A few very generous friends have brought along some awesome meals and groceries for us. It's been wonderful to be able to choose between cooking our own meals (which has helped us feel more normal in the midst of all the chaos of having a newborn) or just heating up something scrumptious and pre-made.
Oatmeal with lots of fun toppings
Banana-macadamia nut pancakes
We've been soaking up every moment of Marshall's sweet, young life. We love reading to him, singing for him, listening to his little sounds, watching him discover the world around him.
Scout is even creeping closer and closer.
When we're blessed with a little quiet time, we're also enjoying some quality time as husband and wife before Terry goes back to work. Like the time I threw down the word "thematic" in Scrabble.
And just so many snuggles.
Today we enjoyed our first full, long day away from home with Marshall. I had a follow up appointment with my doctor in Santa Monica, so we took advantage of our proximity to our favorite neighborhood and stopped at Barney's Gourmet Burgers in Brentwood.
Long before I was even pregnant, we used to walk this neighborhood almost daily (in fact, it's very close to where Terry proposed to me...also on a walk!). We would pass by Barney's and almost inevitably see a couple with a stroller. And I remember thinking how excited I was to someday have a stroller of our own to walk through the neighborhood and stop for a leisurely lunch. Today, I got to experience exactly that. I definitely believe that a little faith will bring tremendous joy, and I am so lucky to have this life.
Also, the burgers were phenomenal. I had this Greek burger.
We stopped at UCLA for a little bit, too. We picked up a onesie for Marshall, took a few photos, and grabbed some Diddy Riese.
By the time we got home around 6:30, we were exhausted. It was the most active day I've had since Marshall was born, so I'm sure I'll feel that tomorrow. But mostly I'm just thrilled that I got to spend such a fun day with my boys.
Hope you're having a great week!