We have had so many snow days this winter, and it's been AWESOME. Mainly because Thomas was off of work most of last week and we got to spend a lot of family time together! We took baby O out into the snow very, very briefly...we seriously spent at least three times as long getting ready to go outside than actually being outside!
We took advantage of one of his snow days to go out to our favorite Indian buffet to celebrate me passing my board exam!
Valentine's Day this year was a good one. Different, but good! One more person in the house means a lot more love to go around! It seems fitting to have had baby Oliver with us on the day of love. :) We went for a family walk, had dinner and sparkling grape juice, and once Oliver went to bed we played board games (as always) and watched a movie.
Thomas and I talked about presents before Valentine's Day. He said he prefers receiving practical gifts to sentimental gifts and I said I prefer sentimental gifts to practical ones. He made me a beautiful personalized newspaper (4th edition), and I made him a Black forest cake, got him a sweater, and am taking him to a birds event (he loves birds). We both think we received the best gift, so I'd say we were successful! :)
My husband's brother came to visit this past weekend! I'm so glad we were able to spend some time with him and that he was able to meet Oliver for the first time!
I've been trying to get out of the apartment more with Oliver because I think it just helps me to feel fresh and have a better mindset. Yesterday I was feeling pretty good...I put on some regular clothes (as opposed to the sweatpants and t-shirts I've been rocking since Oliver was born), curled my hair, and headed out for the 50 minute drive to meet Thomas at work to have a family picnic....only to realize I left my lunch in the refrigerator. FAIL. How long can I continue to use baby brain as an excuse? Haha!
I could just eat baby Oliver up. Thomas and I were talking about how when he smiles we feel just as giddy as we did when he gave us his first smile! Here's some recent cuteness!
Does anyone have good vegetarian, dairy-free recipes? I gave up dairy for a few weeks to see if it would make a difference with Oliver's reflux, and it made a huge difference! It looks like I'll be eating dairy free or at least minimal dairy (< 1 serving a day) until he weans.
I am so excited for this weekend because we're going to see my parents, sister, and two of my best friends from college! :) Any tips on long car rides with a baby?