My huge baby, a few favorites, and weekly meal plan

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week in review

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big grumpy baby

1.  My huge baby is huge. At his one month check up he’d gained just about 2 lbs above his birth weight, some of which he lost in those early few days. He’s sleepin’ great (I highly recommend letting your child cluster feed all evening… as annoying as it is, I get to sleep at night!) and we love discovering new things about him every day. For example, I now know that when he won’t eat and starts to flail around and punch my chest, it means he wants to be burped.

2.  Blogging looks a little bit like this:

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what? you don’t usually blog while nursing and eating cold oatmeal?
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Adventures in moving… a couple weeks ago!

We did it. Moving was… a challenge. To say the least. but it was also full of a surprising amount of family time and hidden joys. And we all love the new house that we are renting, so at this point I’m going to say “It was worth it”.

We caved and let the movers help us pack for a couple hours, we had to have Bodie’s car towed to the new house, we ended up skipping celebrating Halloween, All Souls, and All Saints. We aren’t totally unpacked yet, and probably won’t be for a little while… but that’s all okay. Because we did it.

And there were some incredibly sweet moments, like Miriam napping on the floor of our old apartment while I cleaned:

sleeping toddler carpet moving oh the simple joys

And sitting on a giant mountain of boxes after the movers came and packed our things…

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and the sweet time we spent together as a family doing things like watch Bodie try to jump his car without getting electrocuted, rejoicing in our decision NOT to stay in a hotel room that was just one step too skeezy feeling, and eating WaWa dinner in the parked car WHILE movers loaded all our things into the truck.

Speaking of food, there were some very delicious times too. Since our hotel didn’t have a kitchen (but it did have a fridge!) we ate at various local restaurants. I had a particularly amazing salad at Winberies. It had sautéed apples, blue cheese, and candied walnuts… delicious foods of fall.

I also have to give a shout out to Kingston Deli, a local place I used to stop at with my mom that has amaaazing deli sandwiches. Bodie and I each had some version of a reuben, eaten in our second (okay technically third) hotel room of the move.

But now we are here and here is feeling more like home every day. We are getting through the hard work of unpacking, we have started to have a couple friends (who won’t mind our boxes and bags) over.

So that’s where I’ve been, and I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I’m just going to be okay with that. I love blogging, and don’t want to quit, but between moving, holidays, and being in my third trimester things are just going to be a little slower around here.

Speaking of slowly, I’m not going to do any new house pictures or baby bump pictures in this post sadly, because that would just delay publishing and it has been sitting here partially written for like… two weeks. So, I love you all, we are good here (if a bit busy), and I’ll write again soon.


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What’s For Supper Vol. 2

what's for supper meal planning week family food recipes oh the simple joys

Thank you to one of my favorite bloggers Simcha Fisher for starting this “What’s for Supper” link up! She started it with the premise that:

“While I’m no cooking jainyus, I do manage to feed twelve people, seven days a week, without spending a million dollars and without anyone getting rickets.” – Simcha Fisher, What’s For Supper Vol. 2

Brilliant yes? I think so too. I can barely manage to keep the three (plus one) of us fed and watered. In fact this week was one of the first weeks that I really attempted meal planning. It started off kind of rough…

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Farm Days and Outdoor Play

I love taking my daughter to the farm. I grew up going to local pick-your-own farms and it instilled in me this sense of connectedness to my surroundings, to the land, to the way that food grows. Perhaps someday I’ll have a small farm of my own, that’s the dream anyway, but until then, we’ll keep visiting farms near us.

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Today we harvested asparagus, straight out of the ground. Miriam is too young to understand this, but there is this concept that has been studied, and the general idea is that when you involve your child in the preparation of food, they are much more likely to eat it.

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