Just have to show how cute and small his hand is at 5 weeks! What a cutie pie.
It is hah-haout here in Boise, so Naki (Nakey Naki is his nickname when it's hot) and I spend lots of time in our basement.
So, Sefa, Naki and I spent the 4th at home this year. What did you do?
The day started out productively...a family walk around the neighborhood...last minute chores before family came up for Naki's blessing on Sunday...feeding and getting Naki down for a couple of naps...then, the shopping bug hit. I felt a desperate need to get out to a store and spend some money. Do any of you ever feel that way? You feel kinda bored and think that the only way to cure it is to get your wallet into a store and spend an hour or two window shopping to only buy one thing? Sefa doesn't love those stints, but I looooovvveeee to shop.
He came along and we spent 2 hours in Target (love that store!). We perused that baby aisle, to see prices on formula, diapers, strollers.
Then we went into the cleaning aisle. Sefa got us the internet when Naki was born, because I'd been asking for it for a while, and probably because he knew that I'd need some link to the outside world on days when I couldn't get out of the house; so I'm still in the phase where I can spend four hours looking up stuff and going on website tangents galore. My recent find is on homemade cleaning supplies. I've found some recipes on how to make homemade laundry soap, dish soap, furniture polish, a "409" type wipes set, windex and more. The idea of making your own stuff for pennies is really appealing (as I'm trying to talk Sefa into jumping into the world of one income, three mouths, and struggling-I want to be a stay at home mom), so I had remembered the list of ingreidents that I needed to make most of them-ammonia, rubbing alcohol, borax, and a bar of fels naptha soap. Anyhoo...we bought them and I'll let you know how they turned out. Who wouldn't want to save money on stuff that you have to buy and will always need? After the cleaning aisle, we went through electronics...I had a blast :)
For our 4th of July dinner, Sefa turned on his college hibachi bbq and did barbequed teriyaki pork shoulder steaks, hotdogs, had sticky rice, macaroni salad, and BBQ beans. I made all the side dishes, and cut up watermelon for dessert. We like to eat good :) It was delicious and Sefa was a great grillmaster. Naki was even a pleasant BBQ guest for about 10 minutes, then he needed to be held and all that fun stuff :) This picture is in our backyard, on our deck. Naki is in the white bouncer chair.
For fireworks, we hung out at home until 10 pm when fireworks were supposed to start. Our neighbors let us know that we could see the city fireworks from the middle schools' front door which is just down the street from us. I was super excited, because that would mean a 2 minute walk to the school versus the 15 minute walk to the train depot further down the road. I wasn't excited about walking there, but was planning on it anyway because we could save on gas and not have to worry about traffic on the way out. So, at 10 pm, we packed up a sleeping Naki in the stroller and walked down to the middle school and found a comfy piece of curb to sit on to watch the city's fireworks display. It was beautiful and fun to find the fireworks that we both loved. Naki was asleep before we put him in the stroller and stayed asleep throughout the whole thing.
Naki says, "Der da der, fireworks bore me...I'm going to sleep now" :)
The 4th was over for us at 11 pm when we returned home and went to bed. Luckily, Naki stayed asleep until 2 am for his first feeding (it was a glorious 3 hour stretch for me!)