Grandma and Grandpa came to visit

Grandma and Grandpa Came to visit
Jude was so happy to see some familiar faces. Its been too long since Jude spent time with his grandparents. They even brought over the wagon they bought him for his 1st birthday!

While on a stroll around the neighborhood, Jude was at the right place at the right time…there was an ice cream man on duty. Jude loves push pops that quickly melted all over his whole body. I know my hunny is a little on the chunky side but I love him this way. He’s perfect!
I didn’t get my camera out before he removed his first shirt, but after a quick change he was enjoying chilled lemon-lime water. The weather here in California has been really weird, but God was on our side today and it was a nice and bright.

There is something about his Papa that brings them together like magnets.
Jude is so lovable!

There is a huge tree out in the front yard that provided tons of shade, so we pulled out some chairs and shared a few laughs. I don’t know if it was all the excitement, but shortly after his grandparents left, Jude was out like a light. I am starting the weening processes and its been pretty tough. I have yet to read anything online that worked. I don’t want to shock Jude and take it away completely, but I think its time for that change in his life.
I enjoy breastfeeding my son because its a bonding experience, but it is necessary during these new transitions that we are going through.
Have you had to ween a child from breastfeeding? Do you have any tips or tricks you would like to share with me or other women in the same situation?
*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia

Homemade Yammys

Yummy Yammys
We are fresh from the Fair and the one thing we could not get out of our heads were the Yammys. If you read my last post you know that they are french fries using Sweet Potatoes and Jude loves them!
First you need to start with fresh Sweet Potatoes, and cut them as thick or as thin as you would like them. I like them a little thin because they are perfect for Dunka to enjoy.
We paired them with some burgers. Not that we didn’t eat enough fat at the Fair, but if you are going to eat fries…its only fair to hook’em up with a burger.

We wanted to make these bad boys a little less heart-attackish so we fried them in Olive Oil.

From the look on Jude’s face…I’m guessing he liked them, then he quickly stuffed his face.

Dinner is served! Just looking at this picture makes me want to unbutton my pants. The buns were wheat buns, trying to trick our minds into thinking it wasn’t THAT bad.

Food is definitely something I love. I have a lot of fun cooking with people that I love and enjoy being around. Cooking is a learning experience, I might make something really nasty…but I take notes and I know what to do differently the next time. I am not afraid to fail, because I know I will try and try again.
*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia