Good morning dad!
We started our day with some delicious pumpkin oats! Matt was a very good sport to make them since he really doesn’t like pumpkin all that much. I gobbled ‘em down!
Whipped banana oatmeal with 1/3 cup pumpkin stirred in at end (for 1 serving) and 1/3 cup cottage cheese stirred in at end too. Topped with Autumn Spice Granola (which I am LOVING!) and melty Barney Butter. BB is the best because it melts into a glorious puddle!
Morning playtime followed. Maze says pooh to baby acne. He’s spot on to get it this week (Jen warned us it was a normal hormonal change and it was coming). Apparently he’s going to shed his hair next? Last week he molted!
Matt took the day off today (yay!) and I took advantage of his help and planned a trip to the grocery store. We went to Harris Teeter for a change because I had a handful of things I needed there that I can’t get at Whole Foods (sweetened coconut, Libby’s Pumpkin – which was sold out!)
The Boba carrier kept him happy in the store, but he cried the whole ride home. We think his car seat is making him too hot (since it was a hot day). I’ve heard this model is notorious for being hot, which will be a plus in the winter. He stopped crying when we picked up some more Shenandoah Joe’s coffee!
Back home, it was time for lunch. (There are long periods of breastfeeding interspersed between these events!)
I have a scuffin problem. Just these Apple Cheddar ones! So good! I had half of one, toasted.
Served with apple slices and cinnamon (so glad it’s apple season!)
And a salad topped with a “poached egg.”
After the delicious poached eggs at brunch, I bought these on Amazon for cheap to help me poach.
However, as you can see, I am not sure I did it right. It took a really long time to cook and didn’t come out of the shell very nicely! Must practice. Any tips? I have poached an egg in just the water before, but it didn’t turn out all that great either.
Also on my salad was bleu cheese (pregnancy aversion that is GONE!) and pecans. And Annie’s Woodstock dressing which I am so glad is back in my life!
Afternoon playtime – Maze LOVES his index finger!! He must have had a special bond with it in utero. He likes to suck it and point at things!
Mid afternoon snack of yogurt + granola + fruit. We were blessed with a two hour nap!!
Our friend Philip brought us a pizza! Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie is a famous local pizza place out in the countryside down Route 29, and we had yet to try it.
Lived up to the hype – this was one great pizza!
Pepperoni, pepper and mushroom. Thanks so much Philip, Lisa + family for dinner!
Matt assembled a salad on the side – baby spinach, cheddar and a simple lemon/olive oil dressing.
I ate 2 slices….and then 2 more!
Phillip also brought us a Devil’s Backbone brew to try – Striped Bass Pale Ale in the most gorgeous bottle.
Mazen cried during dinner, but we didn’t mind. More reasons to play!