You guys… I’ve got so much to share with you… but I’m waiting for the perfect time. Obviously, I’m pretty much bursting at the seams! We’ve got so much going on with our upcoming move, but it finally feels like the pieces are beginning to fall into place. Lots of big things are happening!
This past weekend, Adam made the trek to Chicago to looks at some houses while Riv and I stayed behind. In the beginning, it used to stress me out being alone with the baby for long periods of time, but now it’s one of my favorite things. Riv is a little over six months old and he’s just SO fun.
I never thought I’d have so much fun hanging out with a baby, but this little dude’s personality is coming out, and I don’ t know…. he’s just kind of the best. (I might be biased.)
He’s smiling, laughing, and sitting up. He thinks his mom and dad are the most hilarious people, and he loves watching his puppy brothers. He’s especially taken with Bumi the Warlock Doberman. His little chubby fingers are always looking for something to grab onto, and he’s recently discovered that he has feet. Calories are his favorite, and he’s exploring the most odd combinations of solid foods. When dad feeds him, he ends up pretty clean. When mom feeds him, we need to hose down that section of the house. (Isn’t the mess part of the fun?!)
I could spend all day just watching Riv take in the world.
Another thing that I’ve really been loving lately is wearing Riv around in his baby carrier. I’ll strap him in and off we go! Grocery shopping is kind of our thing, and I love how he loves to hold my hand the whole time. I always put him front facing in the carrier so I think holding my hand reassures him that I’m still with him. It’s absolutely precious. Pushing the shopping cart one-handed, however…not so precious. I’m just waiting for the day that I knock over a display of soup cans or something (you know- like in the movies) and then I’ll be all… erm, sorry (but not sorry because holding baby hands is totally worth it!!)
Anyway, this week we picked up some ingredients for an Easter treat to satisfy my sweet tooth. On the docket: Edible Easter Cookie Dough Squares
These are SO quick and easy to make, and they really taste just like cookie dough. (husband and classmate verified!)
Easter Cookie Dough Squares
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 16oz jar vanilla frosting (I used Betty Crocker’s Rainbow Chip frosting to add specks of colors to the “dough”)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- White Chocolate
- Blend the oats in a blender or food processor until it resembles a flour-like consistency.
- Mix together with the frosting, as well as the salt and vanilla (if using.)
- Spread in an 8×8 square pan.
- Freeze for 2 hours.
I melted some white chocolate in a double boiler over the stove. Drizzle with a spoon and top with sprinkles!
Store in the fridge.