Hey, good morning! How was everyone’s weekend? We all enjoyed a nice, long Labor Day weekend around here. Jay and I both had a few errands to run on Saturday morning, so we got up and moving and made our way out. I took the little man with me, and while we were out we ended up making an impromptu stop at the Farmers Market.
Lucas slept pretty much the whole time, and with the way the humidity was, I probably could have done the same. Whew, talk about steamy! I only walked around for about 20-30 minutes, and I’d say it was nice to get some fresh air, but the air felt way more heavy than fresh. Thank goodness the humidity is leaving soon! Even still, it was nice to get out and about.
Saturday afternoon, our family of three attempted a trip to the mall which was somewhat of an ordeal. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, it started downpouring. It was literally so bad that we sat in the car for a good 20 minutes before even attempting to get out, but Lucas was getting antsy so we made a run for it. Apparently, Lucas wasn’t really feelin’ the mall trip because he was not a very happy camper for most of it…BUT, we did finally get Jay his birthday present (a pair of Oakley sunglasses) so at least our trip was somewhat successful.
By the time we got home, we had dinner ready and waiting for us thanks to the crockpot and the bread machine. Gosh, I love those two contraptions. So I put the little man down for a quick nap and the two of us enjoyed our meal.
Okay, seriously. This recipe? Stuffed Pepper Soup. Ohmygawwwwd. Jay and I are obsessed with it. It tastes juuuust like stuffed peppers but without all the hassle. I had both my mom and one of Jay’s coworkers recommend the recipe, so I don’t know where it came from, but I will be sharing with you guys tomorrow. Trust me, you’ll want to make it!
Sunday was another busy day, but no photos to share. I wound up making my Heath Bar Crunch Cookie Bars (okay, no, Jay made them while I shouted directions from the living room while feeding Lucas) and we brought them up to Saratoga for a Labor Day party. The party was great and we all had fun just hanging out by the lake.
Yesterday got started at around 8am with a wakeup call from Lucas (not bad, right?) so we all enjoyed a little bit of a lazy morning. Jay hung out with the Codester while I took care of my smiley guy.
Yes, look at that smile! He started his day with tons of funny faces (he is always sticking his tongue out) and while we were hanging out on his play mat, amidst our chatter back and forth, he looked right up at me and gave me the biggest, most adorable smile. Ahhh, my heart melted! And then he gave me even more.
I just love him.
So yesterday also wound up starting off fairly productive. So much so that I whipped up a batch of baked egg cups with ham, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta cheese…
Along with a batch of baked oatmeal which turned out soooooo good.
Recipe for this ALSO headed your way soon (maybe this afternoon if I get the chance).
So I was thrilled to not only be able to get both of those recipes done AND a workout in yesterday (some walking intervals + upper body weights) while Lucas slept…
But, unfortunately, things sort of went downhill after he woke up. I’m not sure if it is/was another growth spurt or a “Wonder Week” (he’s a little over 5 weeks and I’ve been reading that it’s fairly common) but my peanut was just not a happy camper. The majority of the late afternoon and evening consisted of him wanting to eat about every 90 minutes, and if he wasn’t eating he was not happy. Fussy, crying, constantly needing to be held, rocked, or bounced.
Jay and I thought we were gonna be in for a long night, but luckily, he went to bed around 9pm and didn’t wake up until almost 3am, which was amazing. He quickly ate, went back to sleep, woke up around 7am this morning, ate again, and is now currently back to sleep for what will probably be another 20 minutes or so.
I love when he goes back down for that extra hour and a half or so because it gives me time to actually get stuff done, like shower (sometimes, not yet today), write a blog post (hello!), and eat a real breakfast.
Baked oatmeal, for the win.
Alright, I’m off…catch you cool cats soon with a couple recipes!