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Two Washcloth Supper

Tonight was a two washcloth meal. I had originally planned on making lasagna, but as I was collecting ingredients I realized I didn't have enough lasagna noodles. But I did have those large shells that look like Velveeta shells on steroids, so I used them instead. I made the sauce like I always do and just put the ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan mixture inside the shells and baked it. It was so yummy!

Computer Woes

Well, our computer died this past week. I don't know what happened; I don't know why it happened; but I do know when it happened--last Tuesday. Thankfully, my husband was able to format and re-install stuff (which we're still doing, but at least we have the minimum to have it function!) And a shout out has to go to John's brother who was so gracious to help him out by telling him what to do to fix it. Thank you! Thank you!

Back on Schedule

I have decided that I think it's time to try and put Henry on a schedule...albeit a loose schedule anyway. Something like this:

7:00am--Wake up
9:00am--Nap
1:00pm--Nap
4 or 5ish pm--Nap (only if he acts tired)
8:00pm--Bedtime

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our five year anniversary. In some ways, it doesn't feel like I could possibly have been married that long. And yet, in other ways, it seems like I've known my husband forever (in a good way, of course!) Alot has happened in the five years that we've been married. We've moved twice, bought a house, bought a car (my "mommy-mobile" as I call it), and had a baby; and that's just the big stuff that everybody thinks about going along with marriage! We're incredibly blessed.

Today was a good day.

Today was a good day. Henry took his naps like he needed to. He was happy. He played with his toys, throwing them around and banging them on the floor. He squealed like a dolphin, reaching new pitches and decibels. He smiled and laughed when I blew raspberries on his tummy. He ate apple at lunch, then nursed and fell asleep. He tried asparagus at supper and didn't spit it out (there is hope for the boy yet!)

Frustrated

There's a song by Casting Crowns that I have continually played over and over in my car for the last little bit. The name of it escapes me, but the chorus goes like this:

When I'm weak
You make me strong
When I'm blind
You shine Your light on me
Cuz I'll never get by

Smile

Henry has been especially crankly lately. Getting teeth is the hardest thing my little man has had to do. He's tired; I'm tired; and quite frankly, I've wondered many a time why anyone goes through this and decides to have more children! And then, in the midst of his not feeling good, he smiles and lights up my heart again. Yes, I'm still tired, but I do feel more refreshed...

Baby Led Weaning

John and I decided a few months ago that we wanted to begin solids with Henry by using something called Baby Led Weaning. Basically, it means that when your child turns 6 months old, you begin offering them food from your plate. Whatever you eat, you offer them. If they eat it, great, but more often than not, they just play with it at first. There's no feeding cereal or purees or mashing up food. Your baby eats what you eat.

Here are the pros and cons that I have already seen:

My Calling

Staying at home with your child is definitely a calling. To make it work, you really have to want to do it, and even then, you still have your days where you wonder if you're crazy for doing it!

Whac-a-mole

"Me singing is like playing Whac-a-mole." So says my darling husband about his singing ability. He says that sometimes he's on key (or as close as possible for him) and does pretty good singing the song. But sometimes he's way off and just never gets close, kinda like how when you play the Whac-a-mole game, sometimes you can hit all the moles as they pop up, and sometimes you miss every single one of them.
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