Thursday, August 25, 2011

Are you sleeping?

My in-laws are visiting from Portland this week. My father-in-law is always very interested in how well the baby is sleeping, how well she's eating and other such things. Last night I was bragging to him about how we started sleep training pretty early and that she sleeps for ten to eleven hours in a row. Fast forward to three-thirty this morning, I was awoken by Amelia playfully kicking the side of her bed. I figured she would go back to sleep in a few minutes so I left her alone. She continued to kick for another ten minutes and then she got bored and started crying. I gave that a few minutes then I put her binkie back in her mouth and laid down. Not a minute later, she started crying again so I put her binkie back in again. We did this song and dance routine for an HOUR. I had the same thing happen when Fern was a baby (but more extreme). When Fern was two months old she inexplicably started sleeping twelve hours in a row. After a month of that I told a few people (read- all of my friends on facebook). It seemed like the moment I talked about it the spell was broken and she promptly went back to waking up EVERY.THREE.HOURS. So I guess you could say I didn't learn my lesson then but I have certainly learned it now! We'll see how Amelia does tonight. This time around, though, I am armed with more information on outsmarting babies.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I feel healthier just looking at it

This picture does not accurately depict the bounty and color of this wonderfully fresh food.

We have a lovely organic produce store in my town. They even deliver! I am looking forward to my first delivery next week. I have purchased from them before and I have never been disappointed. I don't know if it is the store or the fact that the produce is organic, but it seems like it stays fresher longer. I also get the added satisfaction of helping to support a locally owned business.
Thanks to my two-year-old, the fruit is almost gone and I am looking forward to roasting the beets and sweet potatoes and sauteing the green beans for my in-laws this week.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Breakfast, anyone?

I tried this recipe. It was as easy, if not easier than the author says it's going to be. I did not have cinnamon chips so I used chocolate chips, the only problem was that they did not spread out like the cinnamon chips would have. I also substituted whole wheat pastry flour for the all purpose flour because that's how I roll. My only issue was that the frosting recipe made too much frosting and I ate most of the leftover with a spoon:-/ I am certainly going to try it again but next time I am going to use turkey and cheese and omit the frosting. I will also try to remember to take pictures.