finger painting

After a week of being sick and pretty much cooped up in the house, I was feeling desperate for an activity to do with L other than, “let’s play with toys & read books”. I found this recipe online for easy finger paints with ingredients I already had in the pantry.

So, I stripped L of his shirt, and plopped him in the highchair to give it a go. I think he got the general idea, other than taste-testing the paint and licking the paper. I hung the card stock to dry, and hope to use them to create cards for family or perhaps this to frame in his bedroom.

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This past week was pretty rough. The stomach bug ripped through our household, complete with middle-of-the-night wakings due to L being covered in vomit {add this to the list of things I never thought I’d say on the internet}. I’m happy to report that we survived.


a day date

last week hubby & i had a little spontaneous day date while little dude went to daycare. i took a late lunch, so we started with brunch at one our favorite places – m.henry {see here and here}.

i’m used to ending the meal by saying, “i need to go to the restroom. can i go first? then i’ll come back, and you can go.” this little relay we do, with a little one in tow. well this time, hubby got all crazy and said — “wait. we can both use the restroom at the SAME TIME.” living on the edge here, folks.

then, we went … grocery shopping! oh, parenthood.

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what’s for dinner?

Making dinner for our little family is something that I enjoy doing. However, I need the recipes to be easy and quick since the window of time between work ending, daycare pickup, and Levi’s bedtime is minimal.

One of my go-to meals is one that I found via Pinterest {duh!}: white chicken enchiladas. I used this recipe, but made a few adjustments by adding black beans, corn, and swapping out monterey jack for sharp cheddar. After discovering that shredded cheese has the same ingredient used to treat fungal infections {natamycin}, we purchase block cheese and do our own shredding.

Hubby likes to add sour cream, salsa, and guacamole to his. I prefer mine without any extras. Levi, well, he just eats pretty much anything that involves black beans and cheese.

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