Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This little guy.

He is so sweet, you guys. All smiles and chub and grunts and grins all the time.

My only complaint... he does not sleep well at night. But even this is not that bad. I get plenty of chances to hold him in the quiet of night, his long, leftover newborn hair tickling my cheek, his soft breathing in my ear. We hold hands in bed at three a.m. while he nurses, and he's barely awake when I get him up to burp him. Limp with milk, he nuzzles hard into my should while I cuddle him back to sleep.

He's almost six months old. I know now how quickly this baby thing goes. I'm enjoying it as much as I possibly can.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stopping to smell the...

Pumpkins. So much pumpkin roasting going on over here. Eating "paleo" and fresh pumpkin go hand in hand. So far we've had pancakes, doughnuts, pie, etc., that have had a healthy dose of pumpkin or squash.

I think I've gotten a little more "okay" with the idea of Autumn. I certainly took my time, but I'm enjoying the warm Fall menu...

Sidenote: Oh glory, I just heard Elias. He has apparently woken up an hour early from his nap. This does not bode well for our afternoon...

Where was I? Oh, yes. Fall foods, cardigans, and... Well, that's it. But that's better than I was a month ago when I was so cross about Summer's end!

I can't believe Christmas is right around the corner. Anyone want to come take a picture of two tired parents and their very active young boys for their Christmas card? ;-)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

A saturday morning

(Goodness, I can't believe it's been a month since I've posted...)

Good Saturday morning :) We are watching the Curious George movie, eating scrambled eggs and this pumpkin bar --with raisins-- (so good!), and enjoying a lazy morning after quite a few hectic ones. Today is one of the last Farmers Markets of the season, where I plan on stocking up on some winter squash, since it goes so well with paleo eating, and then on to the Co-op, where I'm picking up our free-ish range 12 lb turkey. I plan on roasting it and freezing a lot of it for eating over this winter. We also have some birthday stuff going on (Tuesday is Jeremy's and my birthday). I'm going to try to pick up some decorations for the house for the holiday season. I love decorations but am usually such a failure at getting them up in my own home.

So, yes, a full weekend, but it's all ours. Pretty different than a year ago, when it was still all about the house renovations. Still so thankful for our family time.

I'm hoping that you all are getting a lovely weekend to look forward to, as well.