In an effort to do my part, I am taking a supplement that has the lovely side effect of making me smell like maple syrup. I have noticed the smell but didn't think anyone else had until my mom asked this weekend if someone had been eating pancakes. Apparently the babies also smell like maple syrup as a result... oops. There are definitely worse odors I could emit as a side effect, though, so I'll totally take it.
I have also been trying to eat more foods with oats in them, and yet ironically I have yet to actually try eating oatmeal. Honestly I would stuff dry fists full of oats in my mouth if it would help, but I'm attempting to find a more creative (and tastier) alternative. I made a few of these bad boys and I'm going to pretend they aren't basically just an excuse to eat more dessert.
Speaking of things we prepared in the kitchen over the weekend, I thought I would also share what's on the dinner menu for the Joiners this week: Crockpot Cheesy Chicken & Rice. Oh, and by "prepared," I mean that we chopped up an onion and threw the ingredients in the crockpot. It was challenging, but somehow we rose to the occasion and made it happen.
In other news, we got an impromptu visit from my parents over the weekend! It was a much needed break from our routine and of course helpful to have a couple of extra sets of hands. Babies are totally my mom's "thing" and she is quite the entertainer, as evidenced by this video (that some of you already saw on Instagram):
Sweet, tired baby boy.
Anyway, that's the latest in our world. Hope your week is off to a great start!