Saturday, September 27, 2014

turkey + havarti wraps with arla dofino

saturday was a beautiful autumn day, so we drove up into the mountains in search of changing leaves. i knew if i didn't pack a lunch that we would end up going out to eat, so i put together some simple wraps. they held up good in our backpack, and would be perfect for a hike, lunch at the office, school lunch, or even to take snowboarding this winter (garrison's idea!).

turkey + havarti wraps
recipe inspiration from stephmodo + mother mag
serves 2

2 large flour tortillas (or 4 slices sandwich bread)
2 tablespoons mayo (or softened cream cheese)
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
4 romaine lettuce leaves
6 slices turkey breast, deli sliced
2 slices bacon, cooked
1 vine-ripe tomato, sliced
3 ounces arla dofino brand havarti cheese, sliced
fresh ground pepper, to taste

lay out your tortilla. spread the center with 1 tablespoon mayo or cream cheese + 1 teaspoon dijon. top with 2 lettuce leaves, 3 slices turkey, 1 slice bacon, 3 slices tomato, 2 slices havarti cheese and fresh ground pepper. fold the top + bottom in about an inch, fold over one side, then roll up into a tight wrap. repeat with the other tortilla. enjoy chilled or at room temperature with pickles + veggie chips!

Monday, September 22, 2014

rainy day family date

on garrison's day off it was pouring rain. we thought about staying inside all day in our sweats + pjs, but then decided to go on a family walk, out for lunch + to do a little window shopping. days like these it's nice not to have any plans so we can just go with the flow...
 ^ calamari tacos!
^ the cutest little tongue i ever did see! this stage of being
so interested in everything we're touching or eating is so cute

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

harper // 6 months

during harper's sixth month she has almost mastered sitting up (but still falls over's so cute!), uses her high chair during dinner, loves when i wear hoodies so she can pull + chew on the strings (teething), has tasted (sucked on) watermelon, avocado, pickles + lettuce, loves drinking from (slobbering on) our cups + water bottles, went through a nearly month-long phase of waking up in the night so i'd let her co-sleep with us halfway through the night, and going on family walks cures her evening fussyness. i have a million silly-face photos of her this month which are so fun to look at. i love this girl more + more everyday!
^ i might have been excited for this toe-chewing phase :)
^ my whole foods date, sitting up like a big girl
^ cuddling a fuzzy blanket...i mean, dog
^ she would never drink milk from a bottle but thinks it's hilarious to drink water from it!
^ crazy strong baby grip when there's watermelon involved
^ sitting up followed by falling over
^ i'm surprised by how much those feet have grown since birth! they are still so tiny compared to other babies her age

longmont, colorado

^ she doesn't fall asleep like this after nursing very often anymore.
i'll take it when i can get it!

garrison had a 2-day class for work in longmont, colorado and we got to tag along! we drove up a day early and spent an afternoon in denver, where we met my uncle bruce for lunch downtown, then went to cherry creek mall. garrison had dinner with a co-worker and harper + i got a salad to-go and watched some hgtv at the hotel. 
^ with my uncle bruce after lunch at stueben's
^ we might need to invest in a king bed!
^ my 6-month old! say it ain't so!
^ we might have spent too much time + money at the super target...oops!
while in longmont, harper turned 6 months old! we celebrated with some messy but delicious pulled pork at georgia boys bbq and i took her to target to buy her first sippy cup + some new toy blocks. it was such a fun trip + i'm glad i got the opportunity to see a bit of longmont. 
^ waiting for papa's class to get over

Thursday, September 11, 2014

our first family bike ride

this week we hooked up our bike trailer for the first time and went on our first family bike rides with baby harper! now that she can sit up we feel comfortable with leisurely cruising around. on wednesday we headed along the rio grande trail towards basalt. the trail was beautiful and followed the river. harper got a great nap! we had so much fun that on thursday we couldn't wait to get back on our bikes. this time, we headed towards glenwood springs, with a pit stop at the library. the trail this direction is much drier, but with great views of the surrounding mountains. 
the yellow + purple wildflowers along the trail added so much beauty to the landscape. i love our new slower pace with a baby so i am able to stop + take more photos! here's to lots more family bike rides this fall!