Friday, October 28, 2011

Banducci Farms: Pumpkin Patch

We visited the same place as last year to pick out a little pumpkin with tokki. I can't believe he was inside my baby bump last time we were there and now he's 8 months old!

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Banducci Farms Pumpkin Patch
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Banducci Farms Pumpkin Patch
Banducci Farms Pumpkin Patch

Baby firsts make me so happy! Looking forward to sharing tokki's Halloween costume :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mt Olive Organic Farm Tour

Last weekend we drove to Paso Robles to tour Mt Olive Organic Farm. It's a small organic farm that was started by Taiwanese immigrants who wanted to return to nature the way God created it. Their farming methods reflect their faith which I think is so cool! It was a lot of fun learning about how they farm, what they use to farm (such as EM - effective microorganisms), their harvest, etc. We had a delicious lunch and brought back some yummies like organic plum jam and persimmon-almond/walnut nougats.

tokki was, as always, great during the whole tour and we're looking forward to taking him again when he's older to see where real food comes from.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

tokki watch: Eight months

Thirty-two weeks

Thirty-three weeks

Thirty-four weeks

Crawling. Pulling up. Standing. Reaching. Tip toes.
Umma-mama. A-bababa.
Knocking down stacked blocks.
Pulling out items from boxes (whether it's diapers or books), what a fun mess!
Parachute blanket games.
Smiley eyes.

Super cutie is 8 months old today.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Back in the kitchen


On Saturday I spent almost the whole day in the kitchen tending to my first attempt at oxtail soup and a Korean version of chicken soup. I haven't been cooking as often as I did before tokki joined us because either I didn't feel like it or I felt hurried with a baby who wants to be with me all the time (It's like I'm on a short leash with him, I have to be within 5 feet of him in eyesight or I hear "umma-mama!") So when I felt a renewed desire to be in the kitchen and cook tasty healthy food for my boys it was great. I guess I was missing homemade Korean food!

I really enjoyed the hours of checking in on the soup and preparing ingredients even though it was a lot of time on my feet. The results? Warm, hearty, delicious meals we'll be eating for days. (and lots of beef broth frozen for later use!) I even set aside a bit of the unseasoned soup with radish and meat to give to tokki. He loved the mashed radish and soup but wasn't interested in the meat. I plan on cooking more traditional Korean dishes now as the weather gets cooler, yummy soups and stews galore!

Of course lots of time in the kitchen means lots of dishes... Special thanks to my husband who volunteered to do them. <3

Saturday, October 1, 2011

30 Day Shred - Take 2


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Results
Total Weight lost: 3-4 lbs
Total Inches lost: 6 inches
*no changes to diet because of breastfeeding

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As can be seen from the photos, 30 Day Shred works pretty well! I actually missed seven days (here and there) because of bad time management and baby's bedtime but it was effective in getting me back into shape. I'm not rid of all the weight, I still have at least 5 lbs to go before my goal weight but I'm happy I'm fitting into some of my pre-pregnancy jeans again.

Success!