Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I also managed to catch my child climbing the stairs! I put her down and went to the kitchen to wash some bottles. I turned around and she was on the second step making her way up to the 3rd! I of course smiled at her and proceeded cautiously. She smiled back and thankfully, didn't get too excited. I guess now we have to practice stairwell safety.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I love taking pics of JOE and her dad together. Watching them playing or cuddled together really makes my heart swell with love.
I never understood when my mom used to tell us "you are my joy" or when my dad said to me once "having you is like watching my heart walk outside my body." Now I understand.
Happy Thursday everyone. Just one more day before the weekend!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I have always enjoyed working out. Even through my pregnancy. I took kickboxing the Saturday before I had my baby. But after JOE arrived, things have been quite busy. I find that I am not as eager to workout anymore. I am now more interested in spending time with my daughter or getting sleep when I can. I still "workout" but not like I used to. I take a step class on Tuesdays but Mondays and Saturdays, I go for long walks. When it gets too cold outside, I'll start doing TaeBo in the basement. With that said though, my goal is to be back to my hour-glass figure before we start trying for another.
So when I read the article above, I was really disappointed that folks feel that way way when they look at other "mismatched" couples. J loves to workout too but like the guy in the article, he has ALWAYS encouraged me. He never makes fun of me and always has a kind word to help give me the boost I need. But J is one of the lucky ones. He has what I call "skinny genes." He eats like a horse but doesn't gain weight. I eat 1/3 of what he eats and gain 10-lbs immediately. OK...maybe not 10-lbs but you catch my drift.
Reading the article made me wonder if that's how folks view us. I have always loved my curves which was more hour-glass but since having a baby, I am much curvier and I feel more zero than an eight. I'd like for J & I to go from a 10 to an 18 again.
In reference to this statement from the article "[Together] They look like a number 10", I sent the below to J. The comment made me laugh out loud because of the way I've been feeling lately about my body.
As you can see...my hubby sure does have a sense of humor even when I am trying to get him to admit to something I (not him) am feeling :-).
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
On Saturday, J, JOE and I went for our Saturday morning walks. It was HOT out but we still went because we enjoy the time together spent catching up.
After we got back, we headed to JOE's swimming classes. JOE did AWESOME in the pool. I am so proud of her! She really is getting a hang of it. I can't quite figure out how to upload videos. Any tips? I know a few people have used YouTube. I don't have an account and really don't want to set up one. Thoughts?
After swimming, we all came home, got cleaned up and I headed out to run some errands while J took care of JOE. I also stopped by a nail spa to get my nails done. I really like how their turned out even though they didn't last.
On Sunday, we went to Church and then went to a 1-year old and a 2-year old's birthday party. 2-separate parties. The 1-year old's party decor was awesome. Here are some pics from the party. Unfortunately, since I had to pump and we had another party 45-minutes away, we left early. But that didn't stop me from taking pics before I left :-).
Yesterday, I decided to practice on my sewing machine again. I purchased some squares from Walmart and made the orange and brown dress JOE is wearing in the pic below. Total cost for materials was $1.94. Total time spent making the dress was an hour. I think she'll get 2-wears out of it because she is growing FAST! I measured her last week before I did the cut and already, the dress is somewhat snug on her!
Hope you had an awesome weekend! Here's to an even more awesome week!!!
|Daddy/Daughter Love...my <3!!!|
|Back of the dress.|
|My little model! Front of the dress.|
|Crawling in her newly minted dress.|
|My aqua nails. They lasted a grand total of 24-hours before they started to chip. Won't be going back there!|
Friday, July 12, 2013
Here are a few of the things I have read that made me go hmmm...
I actually saw this curler on TV and then read it online. I mean, SERIOUSLY? This thing is quite huge. Imagine trying to pack it to travel with! I will rather stick with my regular curlers or curling iron thank you very much!
Then there is this interesting one. A man took a picture of a rabbit he saw. This was actually a little sad. This rabbit has a form of the HPV virus. There was a Discovery Channel show about a man with HPV who developed warts around his body that made him look like he was growing tree limbs. He is often termed the Tree Man. When I saw this rabbit my first thought was that's a "Tree Rabbit"!
Incase you were wondering, "foolery" is a term I borrowed from my baby sister. She often refers to foolish things people say or do as "foolery". I like it cause I feel it is a milder term :-).
How was your week? What are some of the things that have made you go hmmm this week?
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I cannot believe it is right around the corner. As in less than 4-months away! Gosh...I'll have a one year old! When did this happen? I am excited and nervous at the same time. Excited because she is growing up so fast and nervous because she is growing up so fast. Make sense? Well, I want her to grow of course but the faster she grows, the more I realize she'll be more independent of me. Anyways, I am starting to babble.
So JOE's birthday is going to be a jungle themed birthday party. Like I have said in my previous blogs, I am not OBSESSED with Pintrest. I have been pinning things away for months and I guess now is the time to start working on these items.
I have pinned the following items for the menu and also for decor. I need your help to come up with catchy "jungle themed" names for these items. Some of the items, I have assigned names but am open to suggestions. I plan on making place cards for everything. Similar to these -
|Food place cards|
|Jungle Vines (Green Twizzlers)|
|Rock Balls (chicken nugget balls...these might end up being BBQ meatballs)|
|Tiger Tails (Cheetos)|
|Volcano (chocolate cakes with colored icing)|
|Jungle Twigs (Pretzel sticks)|
|These will just be cookies on a platter|
|Wild Mushroom (marchmellows & apples)|
|Forest Dwellers (Options of PB&J, Jelly, Nutella/Banana and Cheese sandwiches)|
|Tiki Huts (These will be shorter hot dogs wrapped in croissants and topped with cheese)|
|Ants on a log (celery, peanut butter and raisins)|
|Animal Kingdom (Party favors with animal crackers)|
|I plan on making something similar to this. I need to get on this one cause I think it'll be time consuming.|
|Hubby's friend paints murals. We have asked him to do something similar for the kids to take pictures. We will include pictures of each kid in the thank you note we send out.|
|These will be animal print balloons. Saving the idea of using the cones for future birthdays :-).|
So go ahead and give me some name ideas.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
So here are her stats:
Weight: 17-lbs as of June visit to Pediatrician
- She is a FAST crawler!
- She can pick up food with her pinchers (thumb and fore finger)
- She says dada often and mamma every now and then
- She can pull herself up from the ground and no longer needs something to grab on to. As long as she has something supporting her, she'll do it. My little spider girl :-).
- She can walk along furniture as long as she has something supporting her
- She has taken a step here and there without holding anything. So far so good.
- She now knows when I say "NO!"...she is slowly but surely, starting to test boundaries though...I think she thinks her smile will make me forget
- She is strong-willed and can be quite determined
- She "tries" to sing but also LOVES to dance when music comes on. Her legs are definitely getting a good workout :-).
Here she is getting rid of her bib cause apparently, its not cool enough for her.
Monday, July 8, 2013
On Wednesday, we were given a 2 hour early dismissal so I came home and hung out with baby girl. Here she is making her cheesy face while I was trying to watch a movie 😄.