Things I Love
So...sorry for baby photo overload this week. I couldn't help myself. My little man is officially 1 month old, and I can't believe how fast the time is going. This time, since I am more laid back and confident in my Mothering skills, I am enjoying the newborn phase much more. Even the never-ending diaper changes don't seem so bad. We celebrated the 1 month birthday by eating a delicious homemade funfetti cake while he slept.
We had our newborn photo shoot 2 days after I got home from the hospital. We got them back last week, and I was thrilled with the results! There are so many cute ones of just the little man, the two siblings and of the whole family. It definitely must take patience to be a newborn photographer, as getting the little one posed and dealing with a screaming/constantly hungry newborn and uncooperative toddler is not easy. Thanks to Jen Roh Photography for the wonderful pictures!
My Garden is Officially Planted!
Even though things have been kind of crazy around here, my garden is officially planted (thanks to much help from my parents). This year I changed things up a little bit, based on what I learned last year (one family can NOT eat that many zucchinis!) And I actually got to plant some root veggies this year! I've got one bed filled with radishes (which should be ready in a couple of weeks), carrots, parsnips and beets. The other bed has tomatoes, tomatillos, and lots of peppers (sweet and hot). I've also got a variety of herbs and am filling one weedy side bed with strawberries. The raccoons will probably get them, but oh well. I'm thrilled to see that my rhubarb and hydrangea both survived the winter! I think we'll have a lot of veggies to eat this summer, so time to start experimenting with some new recipes!
Yummy, Easy Meal
I recently made this Green Chile Enchilada Quinoa Bake and it was a hit! I was worried that it would be to spicy, but it was not. Since my toddler is in love with beans, I doubled up on them, but otherwise made the recipe as is. It makes a large amount, so if you have a small family, you might consider halving the recipe or planning to freeze half, which is what I did. Now THAT will be an easy meal when I'm ready to pull it out of the freezer!
Have a great weekend!