Jeff took the day off and he took Max to the children’s museum, which means I get to stay home and spend this rainy day finishing Max’s Halloween costume and watching movies.

Best best best

Molting doesn’t look good on any of the chickens, but it especially doesn’t looks good on Gilda. Girl is looking haggard.

Bottom pic is what she usually looks like….
Tags | Gilda | chickens |
Made Smitten Kitchen’s Carrot-Apple Cider-Olive Oil Cake. It’s good, but I’m disappointed that you can’t taste the cider more. I wonder how it would be if you subbed some of the carrot for grated apple?

You could easily double the cream cheese spread. The quantity Deb tells you to make is pretty stingy. No one wants to spread just a thin layer of fluffy creamy, buttery, sweet frosting on their cake. You want to be pile that stuff on.

Unless you want it to be a “healthy” cake, it which case I advise not making the spread at all and also  maybe wearing a hair shirt since you like being miserable so much.

Made Smitten Kitchen’s Carrot-Apple Cider-Olive Oil Cake. It’s good, but I’m disappointed that you can’t taste the cider more. I wonder how it would be if you subbed some of the carrot for grated apple?

You could easily double the cream cheese spread. The quantity Deb tells you to make is pretty stingy. No one wants to spread just a thin layer of fluffy creamy, buttery, sweet frosting on their cake. You want to be pile that stuff on.

Unless you want it to be a “healthy” cake, it which case I advise not making the spread at all and also maybe wearing a hair shirt since you like being miserable so much.

Tags | baking |

Fun morning at the pumpkin patch!

Tags | max |

Cute farm animals at the pumpkin patch today! Maybe we need pigs….

UM. Can we talk about this carrot I just pulled out of the garden?!

UM. Can we talk about this carrot I just pulled out of the garden?!

On nursing and bedtime and so on and so forth

I still nurse Max. Usually 4x a day- first thing in the morning, before and after nap, and before bed. Lately, though, bedtimes and nap times have become really difficult and I feel like it has to do with nursing. Or maybe just me in general? He doesn’t want to lay in his crib. He wants to lay on me and ideally nurse.

Previously I wasn’t nursing him to sleep. Just nursing a bit and then he would be done and point to his crib. Now, he starts crying as soon as I move to lay him down.

So we had Jeff take over bedtime. Now he reads to him and puts him to bed without any bottle or anything. It’s gone 100% smoothly. Max is back to pointing at his crib when he’s ready and for bed. Jeff says he actually smiles when he lays him down.

One feeding dropped. It’s better for the whole teeth brushing thing, too, which you may remember me being very concerned about. I’ve still been concerned but kind of let go of the no-nursing after nighttime teeth brushing for awhile there…. Insert cringy emoji.

I’m sad to miss bedtime, though, and I feel a little funny knowing that where bedtimes were a battle with me, they’re apparently a pleasant, smiley walk in the park for Jeff. Humph.

Next we need to drop the pre-nap nusing. Jeff will be on nap duty this weekend and *hopefully* the new routine will stick fast because he has refused to nap without me or not in the car all week. Real productivity killer.

I think at this point I’d like to only nurse first thing in the morning. It’s nice to get to lay in bed a little longer and I like the snuggles. But The rest of our nursing seems to just be causing problems.

I’ve been enjoying making Max’s costume so much that I decided I ought to make something for myself. And then I bought enough fabric for four something’s for myself!

I’ve been enjoying making Max’s costume so much that I decided I ought to make something for myself. And then I bought enough fabric for four something’s for myself!

Tags | sewing |
Dinner! Steak, kale with bacon, homemade bread (by Jeff!) and chanterelles sautéed with butter and white wine.

We eat pretty good out here in the boonies!

Dinner! Steak, kale with bacon, homemade bread (by Jeff!) and chanterelles sautéed with butter and white wine.

We eat pretty good out here in the boonies!

Tags | chanterelles |
itsliketheyknowus:

"Hey, Buddy. Do you think any good Samaritans will point out that it’s too cold for baby to be without shoes exactly one nanosecond after you’ve Houdini-ed them off and hurled them across the store for the 63rd time. I love getting the extra feedback."

Yuuuuuuup

itsliketheyknowus:

"Hey, Buddy. Do you think any good Samaritans will point out that it’s too cold for baby to be without shoes exactly one nanosecond after you’ve Houdini-ed them off and hurled them across the store for the 63rd time. I love getting the extra feedback."

Yuuuuuuup

Max made a friend at Old Navy 😂

Max made a friend at Old Navy 😂

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