Friday, February 29, 2008

The Fun We Have

Happy Friday, everyone! This morning I joined the Jill Storey Fan Club and made some killer apple-cinnamon scones. I didn't know how they tasted until just about two minutes ago when I ate one. They are yummie! I succeeded! Wonder of Wonders! Miracle of Miracles!

Yeah, so anyway. Yesterday Anja took basically no naps at all. Yikes! I thought our evening would be the worst ever. Not so! After dinner (chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes, delish) Martin took us out for a surprise "keep Anja happy" date. He drove us out to the mall! I have a new appreciation for the mall now for a few different reasons. One is that it means I get to walk a lot. Also, it keeps Anja soooooo happy. She doesn't so much like going into the stores, but she loves walking out in the mall area. There is just so much for her to see! Another appreciation stems from the fact that I'm pretty close to being back in my prepregnancy body. Just knowing that I am wearing my jeans from two summers ago makes shopping for myself about a zillion times more enjoyable. Not that I actually bought anything last night. But it's just more fun to LOOK when you know you could probably fit into all the old sizes. It was a pretty fun time.

After that I put Anja to bed and went out to the grocery store to buy batteries for the smoke alarms and apples for my scones this morning. On the way home I stopped by Vienna and got Martin a chai and myself a decaf coffee, but when I got home Anja was awake and super unhappy, so I didn't actually get to drink my decaf before it went cold. However, she eventually fell asleep around 9:00 and didn't wake up until this morning at 6:00! Woohoo!!!

Yesterday afternoon when Anja wasn't taking a nap I bundled her up and took her for a walk in the wrap carrier. It was so fun! Such a sunny day for a walk. We went to the bank and to Three Blind Mice antiques. Anja loved it. She just loves to look around.

I wanted to get this posted hours ago so people could comment before the weekend, but oh well.


Anonymous said...

I will comment. I am so glad the weather is finally getting a little better so that you girls with the "wee ones" will be able to get out more. That cabin fever can really be a downer.
I think Anja is going to be a little social butterfly....just as long as people don't get too close. I wish she loved me.

Clare said...

I was brewing my new Seattle coffee the other night, and couldn't find my caramel-cinnamon-swirl coffee cake mix... and in my desperation to have a nice treat with my coffee, I too tried the tasty apple scones. Mmmm so good. Thanks for the link! I think I might double the apples next time as I didn't get quite the amount of appleness I wanted. Then Nick turned the wrong burner on and almost burned down the house at the cost of one of my scones. Ah well. Hope you are having a nice weekend! It is like 50 degrees here... hope its nice in the midwest too!

Annie said...

That's the exact same thing I said about the scones--next time I'm using two apples instead of one. The weather here is AMAZING!! Sunny and almost 60 degrees today! In fact, I am going to make a post about the fabulous walk we took this afternoon...