Sunday, December 7, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
I saw a video that I can't find anymore where women were asked what they would change if given the opportunity. They all picked a physical trait or something about themselves. Then, they asked a group of young girls. They all wanted to add something like a super power but didn't change anything about themselves. So, I asked Little Miss what she would change if she could change one thing. Her response was "why would I want to change anything?"
That's our girl.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The past week has been a rough one on Little Miss. She's been busy and staying up late. She's been a real trooper, handling it all better than I have. It has started to show a little last night and this morning, but she's kept herself mostly in check.
So, this morning, I told Little Miss that she has been a good girl this week. She said, "It's because I'm 7."
Well, I hope this is indicative of how the 7th year will go!
Friday, October 24, 2014
Well, a milestone for me anyway.
Baby was in the jumper loving life until he wasn't. I walked by and, done with playing, he turned to me and lifted his arms to be picked up. So, of course, I did.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The tooth fairy made another visit! As with me, Little Miss waited until the new tooth evicted the old tooth so there's hardly a gap. It happened at school, and her friend helped her take care of the tons of blood (that's how vivid the recap was when she got home). The school gave her the cutest little tooth container to hold her tooth until she got home.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Baby was super cranky last night - overtired basically. He's been a bear to feed lately. So, we kept him up to fill his tummy before he took his long evening rest. This is what happens if you keep a member of our household from napping. That said, it shows what an expert he is at rolling over... and over... and over. He'll roll from one end of the room to the other if you let him (I usually correct him as soon as he rolls off the blanket). He also rolls all over in the crib. He's everywhere and loves to be moving! The sound works on the Vine app, but I don't think it works on the blog. Be thankful. *g*
Monday, October 13, 2014
- It’s In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis (NOTE: This is part of Lucky Harbor series. The order of which can be found here.)
- One Night Rodeo by Lorelai James (NOTE: This is part of the Blacktop Cowboys series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Festive in Death by J.D. Robb (NOTE: This is part of the In Death series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Heroes are my Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
- Paper Towns by John Green
Friday, October 3, 2014
I compiled the photos from the christening and made a photo book.
You can see a sample of the photos my sister took here.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Baby loves the swing. He could live in there if you let him.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
- Cowboy Take Me Away by Lorelai James (NOTE: This is part of her Rough Rider series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Then Came You by Jill Shalvis (NOTE: This is part of the Animal Magnetism series. The related books can be found here.)
- Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton (NOTE: This is part of the Play by Play series. The order in which to read the books can be found here.)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sister was very ill when Little Miss was baptized so this is the first picture (in a church) of Little Miss and her godparents. So, it is both kids with all of the godparents.
Below is Husband's family all together.
Below is my family excluding the Nephew.
There are tons of pictures and every combination of family member grouping you can think of. I'll frame some of them eventually.
Afterwards, we had everyone to the community room and some of our good friends who could make the event. We made food up ahead of time so everyone helped out to assemble and lay out everything. It was a nice relaxing day. I definitely deserved the nap later in the evening.
On Sunday, I went out with friends to a winery. It was another beautiful day. We sat outside, snacked and enjoyed some wine. There's no better way to spend a Sunday.
I think he may be teething. He's always been fairly drooly, but he's added the chewing. He always soothes by sucking his thumb, but now he's gnawing feverishly. Funny how he is preparing to grow some teeth while Little Miss is busy losing hers!
- Bound by Lorelai James (NOTE: This is part of The Mastered series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Unwound by Lorelai James (NOTE: This is part of The Mastered series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Saddled and Spurred by Lorelai James (NOTE: This is part of the Blacktop Cowboys series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Will Grayson Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green (NOTE: This is not really part of a series, but a sequel or related book about a secondary character is coming out soon.)
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
- Wrangled and Tangled by Lorelai James (NOTE: This is part of the Blacktop Cowboys series. The order of which can be found here.)
- When We Met by Susan Mallery (NOTE: This is part of the Fools Gold series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Trying to Score by Toni Aleo (NOTE: This is part of her Assassins series. The order of which can be found here in the Books tab.)
- Before We Kiss bySusan Mallery (NOTE: This is part of the Fools Gold series. The order of which can be found here.)
- Until We Touch bySusan Mallery (NOTE: This is part of the Fools Gold series. The order of which can be found here.)
I was looking for some romance and had all of these in my giant pile of books to read. I rarely glom onto an author, but it was nice to spend a solid chunk of time in Fools Gold with Susan Mallery's characters. Decent reading month, enjoyable.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The other day, I had this conversation with Little Miss:
The first weekend in September doesn't deserve a separate post. We really did very little. I tidied up the apartment a little. We napped a little. We took walks. On Sunday, Husband's friend and his wife came over to watch some football. It was a quiet weekend.
Last weekend, it was kind of the same type of deal. It was quiet and low key. I caught up on some television and put a billion loads of laundry away. On Sunday, I met a friend for brunch, and we walked around. The weather was beautiful. I picked up a pretty dress on sale and managed to walk out of Target with nothing. So, big milestone for me, too.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Baby sleeps in a sleep sack. He also has an open swaddle now that he can roll over so his arms are free, but we alternate depending on the laundry rotation. It's been tricky for him to roll over in the sack, but he can. He loves rolling onto his tummy. But today, he rolled onto his back in the sleep sack. If he can do it in the sleep sack, it'll be a piece of cake with clothes on! He looked so proud of himself if not a little surprised. We lavished praise on him accordingly.
Little Miss left the house with Husband the other day and told him this:
"It's going to be good day today. I just don't know if it's going to be awesome or just great."
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Our happy boy is still pretty happy. He loves being on his tummy. His personality is coming out more and more.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
We had a glorious low-key weekend. I worked from home on Friday.
On Saturday, Husband went to a friend's house to watch sports. Meanwhile, Baby and I took a little nap after our morning routine. Then, we took a walk. He slept most of the evening while I watched tv. Husband came home after we were both in bed.
On Sunday, Little Miss came home after being away for what seemed like forever. It was great to have her home. We had a nice family dinner together.
On Monday, we got up and got going. Little Miss and I needed to do some last-minute school shopping. So, we went to Target for a backpack, lunch bag and a few other essentials - like Kit Kats. We had a girls' lunch and then went to buy some back to school shoes. Little Miss had to have these cowboy boots. She wore them out of the store, and she absolutely loves them.
And now we have a First Grader! More on that after I load the pictures...
Monday, September 1, 2014
This was a big week! We finally saw Baby roll over onto his tummy. He hates tummy time so it's a frustrating time for everyone until he can roll back over to his back. I also had to break down and get a bumper for the crib. He has started sleeping in the crib now that he's sleeping consistently through the night.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The baby has allegedly rolled over before while no one was looking. Tonight, though, he did it for us! Because, at this point, rolling over is slow. I was able to take pictures at each step of the way. He actually prefers being on his side, but he was pretty proud of himself for rolling onto his stomach. It won't be long now before our lives change again with his increased mobility.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Last weekend, there was a lot of nothing. I don't remember Friday, but I'm sure it involved dinner, food and bed.
On Saturday, Husband woke up with Baby and then went to be in an informal golf tournament. So, Baby and I hung out. He wanted nothing to do with a nap which was unfortunate. So, we watched a bit of Doctor Who together. After lunch, we went to the mall where I bought him a few outfits and some for next year - big sale and one-day coupon. We picked up Little Miss after her long vacation with my family, hit the grocery store and headed home. Husband met us as soon as we got home. We had dinner, did laundry and I watched a lot of tv - premiere of Doctor Who and The Outlander. I got full control of the television which was exciting.
On Sunday, we packed up Little Miss to go on vacation for a week with the in-laws. Then, we did a lot more of nothing. We took a morning nap which was glorious. I surfed the internet. Then, because I forgot something at the store, I had to leave and run errands. I did defrost dinner so that was done at least, just had to throw it into the crock-pot. We made the chicken teriyaki that I made while pregnant over some jasmine rice, snow peas and some potstickers from Trader Joe's. It was all super easy considering almost all of it came from the freezer. It may not be the most healthy, but it wasn't bad and really easy. Sunday night, we watched the MTV video awards. Our household has been way to into pop music lately. It's ridiculously scary, but it's been a fun time. There's been a lot of dancing.
Little Miss was on vacation for 10 days with my family in Maine. About halfway through the week, Husband was talking to her and asked if she missed him. She said no. Based on our reactions, she felt bad and took it back.
When she got home, I told her I missed her. She said she missed me, too. Then, just to make sure my ego didn't get too big, she said, "But I missed Daddy more."
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Baby is just the sweetest little boy. He smiles all the time. He really is only upset when he is hungry.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Baby rolled over! He's rolled over for Little Miss and Mother-in-Law, but Little Miss is the only one has seen it. He likes to do it when no one is looking. So, I'm on Baby watch. Every day, I put him down and just say, "roll over!" He hasn't obeyed yet. I know it wasn't until Little Miss was four months old that I got to take a picture and video of it, but when she did it, she ROLLED repeatedly over and over again. The first time she rolled over was at night. She freaked herself out because she couldn't get back onto her back. Then, she didn't do it again for awhile until she could roll both ways and back and forth. We'll see how Baby does. I've been putting toys all around him to see if that will motivate him. Cameras are at the ready!
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
This photo is more apples to apples or, rather, giraffe to giraffe. Little Miss is about 4 months whereas Baby is 3 months, but they are close in age.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Baby is 16 weeks old. He had a little cold so his surgery was postponed until next month. The cold doesn't seem to bother him. He's only eating marginally less than usual. He's still awake and alert a good portion of the day.
Little Miss left last Thursday to be with my family for a week and a half. She went with my parents and Sister and Nephew to Maine where they all will meet up with my grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins. It sounds like she's having a great time.
In the meantime, on Saturday, Husband played golf. Baby and I walked to the library. I have three books that are due in rapid succession. I read one with a small fine and had to return it. I'm in the middle of the second and will have to work really hard to finish the third in time for its due date. After the library, I took myself out to lunch while Baby napped. I had some tacos and a margarita. It was delightful. Then, Baby and I sat in the park while I read for a little while. Then, he decided he was a bit hungry as well so we walked home. Then, we took a nap together until Husband came home and cooked dinner. The evening was quiet.
On Sunday, Baby woke up very early and then it was just feeding and playing with him. I did take a nap in the afternoon. Then, Husband cooked a yummy dinner and then we watched a movie.
Two weekends ago, it was a very enjoyable weekend. It had been stressful and busy at work so it was nice to have fun and unwind during the weekend.
On Saturday, I took the kids to hang out at my parents' house. Sister, Nephew, Mom, the kids and I had lunch and then went to the pool. We stayed for dinner. It was fun, and Little Miss had a lot of fun with Nephew. They had been asking to play together for awhile.
On Sunday, the kids stayed home with Husband while I met a friend for lunch and a movie. It was a really nice weekend, always fun to catch up with friends and family.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Week 14 was fast. More of the same. He's getting quite the sense of humor. He likes to laugh and chatter with his mobile animals. He likes his seat quite a bit though he doesn't love the vibrating function as much as his sister. He's getting much better with the tummy time.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Last weekend, we did nothing on Friday despite my best efforts. I was just beat. Plus, I knew we had a busy weekend ahead of us. On Saturday, Little Miss and I woke up early and went to Target for some birthday presents. Then, we went to her friend's birthday for some fun facepainting and general 6-year-old chaos. Super hot and super crazy. Lots of sugar. Afterwards, I promised her we could go to the toy story to use a gift card. She carefully made her choices, and we walked out with Operation, a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD, a Winx club doll and something else that I keep forgetting. She is very good at making decisions when faced with "you can get all of this or one of this" or "you can get this but then we need to put some items back". I just have to stop her from buying things she already has.
So, the weekend was a lot of fun but exhausting. I fell asleep watching our Sunday night show as a matter of fact, but it was worth it because Little Miss had a smile on her face the entire weekend.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Husband asked Little Miss what she missed most about school. We thought she missed her friends though she just saw a bunch of them during the last week. Nope. She told him she mostly missed math class. Don't get us wrong, we completely encourage her (well, we don't discourage her anyway) to do well and encourage her to work hard and love schoolwork, but WHAT? It's summer vacation. I don't recall doing any work growing up during the summer. I did the summer reading program at the library, but I didn't give one thought to school work and definitely not to math class. I hope all this work is leading her to something great.