Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hold onto your stovetops!

I am cooking again! Although this time it isn't for me... Chase reaped the benefits (at least I hope they are benefits ;~)


My beautiful creation cooking away!


Onions, mushrooms, potatoes and spinach mash... there should be a better name... SMOP... it could work. I digress. Contrary to Chase's expression, he really liked this stuff! He took down that entire bowl! The great thing is there is a lot of leftover so lunch is pretty much made for the week ;~) Thank goodness because patience isn't really Chase's strong suit right now.

In other wonderful news Chase actually put himself back to sleep during a nap! I watched the drama unfold on my video monitor. He woke up after 40 minutes and my heart dropped. I was so sad thinking that he would be in a cranky mood the rest of the day. I didn't get up right away because he has to stay in his crib for at least an hour (mom's rule)... I watched him get up, jump up and down, sit down, re-paci himself, lay down, get up, lay down and stay down! I was so shocked that he actually did it! YAY for my big boy!

I can't believe we are fast approaching his first birthday. I look back and pictures from the early days and just stare in disbelief. He was so tiny and helpless then... I almost can't reconcile that the 2 are the same baby. He is so close to walking... I think it might be soon that he takes his first steps! What a journey babies go through in that first year!

9 comments:

Rose said...

Love the picture of Chase! That's so great that he is learning to go back to sleep on his own! Hopefully the bad sleeping habits are nearing the end!

SissyKristin said...

YIPPEEE for going back to sleep! Don't you wish you could just let Chase fast forward 20 years (just for one minute) to see how much he would have appreciated taking full advantage of naps?? Lunch looks fab too...I'd put that in a pita and eat it myself. :- )

iskim9 said...

I might steal your SMOP recipe for my girl! Having hard time to figure out what to cook every evening especailly during the weekdays. I love the photos!

Michelle said...

I'm pretty sure that my kids would not have eaten your concoction. But I am totally impressed that Chase scarfed it down! That is awesome. :)

LoveLladro said...

rose - you and me both! i am tired of the non-sleeping baby!

kristin - i almost did a spit-take when i read that you would eat my creation in a pita! you crack me up!

in sung - you can totally have it! i will bring my book to the party!

michelle - there is nary a thing chase won't eat. so far he has refused nothing!!

Anonymous said...

You are awesome! Speaking of cooking, we need to do dinner soon. I am not sure when as I am doing tons of travel for work, but soon!

Anonymous said...

You are awesome! Speaking of cooking, we need to do dinner soon. I am not sure when since i am traveling so much for work, but soon!

Paco

kathi said...

Where did you come up with the recipe for that? I can promis you my kids still wouldn't eat it, but it does sound good to me! Of course, could be I'm just hungry.

Seriously, a year already. Unbelievable.

Ebeling Family Blog!! said...

yay for good ol' home cooking :) sounds like a great meal- and I think the name should stick :)
Congrats, Chase, for putting yourself to sleep! Now if only I could learn how to fall back to sleep once I wake up.....hmmm...