Today I have some pictures and ideas to share that I have been doing with the Fudgelet over the last few months. Over the next few weeks I have lots of adventures to share, so stay tuned to see more!
Here I go sharing a recipe from many months ago. But, thankfully, you can make this cake at any point in the year. The Chiplet was just over a week old and we were celebrating Thanksgiving as a family of 4. The Fudgelet helped me make this cake while K helped take care of the Chiplet. I try to soak up my mom/toddler time since it is difficult when the baby wants to take his fair share of time, too. There were some pictures of the process that I took, but K also took some pictures of us baking. There were some cute ones of the two of us but it’s funny seeing myself with a belly that looked about 6 months pregnant. I know I was super tired too, so I’m not sure how I made a cake, but I did!
I am writing this after a pleasant day with both the Fudgelet and the Chiplet. It has been a rough week. The Chiplet randomly went from doing awesome naps like clockwork to short naps and being cranky about it too. So much screaming and crying from the three of us. And then poor K got to come home each day when we were all exhausted and cranky. So, I don’t know if he just had a rough patch and today is back to normal, or if today was a gift and the “rough patch” is the new normal. Either way, with how fast time is flying, all of the baby sleep problems will be over before I know it.
Often I have the Fudgelet help me make food that I’ve made before so that I know easy ways he can help. But, I also love making new recipes, so sometimes we end up with some misses (or at least recipes I wouldn’t make again). Below we have some of these to share. Let’s start with something that was easy for the Fudgelet to make (he did most of the work) but wasn’t my favorite brownie recipe.
I am writing this to you after having my first whole week alone with both boys while K is at work. The week started off a bit nerve-wracking (it’s only been an hour!?) to “oh, this is manageable,” and then back to “I’m tired and there is no nap time for me since the Fudgelet doesn’t get naps anymore zzzzz.” It has also been tricky since it is the middle of flu season and almost all of our friends are sick. Play places are also off limits since they carry so many germs. I’m not taking any risks until the Chiplet has at least had his first big set of shots. And even then, I will just make us hermits for this cold season. So not only am I counting down each day until K comes home and I get to have a mini break for a workout, but I also count each week until K is home to have another adult to talk to, and I am counting months until spring.
Are you confused? Well, I came across this activity for making apple pie cloud dough which sounded neat, but I didn’t have apple pie spice on hand. What I did have was pumpkin pie spice.
So, I decided to make a smaller batch with pumpkin pie spice, and then it inspired me to cook zucchini with it for dinner. Both turned out great, so keep reading for both!
Over the summer and into the fall, the Fudgelet and I were busy doing lots of activities since some days we couldn’t play outside or with friends for various reasons (travel, colds, bad air from wildfires nearby, etc.). So we worked on some skills such as holding crayons properly, writing some letters, coloring, gluing, and using scissors. I didn’t get pictures of everything, like this car game we made after seeing the one from Sarah at Frugal Fun.