Until recently, Aunt Angel was the only Indiana family member who had met Mr. Baby. We made a whirl wind trip to rectify that and to pass the few day remaining of Josh’s work trip.
Tuesday morning, we drove to Aunt Angels. The drive was just over an hour and Mr. Baby napped through most of it:) We spent to early part of the day with Aunt Angel chatting away. She made us Broccoli Braid for lunch, and remembering how well Mr. Baby likes grapes from her visit to us, kept the grape bowl nice and full:) After all that yummy food, I took Mr. Baby upstairs for a nap. Aunt Angel took some time to work, since she didn’t have the day off. Without meaning too, I fell to sleep and napped too.
Shortly after we got up from our nap. Cousin Charity was back from school and Uncle Paul began making dinner for us. It was a great evening together. Although I’ve spent lots of time with Aunt Angel and Charity, it was the first time I got to spend time with Uncle Paul outside of a huge family gathering. It turns out he enjoys cooking and is great at it too! He made us a yummy salmon and rice pilaf dish. Mr. Baby also indulged in some of Aunt Angel’s leftover broccoli cheese soup as an appetizer. It ended up being a late night for Mr. Baby, but with a dog, cat, and cousin to follow around he didn’t seem to notice.
We reconvened for breakfast in the morning until it was time for Charity to go to school. We were off to make our drive to Aunt Cil’s shortly after that. Again, it was an easy drive, just over an hour in length, through most of which, Mr. Baby slept:)
Mr. Baby was quickly swept up by the Aunt Cil-cousin cluster of baby admirers. He likes being the center of attention, so it worked well for him. After a busy morning of playing in the kitchen sink with Aunt Cil and building blocks with Heather and Stephen, we sat down to lunch. Ironically enough, it was more Broccoli Braid. Sisters do think alike! It was super yummy both times, so we didn’t have anything to complain about:)
- 2 c chicken, cooked and chopped
- 1 c broccoli, chopped
- 1 c shredded cheddar
- 1/2 c mayonnaise
- 1/4 c diced tomato
- 2 t dry dill weed
- 2 (8 oz pkg) refrigerated crescent rolls
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix together chicken, broccoli, cheese, mayo, tomato, and dill.
- Unroll and press crescent rolls into one large piece on a cookie sheet. Heap chicken mixture in the middle longways.
- To create braided top, cut the dough into 10 strips on each side, taking care not to cut too closely to the filling. Twist and press together each corresponding piece over the top of the filling. Tuck dough as need to create a neat finish.
- Bake 25-28 minutes. Slice and serve.
Meanwhile, Aunt Cil, Meghan, Heather, and I worked when we could on the invitations for your upcoming baby shower. Together they colored all 100 invitations and 36 favor tags! That is my least favorite part, so I was gushing my thanks! I cut, corner rounded, and shape punched 150 bookmark mats, in-between periodic mom-demands:)
Mr. Baby enjoyed meeting family! We were constantly reminded that Mr. Baby is precious and sweet and cute… none of which gets old to us:) We drove home Thursday, with a lunch break at Aunt Angels, just in time to play with the newly returned and napped Josh.