Tracking My Babies Growth – Month Sixteen

This month has seen…

- Judd is 83cms tall, and 11 kgs
- Fitting into size 1 clothes, size 0′s are too tight unless they have the buttons around his neck.
- Parrots what we say.  My favourite was I Love You, but there are really too many that are gorgeous to mention.  His words are over 80+ now, I am so proud of what he can say.  He tells me if he is cold or hot even!  Clever little man.
- FOUR teeth on the way.  Ugh.  On a good night he will wake up once, but lately his teeth have been hurting him, poor little love.
- Will sleep twice a day some days, and only once others, so I think we will be transitioning to one soon.
- Obsessed with Daddoom (Daddy) and his car.  Asks to go in the car as soon as he wakes up.
- Tells knock knock jokes…  Thinks he is hilarious.  We do too.
- Loves eating dinner with us, and I love sitting down as a family whoever we can, at least 5 nights a week.
- Finally loves shoes and boots!  I wanting to head up to the shops quickly the other day, and he asked for his Shoes, and I explained to him that it would just be quick.  Judd turns to me and says, ‘Need Shoes!  Walk!’  I have been drilling it into him for months that he needs to wear his shoes if he wants to walk!
- Won’t sit still for a photo on the chair…  So I think the time has come to stop with the monthly updates, and move them to milestone birthday’s…  I will still try every month but I don’t like my chances…

This month, we found out that we are having a little GIRL in September!  We are over the moon to be getting a pink one, so this month’s couch photo was to signify Judd becoming a big brother, to his little sister.

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Wish List Wednesday

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You know those weeks where you just run out of all of your essentials?  This week is one of those for me.  Here are a few or mine… It’s going to be an expensive week…

#one – Napoleon Perdis Pro Palette Concealer
#two – Clinique Liquid Facial Wash
#three – Maybelline Volume Express Mega Plush Mascara
#four – Diorshow Mascara.  If I COULD, I would buy it from Sephora.  LOOK AT THAT PRICE!
#five – Kerastase Shampoo

On a separate note, don’t you think beauty companies should NOT be allowed to show models wearing false eyelashes when they are advertising their mascara?  So wrong!

Quote of the Week – Tuesday, April 22

A late quote this week, because of the Easter Public Holiday.

We are watching Mad Men at the moment, a bit behind on the current season, but we are obsessed!  I love Joan and the quote from the episode last night was something I told people I did all the time – one of the reasons I loved my job.

Mad Men - Joan Holloway Quote

Wish List Wednesday

When I say Wish List Wednesday this week, I really mean it.  Some of the items on here are only for the Real Housewives of Melbourne, but I can dream…

Wish List Wednesday

#1. High Heel Leather Ankle Boots with Zips, from Zara.
#2. Decjuba Temptress Vest in Mocha.
#3. Dark Matter Leather Jacket, via theiconic.com.au
#4. Antonio Ben Chimol  Sterling silver laser snake bracelets via hardtofind.com.au
#5. Grab Featherprint Sweater, from Myer.
#6. Baux Signature Gather Tote, from Oroton.
#7. Rochas embellished metallic leather point-toe flats, via net-a-porter.

Recipe – Crispy Prosciutto Spaghetti

I adore this recipe, but it is very decadent so my hubby and I only have it a few times a year.  My girlfriend made it for all of us girls one night, and we were all in heaven, I remember wanting to lick to bowl.  Totally didn’t, I’m much classier than that…  Sometimes.

Since then, I contact her every time I make it to get the recipe, and I still seem to lose it every time.  So here it is, in a safe place.  It really needs to be shared with the world anyway :)

Crispy Prosciutto Spaghetti

Serves 4

Ingredients
1 small to medium sweet potato
250g Spaghetti Pasta
2 cloves garlic, crushed
8 slices prosciutto
8 medium egg tomatoes, quartered
1 sleeve (at least 1 cup) shredded fresh basil
1 sleeve (at least one cup) chopped fresh parsley
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup pine nuts

Method
- Peel and chop the sweet potato into 2cm cubes.  Place on a roasting tray and roast at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Add spaghetti to a large pan of boiling water, uncovered and cook for 8 minutes or as per the packet instructions.  Drain.
- Heat the garlic and prosciutto in a large wok or pan, and stir fry until prosciutto is crisp.  Remove from the pan using tongs, onto a paper towel or absorbent paper.
- Add tomatoes to the pan, stir fry until just soft.
- Combine the basil, parsley, oil, juice and vinegar in a jar.
- Add the sweet potato, pasta, prosciutto and basil mixture to the pan with the tomatoes, and stir fry to coat and heat.
- Add the pine nuts just before serving.

Let me know if you try it and what you think!

Crispy Prosciutto Spaghetti