Yay, I finally took photos other than of Ty! Ha
For the pass month or so I’ve been getting into tea. I’ve never been much of a tea drinker and prefer coffee a lot more over tea, but since seeing a nutritionist a few months back, I’ve been cutting WAY back and finding that tea is quite enjoyable. One thing I started getting into a routine of doing was taking Ty for a walk and picking up a Soy Chai Latte at Starbucks (and I admit an occasional coffee on those exceptional tired days) and it was/is a real nice excuse to get out of the house and just roam around the neighborhood with a nice warm cup of chai tea.
Well, I decided it was about time I start sprucing up my teas at home, especially since I have a nice foamer that Mom gave me for Christmas last year. I never used it until now (gomenne Mom) because I’ve always been a black coffee drinker, but I’m kicking myself now for not playing around with cappuccino etc because darn this little thing is SO fun!
I had one rare morning last weekend where I had about 30mins without Ty. Motozo took him out for a walk and what did I decide to do? Nope, I didn’t go back to bed or take a shower. I was determined to use the time to try to recreate my beloved chai latte at home.
How did it turn out? Oh, not that great, but I didn’t really care because it was so much fun making! My chai tea bags are a little on the weak side, so it barely tasted like chai and I over foamed the soy milk so it basically just tasted like hot water with a tad bit of spice and soy milk flavor.
Later that day I experimented to see if two teabags, less water, and shorter foaming time would make a better cup of tea, but no, not much luck. The problems are my teabags. I need good chai tea….anyone have a good recommendation? If I had more time I’d put the spices together myself, but yeah….time….is an issue so teabags are a must.
I’m interested to see how other milks would foam. Specifically, coconut milk, rice milk, and almond milk. I can see coconut foaming and tasting really good, but the other two I don’t have high hopes. I’ve cut out soy from my diet to see if that’ll help with Ty’s gas issues, so soy milk is currently out of the equation.
I was having so much fun in the kitchen that I just had to take a photo of my green smoothie. Haven’t photographed my smoothie in a long time!
Of course, I have to post photos of Ty too since he takes almost all the space in my camera.
Looks like his car/stroller seat is getting a little tight for him hehe. I think he finds it more cosy though. I hardly use the stroller these days actually because he’s more happy being carried, but on this particular day he took 2 naps in his stroller (we were outside for a couple of hours) and it was a nice change from always carrying him.
Daddy and Ty photos are always so adorable for me!
This day he was having a bit of a nursing strike and his couldn’t keep his hand out of his mouth. He’s pretty easy to read these days. Hand in his mouth = hungry or gassy. When I see him putting his hand in his mouth I first see if he wants to nurse, if not, he wants to be burped.
I think he looks so adorable sucking his hand. He sometimes even chokes on his fist/fingers, silly boy.
I’m not concerned about him sucking his hands like some moms are with their kids. I think its wonderful that he can self sooth with this. Sometimes after I put him down for the night, he’ll suddenly wake himself up crying, but he always puts himself back to sleep by sucking on his hands 🙂
Sad news, Motozo and I were planning a trip out to my parents for 2 nights, but poor Kanon came down with a fever and runny nose today so we decided to call it off until everyone is in good health. Don’t want to take a chance of Ty catching anything, especially with the weather getting cooler. Was SO looking forward to seeing family though! Shucks! Oh, well…theres always another time.
Time for bed. Ty’s gas issues have been keeping both of us up quite a bit so I’ve been feeling more sleep deprived than usual. I wonder if cutting soy out would make a difference. Oh, and I signed up for a baby massage course in hopes regular massage would sooth and help his gas issues. Fingers crossed! Now, for real, its time for bed.