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10 Aug 2013


On her 9th months birthday, under a really British summer and visiting the new park next to our home -  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

9 Aug 2013

She turned 9 months! - really nearly a month ago

Well it was already about 20 days ago, but..
I can not believe! We spend just as much time with her that she spent in my belly, how weird is that!

Here are all the "milestones" / progresses she made within this new month:

  • She started to speak!! She started by mixing all together "baba", "papa" and "mama". She then got better and better, but only on "baba" (which means bye bye for her I think) and "papa", that is just adorable when she speaks!! She's gonna be such a little chatter box!! Just like her Mama haha :p Sorry Papa :p  Now we can't wait for her to say those words with a real meaning, like to us :)
  • She clapped her fists to then clap her hands. She is now so good at it! She even does it when we ask her to do "Bravo", and most of the time - except if she plays shy - we don't need to show her.
  • And last but not least: she FINALLY got her first tooth!!!!!
I am insanely in love with that little bundle of joy!!

Sorry for this delay, I didn't realise I didn't post it - shame on me.

8 Aug 2013


Maybe not the best picture from this week - not that there was any exceptional pictures actually xD - but the way she looks at her mobile... She loves it and I found it adorable how she smiles at it when I put her down in her bed for her nap, whether she is crying or not. On a little side note, I would play the music from this mobile on my belly almost every night during my pregnancy. I thought it would calm her every time she would hear it once born as it would remind her of this comfy and safe place where she was for 9 months, apparently it worked :)

7 Aug 2013

On Ice Lollies for your babies

Hey guys!

I am finally making the post about those ice lollies, yeeeaaay!!! 
July have been a quite warm month (Finally!!!), so V and I were eating a lot of ice cream, we didn't think very much at first and were just eating them in front of Chloe, who obviously wanted to try it then.. But obviously I want to avoid those kind of nasty things for her.. So I looked around and found in my Annabel Karmel's book a recipe for ice lollies. Soooo simple!! And Chloe loves it. Not only it helps her to refresh a bit during this heat, but it also helps her with her teeth coming through - did I tell that she finally got a tooth??!! On my birthday haha :p  Anyway, she also wants her food cold, not hot or warm, not even a teeny tiny bit warm, just cold xD  So ice lollies are perfect for her.

So I'm just gonna share it with you guys. Be prepared, this is the easiest thing EVER!

Here is what you will need:

Some fruits, here I followed Annabel Karmel's recipe. She says to use 1/4 of watermelon, 60g of raspberries and 40-50g of icing sugar for 8 lollies. I just did with feeling for quantities and didn't put any sugar as I prefer Chloe to taste more natural flavours and avoid "covering" tastes.

Obviously you will need some ice lolly moulds. Here's a little tricks I read on reviews: once it will be frozen, pass them under hot water before to separate them or some part of them will break. It did the trick for me ;) - I even tested the broken part haha.

And the last tool, a blender.
And here's what you need to do:

Cut the flesh from the watermelon and remove the seeds.

Put the raspberries and watermelon pieces in your blender.

Mix them all together.

Put the mixture in your moulds.

Et voila :)  You have nice, healthy, guilt free ice lollies for your baby that they will enjoy :)

I've basically used it everyday since, making them with different fruits, and even put a green smoothie in them once and some yogurt ones another time.

(Recipe credit to Annabel Karmel)