Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lap Baby

Ah, two month shots. Ev and I are new at this whole "mom" and "baby" thing. Today we learned: Shots are no fun. This baby has not escaped my lap all day. Of course, these shots came on the day where I have never seen her awake up happier or more playful. Le sigh. We agreed today was a wash and that we will try again tomorrow.

So, since I was sandwiched between my couch and baby all day...I watched a lot of TV. Food Network, obviously.

The Pioneer Woman is my 3rd favorite chef. Now, that might not sound too flattering. But with the likes of Giada and Ina coming in first and second, respectively, 3rd ain't so bad. She is so fun and carefree. Plus she has two adorably lethargic Basset hounds that she usually talks to during her show. Love that.
Today, she made this carb buster breakfast and I happen to have most of the stuff on hand. Dan was out running errands leaving me to fend for myself, so I thought I had the perfect excuse to try it out. Here is my result:
Ree (we are on a first name basis) boasts this as a "carb buster" but I did lay this all out on a whole wheat tortilla. Hey, I coulda used bread.
I followed her recipe for the most part.
First, I sautéed some summer squash and zucchini in EVOO, salt and pepper. As this was happening,  I warmed my tortilla up on a separate burner.
I laid out my tortilla and sprinkled on some pepperjack cheese.
Next, I poured over the veggies.
I opted for over easy eggs rather than poached. I have never poached an egg and tonight was not the night to try it. So, on went two over easy eggs, seasoned with salt and pepper.
I dashed some hot sauce on top.
DE-lish. It had a great kick from the hot sauce and cheese and was also mellow and almost creamy from the runny yolks and soft veggies. I ate the entirety with a cranky baby on my lap.
It's the end of my pregnancy, I spilled all over my lap because I couldn't get myself up to the table due to the huge belly...and now I still can't pull up to the table!
Isn't there a song, "Mama said there'd be days like this..."??

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cabin Fever

To say that is has been busy around here is an understatement!!

Today marks 2 months since our beautiful baby girl was born. She is so awesome.  It only took her about 4 weeks to sleep through the night and she has been a CHAMP!  There have only been a handful of nights that she will wake up at an odd hour and only one night where she really challenged me to go to bed. I won. Here she is today:

Her onesie stickers are from this etsy shop.
Headbands and clip ons are also from etsy.
Being a teacher and a first time mom... I wasn't sure how much time I would need after baby. I opted to take the first 4 weeks of the school year off, so we are still home and cuddling everyday. Which has been amazing <3.

I am not, for one minute, trying to say that it has been easy breezy. We have one jealous puppy on our hands as well. With Lainey being just over a year and a lab, she is still in full puppy mode (I just got done saying, "You do not EAT the deck.") Juggling both baby and puppy has been tricky. I can't even imagine how moms more than one kid do it. Needless to say, it'll be awhile before we go for baby #2.

I have had a lot of time on my hands (who would have ever thought I could say that with a 2 month old?!) so I have gotten to do a lot of cleaning and organizing around my house.  I don't know HOW I am going to keep up once I go back to work in 3 short, short weeks. Here is one of the projects I completed recently:
Let me tell you.  This project started out as a MAJOR fail.  I saw these super cute painted stools on Pinterest of course and I thought, "How hard can that be?" So I bought two stools from a friend who was moving for $5 for both!  Pinterest instructed that I use acrylic paint. So, off to the craft store I went.
Do not use acrylic paint.
I primed the stools first, thinking, "Ha, ha Universe! You thought I would neglect to prime! Well, not this time!" Then, on went the first coat of acrylic paint. Then the second. Then the third. Do not use acrylic paint.
The stuff just would not stick. Why, Pinterest, do you misinform your loyal followers like this?
After many, many coats it finally started covering.  I decorated each leg differently (with the same paint which, happily stuck in one doing). Then covered the tops. All I did for that was buy quarter pieces from the craft store for about a dollar each and staple-gunned them on. I bought one boa and stapled that as well. I do love my staple gun.
Et voila! Pretty little stools for my classroom. 
So, things are slowly starting to get into a normal routine around here. Hopefully meaning that I will be blogging on the regular again soon. With fall and football season around the corner, we have tons of super fun events coming up and my stove top is feeling neglected.