Ellie’s Cereal

I can’t believe Ellie is big enough for cereal!  Or for teething!  She’s growing and getting so big.

We started Ellie on cereal last week, but I haven’t been very diligent about giving it to her every day.  There are usually so many other things going on, cereal just doesn’t make the list.  She seemed to take it fairly well the first time, but hasn’t really done so well since.

Here are some pictures.  That girl loves watching her big sister.


I have found it.  The perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.  And I have made (and tasted) MANY chocolate chip cookie recipes.  This one rocks it out.  This was originally posted on Erin Cobb’s blog (my internet friend – yes, I’m a blog-stalker) in March.  I’m just getting around to giving it a go.  I’m so glad I did.  Yum.

Cookie Recipe

I think the key is parchment paper, which I’ve never used before.  The ingredients aren’t all that different than a normal recipe, so I’m going to tell myself that it’s the paper.  Wink, wink.

If you come by my house this week, I might share.  Maybe.

Four-month Check Up

Samantha had her 4 month check up last week. It’s a little late, but she’s still doing great! We have permission to start feeding her rice cereal, but we haven’t tried it yet. When we get a free weekend, we’ll give it a try. She weighed 14 lbs 3.5 oz, and was 25″ long. She’s about average for weight and a little longer than normal. She doesn’t get the tall genes from Brian or me, so we’ll see if she keeps it up.