Hi, guys! Happy Saturday!
How about this week’s weather, huh? I’m sure everyone is getting sick of talking about the heat and humidity, but it was no joke. Finley and I ventured out a little here and there but spent most of our time inside. The front that came through is a welcome relief – the air conditioner finally gets a break. I love having the windows open in the summer.
Finley is starting to like her vibrating bouncer more when awake.
A few times she’s been in it (again, while awake) and content for up to ten minutes. Ten minutes = a shower, an unloaded dishwasher, or a load of folded laundry. It also makes me glad that we’re using the stuff we received as gifts.
Our grocery store had one of the new Chobani flavors.
I haven’t been cooking much due to Finley and the heat, but I did give a new recipe a shot for this month’s Wine and Recipe get together: pineapple cashew fried rice.
I’ve started following a few more recipe blogs, including How Sweet It Is. She writes with a great voice (sassy, sarcastic, and fun), and her recipes always sound and look amazing. Everyone at Wine and Recipe seemed to really like the fried rice – I can’t wait to try more of her recipes!
Finley has continued to have more visitors and gifts. She is one lucky girl! Guests this week included a dog park friend, a Wine and Recipe friend and her two boys, the twins I had watched for the last five years and their mom, my coworker/carpooler who put together the Emergency Transportation Delivery Kit, and now Finley’s aunt (Brody’s sister) and her fiancé.
We had a fun day yesterday with Aunt Erin and Uncle Dan in town, and Finley went to her first two breweries: Karben4 and Ale Asylum. I was reminded of Sweet Home Alabama: “You have a baby…in a bar.”
For dinner we went to Eldorado’s. Not sure if I mentioned it here but I had been pining for a blackberry margarita ever since being done with pregnancy. Well my craving was satisfied last night. This was the picture I sent to Bridget last night as she had previously agreed to FaceTime with me if I couldn’t find someone to go with. She’s so nice!
Don’t worry – I’m not getting Finley drunk off my breastmilk. My beer was at 1:30pm and the drink at 7:30 with lots of food and water.
And last and MOST IMPORTANTLY, my dear friend Jena, with whom I was fortunate enough to be pregnant with at the same time, had her baby last night!
I am so happy for them! In the past, I was always thrilled for my friends when they had their kids, but it feels so different now that I have my own. When I got the text this morning, I got a little weepy (but in a good way!). It’s also pretty cool that our two kids are exactly one month apart.
So that’s what’s new around here.