Many of my friends have told me that I will like cooking more now that I am a stay-at-home mom. They say it's no longer a chore when you actually have time in the day to plan and prepare the meal. Plus, it's "rewarding" to know that you are making something delicious to be enjoyed by your family.
I decided to test their advice, and I've attempted to make two meals in the last several weeks.
Attempt #1: Chicken Pot Pie
Attempt #2: Sloppy Joes
I don't know if it's the oven or just me...but neither of these meals turned out too well. The experience was rewarding for neither me nor my family.
Something that I do love is baking! Baking is the best because the entire process is edible--from chocolate chips to cookie dough to finished product. Yesterday, I made cookies with my nephew, Callum, and we had much more success than I did with either chicken pot pie or sloppy joes.
|Yes, I am wearing Callum's chef hat.|
It's so nice to have family in town now that Noah is here. I have a cold, and it's hard to get better when you aren't getting too much sleep at night, so Sarah watched Noah for me yesterday while I took a long nap. While I was sleeping, she tried to take some photos of him with her fancy camera. He wasn't so thrilled about the "posed" shots.
I am still planning to blog all about the experience of Noah's adoption, but it feels like a daunting undertaking, so I haven't even started yet. Maybe I'll get to it by his one month birthday. He had his two week doctor appointment yesterday, and he is porking up quite nicely. He was 7 lbs 4 oz when he was born, and yesterday he was 8 lbs 7 oz. Little chubber! :) They stabbed his heel to take a blood sample, and he was super ticked off. I think that might be why he was fussy for the rest of the day. Poor guy.
Overall, I think we are adjusting well to our new life. Ryan is working crazy hours, so he's not around as much as I'd like, but when he is, he sure loves his little dude. I found them napping together on Sunday, and it was about the cutest thing I've ever seen.
Life is good.