Thursday, January 23, 2014

9 Months and a Recipe

Griffin had her 9-month check-up on Monday.  She was excited to go see Dr. Chad!
She weighed in at 19 lbs 7.8 oz (60th percentile) and was 27" long (30th percentile).  
She and I bided our time waiting for Dr. Chad by doing SEVERAL verses of Wheels on the Bus and tearing up and chewing on the AWESOME white paper :)
Believe it or not this was after her Hepatitis vaccine.  Sweet girl cried for about 12 seconds after the shot and a solid 60 after I wiped her nose. #drama

She was perfect and earned herself some cheerios :)

After her check-up, she and I ran some errands (Hobby Lobby, Home Goods and Sams) and she was a TOTAL flirt everywhere we went.  She reaches out for people, screeches until they notice her and smiles at absolutely everyone.  Everyone.

Dr. Chad was SUPER impressed with G's eating skills.  He gave us the go ahead to start "table food" at which point I informed him that she'd been eating more than both her brothers for at least 2 months.  There hasn't been a single food we've put in front of her that she hasn't scarfed down.  Avocado, meat loaf, sausage ravioli, TONS of yogurts, pulled pork, etc., etc., etc.

One of Griffin's FAVORITE foods is baked spaghetti.  I love this dish because I can prep it on the weekend, pull it out of the freezer in the morning and it's ready to bake when I get home. 

8 oz spaghetti noodles
large jar tomato sauce (24 oz)
1 lb ground beef or sausage
1/3 cup diced onion
1 block cream cheese
2 TBSP milk 
1 TBSP butter
shredded Parmesan cheese
French Fried Onions

1) Cook the pasta to al dente according to the package directions

2) Brown the ground beef, drain it and add in the spaghetti sauce.  Simmer for a few minutes.

3) Put the onion in a dish with the butter.  Cover and microwave for about 3 minutes or until they're soft (I use frozen pre-chopped onion).  When they're soft, add in the cream cheese and milk and stir until it's creamy (if the cream cheese is still too cold, microwave the whole dish for another 30 seconds)

4) Put a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish

5) Put the cooked pasta on top of the sauce

6) Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the noodles.

7) Put the rest of the sauce on top of the cream cheese mixture.

8) Put on as much shredded parmesan as your family likes!

9) Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes

10) Uncover and spread a bunch of French Fried Onions on top.  Bake an additional 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

And just for fun....

Luke at 9 months:

Mason at 9 Months:


  1. Oh my goodness! Look at Luke and Mason at 9 months old! I can hardly stand it!

  2. She is too cute! And I'm jealous she's such a good eater!! My 22 month old won't eat half the things she does!! Thanks for the yummy recipe:)

  3. Griffin is the cutest!!! LOVE that she's already a good shopper! That spaghetti looks DELISH!!

  4. Ahhh what cutie pie babies you have!!!! Precious!

  5. That might be my favorite outfit on her thus far! I love the blue & purple!
    Thanks for the baked spaghetti recipe--sounds yummy because it has cream cheese in it. Can't wait to try it!

  6. Um that recipe looks super good! I'll have to try it...You had me at French fried onions!!!

  7. Your babies are so so cute! Griffin is just too much! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Luke at 9 months....I can't even handle cute!!!!

  9. This baked spaghetti dish looks great! I'm going to have to make this next month! Thank you!

  10. Cute babies for sure! I enjoy reading your daily ventures! :-)

  11. Yum! Where do you stop the prep and freeze for later? Thx!

  12. Yum! When do you stop the prep process to freeze for later? Thx!

  13. Yum! Where do you stop the prep and freeze for later? Thx!