Friday was absolutely crazy. And not because I have a new baby! But because I had to PACK for a wedding weekend with [and for] a new baby plus fit in a handful of other things I had been meaning to do.
Good thing I had POUNDS of pumpkin to fuel me along : ) Matt is brewing a pumpkin beer and used 4lbs and gave me the rest!
We made rice cooker oats today since we both knew we’d be busy. I made them plain as plain can be – just Coach’s Oats and water. This morning, I mixed everything together for flavor – 1/2 cup pumpkin, pinch salt, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, chia seeds, mashed banana. Here’s the before shot! [Pumpkin on the bottom]
And here’s the after! Topped with granola and Barney Butter. Fuel for a busy day!
In addition to packing, I wrote a BERF post I’ve been meaning to write and did a video post (about the packing) for Real Health! I also had numerous work-related items come into my inbox, so in between feedings and during naps I was kept on my toes.
While packing, Maze and I did a dress rehearsal for the wedding! Uptown Boys makes the CUTEST snap-on bowties for babies, and I’m giving some away on BERF next week. They sent us one to wear at the wedding this weekend! The ties just snap onto a custom American Apparel onesie.
Ride ‘em cowboy!
Oh, and I almost forgot that mid-morning Maze and I went for a long walk with our friends Kate + baby Sally! Maze and Sally were due 1 day apart, but they ended up being 2 weeks apart at birth. Their first date : ) We walked for an hour, enough to get super sweaty and wish I hadn’t taken my shower already!
Lunch came in the early afternoon – I didn’t have much time to make lunch today, and wanted to save our leftover salads for dinner, so I made a whole meal in a bowl.
This smoothie was packed with nutrition and energy – there was enough spinach for a whole salad in there!
- 3 loose cups baby spinach
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1.5 cups milk
- 1 small super ripe banana
Whirled in the vitamix (I had a hard time with so much frozen fruit so I had to add the extra milk!)
Granola on top
The mail came along with a package with this stunning quilt that Matt’s cousin Elizabeth made!!! I am in love with the colors and patterns – on both sides!! Maze can’t wait to crawl all over it.
She also made an assortment of burp cloths. I know it’s for burping, but I just love having pretty ones : ) Thanks so much Elizabeth!!
Matt and I wrapped up our days and then feasted on big salads of leftovers – strategically planned to be low maintenance.
In this big bowl was:
- Leftover salad + extra greens
- Leftover chicken marsala
- Half a small sweet potato
- Bleu cheese
- Homemade croutons
- Olive oil
I drank an Izze with dinner. I am SO TIRED of water! I drink it all day long and still feel thirsty.
After dinner playtime!
And for sweet dreams, Matt and I shared this slice of Chocolate Pecan Pie that he is testing for the bakery. We’re doing them throughout fall and into the holidays and even selling them by the slice this year! If you like pecan pie and you like chocolate, you would LOVE this!