I wish my village members all lived close by – it was so great having my parents here to help out with Maze this weekend, and we were all sad to see them go this afternoon. The last 6 weeks have been totally awesome. But I do think – more than the nighttime – that the times I’m home alone for really long stretches for a few days in a row are the hardest. The more adult interaction I get and little bits of help here and there, the better everything is. More reasons we sisters need to support each other!
[In other news, the movie The Village is one of my all-time favorites!!!]
Breakfast this morning was killer – inspired by Meghann’s Apple Pie Pancakes!
Matt whipped up some Great Harvest pancake mix and then poured it on top of apples that had been sautéed in butter and a dash of brown sugar. We didn’t bake our pancake like Meghann’s dad did. Instead we just put a lid on the skillet and hoped it would cook through like a stove-top oven. It did!
Coffee started me going as I showered, tidied up the house and changed all the bedding before breakfast was ready.
OH and I almost forgot – I WENT RUNNING!!! 2.5 miles right when I woke up. Grammie Buzz babysat!! My run was awesome and I felt 97% like my old self. I can’t wait to do more!
We all went to the bakery for a late lunch –
Half a Tofu + Pesto sandwich for me
Plus I shared this Hugh Jass salad with Matt
After we said goodbye to Buzz + Peepaw, Maze and I went on a long walk to soak up this gorgeous day.
Upon cresting 6 weeks, we have noticed a major change in his temperament. He is SO much calmer and happier during the day. He is awake (and happy) for longer stretches. And perhaps most of all – he can go to sleep on his own without crying for our help (most of the time)! This was his third stroller snooze of the weekend, and we have also noticed him getting drowsy and closing his eyes a few times at home.
Eyes open \\ eyes closed.
AND HE SLEPT FOR FIVE HOURS STRAIGHT LAST NIGHT!!
Glorious. What a big boy!
For dinner Matt and I heated up leftover soup
Topped it with greek yogurt and cayenne pepper. Loved this soup more tonight than the other night – the flavors melded and the squash broke down and thickened it up.
Multigrain sourdough on the side – dabbed with butter.
Sleepy boy! Sleepy parents.