Sunday, January 21, 2007

Chicken - bock bock

Tonight I cooked my very first whole chicken. Why this thrills me, I'm not sure, but I'm quite impressed with myself. Not interesting, you say? Right. You're definitely right.

This picture was taken after I read Baby a book called, "A blessing from above." It is about a kangaroo with an empty pouch who "adopts" a baby bird. It's a sweet book. In a larger image you can see a sweet drop of drool on his bottom lip. Is that not the sweetest sleepy face?

I love these duck towels. Again I ask you, is that not the cutest bath towel face?

This was the church outfit from today. We had the best morning! We were late for church because of a 10:00 feeding, but Baby Guy slept through the service. He woke up just as we were leaving and it was about time to eat again. Lately he has been needing a bottle 1/2 way through the service, so after service we've been going out to eat as he does his post-bottle sleep. I try to feed him at home because it's more comfortable for both of us. Today we braved the restaurant feeding in order to enjoy the first sunshine we've seen in at least a week.

We were on our way to Chili's, for lack of a better idea, when I remembered a burger place adjoined to our favorite ice cream store - Amy's. I signalled to Randy (we were in two cars) to follow me and we changed our course. We had great burgers, each which came with a mixed order of fries and sweet potato fries (um, yum!). We sat in an open-aired seating area and the baby was a doll. Yes, he looked so cute, but also he is such a dream - bright eyed, looking around, smiling, and looking at his daddy as he talked. He's such a miracle.

The left part of this building must have once been a garage and the front door rolls back. Now there is a burger place built on to the left of this old garage and there is outdoor seating, too. It's very cool.

It's 10:pm and I would be wise to go to bed right this minute. I have been going to bed way too late and feeling groggy in the morning.


Ken, Edan & Coralee said...

I was wondering if that burger place was any good. Now I have it on authority that it is! The sweet potato fries seal the deal :-) That sweet boy just couldn't get any cuter and I'm SO proud of you for cooking a whole chicken!

Gioietta said...

Hey girl! I've missed you! I see Edan wrote too :) Missed her too. I am proud of you for making the whole chicken. I have done it maybe twice in my life. It's just hard for just the two of us to eat up a whole chicken. I should just make the soup and give it away!
I remember reading that book of the mama kangaroo at the bookstore, I love those stories! I love your story even more. Your little man is too cute to be legal! Look at that smile! BTW I tried to write a comment on your open adoption post, but it didn't do. SO here it is:
This was great! I will definetly reffer back to this :) Thank you for sharing. I think you are right about the 'fear factor' having a huge part in why people are so skeptical about open adoption. I am so glad about the relationship you have and are nurturing with K and even P. Relationships are so important, even when they are hard. xoxxoo Miriam

Twitchy Girl said...

Adorable kid, studly husband and Amy's Ice Cream ... all right at your fingertips. You're living the dream, baby!!!

Christine said...

HA! I was still signed in as my Twitchy Girl! ha! ha! OOPS! That was from me.

andrea said...

i love your updates!!

sounds to me like someone is totally smitten with their son!!

I dont blame you my stars..could he be sweeter!!!

You are doing great mama!!