At just over 2 months old, this is what my little guy does most of the time:
He’s a champion sleeper! At least during the day, the nights are a little bit harder. At 2 months, he’s starting to give us these huge smiles when we make eye contact with him and coos! He open his whole mouth and shows off the dimples he got from daddy!
This is when all the exhaustion from waking up to feed him seems all worthwhile! I mean, how could I resist this sweet face? Kona is patiently waiting for his dinner here 🙂
Ryan really loves Malia, and tries to look at her and talk to her whenever she comes around him. Malia adores him and is always trying to give him love, sometimes a bit too much! Second babies have it rough sometimes, but I like to think it’s making Ryan tougher 🙂
And then sometimes we get moments like this that melt my heart!
It hasn’t all been roses for the past two months. There have been times when I’m so exhausted that I can’t even think straight. I’m so thankful for my husband who steps up and helps out with the kids so I can get a quick nap or just time to myself. He really is a wonderful father and I feel so lucky to be married to such a wonderful man 🙂
On the running front, I’ve been doing a lot more walking than running lately. I actually got out and exercised almost every single day last week! Having those evening walks definitely increased my energy level and helped my mood. I’m hoping to keep it up and eventually add in some more running.
I’ve been obsessed with everything pumpkin recently, especially this whole wheat chocolate chip pumpkin bread. And because everything is better with streusel on top, here is a quick and easy streusel topping that you can put on muffins or breads to make them extra special…and delicious 🙂 You can adjust the recipe to add in whatever you like best. Old fashioned oats would give it a nice texture. I thought about putting some candied pecans in this one, since it would go nicely with pumpkin bread, but decided to just keep it simple. Next time!
I love the crunchy and buttery topping!!
3 T all purpose flour
3 T granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 T butter
Mix first three ingredients together in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or two forks. Crumble it on top of your (un)baked goods, and bake as usual.
What are your favorite muffin or bread flavors?
My favorites are blueberry muffins (with streusel topping, of course!)and banana bread.