Henry had a great time at his pirate party, though he was mostly obsessed with a little yo-yo the whole time. Maybe he'll be shy in group settings or maybe he's still a little young to really want to play with other kids, but he seems to stick to himself and not want to do much. I'm not going to push it since he's still pretty young. I know he doesn't seem to like a lot of commotion and usually stays clear of it, but every now and then he'll get pretty rowdy if it's just a couple of boys. Usually when I peak in at him during sunday school he's playing with the little people or the kitchen and usually just playing with the girls. He's already trying to lay on the charm.
We had a nice relaxing weekend. Jethro's for breakfast with some friends on Saturday and then just hung out at home the rest of the day. After church on Sunday I ran around to about 5 different stores looking for the *perfect* fabric for my mirror project, but had no luck. I started looking for curtains or sheets too, but just couldn't find exactly what I wanted. The search will continue. It's going in our dining room, which is going to be repainted a white of some sort, so I want the fabric to have some fun design and mostly in light blues and greens. I don't think that sounds like too much to ask. This will be the 2nd time I paint that room. Every room in our house has been painted twice except for the kitchen and bathroom and we've been here 4 years. I'm sure a third coat is somewhere in the near future too.
Harper was sleeping so well, but I'm not sure what happened. She didn't sleep well at my mom's, but I figured it was just because of a new environment and hoped she'd sleep better at home. She's been up 2 or 3 times a night. At this age Henry was easily up at least 3 or 4 times every night so I've been through this before, but it feels so much harder this time. I'm dragging here.
Here's a fun, healthy recipe I tried out yesterday. It takes a bit to get used to the savory, rather than sweet bread, but it was good. I think it'd make a great panini or sandwich with cream cheese and cucumber. Enjoy!
Zucchini bread with roasted red peppers and feta
(I got it from http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/, which is often showcased on http://www.tastespotting.com/, my new favorite website!)
1 large zucchini (grated)
2 roasted red peppers (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (grated) I just used about a tsp of garlic salt
1/2 cup feta (crumbled)
1 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1. Mix the zucchini, roasted red pepper, garlic, feta, oregano, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and eggs in a large bowl.
2. Mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and oregano in a bowl.
3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
4. Pour the batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
5. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 45 min- 1hr.