Grandmama Angel

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Grandmama!  Grandmama!

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My mom is in town for the weekend.  Hooray!  I am so excited.  She hasn’t seen Henry in weeks and, of course, he grows SO quickly that he now looks and acts like a new little bebe.  They are having lots of fun getting reacquainted.  And I’m having fun just having my mom around.  Yesterday, went thrift shopping (of course) and bought H some pants and a new toy.  I made her a mushroom and kale version of Quiche Cornbread for dinner, and then we all crashed relatively early.


Good thing, too, because little man and I were up and at them this morning!  It’s so funny – now that he’s on a sleep schedule, he wakes up at the exact. same. time. every morning, give or take just five minutes.  It’s like he has a tiny alarm clock in his chest.  The magic number?  6:15.  At  least he’s SUPER funny and engaged at 6:15…. let’s me know he had a nice sleep.  

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We commenced our usual morning routine… Diaper change, bottle, play time, and a little National Public Radio.  The NPR app is so great.  I grew up listening to NPR (the dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum—dum-DUM! theme song is burned into my brain… anyone else know what I’m talking about?) and hope Henry doesn’t mind listening to it, too.

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Food for momma:



French toast, cashews, maple syrup, and peaches. 


And then, like the grandmama angel that she is, MomHTP came downstairs and babysat Henry so I could go back to sleep.  If this isn’t all the makings of a wonderful Saturday, I don’t know what is.


Happy official beginning of autumn!



  • Alex @ Raw Recovery September 22, 2012, 10:51 am

    That breakfast looks good! Makes me hungry 🙂 I’m glad your mom is able to visit! I’m sure she loves hanging out with you and Henry and it must be nice to have an extra set of hands around. Have a good weekend!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 22, 2012, 11:03 am

    Yay for more sleep! You and KathEats both have French Toast + Peaches on the brain. 🙂 Looks yummy!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human September 22, 2012, 11:09 am

    How was that 47 percent podcast?

    • Caitlin September 22, 2012, 12:21 pm


  • Alisha September 22, 2012, 11:11 am

    I’m so happy it’s the first day of fall! I hope you and your family enjoy it.

    P.S. Henry is such a perfect blend of you and Kristien!

  • Laura September 22, 2012, 11:34 am

    That’s a great picture of MomHTP with Henry. It looks like James is happy to see her too.

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 22, 2012, 12:08 pm

    That’s so great that your mom can spend time with Henry! And he is an impressive little alarm clock…

  • Isabella September 22, 2012, 1:11 pm

    I love NPR! Since 6th grade, I always listen to NPR before school starts. (I’m a sophomore now.) Don’t you feel like such an awesome nerd compared to your peers?!

    I love my mommy.

  • Chantal September 22, 2012, 1:23 pm

    I know exactly what tune you’re talking about. I also grew up overhearing NPR in the kitchen, and now I can’t go a morning without listening to it while eating breakfast. Makes me think of my mom!

  • Allie September 22, 2012, 1:58 pm

    Love NPR! Henry is going to be so smart and up-to-date on current events 🙂

    P.S., he gets cuter every day!

  • Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale September 22, 2012, 2:37 pm

    I wish I had an internal alarm clock like that!!
    It just goes to show how humans are adapted to be — babies show us our base evolutionary states. We just aren’t meant for a busy bustling world that requires us to wake up at a time that is unnatural to our internal body clock … It makes me wonder what happened, did we change our society or did our society change us?

  • Linsey September 22, 2012, 3:03 pm

    Too funny, I have listened to NPR my whole life as it was the station my parents always listened to, especially on long car rides. When I was younger, I didn’t have an appreciation for the news and stories from around the world that NPR brought to our car radio. Now that I’m older, I find peace in listening to it, especially when I spend a significant time in the car. I just began a new position that no longer requires a commute and discovered the app on iTunes, thank goodness…I was feeling disconnected without my daily dose of morning edition that I had in my old, long commute. So nice to hear of someone else in my age demographic that had an appreciation NPR as well!

  • Jen September 22, 2012, 3:05 pm

    I love how James is leaning on your mom in the first pic! Cute!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 22, 2012, 3:52 pm

    That’s just making me want some french toast for breakfast tomorrow!

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 22, 2012, 4:23 pm

    Do you think listening to NPR as a kid shaped your views/thoughts?

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 22, 2012, 4:35 pm

    YUM! That french toast looks awesome – I definitely need to make some soon, maybe with a little fall twist! 😉

  • jaclyn @ JustJac! September 22, 2012, 5:03 pm

    How fun for your mom to be there with you so you guys can have some girl time and she can have some gmma time!!

    You should totally do a post on thrifting. I love the idea of it, but every time I go, I get super overwhelmed. How do you make it fun, and worth while, without just getting overwhelmed at so much stuff- how do you pick through the bad stuff to find the goods??

  • Aja September 22, 2012, 5:56 pm

    Hooray for more sleep! Henry is adorable in the picture of him in the morning.

  • Leslie September 22, 2012, 6:46 pm

    What an adorable picture of your mom with her grandson and granddog. I know she is happy to get this time with you all.

  • Pammie September 22, 2012, 8:32 pm

    beautiful picture of your mom, baby and furrbaby

  • Laura September 22, 2012, 8:51 pm

    Henry is too cute! He has such great expressions!

  • Gina September 22, 2012, 9:06 pm

    Henry is just the cutest baby ever! Have fun with your mom 🙂

  • Simply Life September 22, 2012, 9:27 pm

    i looove NPR and listen to it every morning on my way to work! Love hearing about your morning routine!

  • Reenie September 23, 2012, 11:14 am

    LOVE the first pic of your Mom & Henry….with James leaning on Grandmama. So cute!

  • Lesley September 24, 2012, 3:16 am

    Your mom is so pretty and looks thrilled to be a grandmother!

  • Liza September 24, 2012, 12:58 pm

    I ADORE NPR. Reminds me of my mom, too. We had hour-long car rides home to Sanibel Island from the “mainland” where I went to middle school and she worked, and we always listened to NPR. I find it really soothing to listen to in the car now, even in Atlanta traffic!

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