SCREECH (Not the Dustin Diamond kind)

Jack and I had a great day today. For some reason he was in a really fabulous mood, despite the fact that he skipped his morning nap (my bad) and was toted around for most of the day. Whatever- I’m not asking questions. I’ll take a good mood any day.

Usually I get up to feed Jack between 5-6am and then go back to sleep until he wakes up again somewhere around 8. Brian’s been trying really hard to get to Jack before I can hear him on the monitor, and then sneak the baby into bed next to me- so that when I open my eyes he’s staring back at me (and I freak out). So far I always wake up before he has a chance, though this morning was close… Brian was about halfway to the bed with Jack when I looked up. Sneaky, sneaky. But not sneaky ENOUGH.

Anyway. Guess what was for breakfast?? Yogurt and granola.

Can you say rut?

After breakfast we headed over to a friend’s house to meet their new baby girl. She’s a week old and just under 6 lbs. Oh my goodness, what a sweet little peanut! I was so nervous holding her. She made Jack look HUGE. I thought that having a baby would make me more confident holding newborns, but apparently not.

Lunch was a turkey sandwich from Subway. I know, I know- too exciting.

It’s amazing to wake up each day and witness what great new trick Jack has picked up. Like today, for instance, he learned to screech. He started it this morning while I was getting him dressed and continued all. day. long. Luckily it’s really, really cute (well, to me it is- maybe not to everyone else at the grocery store). Here’s a video I shot of him this afternoon. He really gets going towards the end.


I planned on making tempeh for dinner, but then I asked Brian how it sounded to him. *Crickets*

So instead I grabbed a rotisserie chicken and some parmesan focaccia from the grocery store and pulled out the recipe for Chickpea Ratatouille from Vive le Vegan.

It’s super easy to throw together (and I usually have most of the ingredients on hand), but it does take at least an hour to bake. This might be my favorite recipe from the Dreena Burton cookbooks. We usually have it over couscous or quinoa, but the focaccia seemed like enough on the carb front. Oh, and there’s enough leftover for several lunches.

Dinner! Eaten at the dining room table with Brian and our screeching little howler monkey.



Favorite iPhone app?

Me: Words with Friends & Scrabble (addicted!), Photoshop and My Lists. I need some new ones.

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0 Responses to SCREECH (Not the Dustin Diamond kind)

  1. Oh god – that video is going to come back to haunt you! He’s so freaking cute! Your dinner reminded me that I don’t own a Dreena Burton cookbook and that’s a problem.

  2. Sammie says:

    Think of how precious that video is to you right now. When he is talking go back and watch it. I promise it will be even more so then. I have videos of Declan in the Johnny Jump Up and he is barely moving the thing – I am totally getting a kick out of it. I watch them now and they make me a little teary eyed – I miss those itty bitty days.
    Jack is really a handsome little guy. Mama you did good!!!

  3. kathy says:

    Oh precious boy! Screeching = baby talk! He’s obviously trying to tell you something mom …not I’m hungry, wet, etc … just something really important!

    Fav app? gotta be Words w/Friends (let’s play: kphess – I know, not very original) and now Redbox!

  4. Katie says:

    Happy 4 months to Jack and Addi!
    Can you believe it’s been this long already?
    Apps you need: Baby Brain (for tracking diapers, naps and bottles)
    Grocery IQ (for keeping myself from buying things I don’t need at the store – stick to a list!)
    White Noise (for putting baby to bed when were away from home)
    Snapfish (for uploading phone photos to my snapfish account for printing)
    Oh and I love wordswithfriends! (katiey424)

  5. Tammy says:

    Oh my gosh, this is too cute. He is ready to take the place of the Baby in the Etrade commercials.

    I think I am going to have to break down and get me an IPhone.

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