The longer I procrastinate, the bigger the blog post is... imagine that.
And some Video...
I wanted to make some goodies for the guys at work who had to take over my job while I was on leave, and Kevin suggested I make something for Claire's new daycare teachers. My poor Kitchenaid mixer had about a quarter inch of dust on it. Okay, maybe not that much, but it hasn't felt the love in a lonnnng time. Chinese Five Spice is a mixture of cinnamon, anise seed, cloves, ginger and fennel. With the cool weather setting in, it's a warm and tasty "Welcome to Fall" kind of cookie!
And some Videos. . .
And some video...
Claire slept through the night last night till 6:30 this morning when I woke her up. Of course she didn't go to sleep until 1 am after three hours of fussing, screaming and eating (two boobs and three bottles to be exact). This is what she looked like at 9:45 pm, when I told Kevin, "I'm just going to change her diaper and then put her down in her crib." Famous last words, right?
This is what she looked like this morning when I busted her out of her swaddle. It's a good thing she's so darn cute!
Claire slept in her crib for the first time the other night... I thought it might be a struggle since she had been sleeping in the rock-n-play sleeper for so long, but she didn't mind it at all. Now if I could just convince myself to turn off the audio on the baby monitor, I might be able to sleep through all the false wake-ups where she squeals and then immediately falls back asleep.
Nickname of the Day - Hungry Hungry Hippo
This child eats constantly! When she's hungry, she'll beat her face on the chest and shoulder of whomever's holding her, or she'll open and close her mouth like a baby bird...