I Love You, Sweet Baby

Hearing this song today brought many tears to my eyes. While dancing, shaking tambourines, playing drums and swaying side to side with baby J in his room, I was so simply reminded of the many days we’ve spent following this very same “to-do list” with our sweet baby and what a joy it has been!  Life has been so good with baby J, and I was so tickled to hear it all play out in a fun, little quirky song!

I Love You Sweet Baby by Kimya Dawson

The first thing in our list of things to do
Is to wake up right next to you
Second thing that we have planned
Is to kiss both of your hands

Third thing that we’ll do today
Is look you in the eye and say
I love you sweet baby, I love you sweet baby
I love you more than anything

Then we’re gonna change you
Then we’re gonna feed you
Then we’re both play peek-a-boo
Then we’re gonna read to you

Then you have more milk and have some water
And we’ll smile at you and tell you we’re so glad that you’re our daughter
Then you’ll fall asleep on daddy’s lap
We’ll watch MacGyver while you take a nap

When you wake up we have more plans
Say good morning baby and kiss your hands
Then you’re gonna make a pee
In your little green potty

Then we’re gonna eat our lunch
Mash apricots for you to munch
Then you’re gonna nurse again
Then we’re gonna call our friends

Then we’ll dump out all your toys
Singin’, dancing, make some noise
Then we’re gonna take a walk
Down the street to the park

We’ll play on the see-saw, play on the slide
You’ll get tired and rub your eyes
Then we’ll go home for more nursing and sleeping
Bouncing and nursing and waking and peeing
Crawling and bouncing and dancing and hitting
Nursing and peeing and kisses and seeing

You’re an amazing human being
You’re an amazing human being
You’re an amazing human being
You’re an amazing human being

Then we’ll all cuddle in our bed
You’ll nurse to sleep, we’ll kiss your head
Good night sweet baby, I love you sweet baby
I love you more than anything
Good night sweet baby, I love you sweet baby
I love you more than anything

The first thing in our list of things to do
Is to wake up right next to you
Second thing that we have planned
Is to kiss both of your hands

Third thing that we’ll do today
Is look you in the eye and say
I love you sweet baby, I love you sweet baby
I love you more than anything

I love you sweet baby, I love you sweet baby
I love you more than anything
I love you sweet baby, I love you sweet baby
I love you more than anything

 

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Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe

To my dismay, I have a very picky little eater on my hands. Baby J is extremely selective in the foods he will eat, but one of the things he really enjoys is rice! I decided to mix it up on him a little bit and sub in some quinoa in an otherwise favorite dish of his, and it worked like a charm! He enjoyed it so much, it will definitely be a staple in our house, since it’s easy to whip up, has a variety of healthy ingredients, and is perfect for reheating for days!

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What you’ll need:

1 C White Quinoa, rinsed well and drained

2 C Chicken stock

1/2 C Edamame, shelled and thawed

1/2 C Peas, thawed

1/2 C Garbanzo Beans

1 Carrot, chopped and cooked until soft

2 eggs, fried

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Coconut Aminos (in place of soy sauce)

Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook the quinoa in chicken stock (or water, if you prefer) until it is a nice, fluffy texture and the germ is visible. In a separate pan, start by boiling the chopped carrots in shallow water in the bottom of a sauce pan until super tender (I was making this dish for my one year old, but you can keep it with more firm texture if you’d like) Then, drain the water and drizzle a little olive oil in the pan before adding the two eggs. Stir until the eggs are cooked well, then drop in the edamame, peas, garbanzos, and cooked quinoa.  Season and add the coconut aminos (or soy sauce) to taste and serve! If you like a little spice (like I do) I highly recommend a drizzle of Sriracha! I hope you enjoy this quick and super simple recipe as much as we did!

 

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16