November 5, 2007

Why is it so dark outside?

It's 3:00 and I'm ready to eat dinner. I can't believe how much daylight savings has thrown me off already!

Jack is officially sitting up. The only time he falls over now is when he wants to move to his back or his tummy to play. I still have to fight the urge to catch him and sit him back up when he starts to lean one way or the other. When I do that, he starts arching his back and kicking as if to say, "Gosh, Mom . . . leave me alone!"

He's just yearning to crawl. I can see it in his eyes. He army crawled himself off the play mat and he's been laying on his belly in front of me now for about 20 minutes. I've just realized that he's not looking straight ahead or at a toy like he usually does. He's looking at everything up high . . . the plant on the end table, the mail on the sofa table, my camera on the armrest of the chair. He's realizing that there's a whole new world out there that he has yet to explore. God help us all (especially Murphy).

My sister got me a cookbook called Deceptively Delicious for my birthday. This is exciting because my birthday was 3 months ago. Also because I thought I was going to have to wait until Christmas for this gift. The premise of the book is that you can puree veggies and hide them in foods that we normally like to eat. I just finished a batch of chocolate chip cookies with chickpeas (not pureed). They're not too bad. I still prefer the Toll House recipe. I pureed squash, spinach, sweet potatoes and cauliflower last night to use in recipes this week. We'll see how it goes.

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