Monday, April 28, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Posting what we're having on which day doesn't work because inevitably there are unexpected work events in the evening or we decide to go out for pizza or Indian food which is what happened last week. I did manage to make everything I said I was going to make last week, just not on the assigned night. So I'm just going to post a week of menu items to be consumed at some point.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

And so it begins

Tonight was the first night we had to leave a restaurant early because of a fussy baby. This is Claudia as we were leaving the house tonight for dinner. Don't let her innocent face fool you. :) 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Once upon a time I followed a weekly meal plan religiously and then I didn't. I'm trying to get back into cooking more (depending on how much the baby lets me do each day) but last week I managed to make Hawaiian sandwiches and zucchini pie and Joe made a homemade pizza to die for. So while I may not cook something every single day, I'm hoping to most days. It's been a few years now since I've done Menu Plan Monday but I'm trying to be more organized so here goes. 

Monday: Beef Stroganoff (the crockpot is my friend these days)

Tuesday: Baked Pork Chops and Asparagus

Wednesday: Pizza (we have pizza at least once a week)

Thursday: Quinoa and Black Beans

Friday: Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Sunday, April 20, 2014

First Easter

Claudia's first Easter - all ready for church. 

The Easter Bunny made a visit and brought Claudia a tiny baby doll, some new bibs, book and her bunny headband. 

Monday, April 14, 2014


Saturday was a day full of milestones. First of all, Claudia slept through the night for the very first time. Then I put her down in her crib on her stomach while I got a few things out of her dresser. I turned around and she was on her back. I called Joe in and we put her on her stomach again and she rolled over for us several more times. The funny part is that she hasn't done it since.

Claudia has also still been sleeping in our room in her bassinet. She will occasionally nap in her crib but has never slept there overnight or for an extended period of time. She will soon meet the weight limit on the bassinet and we thought she would probably be more comfortable in her crib so last night we made the transition.  We were a little nervous but she did great! She still slept through the night and I think the transition was harder on her parents than it was on her.

Claudia on Saturday - such a big girl! 

A Spring Wedding

Saturday was Claudia's first wedding as my friends Kamilah and Tony got married. We went to the wedding at the beautiful chapel on Northwestern's campus and then to the reception at a nearby hotel. The reception was for adults-only so my friend, Alison came to our room to babysit.

Claudia wearing her finest. Also her first time wearing shoes (well she's worn booties a few times). She finally has a pair of shoes that fit. We had really cute tights for her to wear but it was SO warm on Saturday that we left those off.

Me with my sweet girl

The entire family

A picture with one of my besties, Monica. So good to see her. 

With the beautiful bride, Kamilah after a night of fun and dancing. 

We tried to get a photo op with Monica's baby girl, McCartney but McCartney wasn't having it. She's seven months old and was too out of her routine for photo ops. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Four Months

In need of an intervention

After having a baby, I'm having wardrobe woes. Nothing fits or fits as well as it used to fit. So Miss Claudia and I went shopping today for me. This is one of the many things I left with. Have I mentioned that she already has a closet full of shoes that don't fit her yet?

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