Thursday, August 30, 2012

I almost got him home…

photo (6)eI really enjoyed being in San Antonio and helping my friend Judy with her cutie-patootie son Nathaniel Seth, I mean look at that sweet little face!

photo 3eHe was so soft and sweet and his favorite place to sleep was on my chest which brought back such wonderful memories of my little Maisie Miao Miao doing the exact same thing when she was little.

photo (3)eI loved having him in Maisie’s old Hip Hammock and holding him close when just hanging out and playing on my computer.  Don’t you just love my multi-tasking abilities!

photo (5)eNathaniel was even a perfect dinner companion, not making a peep and just looking sweet.

photo (4)eI could eat up his adorable little face.

IMG_5371eI thought that I could maybe get him home with no one noticing.  I mean look, he fit perfectly in my suitcase.

IMG_5373eBut Judy caught me before I could get away.

Even though exhausting I did enjoy my time with baby boy blue and I miss him but I was so happy Tuesday to return to my big girl Maisie Miao Miao.  When I picked Maisie up at school we showered each other with kisses, it was so wonderful to see her and I swear that she grew while I was away.  While in San Antonio I loved having sweet little Nathaniel Seth sleep on my chest but I loved even more being home and snuggling up to sleep with Maisie.  I still can’t believe that I actually left her for four nights and though we both fared well, neither one of us looks forward to ever doing it again.  I don’t think I’ll let her go to college or ever get married as I want to keep her with me always.  Okay I know that can’t happen but a Mama can wish to keep her girl always close.

I was asked if being with Nathaniel Seth gave me baby fever and the answer is a big NO.  I have never had the want or desire for an infant and though he was sweet, soft, warm and cuddly my time with him didn’t change that desire. 

Also to those who questioned and commented on my previous post regarding my having to show Eammon where Maisie's school was located and how to do carpool, you don't know Maisie's school or my husband.  Eammon can easily multiply two six-digit numbers in his head, explain the Higgs boson, quantum gravity and even string theory but don't ask him his social security number, to put on matching socks or do anything practical, especially during his work day.  Maisie's school is extremely small, only about 160 students total from grades 5K - 12th.  They don't do parent/teacher conferences nor have there ever been any programs or special events that Maisie participated in where there would have been a reason for Eammon go to the school.  Combine that with the fact that Maisie's school is not local to us, it takes me an hour to do the round-trip for morning drop off and another hour to do afternoon pick up, she's there during Eammon's work day and his office is located in the exact opposite direction of her school.  So NO, Eammon had never been to Maisie's school but he did great and followed my schedule perfectly while I was away…and now he knows where her school is located AND how to do carpool.

The zucchini in the garden grew like crazy while I was away because when I returned I found a giant one which was the length and girth of Eammon’s forearm.  I’ve been in the mood for and thinking about my Zucchini Fritters but I decided to change up that recipe a bit, cutting out the carbs and adding some different flavors, so I made Bacon & Cheese Zucchini Fritters.  The fritters were crazy good eaten hot but absolutely amazing eaten the following morning cold.  One very interesting thing about these Bacon & Cheese Zucchini Fritters, no one who tried them had any idea that they were eating zucchini, they all thought that they were potato fritters as they tasted very similar to stuffed potato skins.  What a wonderful way to get some healthy veggies into a veggie hating adult or child.  I hope that you’ll give this recipe a go, just click on the link or the picture to be taken to Cook Lisa Cook and the recipe.


Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi, Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter, Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, Slimmed Down Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Baked Meatballs, Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hearty Sausage, Mushroom & Cheddar Mini Quiche, Strawberry Soup, Chicken Tenders, Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie, Lacy Cheese Crackers, Dried Cherry Almond Tart, Thai Cucumber Salad, Grilled Thai Chicken, Chili Maple Mustard Ribs, Curried Grilled Thai Chicken Salad, Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken, Double Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cauli-Rice, Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Fritos Crusted Pollock, Chicken Satay Noodle Salad, Mini Cheesecake Bites, French Fries Hash Browns, Soup Day Soup, Thai Curry Shrimp with Shirataki Noodles and Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon with Sesame Ginger Honey Glaze.



  1. I have enjoyed seeing the pictures of your trip. Nathaniel is such a cutie. I am sure it is pure bliss to be home.

    I agree with you and the whole college and marriage deal. Z won't be doing either of those things either. I'm just stating a fact. ;o) (if only it were up to us)

    1. I think we're going to be sad Mamas when our little sweeties leave us, thankfully we have a good number of years until we cross that bridge.

  2. Anonymous9:44 AM

    Is Maisie not sleeping in her own bed yet?

  3. I bet you are so glad to be home with Miss M!!

    Briana has said when she grows up, she is going to have a house right next to Doug and me and there will be a tunnel between our basements. That might be an option for you too. ;D

    1. I like that one, I'll suggest it to Maisie.

  4. Hah, my kids school is a mile from my house, my hubs drops the kids off 2 days a week and he still needs instructions so KUDOS to Eammon and Maisie for rocking it without Mama.

  5. Love your short haircut!!!!!!!!

  6. Awwww, sweet sweet baby boy! Luckily I get my baby fixes with my niece and nephew, bc at the end of the day I can hand them back for night time feedings and crying bouts :)
    As for the school topic, I don't think my husband can pick our youngest' s teachers out of a lineup :) I take her to school every day while he takes the oldest , so he hasn't had s chance to meet them!

  7. He is so cute. I am so glad you got to go see him. As for your husband.....he is just like mine. He does know how to get to the kids' school, but I think after 8 years of them going there he still doesn't know what time it starts or what time it gets out or even what grade they are in. As Eammon, he can tell you an IP address at the drop of a hat. Funny how their minds work.

  8. College? Marriage? Ummm...nope for my little sweetie too! :o) *sigh!* Sure glad we'll all have each other to support during those tough days just like we did the long wait.

    Nathaniel is absolutely beautiful!!


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