Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I thought Ryan might be afraid, but he loved it.
I, on the other hand, had a death grip on his arm the entire time. Hey, it was a lot of water for a little guy!
"Mom you can totally let go now"Those dark spots floating around are Ryan's toe fuzz. And yes it is really hard to hold your baby upright in the bath while taking pictures with your other hand.
Friday, February 25, 2011
I love greek food but Adam has never tried it. So I tried this recipe for Baked Falafel. They weren't quite the same as ones I've eaten in restaurants (I used to work near a Daphne's Greek Cafe). But I'm pretty sure this is because my version was baked and not fried. And pretty much anything tastes better fried, right?
I used my mini food processor to make the batter.
And then made 8 patties. I realize they are pretty ugly, but I promise they are tasty.
After baking for 20 minutes:
Stuffed in a toasted pita with tomato and lettuce, and smothered in Tzatziki sauce that I bought from Trader Joe's. Yum. I love Tzatziki sauce.On the side we had carrots and spicy hummus.And some leftover Israeli couscous.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Over the past few weeks he has started to actually fall asleep at consistent times throughout the day.....and stay asleep in his crib! I do have to nurse him to sleep, but I am fine with this as long as he will sleep in his crib. His new routine is to go down about 2 hours after he wakes up in the morning, and usually sleep for a solid 30 minutes. Then I can usually get him down again sometime in the afternoon for another 30 minute nap. That is a total of one glorious hour!
What this means is that I can actually get some things done. Send emails! Take a shower alone! Read a book! Play with the dog! Blog!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ryan also loves being outside. I remember when he was really small and colicky. Often the only thing that would make him stop crying was to walk him around outside. (I am SO glad that stage is over). At almost 10 months old now, he still loves being outside. He really seems to enjoy our daily walks, and grass is one of his new favorite things to play with.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
So what do you think? Do you have any ideas for adding color/warmth/coziness to this room? Know any interior designers who work for free? I want a room that looks like a page in a catalog. Is that too much to ask for?
Just for fun, here is what it looked like before we moved in.
Pretty sad. That balloon should have been frowning.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I love these guys.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Spicy Tomato Soup
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, chopped
1 can of cannelini beans (drained and rinsed)
1 jar of marinara sauce
4 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup small pasta
Saute onions, carrots and garlic in olive oil until softened, about 10-15 minutes. Add beans, marinara sauce and chicken broth. Cook 5 minutes, then add red pepper flakes and pasta. Cook until pasta is al dente.
Enjoy! I served it with grilled cheese sandwiches. Yum.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I need suggestions of other finger foods I can feed to Ryan. Cheerios are still a bit hard for him, even when I break them in half. He gags because they don't disolve in his mouth fast enough. I hate just feeding him the Puffs because they seem so processed and fake. I was thinking about trying rice next. What do you think?