This post is a couple of weeks old, but I’m going to save everything that’s happened since for another post. We just got busy and I never managed to finish this and post it on time! We had a lovely New Year’s Day three-day weekend home together, with a babysitter here for a few hours… Continue reading Sam Turns 7 Months Old, Ari at 3 and 1/2
The snow was melting as we went into the second half of December. Ari found ways to entertain himself inside: And he went to a classmate’s birthday party at Playdate PDX, with a huge indoor castle-themed climbing structure – his first time there. We usually monitor him closely and follow him around in playground settings,… Continue reading Sam at 6 Months Old, End of 2016!
Hello! We’ve had a snowy week and some exciting things going on here. Let me go back to the beginning of the month, with a visit from my parents and aunt and some holiday activities. With our visitors, we went to the Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto. It was cold and beautiful! Ari… Continue reading Sam at 6 Months Old, First Half of December
We spent most of November being sick. I think both of the kids went through a couple of bugs, because their stuffy noses were just clearing up when they started getting stuffy and coughing again, Sam had a bit of a temperature one day, and Ari had a high fever for three days. I seemed… Continue reading Family Update, End of November, Sam at 5 Months Old
We’ve had some amusing conversations with Ari lately. Here are a couple of examples: The other night, I was reading Ari his bedtime books. We were reading a Sandra Boynton book and he wanted me to “sing it.” I was doing my best, but I’m getting over a cold and have a very hoarse voice… Continue reading A Couple of Ari Stories
What a month! I’ve had some better days at work along with some more exhausting ones with one 30-minute pumping and eating break in each 13-hr shift. But I’ve made peace with that. Sometimes Sam gets formula but nursing at night and all day on my days off is keeping my supply up for now… Continue reading Family Update, Halloween, Sam at 4 to 5 Months Old
The other day I stayed home sick from work. After sleeping all morning (hooray for daycare!), I had an urge to make a healthy, healing, fall soup. I found this recipe for inspiration and then proceeded to substitute just about everything in it. I didn’t have fresh pumpkin (aside from our jack-o’-lanterns) so I used… Continue reading A Healing Pumpkin, Carrot, Lentil Soup