Maternity leave is over… it’s back to blogging. Look for two healthy, flavorful recipes this week. Clue: one involves dark chocolate (of course)!
Gideon Lev was born on 11/2/2014. Some health issues followed that limited mama’s ability to write about one of her favorite things: cooking (and eating) food! Still, the two toddlers and I have been doing a ton of daily cooking with fresh, local ingredients.
Wewwww, babies are hard work. 😉 Both of the kids are big helpers and love to take care of their baby brother.
He is a true blessing to our family, and we can’t imagine life without this gregarious, precious little guy.
He’s our chubster!
My very best to all of my friends and fellow bloggers for a rewarding, healthy and happy 2014! I can’t wait to catch up on all of your recipes.
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70 thoughts on “Introducing Gideon Lev”
We have missed your words, but it looks like you have been busy with other things. Abeautiful baby and a wonderful addition to your family. Congratulations.
You have a beautiful family….that you are obviously feeding them with love and healthy-nutritious food. Kol hakavod to you and may you have lots of nachat from your beautiful children.
Oh wowy wow, he is adorable! Hello Gideon Lev, pleased to meet you 🙂 Everyone looks so happy.
It’s great to see you back on the blog and I’m really looking forward to more of your posts (you’ve got me on the alert already, mentioning chocolate coming up. Now I can’t wait!)
Yay, welcome back! Such a gorgeous family!!
Thank you, Julie!
Congratulations, Gideon is a doll and you have a beautiful family, Welcome back!!
Thank you. 🙂
Congratulations, and lovely to see you back with us.
Dear Shanna, you made once again a very good job with this cute new baby! Congratulations.
Auguri e tanta felicità a Gideon Lev e la sua famiglia.
Thanks, Michelle. 🙂
Great pictures, Shanna! Glad if you are feeling well. “Babies are hard work” is the understatement of the century. Funny how something so tiny and cute can make for such craziness. Would love to hear more about what you’ve been up to, especially in the kitchen 🙂 Congrats on your gorgeous family 😀
Thank you, Liz! 🙂
Wow, welcome back Shanna! Baby Gideon is so, so adorable!! Congratulations!!! 🙂
Thank you so much, Ju-Won! 🙂
Dear Shanna-Gideon is adorable, and so is the rest of your family. Lovely photos. I’m glad you’re feeling better. It seems like you’ve had a difficult time. Wishing you and yours a wonderful year! All best, Merril.
You are so kind, Merril; Thank you!
Congratulations!!! He’s so cute!!!
Thank you, Elaine!
I appreciate it, Linda! 🙂
Congratulations again, Darling Shanna!!! Welcome back and thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your Family. Gideon has grown so beautifully like his sister and brother. Also, I am so glad that you are feeling well enough to spare time for blogging. ❤
Thank you so much, dear Fae. 🙂
What a beautiful baby and family. Congratulations. Happy 2015!
You are so kind; thank you!!
Thank you for your congratulations. 🙂
Such a beautiful family, Shanna! Gideon Lev is so adorable! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. Best wishes to you and your loved ones.
Thank you, Anna. I always love hearing from you and look forward to your next, amazing blog post. 🙂
Thank you as well, Shanna. It’s great that you are back blogging again. Hugs to your adorable little darlings. 🙂
Oh Shanna – it’s been such a long time since I last visited you and I was thinking about you just the other day – how are you – your family is adorable, the little guy has such a cute expression, isn’t it great the way you can see their personalities from such an early age? Lovely little chubster congrats. I remember you had avocado cravings during pregnancy still craving or have you just decided to eat more chocolate? Anway all the best – hope health issues are better Poli
Dear Poli, thank you so much for your sweet words. Yes, avocados and chocolate are always in the mix around here. You know, you can even make a delish avocado-chocolate mousse… 🙂 Take care!
Hello – I have heard that there are avocado and chocolate mousse recipes out there, is there one on your blog? Happy looking after the chubster! Poli
I have a good one… I’ll have to write it up and post it soon. It’s a keeper, Poli. 🙂 Enjoy your day!
Congrats Shanna! Gideon is adorable, as are the rest of the family. Welcome to the madness to three kiddos. Babies are indeed lots of work, but I can’t say it gets easier, just different. They learn to talk, fight, love, cuddle, eat and eat and eat! Good thing your kids have a great mom who is an awesome cook and will feed them well.
Gretchen, another Mama of Three. I appreciate your note and kind words. Have a great week with your boys!
Congratulations on your beautiful boy…the whole family must be so happy. I hope your healthy problems are behind you now. 🙂
Thank you, Karen!
Yay!! Congratulations!! 🙂
waaa Congratulations Shanna!! welcome back! we missed you!! You are just too beautiful!!
Your kind and generous words touch heart. Thank you. 🙂
What a cutie! Nice to have you back :).
Thank you so much, Sharon. 🙂
Congrats and great to see you blogging again. Gideon is so teeny but has such distinctive facial features . . . he is absolutely adorable. That smile! You have a beautiful family!
Thanks so much, Sue. 🙂
Yeah, Shanna is back! Congrats Shanna, what a beautiful baby boy you have 😀 ! He’s so cute! Lovely Photos ..
Ahhh, thank you so much. 🙂
Congrtas, my friend! What a beautiful new baby! He is very cute looking too! xxx
Enjoy! Happy Times! xxx
Thank you, Sophie!
Congratulations to you and your lovely family!
Bernadine, I appreciate the congratulations and compliment. 🙂 I hope you’re well!
Beautiful beautiful family!! My heartfelt congratulations to you. Best to all.
Thank you, Susan! You are very kind! 🙂
Congratulations…what a beautiful family and lovable baby. And welcome back 😊
Thank you so much. Looking forward to catching up on your blog!
He has a gorgeous smile Shanna! Ok you know I’ve been spying on you through FB, but its nice to see you back here! xxx
Thank you so much, Amiga! We need to catch up! xx
OMG! Shanna I totally missed this beautiful post about your not less beautiful new baby!!!! Please, forgive me, I never got to see your new posts… Anyway, welcome back and congratulations once more for such an amazing family! 😘
Gracias, Rosa. Besos y abrazos. 🙂
Oh Shanna! I didn’t know you were pregnant!!! Shame on me!!! Could you still accept my congrats on this amazing news??? The new born is very very cute… and looking at the 2 other kids you have, I’m not surprise! I hope you are doing ok, glad to hear the you have good helpers around!
Thank you! I had some health issues, but I am catching up on your gorgeous posts! 🙂
Oh goodness! Congratulations!!!! Welcome to this big world, lovely Gideon Lev! ❤ You have a wonderful family, Shanna! Hope you're getting better. Take care! Hugs.
Thank you so much! 🙂