Liam at 11 Months

Taken On: 9/14/2013

11 Months

Weighing in at: 19.2 lbs

Length: 29 1/2 inches (ish)

Favorite Food: He still likes his AR Enfamil in the mornings.  Breakfast- oatmeal, bananas, peaches, and yogurt.  Lunch- turkey, potatoes, avocado, and peaches. Dinner- turkey or chicken, sweet potato, carrots.  Snacks- graham crackers and mum mums. What’s new? garbanzo beans and peaches.

Words: Mama, dada, and cookie (our dog).

Nicknames: My love muffin and love buggy bug.

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: My First 100 Words Book, Skip Hop Zoo Straw Bottle, Baby First TV

Baby Got Skills:   Liam is now walking all the time!  He claps his hands when mommy and daddy clap or when we sing patty cake.  He points to things and talks gibberish (he does this a lot when he looks at his books).  He says cookie along with mama and dada.  He drinks from a straw and sippy cup (sometimes while walking).  He can also spot and pick up the smallest little things on the floor.

Enjoys:  reading time, walking, going for strolls outside with cookie, likes putting his hands in the doggy bowl (we’ve caught him a few times with dog food in his mouth!), he loves to dance and watch Baby First TV.  He’s obsessed with their signature song.


Lemon for the Belly!

For all you lemon lovers out there, holy moly this dessert is delish!  I tried another recipe from my pinterest “Sweet Tooth” board.  I thought this one would be great since my husband is all about lemon.  He loves the taste so much so I added the lemon zest and topped it off with the blackberries. Plus, It doesn’t even call for oil…even better!

Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s soooo easy to make.   I’m not a fan of recipes that call for ingredients I can’t pronounce.  I’m not that advanced yet! Ha! Plus, with a 10 month old, I need something quick!

Light Lemon CakeRecipe from:  Home Grown Beets


1 Package Lemon Cake Mix ( I used Duncan Hines, Moist Deluxe Lemon Supreme)

1 Package Instant Lemon Pudding Mix

1 3/4 Cup Water

3 Egg Whites

3/4 Cup Milk

1/2 tsp Lemon Extract

1 Package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix

1 Carton (8 oz.) Frozen Whipped Topping

Combine first 4 ingredients. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Pour into 9 x 13 x 2 in. baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake 23-28 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.

In mixing bowl, combine milk, extract and vanilla pudding mix. Beat on low for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake and refrigerate.

I added the lemon zest and blackberries once served.