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I had such a good day.


It was just one of those days that everything seems to fall into place.  Henry was in a good mood and we had a lot of fun playing.  He also napped well, giving me time to do all my chores and work.  And I got to squeeze in a run at night (a shortie – two miles – but still!). 


Henry even let me put him in an inward-facing carrier while I vacuumed.  He normally HATES facing in, which is why I use a less-than-ideal outward-facing carrier (not great for their hips), but today, for some random reason, he rolled with it.  He was pretty pumped when he realized that he could suck on the side.  Slurp slurp.


It’s the little things.


Dinner was easy-peasy.


Kidney beans






Trader Joe’s Sweet ‘n Sour dipping sauce


The only thing that I had to actually cook was the quinoa.  The fewer dirty dishes, the better.


So yes.  That was my day.  A boring day for some, I’m sure, but right now, to me, it seemed like the perfect day.  <3



  • Ash Bear November 27, 2012, 7:36 pm

    Days like this are absolutely the best. It’s like all the stars aligned and you finally get the day you deserve and really need! 🙂

  • Jen November 27, 2012, 7:41 pm

    What does Pippa think of the vacuum? My furboys hate it (as did our last fur-son) but I’ve heard that some cats actually like it.

    • Caitlin November 27, 2012, 8:36 pm

      She runs away!!

  • natalie @ will jog for food November 27, 2012, 7:47 pm

    You and Henry look so cute!

    Yay for easy meals 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 27, 2012, 7:54 pm

    Oh Caitlin, your day sounds lovely! Sometimes the simple ones are the best and I’m hoping that my upcoming weekend turns out to be that way because I feel like I’ve been running around in fast-forward for weeks. Hope you have a lovely evening too! 🙂

  • Melissa November 27, 2012, 8:20 pm

    Invest in a ring sling, which you can hold the baby on the side and he can see out, and still close to you! Also it is very helpful for feeding when you are walking or eating in a restaurant and they want their bottle now! Shiny star designs is a great place to start for ring slings!

  • Abby November 27, 2012, 8:56 pm

    Sounds like a perfect day to me! I spent the day repeatedly pulling my daughter down from on top of the kitchen table, her new favorite place ever since she discovered she could use the chairs to climb on top of it, so I’m extremely jealous of your still being able to put Henry in a carrier!

  • Robyn November 27, 2012, 8:57 pm

    My guy was the same as Henry and would only face forward in my first carrier which was a stretchier baby k’tan. After I bought a brand new structured baby carrier I decided to just wear my guy inward facing and now he LOVES it. I think along with being able to suck on the straps (he totally thinks they were made for him to use as his very own teething ring!) he can hold his head a lot better now and look around even though he’s facing in. He also can fall asleep in this with his head nestled on my chest, which by the way is the most awesomest thing ever!
    And, I have to agree, although your day sounds boring to most having a good day with lots of play and a baby that’s not fussy is like the best day ever! Ha ha, and you even have clean floors!

  • Jenny @ For Your Consideration November 27, 2012, 9:15 pm

    Looks like a great day to me! Random question(s): What vacuum are you using? Does it clean hard wood and rugs? Do you like it?

    • Caitlin November 27, 2012, 9:39 pm

      Oh its just a cheapo one from Target. I use it on everything.

      • DadHTP November 27, 2012, 9:53 pm

        She’s jealous of my Panasonic.

        • Caitlin November 27, 2012, 9:59 pm


  • kim @ vegan mama November 27, 2012, 10:02 pm

    Sounds like a great day to me! I always feel a little better when I get some housework accomplished along with the usual baby care stuff.

    Side question: have you done a house tour of your new house on the blog?

  • Stephanie @ Steph's Miles November 27, 2012, 10:10 pm

    You look super cute and tiny in that photo like you never had a child at all!

    • Caitlin November 27, 2012, 11:08 pm

      Thank you!

  • Ali November 27, 2012, 10:20 pm

    Sounds like a nice day! Random question – what do you use to clean the hardwoods? I just recently bought a house with dark hardwood floors and cannot get them to look good without harsh cleaners, which I do not want to use because of my allergies and my cat. Have you found any good (and non-damaging) natural hardwood floor cleaners?

    • Caitlin November 27, 2012, 11:08 pm

      Try the shark vac! It steams water do you don’t have to use any chemicals at all

  • Cara @ I Don't Believe in Diets November 27, 2012, 10:20 pm

    aww so glad you had a good day. henry is oh so adorable.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 27, 2012, 10:20 pm

    Your dinner looks SO good and definitely the kind of dinner I LOVE making for myself.

  • Kelley November 27, 2012, 11:09 pm

    It’s so clear through this post how truly happy you are today. I love that! I had a great day today too and after a week of being pretty down, it was so refreshing. I had a pep in my step today, glad you did too!

  • Carly November 28, 2012, 6:24 am

    Oh. my. goodness. Pippa is so stunning!
    Also, how adorable are you and Henry in that photo? TOO adorable.

    • Caitlin November 28, 2012, 9:56 am


  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 28, 2012, 7:35 am

    I hear ya – it is all about the little things in my house too. 🙂 Love days like this!!

  • Mel November 28, 2012, 8:04 am

    I must’ve missed the post where you adopted a cat! But Pippa is so cute…and I love the name. I had one of those ‘all the stars aligned’ kind of days last Friday. The good days make it worth it!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human November 28, 2012, 9:20 am

    Pippa is such a beautiful cat. One of the things that makes me hesitant about becoming a mom is all of the things I don’t know! I would have never imagined there was much of a difference or an effect between an inward and outward facing carrier!

  • Eliza November 28, 2012, 9:47 am

    I would love a day like that 🙂

    How is Pippa doing? She looks so cute in the first picture. Might you do a kitty update post sometime soon?

    • Caitlin November 28, 2012, 9:55 am

      I will def do this soon!

  • Katie November 28, 2012, 12:22 pm

    Love when you have one of those perfect days. 🙂

  • Rebecca November 28, 2012, 1:34 pm

    I love that picture of Pippa! So cute! You always have such great pictures!

  • Lisa November 28, 2012, 2:17 pm

    Your kitty is so cute!!!

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