Last night might have been our worst night yet – we are back to survival mode! [Foreshadowing – the night after will be awesome!] Somebody did not want to sleep. Matt had plans to go into the bakery mid-morning, so I was looking forward to having him around for shower/breakfast time. However, instead I went back to bed to catch up on sleep I missed in the night. Thus, I didn’t end up eating breakfast until 11am! Before baby I would have been starving to wait until 11 to eat, but now it seems my appetite knows it comes second to my darling little boy. [That and the granola bar I often eat at 3am might help to tide me over.]
Matt went off to work, and I ate the first thing I could think to make with one hand – cereal! Raisin bran, granola, milk, coconut, Barney Butter. Delish!
Coffee too – although I didn’t finish it all because it got cold while I was baby tending!
Maze and I played and worked together all morning. I’m enjoying doing tasks like laundry, spot cleaning and running the dishwasher more than ever, and I have no idea why. Maybe, like baking, something in my brain wants to be more mom-like. Or maybe it gives me a sense of order in our unpredictable days : )
Matt came home at 2pm with half a pimento cheese sandwich for me (from our bakery, upon request!) and we ate lunch together with Mazen between us.
Served with apple slices and Nutty Butter!
On this dreary Tuesday, we had family laundry folding time and family play time! Maze is getting so strong and can push up in a mini push up and hold his head nice and high. We are impressed!
Matt worked late tonight and I had to scratch our dinner plans for chicken in lieu of something much quicker. No Bull Burgers to the rescue!
Served with a side of steamed kale drizzled in a smoked maple syrup, which we sell at the bakery, and sea salt. When I make kale, I wash it but don’t spin dry. I add about a quarter cup to a big stock pot and add the kale. Put a
ring lid on it and stir occasionally for about 5-7 minutes. Removed and drizzle in any flavors you want: olive oil, coconut oil, maple syrup, garlic gold nuggets, smoked paprika and more.
And those sweet potatoes I roasted the other day for lunch. I’m trying to be smarter about food prep and the sweet potatoes (and hard-boiled eggs!) have been really handy. Back when I worked full time and during my busiest days in school and my internship, I used to be really smart about preparing food in advance. I didn’t need that so much over the past 2 years, but now it will be making a comeback!
And your baby picture of the day comes from story time! We read him a book for the first time but alas, it did not lead to immediate sleep.