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.
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