We reached our nine year wedding anniversary on May 28 so we decided to celebrate on Saturday. It was one of those perfect weather days - good for running, being outside, and absolutely ideal for sitting outside all evening with vintage champagne and oysters on the half shell. It was great just to enjoy each other's company and the glorious quiet setting. We tried really hard not to talk about the kids!
|pocket of peace|
Speaking of the kids, here we are at month number seven for Baby J! To celebrate, she went for her first swim in the pool. She mostly chilled in a floating pool toy while Big Girl flung herself into the water over and over and over and over again - throwing caution to the wind every time she catapulted off the side of the pool. The upside of all the water activity --> afternoon naps for BOTH kids (hence this post).
I'll end with this week's menu plan:
Sunday - last night we had snacks for dinner because of large, late lunches.
Monday - tonight will be leftover beets that have been marinating in oil and vinegar along with the last of our Vidalia onions. They will be tossed with arugula and topped with goat cheese and toasted bread (crouton style).
Tuesday - Guacamole and tortilla chips Cheese quesadillas too.
Wednesday - whole wheat pasta with roasted summer squash (thyme), toasted pine nuts and maybe some mozzarella cheese. Parsley too.
Thursday - egg salad sandwiches on a bun. Side of crunchy carrots and pretzel chips.
Friday - out again.
I'm trying to cater to the kids and their taste in food. Baby J devoured avocado last week (this is a new experience for me: to feed a baby something she actually eats) and Big Girl has been eating it too (especially if it highly pureed) so that is why the guac. And Big Girl generally eats zucchini when it is served. Any kind of noodle is acceptable to her too, so pasta is a go-to. I'd like her to try boiled eggs again (one time she proclaimed, "I like it!" but hasn't touched them since). She usually eats carrots too, especially if they are shredded. Her palate remains a work in progress.