 months ago. It’s felt like an eternity and an instant all at the same time. I’m even more in love that the first time I saw him, which felt pretty impossible at the time. Soren has made me love motherhood. :)
I have to say, my favorite thing to come out of Colombia is the food (my husband is a close second). When my husband and I first met, he started taking me to Colombian bakeries to enjoy some of his favorite treats. His favorite treats quickly became my favorite treats, and now our kids love them as well. We took Liam to his first Colombian restaurant when he was about 7 months old, and he got his first taste of a Colombian empanada. He’s been a fan ever since.
When it comes to Colombian food, we have our top three treats that we always enjoy because they’re portable and kid-friendly:
Fall is in the air! Okay, maybe it’s actually in my head, because I’m in Maryland and it’s going to be 90 degree this weekend. Despite the warm forecast, though, the truth is that summer is over, school is back in session, and some of us are already making travel plans for the holidays. It’s time to prepare for a new season.
At the beginning of this week, we took Soren in for surgery. It was a fairly common procedure, and everything went well. Of course, I had a lot of worries leading up to surgery day. I knew he would be okay and that the doctors would take great care of him, but I found myself anxious over not knowing what to expect. I had to stop nursing or giving him anything six hours before his surgery. I hoped that he wouldn’t be cranky or sad at the hospital. It broke my heart thinking about him being hungry and not understanding why I wouldn’t feed him. This age is hard for this sort of thing, because you really can’t communicate to your little one what’s going on. But really, at any age, I’m sure this is hard on any momma and daddy.
Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me a Dumbo plush for free.
Let’s be honest: I love giraffes. Absolutely adore them. Ever since my oldest was a baby, almost eight years ago, I’ve always introduced a stuffed giraffe as their first lovey. You know, just until they can form their own opinions about which animal is their favorite. With Amani being my first ever DisneyBaby from birth, it only felt right that we introduce her to the magic of a Disney lovey first.