This week's photo background: The bright orange wall in this week's shot is from a local Mexican restaurant, La Fuente's and as I said before, it was very appropriate for the weather we've had this past week. This restaurant used to be one of Brandon and I's favorite, but since cutting out GMO's from my diet, I'm afraid I can't eat here anymore. ) : Mainly because their use of conventional corn and oil in the chips and tortillas, which I'm pretty sure won't get switched to organic anytime soon. No wonder I always had a stomach ache after eating here, even when I made sure everything I ate was gluten-free! In the meantime I'll just use their lovely orange wall for my pictures, and save the Mexican cuisine for my own kitchen.
|Never mind the garden hose...the only shady spot I could find|
was near the backside of the restaurant where this hose just
happened to be placed.
|La Fuente Mexican Restaurant|
1. How big is the baby (with Avery's help)?
I wasn't the only one feeling the heat this week, check out the red cheeks Avery was rocking after playing outside one afternoon! Don't worry we make sure she has plenty to drink, and we head inside if she starts to get too hot. But she doesn't seem to mind it one bit and would be perfectly content to play outside...in the heat...all day if we let her.
Like that outfit? She picked it out all by herself, and in fact she is pretty notorious for wanting to dress up in tutus and dresses ONLY when going outside to play!
As for the food size this week, I can't believe how big they are getting! A pineapple makes it seem pretty real that the end is coming near, but based on my own observations of my belly, I'm pretty sure the pineapple size is right on with Mila's current size.
Best part of picture time with Avery was once I got the shot of her holding the pineapple she asked, "I go throw her now?" as she's done in so many weeks prior.
|Off to play/throw her baby pineapple sister...|
2. What I'm eating...
There seems to always be a trend with these pregnancy cravings and this week is no different. The trend: creamy dips. First up is "Nacho Mmmm Sauce" from Peas and Thank You. It's creamy, spicy, and perfect for dipping chips. Ingredients include: chickpeas, almonds, nutritional yeast, salsa, water, lemon juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and cilantro. Mmmm is right!
|Nacho Mmmm Sauce|
The creamy dip trend continues with "Creamy Ketchup" something I had no idea has quite the following it does. For years I've watched my husband mix Mayonnaise and ketchup together to make a dipping sauce for his fries or burgers, but I've always thought it was a bit gross...since I'm a huge plain ketchup fan. But since going vegan, he switched to Vegenaise and one day when we were gearing up for our dinner of veggie burgers and homemade fries, I gave it a try and oh my gosh it was good!
|Homemade fries with "Creamy Ketchup"|
3. Favorite moment of the week:
|Brandon feeling the "Mila gymnastics" one afternoon.|
See you in two weeks for the next update!