Saturday, April 03, 2010

Saturday - just breathe

PART 1
This morning, in an attempt to use up old veggies and fruits in the fridge that were purchased at a farmers market and going old faster than grocery store produce, I did the following:

3 green apples - peeled, steamed 30min and smashed into green apple sauce, it was so soft I didn't even need a food processor! Baby should love this treat later

2 oranges, 5 lemons, 1 lime - squeezed into a citrus aide - initially forgot how to cut an orange so may not have gotten all the juice :(

1 red pepper - roasted in oven for salad later

Where was baby? eating cheerios, throwing cheerios and then begging for more breakfast scraps. At some point I managed to make french toast and we enjoyed that with orange juice. Moving onto the beach.

Time 9am

note to self, don't give baby folic acid vitamin bottle, she can open it and may be sitting quietly on couch sorting them!

PART 2
We arrived to the beach at 10am and got the last parking spot, thus starts the summer beach season and means we need to leave at 9am to find a good spot. Duly noted.

I forgot to feed Charlotte her second bottle before leaving, I guess all the productivity of the morning zapped my brain. Good thing I brought cheerios.

Would you like some sand with those?

I finally found a way to remove all the redness from my face at the beach:

Fun running from water pose (I love these):

And finally enjoying water:



Afternoon takes us to Chick Fil A (no guilt about eating there when pregnant!!!), with a Cookies N Cream milkshake (yes shared), bath time and finally nap time.

note to self, after toddler has been left to nap, do not check on her! Opening the door only wakes up an already calmed baby and you have to start the process all over again. Just reminding you, author, because you've made this mistake 2 times now!

PART 3
Remainder of places to go when baby wakes up:
  • Target for Easter basket candy
  • Meat Market
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fill car with gas
  • Kilwin's for special chocolate bunny
Things to do after she goes to bed:
  • Wash beach gear, repack all
  • Pack picnic lunch for Easter Sunday
  • Make Strawberry Pie
  • Go to bed at 9am because getting up at 5am for 7am Sunrise service
I should probably go make dinner while she's napping because it's already 3:30 and this day is going fast!

note to self, do not feed baby green apple sauce at 7pm and expect an easy bedtime an hour later.

3 comments:

Julia said...

thanks for stopping by! looks like you guys had a fun time!!

yes, the job thing was a very long process. i waited and waited and even now sometimes i wonder if it was right, but i guess it is right b/c it's where we are now. so thankful that God answers prayers.

hope it all works out for you! and a toy company sounds fun!!

amanda said...

I love the B&W photo..and it does a great job of getting rid of the red! :) I'm a big fan of B&W photography to begin with.

Rachel M. said...

Thanks Julia! Toy company is fun, just balanced with alot of stress and fewer people to do the work. I hope it balances out soon!!

Thanks Amanda, I think B&W may be the way to go for me in the summer!