Hello shiny baby. Welcome to our life.
I hereby dub thee... Lady Elantra.
Protector, transporter and spacious gateway to carefree mobility.
Let's always be this happy, okay? At least until 2019 or so. Deal?
But if your seat warmers ever stop working - WE'RE DONE. Just kidding.
Yes dear readers, we finally bought a car. After I spent waaaayyyy too many hours checking out car stuff online we booked a test drive with this bad girl and BAM! Done.
For the record, I researched the used option and we even went to look at some. But the deal at Hyundai made the whole BRAND SPANKING NEW option just as economically friendly. Actually it was the 0% interest and big fat 7-year guarantee that tipped the scales. Plus the fact that OH MY, WE HAVE A NEW CAR. NEW NEW NEW. ONLY OURS. Can you tell we've been sharing cars maybe a little too long? Yeah, it was time to make the leap.
So there's that.
Speaking of MOBILE, someone around here has been scooting around on her very own steam. I tried to catch her in action yesterday.
Aaaanndndd... I'm tired now.
OK so she didn't actually GO anywhere in these, you'll just have to take my word for it.
In other news, I figured out a way to make mealtimes a little happier. No more purée! It's all about the finger food around here now. I can sneak in a couple of spoonfuls of actual protein as long as she has plenty of DIY options on her tray. As Stéphane sighed when I pointed this out: Oh great, another INDEPENDENCE OR DIE kid.
Yeah, sorry about that.
But look how cute she is?
In other news, I've already skipped one of my cardio stroller workouts. In my defense, IT WAS SNOWING. I did go to the very first class on Monday and froze my bee-hind off because it was so crazy windy. But I went! Props to me!
In related news, I made this recipe for the first time last weekend. I brought it over to our friends' house for dessert and once I tasted it, I promptly tried to give as much of it away as possible. Otherwise HELLO - welcome to my week of eating nothing but chocolate cake! (A.k.a. PMS Daily Special). In fact, it's very hard for me to not put it on the menu for brunch this weekend. What!? I'm sure it would be perfect with quiche.
I may be a little obsessed with this cake because after much reflection (I managed to eat a lot of pieces in the end. Sigh.) I realized that the icing reminds me of the chocolate glaze you would get on an eclair or a chocolate donut. Wow, now my food shame is really on display. Hi! I'm crazy! Man, I better get to cardio next week.
Sorry, no pictures of Liliane this week but she is good. Really really looking forward to Easter (thanks a lot, daycare! Talking it up for 4 weeks really helps with expectations!) but so are we. She is currently on a Mary Poppins kick (Mary Pop!). Unfortunately she learned the chorus of "I'm Sexy and I Know It" from a friend and sings it daily like "I'm Sesseek and I Know It" despite my repeated warnings to PLEASE NOT SING THAT ANYMORE. Also, try explaining sexy to a 4 year old. Not so successful. For grownups! Not for you! YOU ARE NOT SEXY. We suggested that she sing "I'm Lili and I know it" or "I'm silly and I know it" but no go. She much prefers making my hair turn grey. Yeah. Help.
How are YOU?
PS - I've had a few stalkers come out of the closet lately... Welcome! Thanks for reading! Once you leave a comment, you are officially no longer a stalker. Just sayin' :)