I’ve finally had my first pregnancy craving. I don’t mean this pregnancy either, I mean ever. When I was pregnant with Little Miss I had no cravings and uo until this week I’d had none this time around as well. That’s all changed.
On Tuesday Little Miss and I were visiting Bestie for the day when we all crawled into her bed for a group nap. Normally Little Miss would borrow Jays crib but last month she was moved to a big girl bed so Missy came with us. Both Bestie and Little Miss were out and I’d just fallen asleep when I had my craving epiphany. It came to me fully formed, the craving and the way to execute its creation. I wanted French Toast S’mores.
What is a french toast s’more you’re wondering? Let me show you.
This was what I was craving. This is how I did it.
1. Take 2 slices of bread and smear Nutella on the up facing sid of each.
2. Take 3 large marshmallows and slice them into 3 slices.
3. Place the marshmallow on one slice of Nutella bread and close the other slice over it forming a sandwich.
4. In a flat bottomed bowl combine 1 egg, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 1/2 tbs milk.
5. Place the sandwich in the egg mixture for 10 seconds and flip for a total of each slice resting in the mixture twice.
6. Place in buttered pan on low/medium until golden brown and the marshmallow is melted.
I ate this without any syrup or toppings and have to say it was very tasty. I plan on having it again but have decided to limit myself to no more than one a week.
Today Little Miss and I met up with `S` and went to Ashbridges Bay here in Toronto. After yesterdays thunder storms it was a beautiful day for beaching it up. The last time we were there was Good Friday and although very warm for early April not warm enough. This was the babies first time really at the beach and not just sitting in the stroller going for a push.
We took the TTC to get there meeting up with `S`at Woodbine Subway. On Monday we tried baby sunscreen for the first time and today was the second time Little Miss wore it. I slathered her in the stuff and rubbed some in on my face and shoulders. We were there during the warmest and brightest part of the afternoon yes, but since I`d been planning a beach day for awhile had a plan ready to put into action to keep Little Miss out of the sun for more then a few moments. Using the stroller and a sheet we made a mini triagular tent with a few towels in the sand for a base and she was happily able to crawl about exploring in the shade. We even set it up so that at sleep time she could lounge in her stroller in comfort. It was great and I`m looking forward to trying it again with another Mama and stroller to make a larger tent thingy for the babies and us.
We sat around in the sun for a bit chatting and even took Little Miss to the waters edge and let her squidge her toes in the tiny rocks just under the shoreline. She thought it was fantastic to have the water slashing and moving about unlike the pool or tubs. Until a big wave came and surprised her, then she was done. `S` and I got some sun and Little Miss got to try a new adventure. After she fell asleep we packed up the stroller and went for a walk along the boardwalk and bike path. `S` and I probably walked around a km or two and even decided to give ourselves a mini fitness challenge to complete by the end of the month.
When we headed home we split up again at Woodbine Subway and Little Miss, who was awake again and I heaaded to the grocery store before coming home to Daddy. `C` happily informed me I was sun burnt, I had a `C` burn he called it since normally I never let myself birn and he always comes home cooked lobstery. My calves are red and my neck is red and so are my biceps. My face and shoulders are ok, but since I`d only used a bit of sun screen thinking I never burn it was definitely not enough. Now I hurt. Boo. But today was still a fun mellow day and we got a few nice pictures out of it! Hopefully we`ll do it again soon
We’re going to be doing a family photo shoot in a few weeks and I need ideas. This will be our first one and I want it to turn out great. I’ve wanted us to get some done for awhile, since she was born really and we never did. We weren’t able to. Little Miss was almost 4 weeks early and we had to let her mature and then at 2 1/2 weeks she got VERY ill and we spent a week at the hospital with her hooked up to monitors and a breathing machine. Even after we were able to bring her home we had to keep Little Miss in as much as possible and away from all but a few people for almost 2 months. We even had a set back or two, it was hard and definitely NOT the time to be thinking of doing pictures.
Now Little Miss just turned 6 months and she’s thriving so we’ve decided to try again and get some done. I’m very excited about this. Of course, I take lots of pictures of my baby and there are quite a few of her with her Daddy but there aren’t too many of her and I together. It just doesn’t happen really. ‘C’ isn’t a fan of being in pictures or taking them so he doesn’t really think of taking any and I’m usually holding the baby so I don’t really take any of us together and if I do they’re pretty bad. See, I can’t tell it’s a good picture oppertunity so I take a silly picture.
There are more pictures of Little Miss with our cats then there are of her and I. Those are cute though, they show how well the cats have adjusted to her and let her play with them. Right now Pixie’s tail is her favourite bed toy. She’ll hold it and wave it around and occassionally try to stick itin her mouth all while Pixie lies next to her watching. They’re cute really. And don’t worry I’m always ready to pull Little Miss away if she gets too annoying.
SO, now we’re going to finally get pictures all together as a family and I have no clue what sort of theme or back setting to use. We’re not just going to Walmart or another large store and getting plain pictures done. We’re getting a photographer to take them while we’re out and about; I ust have no clue where we should do them. So today if anyone has any ideas I would greatly appreciate them! Let me know what you think would be fun and yet still classy and traditional.