A Hike and a Bite
Greetings! Happy Sunday!
Actually, we’ve had a rather UNhappy Sunday around here. Lila has gotten into the habit of waking up around 4:45-5:00 in the morning, which makes for a pretty sleepy baby and two very sleepy parents. I think we might need to do some morning sleep training—I don’t mind getting up early, but I think at this age (7 months) it’s reasonable for her to sleep until 6 am, which she is NOT doing, ha. I’m re-reading segments of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, so I’ll let you know how it goes.
Yesterday, despite a VERY early wake-up call, Lila was in a very good mood. We did a little morning playing:
…and then, after she took her morning nap, we leashed up the dogs and set out for a hike! This hike was pretty close—only about fifteen minutes from our house—and it was so pretty! It was way up high on a mountain ridge, so by the time we got to the top, we got some great views of Huntsville.
Lila hung out in the Ergo as we hiked:
Lila did great in the Ergo the whole time. Remember when she hated it? Yeah, me too. But around month six, she started tolerating it, and now she likes it! Which is good, because there is a WORLD of difference in back support between the Ergo and the Bjorn, especially now that she’s getting bigger.
Time to play “Where’s Ella?” Can you find her in the picture above?!
A great hike!
Yesterday afternoon was pretty low-key. We did some yard work…ran some errands…and I started cooking dinner around 6:00. Most nights, I cook dinner while Ryan does some work and Lila hangs out in her Jumperoo with me in the kitchen:
I catch her watching me as I cook—and I love it. Soon enough, she’ll be old enough to help out! I like it that she’s growing up with a lot of time in the kitchen.
Last night, we had a variation on the easy grain bowls that we’re so fond of:
Topped with sautéed onions, peppers, and soy sausage:
Hope you’re having a great weekend!