Monday, May 31, 2010

Stonyfield Yogurt Organic Cutie Contest!

Stonyfield Organic Yogurt is having an Organic Cutie Contest! We LOVE organic yogurt in our house- we go through 2 of the big tubs a week! Rowan Tree is completely in love with green smoothies made with Stonyfield yogurt, banana, and spinach. I entered this picture of our little cutie- and we would love a vote or two cast in our direction ! The grand prize is a $2000 dollar savings bond for Rowan to save for college... or a guitar... or whatever his little heart desires! Runner-up prizes are yogurt and toys, which are also totally awesome!

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies and a picnic

My grandmother and I harvested all of the rhubarb off of the plant by our porch. I love rhubarb because it reminds me of being a little kid- it's the same bush my grandmother had when I was growing up. She would cut us off pieces and we would eat them raw, dipped in a cup of sugar. Grandmothers are good for stuff like that : )

I wanted to give hand pies a go and they came out completely delicious. I got the recipe from The Bite Site and I am defiantly saving it to use again! They went pretty quick but Green and I managed to save one for our picnic the next day by hiding it in the freezer :p

We went for a picnic in Vaughns Woods (locally known as Hobbit Land) in Hallowell. It was a cpmpletely gorgeous day, Green and I had a fantastic time crawling in the grass and playing with some moss he found.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Green's Birth Celebration and Wooden Teether Giveaway Winner!

One year ago, we welcomed our little Green tree into this world. He surprised us and arrived 3 weeks earlier than expected. I can remember when we first figured out we were going into labor- we were at our friends house for dinner and I had been having really strong contractions all day long. I really wanted to get out and see our friends Lou and Yaicha to help get my mind off of the contractions. We had a delicious dinner of some super spicy food and the contractions started coming a little faster and closer together. I asked our friend, who was also pregnant with her second child, if she thought this could be it as she had done it before and I can remember her saying "Dude, you are totally going into labor!" Less than 24 hours later, Green was born, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces.

We had a gathering at our home to celebrate Green's first year of life- and he had a completely amazing time! We invited about 25 of our close friends and family to help us celebrate. It was a gorgeous day, so Green and his buddies were able to crawl around in the grass while the grown up guests mingled, played with the babies and noshed on the delicious food that everyone brought to share. I was a bit nervous that he would be overwhelmed with all of the goings on but he soaked it in with a smile!

One of the definite highlights was the giant pine cone Greeo found and befriended- until we figured out it was completely covered with sap! His hands are still a little sticky three days later!

As a Mama gift, some of my friends chipped in and got my a gift certificate to the spa, so thanks to them and Ry, I enjoyed a facial and hair cut/foil the day before. It felt amazing to be pampered and it was SO far from what I was doing at that time last year!

Our happy family

Playing croquet

Ry and I made some delicious organic cupcakes

Green tree rolling around in the grass- happy end to a happy day!


Thank you so much to everyone who entered in the maple teether giveaway! This was my first blog giveaway but I hope do do another in the future. The winner is Jennifer L. ! Congratulations! I will be e mailing you shortly to set up shipping details.