Thursday, June 30, 2011

Baby Hastings

After my very busy week the first thing on our agenda was to get to DC as fast as we could to meet Hastings. We brought Marge, Scott and Ms. Lynda dinner and had a wonderful visit with the baby girl. Isn't she just a lamb?

She is perfect and was wearing the dress Lynda brought Mary Margaret home from the hospital in over thirty years ago.

We became fast friends.

Eric was next to hold her. I love how she is checking him out. It makes me swoon seeing Uncle Charlie with a tiny baby in his ginormous hands. 

 Marge looked amazing after having the baby only nine days earlier.

When Hastings dozed off I got a tour of the nursery. I spy the Kalamazoo book and a few of our other gifts!

Marge's inspiration for the room started with this precious mobile.

She had this same style crib when she was a babe.

Her glider has blue and white stripes and the green rug is from Pottery Barn. All the neutrals work so well together in this room.

Lynda added the hand made skirt and preppy yellow ribbons.

Marge was so thankful to have her mother's help these last few weeks. They have the best system where the baby sleeps in this narrow Moses basket and is delivered to Marge in the middle of the night when she is hungry. Lynda, you are a rock star!!!

We had fun looking at Hastings' first few outfits she's worn already. Is there nothing more precious than a tiny smocked dress?

This bassinet was her daddy George's. 

Scott is adorable with her. He was whispering sweet nothings about tilling the fields with her Daddy when she grows up so she too can have great vegetables.

It is clear that Scotty was so appreciative of Marge during this whole pregnancy and delivery. They are too cute for words!

Lynda it was wonderful seeing you. Hope to see you more and more while visiting your first grandchild.

The guys can't wait to teach her how to play soccer and Marge, Lynda and I were just tickled pink the baby turned out to be a girl.  

We love you guys. See you in a few weeks with another dinner in trade for holding the baby.

I didn't take a photo of the Chicken Broccoli casserole but here is the easy, easy recipe:

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Breast meat from a rotisserie chicken, skin removed and cut into big chunks
3-4 cups pre-cooked brown rice
2 cups steamed, fresh broccoli
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
Juice of 4 lemons
Zest of 2 lemons
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 small bag of shredded organic white cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add chicken, rice, broccoli, soup, lemon juice/zest, and mayonnaise to a large shallow tin foil cooking pan (easy clean up). Toss together until completely coated. Feel free to add more lemon juice or a little more mayo if it isn't wet enough. Toss in the cheese and mix again. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until bubbly. You don't need salt due to the sodium in the soup but feel free to add pepper and lemon pepper if your heart desires.

Marge sent this photo (my fault it needs to be rotated) after dinner. 


Elizabeth Murphy Collins said...

I LOVE IT! Can't wait to get my hands on that baby!

melissa said...

What a beautiful baby - and such a sweet nursery.