This sleep stuff is all ups and downs. One great night of sleep almost always follows a rather not-so-great night. But I suppose that is not all that surprising!
I made overnight oats for breakfast in my old Barney Butter jar. It was so small I had to keep the fruit on the side so it wouldn’t overflow!
Frog Hollow Pear on the side!
After breakfast (and M’s second breakfast) we packed up the stroller and headed to the farmer’s market.
I used the car seat and snap-n-go today and he was quiet and napped well the whole time!! [Note again how much he loves pointing his index finger : ) ]
I think he likes his car seat because it makes him feel all snuggled whereas the bassinet leaves much more room for unhappy flailing.
Amanda sent me this awesome car seat cover from Etsy that is SO helpful to keep the sun out of M’s eyes. I had no idea the sun would be such a problem, but when you’re lying at that exact angle for the setting sun to creep between tree branches and blast your eyes, a cover is necessary. We had been just using a receiving blanket, but this cover is so handy. And chevron!!!
When I got there, Matt said “I have something AMAZING FOR YOU!” with such enthusiam I thought he has bought me a new car! I had no idea what it was!?!!? Turns out he wanted me to taste J+P BBQ’s scalloped potatoes.
They were quite amazing, and John and Pat are so nice : )
I did some shopping (got chicken and pork tenderloin for our freezer, squash, carrots, apples, pears, greens, and cheese). Ended my trip with a delicious glass of Nugget’s Kombucha – mint flavor!!
M and I walked home and he burst into tears the minute we got inside. WHEW!
For lunch I made a smoked salmon + cheddar + caper sandwich on Cville Crunch. My favorite sandwich lately!
Plus a bunch of Matt’s canned green beans on the side. What IS it about canned green beans that is so good!?
Lemonade season is almost over…
M and I played for a while after lunch.
I’m teaching him about his grasp reflex! I don’t know that much about baby development and what is instinct/reflex and what is intentional, but he is getting so interactive! He grabs at my face and my shirt, he smiles lots now (after feedings), and whether or not he was wiggling around this monkey on purpose or not I do not know, but it was very cute : )
Rob and Seamane brought their tiny tasting glasses – such tasting professionals. I had scant tastes of each, so it wasn’t overall that much beer.
New friends Sarah, John and baby S joined us. I met Sarah at my mother’s group!
And it wouldn’t be a beer tasting without Seamane and Rob : )
Today’s Best Of Show:
The tasting was great, and we shared opinions and snacks with friends. I put out some Caromont Farm Cheese and some of our Potato Sourdough for palate cleansing plus trail mix and EVOO for dipping. Friends brought maple smoked cheese and veggies in a greek yogurt + jalapeno dip! I ate so much cheese, bread and almonds!
I’m planning to do an entire separate post on the results of the tasting (I took great notes!) so stay tuned for that in the next few days!
After the tasting, our tasting friends left and other friends – Kirsten, Todd and baby C – arrived!
We decided to order pizza and make salad for a simple dinner.
And Radical Roots greens with pear and spiced pecans in a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing.
It was so fun to have the two babies at dinner. They both made cute noises and kept us all entertained. Not too much crying at all!
Later tonight, Grammie Buzz and Grand PePaw are coming for another quick weekend visit!! Maze is super excited : )