Hi guys! Does anyone else feel like this weekend went by WAY too quickly?! Not sure how it’s Monday again already but here we are!
We had a low key weekend. On Friday, I ate some leftovers and went to bed early with Riese while Matt stayed up and ordered food with a friend who was over. Saturday morning, my friend Jackie came over with brunch! Yay – thanks Jackie!
She brought over food from South Block Juice Co. – I had the breakfast burrito, which was delicious except I wish they used whole eggs instead of egg whites. Get with the times, South Block! (There’s more on why eating the whole egg is not only more delicious but also more nutritious in my 7 Common Nutrition Myths blog post.) We shared a couple juices between the three of us, too – mmmm.
The rest of Saturday was really low key – Matt got in a workout in the basement and it was too cold outside to go on a family walk all together, so after his workout he stayed home with Riese and I took Freyja on a nice long walk. Felt good to get some fresh air! The rest of the afternoon involved baby snuggles and also some reading – still working my way through The Fifth Trimester and really enjoying it/finding it helpful. Getting back to work after having a baby is… a lot. This book helps.
Matt made us a yummy spaghetti bolognese for dinner that night. He brought me some veggies to snack on while he cooked and I fed Riese. I love snacking on raw veggies before dinner – nice crunchy and refreshing appetizer and gets in some extra veggie volume so you don’t go into dinner starved, too.
Dinner is served! The sauce was a mix of ground beef and pork, plus spinach, green pepper, minced garlic, olives, and a jar of tomato sauce. YUM.
On Sunday, we had my parents and grandmother (Riese’s great-grandmother – whoa!) over for brunch! Riese was a big hit and so was Chef Matt’s breakfast. 🙂
I was hoping to make it to a yoga class yesterday and when our brunch guests headed out and I finished feeding Riese it was 1, and I saw that there was a class at 1:30 – perfect timing! I raced upstairs to change and get out the door while I had the chance. It felt amazing to stretch – yoga always feels great but right now the opportunity to slow down and zen out is also so appreciated. Post-class tomato face:
Matt and I invited our friend Shane over last night to watch the Superbowl with us, which was fun. I cuddled with Riese while the guys made us dinner. 🙂
The guys whipped up chicken fajitas! We hadn’t had fajitas in ages so it was fun to mix it up. Soft flour tortillas + chicken cooked in Mexican spices + sauteed onions, pepper, and mushrooms + guac. Hit the spot! Plus a beer. 🙂 Weirdly I have not been into wine (except for sparkling wine) at all since Riese was born – I think it’s because I’m SO THIRSTY from breastfeeding maybe? – but beer has been really refreshing lately.
Exciting game last night! I only made it through half the game (and halftime – although I wasn’t super impressed, even though I love JT), but I hear the ending was pretty action packed. What were your favorite commercials? I loved the Tide commercial – so funny! Plus I love that the Stranger Things sheriff was in it!
Anyway! I have another busy week ahead and my mom is here again being our nanny – our actual nanny tentatively starts next week. Fingers crossed it works out this time – I’m not counting on it until she arrives on day 1 given our last experience, but I get a good vibe from this one. 🙂 It will be nice once she is here – I feel bad having to ask my mom to come over so much but I have to get work done, so… gotta do it!
I decided I’m not going to do an early morning workout date this week with the girls – I’m bummed because I love seeing them and the social time, but I was soooo exhausted after Friday morning’s. Not physically – physically it felt great to move, and wasn’t too much in terms of intensity – but just sleep-wise since it means I get even less sleep. Boo. So, I’m going to try to squeeze in another yoga class in the afternoon one day this week if I can, and if not, that’s okay too, I’ll go next weekend and instead hopefully get in some walks in the meantime!
I will leave you with a photo of our baby bottle drying rack (we have one of those fun fake grass looking ones)… we had it on the counter but Zara (our cat) apparently thought that the baby bottle parts were her new toys. She kept jumping up and knocking pieces down and batting them around – not cool. I can hardly handle making time to wash the parts once, let alone twice! We tried putting a box over the drying rack and she thought it was a game and would bat the entire thing around until she could reach into it – ugh! So, now the drying rack is in a cupboard instead. Oh well – at least it’s not taking up valuable counter space anymore!
Have a good one, guys! And stay tuned – I have the Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe I promised coming at you tomorrow… it’s so good!