when i don’t write something down i forget it almost immediately to the point where it is often debatable as to whether or not anything actually occurred…
here’s my best attempt at getting you (and me) back on track:
i have cooked VERY little since getting knocked up and paleo…who? this kiddo is being nourished by bagels and pepperoni pizza alone. but i did make this awesome batch of musroom barley soup and it was delicious. totally worth the time and effort (really i just dumped it all in the slow cooker). tasted just like what i was craving from THE DAILY GRILL in brentwood. hit.the.spot. i think i may whip this up again later this week.
EBN and i spent almost two weeks on the east coast in august, with ABN joining us for the last few days. who knew? not many. i was feeling pretty craptastic the entire time i was away but she loved every minute – starting with her turn as copilot on our flight. while i cowered in a hoodie with my seabands securely in place, EBN was an absolute angel (and i don’t use that word lightly) on the flight – watching dora, playing with her many travel treats and taking an almost 2 hour nap. i was (and am) a very lucky mama.
there is no doubt, westport is the place for a toddler to spend her summer vacay. what with a weekly free kid’s concert in the park, daily beach or pool time, baking with P’pa, special time with Daddy, endless rounds of candyland with Nani and a different ice cream destination each and every night – i’d say she was pretty much in heaven. she can pronounce connect-ti-cut like a pro and can’t wait to go back to eat corn with “sticks.”
like everything else in my life right now, my crocheting has slowed down too. it’s sad because i enjoy it so much but when i finally have time to sit down, i usually fall asleep. lame. i am making slow progress on EBN’s blanket for her big girl room (pictured above, i’ve made 7 squares at this point and by rough calculations i need either 25 or 30 so…i’ve got a ways to go). i’ve also been (mostly) keeping up with my 52 granny square challenge blanket as well, although i realized i’ll need 81 to finish so i best get cracking.
yep, it’s true. we went camping. clearly this was something that i agreed to before i found out i was spawning but i’m a woman of my word (and ABN has really gotten the short end of the stick recently. i mean, i’m so not myself and if someone’s needs aren’t met it’s almost always him. i felt like bucking up and taking this one for the team was a pretty easy way to show him he’s loved).
while camping might not come naturally to me (especially with the absence of booze – achem), i’d say my little one took to it like a fish to water. she insisted on wearing her headlamp morning, noon and night, slept like a rock (on top of me) and especially loved the tasty treats we had in store (hot chocolate and s’mores being the highlight). truthfully we all had a great time and with a few small changes i think we could all get into it. there is one funny story involving a raccoon and a bag of potato chips (not ours) which ABN recounts especially well, with sound effects. if you run into him on the street it’s worth a retelling.
to show how impressed ABN was by my camping prowess, he came home and that very night, ordered our new basement tv! EBN and i are now waiting at home for its delivery. next up – basement floors should be finished this week and we can start transitioning next weekend – stay tuned!