First things first: Riker rolled over for the first time today! Sadly I missed the big event, but I'm excited he has reached his first real milestone. He's really proud of himself, too.
The reason I missed the rollover was because I was out getting pampered.
I'm a firm believer in taking time for yourself on a regular basis, even (or especially!) as a parent. Matt and I often try to take turns giving each other a little time to recharge and do the things we love, and today was my turn to head out for a few hours to get a few things done for myself.
First stop: To the salon for hair and eyebrows.
I have bangs again! Whenever I get a new haircut I feel like I should be going out on the town. Staying at home feels like a waste of a good hair day to me. Anyone else?
Second stop: Manicure! I traded in my winter Berry Hard for a more spring-y color.
Third stop: Picking up some goodies for some Irish treats I'm making tomorrow...oh yes.
Matt made homemade coconut rice pudding, and it was a.maz.ing. I'm not usually a rice pudding fan, but this was so good. I'll definitely share the recipe soon!
Hard as it was, I resisted digging into dessert before we ate some real food. Dinner tonight was a breeze thanks to some zucchini parmesan we had in the freezer. My sister actually made us a few of these casseroles a while ago, and tonight we polished off the last of them.
To make the casseroles, she just cooked some zucchini and crushed tomatoes together with garlic, onions and basil; then she layered the veggies up with a little mozzarella cheese. Tonight I heated them up and piled them onto some rigatoni.
These were so perfect for a quick, veggie-packed dinner.
Now I'm off to watch last night's episode of Restaurant Impossible - gotta get my Chef Robert fix!