Friday, November 22, 2013

Two Months and Finalization

Today, yes TODAY friends is a big day for our little man and our family- Finn's adoption was finalized!! Kansas allows you to finalize adoptions in 60 days (as opposed to 6 months in GA), so today was his court date out there. We went before the judge while we were out there in September, so we didn't have to fly back out there now. All we needed to do was wait the 60 days and our attorney took care of the paperwork today. We're so excited our little man is officially an Oprea!
After  I told him he's stuck with us..
On Tuesday, he also turned two months! He is up to 10lbs 11oz and is still 21.5in. He's in the 25th percentile for weight and 2nd percentile for height. So our little guy really is our little guy : )

Here are some highlights from this past month...

He now does a great job holding his head up and lifting up during tummy time.
He is exploring more of his little world around him. He still loves going for walks and has gotten out of the house a little more with mommy and daddy. We've taken trips to the outlets, mall, Target and Trader Joe's. As long as he's fed, he's a happy boy no matter where he is. He also had his first of many trips to Chick fil A. 
We've been able to switch him from Alimentum to regular, milk-based Similac and he's been loving it (cha ching!) He is only waking up once at night to eat- which is great- the longest he's slept so far has been 7 hours!
He likes bath time a little more and seems to like his bedtime routine. 
We love our little man more everyday and can't believe it has already been two months!
Please excuse the mullet that is gradually forming. 
A haircut may be on the list of firsts for 3 months...
At this point daddy walked in...
He loves his daddy!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Caprese Pizza

I made this on a whim last weekend and it was SO yummy! I didn't really follow a recipe, but it's got all of the delicious caprese ingredients spread on a pizza so you really can't go wrong. This made a pretty big pizza, but the husband and I did manage to eat the whole thing. Just writing this is making me want to make it again, so I definitely suggest you try it out for your next homemade pizza night (are we the only ones that do those?)..

Caprese Pizza
- 1 pkg refrigerated pizza dough (I use Trader Joe's or Publix)
- 1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
- Handful of fresh basil
- Tomatoes (You can really use whatever you have. I had a container of grape tomatoes that needed to be used, so I sliced those on half and used those. You could easily use any other type of tomatoes.)
- 1/4 cup good balsamic vinegar
- Chopped fresh garlic (I used 3 cloves, but I love garlic)
- Salt and Pepper
- Crushed red pepper (optional)

1. Roll out your pizza dough on a floured surface to desired thickness.

2. Sprinkle the dough with EVOO and rub evenly over the dough.

3. Spread sliced mozzarella and tomatoes evenly across the pizza.

4. Sprinkle garlic, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper on top and bake according to pizza dough instructions.

5. While your pizza is in the oven, simmer the balsamic vinegar in a small pot on low for about 10 min or until it's thick enough to coat a spoon. The vinegar cooks out and you're left with a deliciously sweet reduction for your pizza. 

6. After you remove it from the oven, top with freshly torn basil and balsamic reduction.

Oh. my. yum. Enjoy!!

This is before it goes into the oven.

And this is the gloriousness once it's finished.

And since I now realize no post is complete without a picture of the little man... here he is braving the arctic temps we've been having in Atlanta. Hard to believe he turned 8 weeks yesterday!

We seem to be a little behind in the smiling department, but they certainly melt this mama's heart.

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