Lucy has been camping with her Nan-Nan and Pop for the last two days and I miss her like crazy! She will be home tomorrow and I can’t wait. I’ll be keeping her home from daycare so I can spend tomorrow and friday with her before I head to Cuba for my best friends wedding! Im super excited but it’s the first time I will be away from her for a week so I’m pretty anxious but I’m sure she’ll be fine :)
Tonight I can’t stop watching this video I took of Lucy before she left. It captures her personality perfectly…her storytelling and performing skills are starting to shine lately :)
I think we’re all sick of the rain right? It’s been a looong time since we’ve had a nice sunny day and one couldn’t come soon enough. Today was the closest we’ll see for a while yet so we decided to take advantage and get outside to check our recently planted strawberry plants.
We ended up finding some puddles which of course Lucy immediate jumped in. Instead of being my usual hard ass self I decided to join in and get a little dirty. It was seriously the most fun I’ve had in a while! I’m so happy I let loose and enjoyed the moment instead of worrying about getting dirty…I felt like a kid again as we would count to three and jump as hard as we could to make the biggest splash. Fun times!
We just got back from an amazing week in Punta Cana to celebrate my brothers wedding…a week in paradise really and I did not want to come home. I’ll get to all those details in a later post but right now I need to make a confession…
After lucy’s bath tonight she picked out her jammies like most every night while I got some other things around the house organized…all of a sudden she comes out of the room saying “fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck” in a totally exasperated voice. It took me a few times to understand that she actually was saying that but I have to admit I couldn’t stop laughing when she said she was saying it cause she lost something. Even more so when she said that’s what I say when I lose something…obviously we explained it was a bad word and not even mommy should say it. Her response? “it’s not a bad word! It’s my best word!!”
I literally could not stop laughing but I have to admit its definitely time to clean up my language.
I think the title says it all here…
For Lucy’s first birthday she got the book Jillian Jiggs as a gift from her Aunt Tanya and Uncle Ryan and it has become her absolute favorite book ever. It’s usually the first book she asks to have read to her and it’s her only constant in her bedtime reading while the other ones all get switched up.
A while ago, I noticed her starting to read along with me and getting all the words right. Now obviously she isn’t actually reading but just recognizing the pictures and remembering the words that went along with them but I still think it’s pretty awesome :)
I got a video of us reading it last night and I wanted to share it will everyone. She can do all the pages by herself but she was tired last night so I had to help her along but she still sounds super cute!
I can’t wait till she can sit and read chapter books by herself…reading was such a big part of my life when I was a kid so I really hope she follows along in my footsteps in that sense. I can still remember sitting in a huge beanbag chair at the library and reading for hours, or at least what seem like hours to me, and now when we go to the library Lucy sits in the big beanbag chair and reads! Ahhh I love it :)
The video is black since I had my phone laying on the camera but you should still hear it…
Untitled from Meagan Sandberg on Vimeo.
I’ve been on a mission to eat healthy lately and one of the hardest things for me to stay away from is snacking on junk…I always feel hungry so I like to have some snack options around that are good for me. I started making homemade hummus and I’m in love with it! While I was eating it today I kept saying how yummy it was so I figured I would share the recipe here, maybe someone else will try it :)
Lemon Dill Hummus
1 can of chick peas (540 ml)
a handful of fresh dill (I bought a big bag for $1.99 and have used less than half of it for 2 batches)
juice from a whole lemon
2 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable or canola oil
-throw everything in a blender and blend till you get a consistency you like. To be honest, I don’t know how much oil I use…I just throw some in and start to blend, if it won’t blend add some more oil in small amounts till you get it right. Obviously it’s always easier to add less and keep adding it than add too much and have to try fix it by adding more peas. I’ve also tried reducing the amount of oil by adding water but I find that when you leave it in the fridge the water seeps to the top and I don’t really love that.
I usually cut up a bunch of veggies and dip them in the hummus since I’m trying to not eat bread, but I really wish I could have some pita bread with it ;)
Hope you enjoy this…let me know if you try it out, I’d love to know if you like it!