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Seven days of my life down in the books!
Here’s what happened this week:
Brooke has been pretty sick this week. I mentioned last week that she was starting to take a turn with a high fever. She stayed home from school Monday to Wednesday and then was able to attend Thursday and Friday, even though she had a cough. Those coughs stick around for such a long time!! She currently takes her temperature 1000 times a day in hopes she’ll have a fever again and not have to go to school. Thankfully, she’s the only one to have gotten this really bad cold, so we’re hopeful it stays that way. Any amazing cough syrups, elixirs or magical tips and tricks? She sometimes coughs so hard she throws up 🙁 Poor little thing.
Blake had another soccer practice and game this week which he was amazing at! His team won 3 to 1…not that this soccer game filled with 3 and 4 year olds is super cutthroat or anything. Haha! He is such a runner and sweating doesn’t get him down (he sweats A LOT….I think that comes from his Dad’s side of the family). He’s great at kicking the ball far when he gets a clear shot at the ball, but generally, that’s never. He always walks away happy from his games and his coach is super rad. We’re all happy about it!
I continue to recipe test normal recipes and pressure cooker recipes hesitantly. Still get minor heart palpitations with that darn pressure cooker, but it’s getting better! I just have to warn my kids when I’m about to release the pressure. It’s so loud! I do have one pressure cooker recipe coming up next week, I think, for a chicken nacho dip, minus the velveeta. It’s goooooood.
My Mom came to visit this weekend! She flew in to attend a conference for her work and we got to see her every morning and evening. It was so nice to have a familiar face around 🙂 The kids love all their grandparents…especially when certain Grandma’s come in toting PEZ dispensers. She knows the way to their hearts.
She took us out to eat Saturday night to a restaurant called Friend of a Farmer. Her and I split the “Chicken for Two” dish. The chicken was great and tasty, but the veggies that come with it are what really stole the show!! They were somehow in gravy that tasted like butter and maple syrup and I know that sounds strange, but it was SO AMAZING. If you have a chance, go check it out!! They have two locations: one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.
Gordon spent the weekend home again and we love him and he only has 17 days left. I’m so so excited.
I meant to mention this is last week’s update, but I forgot! Oops! We’re pretty sure that Brooke is lactose intolerant and not allergic or intolerant to gluten! Hooray! We haven’t gotten her officially tested, but through trial and error over the last three or four weeks, we’ve connected the dots. Plus close relatives on both sides of the family have it. I think it’s inherited?! Mayyyybe not. So, we definitely limit the dairy significantly for her, but sometimes, she just NEEDS a little whipped cream on her hot chocolate or dessert or fill in the blank here. We let her have a little here and there, but she knows too much means an upset stomach.
We got a storage unit this week!!!!!! And by “we” I mean “I”. There were just one too many boxes in our already teeny closets, so I got a storage unit to hold our totes of baby clothes, sleeping bags, car seats, stroller bag, etc. etc.. I re-arranged a good chunk of our apartment and am loving the new-found freedom in closet space.
I spent a good three hours compiling/trying to remember information for my NYC Travel Guide! If you haven’t read it, hop on over to give it a good read. Do you want to come to NYC and hang out? I’m sure you do!
I’ve been ordering things online late at night, forgetting that I had ordered such things and then getting countless packages delivered to me! It’s an interesting problem to have. This game showed up. As did this game. I also got some shoes for Eddie and some resistance bands for all that exercising I’ve been doing. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Someone take my credit card number out of my brain!!
I also purposely bough rain/snow boots for the kids. Eddie’s are the cutest because they are tiny little yellow rainboots! You can see them here. I got Blake green and Brooke wanted Orange! Out of all the colors, she chose orange?! Ok, kid. Whatever.
Coming up this week:
Tomorrow I’m filming some real life cooking videos! I’ll be in them as opposed to just my hands, so that will be a fun change! I love being on camera.
I have a few conference calls scheduled plus, more recipe testing as usual!
The weather this week is supposed to be a little grey and rainy. Not looking forward to that.