From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Long Weekend Fun May 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 10:16 am

My cold came back last Friday (it seems to come by every 3 weeks now) and it was driving me crazy but I didn’t want to let it get in the way of long weekend plans so I rested Friday during the day in hopes to save up my energy for the weekend. Henry and I basically hung out in the bedroom all day.

I am sooo bored...

Chris wanted to take this weekend to do yard work so on Friday night we went to a local nursery and bought herbs and tomato plants.

I don't approve of just being held like this... Where's my carrier? my car seat?

When we got home we interrupted what was either some intense cat loving or a stand off… you be the judge:

I ain't moving. You tell her to move!

On Saturday we went to Tag Along Toys in hopes of finding a puzzle floor mat. My friend Courtenay has one and it’s a genius idea for those who have hardwood floors. Henry hated tummy time and I half wondered if it was because putting him on the floor on top of a blanket was too hard a surface for him. So we bought this:

Henry loves it. He gladly does tummy time now. Unfortunately, the cats love it as well so we kind of have to put it away after every use.

What is this delightful sensation?

We were invited to Chris’ sister Gillian’s place for dinner so while Chris did yard work, I made some cornbread muffins to bring over. I used the recipe book Gillian gave Chris for his birthday and the muffins turned out great! We had an awesome dinner with Gillian, George, Josie and their neighbours Chris, Holly and their son Ronin. I ate way too much food but everything was so delicious.


Yesterday to celebrate the non end of the world, I decided to use the recipe book once again and made some chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Very Chewy and Gooey!

We also tested out our new baby carrier to great success. Henry fell asleep almost instantly.

Today I’m hoping to get some sewing done. I want to sew a nursing cover for our friend April who I had told I would make one for her in February but the fabric I ordered arrived the same day Henry did and it kind of got put on the back burner so here’s hoping I can work on it today. If I can finish that I want to MacGyver something for our duvet cover so that the duvet stays put inside it and doesn’t slouch to the bottom. I’m thinking of sewing little ties all around the inside of the cover and on the duvet itself and just tying it into place. Nothing is more frustrating than waking up freezing because your duvet is in the bottom of the duvet cover.

Anyways, to end this post, here are more pics of Henry from the weekend.

Playing with his favourite toy Libelou

Blowing bubbles..

Happy dancing baby


One Response to “Long Weekend Fun”

  1. Whistlepea Says:

    The foam mats make a good knitting blocking board too.

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