Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dumpling Update: 6 Weeks (tomorrow)

 So George is growing like a champ. Everyday he seems to be doing something new. Here are his most recent stats as of Monday.

Weight: 11 pounds 1ounce
Length: 22 inches long

New things George has added to his daily life:
  • Cooing when you talk to him
  • Smiling when you smile or talk to him
  •  Smiling in the bath
  • Starting to have some 5 hour spurts of sleep at night!!!
  • Has massive dirty diapers 
  • Would rather stay awake on our walks and look around then sleep
  • Is wearing 3 month clothes
  • Drinks out of a bottle

Friday, September 21, 2012

Growth Spurt

 George went through a growth spurt this week. That means he ate a lot and slept very little. Last night he only woke up once between 9PM and 4:30AM and he's been taking his usually naps today. I think we're out of the least for a few weeks. He's officially kicked newborn clothes to the curb and is wearing 3 month clothes. Time to do some shopping.

My Boy And His Daddy

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sunday In Portsmouth

The weather has been fantastic the last few weeks and Sunday we decided to take advantage of it and headed to Portsmouth to walk around. The gardens at Prescott Park are beautiful and we finally walked around and saw all of the pretty flowers. 
In the picture below is a triangular structure made out of tree limbs and twigs. Inside... this scene. It's a little animal world underneath.

Connected to the park is a little island. I can't remember the name but it has a point you can walk out on that juts out into the river.

This beauty was parked on the street as we walked back to the car.
Check out that amazing dashboard!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My New Favorite Salad

Balsamic Vinegar

Thursday, September 13, 2012

George @ 1 Month

George is one month old today! Here he is with his lamb so we can gauge over the months how much he grows. I can't believe how much he's grown since he was born.

What George is doing these days:
  •  Loves to eat
  • Would rather hangout with Daddy  and Mama then sleep
  • Has to cry himself to sleep at least once a day
  • Loves being outside
  • Is outgrowing his newborn clothes
  • Likes riding in the car
  • Smiles when you talk to him
  • Weighs close to 10 pounds
  • Is starting to get fat rolls everywhere
  • Hair is turning more blonde
  • Loves baths

(yes, he's wearing a pink diaper...hammy-down...real men wear pink)

Grandparents Visit #1

 Last week my parents drove our old 1972 Volvo (below) up from GA to visit for the week and meet George.
George is named after my dads dad.

One day we went to Portsmouth for lunch and ate at Popovers Bakery & Cafe. It was very tasty.
 This was my fabulous salad. A large popover filled with, greens, carrots, red onion, strawberries, cucumber and cashews.
  While my parents were here George had his first bath...he loved it.
We had a lot of fun and I'm so glad they were able to spend some time with George. Hopefully it won't be long before he see's them again.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mushroom, Spinach, Walnut & Lobster Crepes

Last week my parents came to meet George and visit for the week. While they were here Daddy got to go catch lobsters with Nathan and his boss. Thankfully Nathan willingly cooked up the lobsters and I made the crepes. If you're wondering what the best set-up for cooking lobsters is the next 5 pictures are a great example. 

Here is the finished product. 

This is the recipe that I got my inspiration from. I, of course, didn't follow it exactly and it doesn't include the recipes for the white sauce, crepes, or Hollandaise.

8 crepes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound freshly shucked Maine lobster meat
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 clarified butter
1 cup cooked well drained spinach
1/4 cup minced onions
1/4 cup white sauce
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup hollandaise sauce
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Over medium heat in a medium sized saucepan, heat butter and add garlic, onions, and mushrooms.
Saute' until soft.
Add walnuts, black pepper, lemon, spinach and white sauce.
Blend thoroughly and remove from heat.
In individual shallow baking dishes, assemble crepes.
Place 2 oz. of Maine lobster in each crepe, top with spinach mixture, and wrap each crepe.
Place in baking dish, approximately 2 to a dish, with folded side down.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
While crepes are baking, make Hollandaise sauce.
Remove crepes from oven, top with Hollandaise, garnish with chopped parsley and paprika and serve.