Saturday, July 13, 2013

Yummy, easy dinner!!

1/2 cup quinoa
1/2 cup red lentils
Seasoning (approx. 3 tsp. garam masala, 1/2 tsp. red curry powder, salt)
14oz. Veggie broth

One package frozen falafel from Trader Joe's

1/2 small tub of Trader Joe's hummus, whisked with water, lime juice, raw agave, salt and pepper, to make a "dressing" consistency.

Rinse quinoa and lentils. In a skillet, heat one Tbspn. olive oil. Add quinoa/lentil mix, and seasoning. Add veggie broth, bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 18 min.
In the meantime, microwave falafel and make dressing.
Plate: quinoa mix, falafel, dressing on top. I'm estimating this would serve 4 hearty eaters. :-)

3 months

Oh baby girl. In 3 months, you have changed us all forever. You are so loved! You bring joy to our home from the moment you are awake until the last eyes close at night. Even when you have a "fussy" day, or a long night....there is just so much joy in snuggling you. We love you so much Evelyn Hope.
For my records: you usually only get up once in the night, around 4am.
You eat about every 3 hours.
You are so strong! You pick up your head, you try to sit up. You can definitely roll from your side to front or back, but you are working on some other tricks as well with your gnarly strong core muscles.
You love to smile. It seems like you are trying to laugh...but it comes out more like a cough. You are beginning to "coo" and tell stories...and believe me--there are many of us who want to just sit and listen. I have left you maybe two or three times with Daddy, and once with Grandma Nash when Daddy and I ran down to the local thrift store. Daddy is the only one who has given you a bottle yet (just once). You took it just fine, but now my breast pump is broken, so we will see what comes of that. ;-)
You're wearing 3-6 month clothing, and getting you dressed is still so much fun. Especially the hair bows. 

Monday, July 01, 2013

Nine years old....

Oh, Caleb Paul. It's so hard to believe that you are nine years old today. We were very surprised when Emma was about 5 months old to learn that we were expecting another baby. We all thought that you were a boy since my pregnancy was so different from the first.  It may have been my easiest pregnancy. And likewise, you are one of the most easy-going kids I have ever met. When we ask where you would like to eat, you reply, "I'm fine with anything."  When everyone is screaming and grabbing for the color they want, you graciously stand by-willing to take whatever is left, and even give up what you have if necessary. 
Your name means "faithful", and you have so faithfully served our family this year. I am so, so honored to be your mom. I consider it such a great privilege. You are a really cool person, and I am just stoked that I get to spend my days with you (and the rest of the gang!)
And so today, I am praying that you would always know how much God loves you. His plans for you are so good.
I pray that you would continue to grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I pray that you would faithfully serve our Great King, and that even more than that, you would look to the One who was faithful on your behalf, that you might be called a son of God.
Happy Birthday Caleb Paul. 
With love,