Showing posts from November, 2011


My stuffed mushrooms. Don't be fooled, these are heaven.

Bacon wrapped asparagus.... mmmmhyes

Sweet potato quinoa salad. It was nice and fresh.

The bird. It turned out alright.

the cran-daddy cooler was delish.

the table. It makes me proud.


This morning, I'm a little bitter.

John and I have been trying to get Pax on a sleep schedule, and last night was the worst night we have ever had. Ever.

I've been reading a book called "The no-cry sleep solution" by Elizabeth Pantley, to try and get our bedtime circumstances under control. Her emphasis is on a sleep-associating nightly bedtime routine. Supposedly, if your baby knows that you read a book and take a bath before going to sleep- they will put themselves to sleep when the time comes. I liked her theories because she is against the cry it out mindset. I am too. I think letting your baby cry until they fall asleep is selfish and cruel, not to mention permanently damaging. There is heavy research that supports my views, as well.

That being said, Bedtime with Paxton the last few weeks has been hard. I came very close to putting him in his own room with the door closed and just letting him cry because I didn't know what else to do.

We started him on a reg…