In the Blink of An Eye

The daycare called yesterday, asking when in August Jr. would be re-enrolling. I’ve talked to my boss a few times about the back-to-school schedule. Today is July15. August 15 is the last Saturday before I go back to work, classes start August 24th.

A few short weeks ago, the summer stretched out before us. I was a little nervous we’d be climbing the walls by now. With the exception of the day MAM announced, “I NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE!” (my exact sentinments), we aren’t going too buggy.

There’s still a month left of summer, but I feel like we are running out of lounging time. If only January would be as fleeting as July.

*for the record, Cow Appreciation Day was fun at Chik-Fil-A. We look a little dishelved, but really, we were just HUNGRY. MAM wanted to be sure we knew she was a girl cow. So she chose a pink visor. Obviously.

Stonyfield Farms Yo Baby Yogurt: a Review and a Giveaway


Junior has just celebrated his first birthday, and his palate is *slowly* expanding. I don’t remember introducing solids as being a big deal with MAM, but for Junior, it’s becoming a tedious process. He’s particular about texture (he prefers no texture really), he’s particular about taste, and he makes fantastic faces to let me know how he feels about a menu item.

When Stonyfield Farms contacted me about reviewing Yo Baby yogurt, I was happy to, for YoBaby was already on Junior’s daily approved menu. He’s a big fan of the YoBaby yogurt with fruit and cereal, and when I can’t find that, YoBaby yogurt with just fruit will do. We took the free coupons they sent and went right to the store!

This yogurt, I must say, is probably on his short list of self-approved foods–he is happy to eat spoonful after spoonful. After this pictured feeding, he actually picked up the yogurt cup and started licking it.

I am happy to feed him spoonful after spoonful because of how good it is for him (yes, he is one, and content to be spoon fed for the most part). For starters, it’s organic, whole-milk yogurt (My word, have you tasted whole-milk yogurt? So smooth, so creamy, it’s almost like dessert!). Secondly, when I read the label, I can actually read the label. I am able to identify the ingredients, and find many in my own pantry.

If you already serve YoBaby to your little ones, you may have noticed the new packaging. The new look goes together with their new BIG campaign– to promote Brain development by making the yogurt with whole milk, Immune system support by including zinc, and Growth by including vitamin D. The new packaging is also more environmentally friendly, saving tons of packaging from land fills each year.

Stonyfield Farm has put together a fun prize pack for one lucky reader. It includes 5 coupons for free YoBaby yogurt, a bowl with lid, and an organic bib for the YoBaby in your life. Isn’t it cute??

Simply leave me a comment–this time, tell me your favorite food of summer. Is it strawberries? Blueberries? Corn on the cob?? Do tell!

For extra entries, tweet about this giveaway, and tell me in a separate comment.

For another entry, subscribe to my blog (button to do so is on the right), and tell me you’ve done so in a separate comment.

Winner will be chosen on Saturday, June 27, sometime in the afternoon. Good luck!

And now he is ONE

One. 365 day. 525,600 minutes. A full year old.

On the night he was born, we weren’t expecting him. We had him penciled into our calendars later in the week, scheduled c-section, just like his sister. Scheduled babies stick to the schedule, right??
Junior starting making noises that he wanted to join the big bright world on a Friday night (June 20), so Jane forwent her own birthday cake and headed to the hospital instead. Junior was born a few hours later, in the wee hours of the morning, on June 21st.
It was love at first sight. This boy, this boy who weighed less than seven pounds, won our hearts in mere seconds. 365 days and almost 20lbs later, he brings smiles like no one else. His sweetness is palpable.
Happy First Birthday, Sweet Boy!

(and yes, he and Grandma often color coordinate)