Friday, June 27, 2014


It is still early in the season, but so far I've been able to make (nutless) pesto from our bumper crop of basil and currently simmering on the stove is the first batch of red wine tomato sauce from the tomato plants. I LOVE cooking from the garden. I feel like it's shopping for free! 

In other food news, Eli has been on solids for a few months now. He eats nearly everything. So far the only food he has refused several times is avocados. Maybe when he is old enough for guacamole he will change his tune. His favorite food is peaches, which is crazy because both NJhusband and I both hate peaches! He is having trouble transitioning to food in its real form, he likes purees only. He only has two teeth so we aren't pushing it. 

Hopefully in the new house I can learn to garden. My mother in law is the one who grows the herbs and veggies in our current house so hopefully she can give me some tips. 

Anyone else eating from their garden yet?

Thursday, June 26, 2014


8 months in as a mom and I kinda sorta maybe feel like I'm getting the hang of it. Some days. Naps are still a challenge and I fear he will never be a good sleeper, but progress is being made and I don't feel like hiding in my car quite as much as I used to. 

So its the perfect time to move then right?

We were kind of sort of looking for a bigger space, but were really thinking of moving next year. And then of course our Realtor showed us a house we both loved that was in our price range in the absolute perfect neighborhood.  So the past few weeks have been filled with inspections, appraisals, mortgage companies wanting just one more (or twenty) pieces of paper and LOTS of nail biting. We are SLOWLY inching towards being (second) homeowners (we are keeping the 3 family home we already own and renting it out). 

It's not a fixer-upper, it just needs some cosmetic updates and a few upgrades. FULLY expect this blog to become a DIY/home improvement blog in the coming months if this sale goes through. I have BIG plans for almost every room in the house. 

Part of me thinks we are crazy for doing this with a baby and a dog, and we probably are, but hopefully it will be a bit fun too. 

Fingers crossed!

Monday, June 2, 2014

My Kid Doesn't Sleep

This kid may kill me. He has never been a napper. For months he has only napped twice a day for 20 minutes on average. 

Nights used to be better, but lately the separation anxiety phase has kicked in so he no longer will sleep at ALL alone. He will ONLY sleep if I hold him and I can't sleep with him in my arms so I don't sleep. Ever.

And our babysitter quit.

People. I know this is a massively whiney post, but I'm lost. I've got zero help and a kid that does NOT sleep. My parents visited recently and even my mom was absolutely shocked at how little this kid can sleep. 

Cry it out wasn't something we felt was for us, but we tried it. 

And he NEVER STOPPED CRYING. Like...ever. 

Please send Gin. I already have the limes.