Summer is creeping on by, and we are enjoying the not-yet-100-degree temperatures here. I love this time of year; summer in Oklahoma is characterized by high heat, the sounds of cicadas in the late afternoon sun, and vibrant sunsets.
Anyways, I digress… not much to report here, but we’re just enjoying each other, and enjoying Jude. He is a busy, busy boy and definitely on the move. The other night, we were giggling at him because his feet were popping out through these PJs (above). He looked like such a little urchin.
Summer is also inspirational when it comes to trying new recipes. My new favorite is from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food: baked polenta fries. They were SO easy and SO delicious. You’ve got to try them! It’s a new fave here at our house. I paired them with baked parmesan chicken that was also delicious and super-easy.
Tonight, Jude took us on a crawling tour of the house. He crawled further than ever today, and he is just thrilled with himself and his new ability. This means that I am constantly on the run w/ the new Swiffer Vac, trying to suck up any wandering rolie polies, dust bunnies, or wayward Cheerios that might be in his path. Because inevitably, they will all end up in his mouth. We’ve already fished tree bark and particle board (don’t ask) out of his mouth in the past few days.
When Simon came home from work tonight, I had dinner awaiting out on our lovely patio. It’s the first time we’ve ever had dinner out on our new table (shocking, I know). We have got to do this more often, despite the flies and mosquitos. Jude was nearby, playing on his blanket, trying to eat more tree bark and grass. It was so beautiful outside… just an idyllic evening.
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