Annalee and Hadley hanging out downtown on Courthouse Square last weekend.
It's been a whirlwind of a week. Complete with lots of time outdoors, a day home with a "sick" toddler (who I'm pretty sure was just needing some mommy/daddy time), a packed work schedule and lots of yummy meals.
Just thought I would share a few of our favorite week-night meals from this week:
It's been an adjustment since the time change with how our weeknights go... throw in a two week visit from GranDe and any sort of "schedule" just went out the window. Some nights we were sitting down to eat at 9:30 p.m. We ate like kings... BBQ Chicken on Monday night, sure! Gumbo and fried shrimp on Tuesday, why not? And of course you can stay up until 9 p.m., since GranDe is playing with you.
Needless to say we are trying to figure out a new normal with Miss Annalee and bedtime/dinner time. She loves playing outside, and so do we - so if we are home at 5, we are out for a walk, hanging on the back patio or at the playground. We try and feed her some sort of dinner around 6 p.m. - usually outside. Bath around 7 p.m. and then she hangs out while we eat.
Eating dinner has become the tricky part - we always loved putting Annalee down at 7 p.m. and taking our time cooking dinner and eating. But now, this pregnant mamma can't wait for an 8:30 p.m. dinner. So, now we cook something quick that we can enjoy while watching Annalee. (Hints the great dishes above.)
I do miss our down-time with just us... but we are also loving our extra time with this sweet lil face these days. She is talking up a storm and learning so much. She's really such a joy! Miss Annalee, I hope you always keep that spark you got girlfriend!
Happy Spring!! We are closing on our new house tomorrow... we can't wait to get to work on it! Pictures to come soon.