Baby Shower

For the past few weeks Stef and I have been planning a baby shower for our friend Meagan from Dominica (it was a surprise or else you know I would have been posting about the details).  Meagan’s sister is in town visiting and we even got her in on the secret.  Her baby girl (her name is being kept a secret) is due in the beginning of October and she didn’t think she was going to be having a shower since she’s so far away from family (we’re in Miami, family is on LI BABY!)  Of course I snapped a few photos and made a little video to share with you.

Lauren greeting Meagan at the door.

Fantastic food spread (cupcakes, zucchini boats, spinach quiche, veggies).  Clothes line.  Mom chair (I knitted that blanket :)).  Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries.  Baby gifts.  Stef’s diaper cake and a posing Miss Sophie.  Cupcakes made by moi.  Baby Banner.

Mama-to-be opening up her gifts including a Boppy Pillow, lay ‘n play mat, books from her mom/sister/friends, bottles/pacifiers, knitted blanket, bathtub, towels and washcloths, Moby Wrap.

Of course I couldn’t leave out the Parker-man.  He was the man of the hour.  Top left corner going clockwise…Meagan getting used to mom-duty, reading Parker a book.  Waking up from his nap and greeting the ladies.  Being the cutest centerpiece on the table.  Being held by our good friend Taylor.

We had such a good time planning this party!  It’s always a great time with these girls, especially this time spoiling Babygirl F.  Good job pulling this off, ladies!

Congratulations Meagan and Emmet!  We are so excited for you both.

Happy Foodie, Hello Green Smoothie

Brandon and I may eat enough food for a family of 4 between the 2 of us but I do feel like we eat pretty well.  Despite the fact, I’m always looking for new ways to add more veggies into my diet.  I’ve been seeing these green smoothies everywhere so I decided to give these nasty (but, oh so yummy!) looking things a try.  I’m still new at this so I decided to change my green ingredient each day to change the taste a bit.  I’ve been drinking this as my mid-day snack and I’m addicted!

Recipe #1

1 1/2 cup baby spinach

1 ripe banana

6-7 strawberries

spoonful of peanut butter

enough water to cover all fruit and veggies

blend for about 1 minute until smooth

Recipe #2

1 1/2 cup kale (blanched first for 2 minutes)

1 ripe banana

5 strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

enough water to cover all fruit and veggies

blend for about 1 minute until smooth

Recipe #3 (much thicker than the others)

1 avocado

1 ripe banana

6 strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

a pinch of sugar

enough water to cover all fruit and veggies

blend for about 1 minute until smooth