Wednesday, October 2, 2013

This and That ...

I haven't blogged in a few days because honestly, our lives have been gloriously boring lately. Casey spent the better part of last week away at a conference in DC. He was a speaker at the World Energy Engineering Congress, and I made him swear he would send a photo of himself all dressed up. He was clearly excited to meet this request with his first (and likely only) ever Selfie:
Because I am on call for a birth, I had to have a plan for Beatrice Kate. Her paternal grandparents rallied together to help form this plan and so from Tuesday through Saturday, Bea spent the week being doted on and waited on hand and foot by both sets of Casey's parents. The expected G-tox fallout wasn't nearly as epic as I thought it would be, but still; it's been a rough reintegration.

While they were both away last week, I used the time to clean the house from top to bottom and make a ton of 'freezer meals' for them to eat while I'm away at births over the next two months. I think the total number of meals is somewhere in the 12-15 range, and they're all whole food, paleo-ish dishes:
Both Casey and Bea returned home on Saturday. And, if I'm being really honest... I was SO ready for them to come home. By about Thursday, I was so bored and the house was just waaaaaaay to quiet. Cooper and Bea both remedied that quickly on Sunday morning though with a loud, confident 7 a.m. wake-up call:
That quickly turned into "Can we plan horns?":
 This was fun. For about 3 minutes:

Following that, we spent nearly 5 hours at "Bea's Museum". For the first time ever, she was interested (and not freaked-the-freak-out) in the mist exhibits:
And even ventured into the Mist Gardens for a play sesh:
 You can see though, why it usually freaks her out. It can get quite misty:
The real draw of the day though? For Beatrice Kate, it had to be the fact that the Museum Cafe finally! had fried okra. She's been patiently waiting all summer for it to return to the menu:
I'm estimating she ate between 2 and 3 cups of okra. And that's not an exaggeration. The kid loves it.

Anyway, the Fall Crazy is about to be officially on us, so I'm sure I'll have lots and lots of fodder for the blog. Or I'll be too busy to write.


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