Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednseday

This pretty much sums up their relationship!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Logan - 5 Months

(August 27, 2011)

Yup. 5 months. Already. I know I say this ever time (and will continue to do so) but where the heck is time going?

Yet again another month loaded with first...

Of course we had a first trip to Philly and cheese steaks
You also had your first bite of rice cereal! (I have a post on that coming up) And I'm working on making some veggies. You are an eating champ! The doctor wanted you to put on some weight (actually only 12lb 14oz at 4 month appointment). You are now around 13.2lbs and was 25.1 inches long.

You still can fit into 0-3, but more and more are finding their way into the bin, and 3-6 are still baggy. I wonder if they make baby belts, so they don't just hang around your skinny waist? Diapers are the still size 1 when you use disposables. We are still going strong on the cloth and actually switch to cloth wipes for just wet diapers. You aren't a fan of diaper changes any more, probably because there are many other things you'd rather be doing than laying on your back. You try to roll onto your tummy or turn around so you can watch the cat in the window.

Speaking of cats, you LOVE to watch them and try to pet them. It's quite funny so watch you watch them and reach for them as they run away.

Your personality is starting to really show through, and while you're typically a happy, smiley baby, if you don't get what you want you get vocal. I'm worried I'm going to be the embarrassed mom in the not so far future when we're out somewhere and you start yelling. Currently it sounds like a pterodactyl, a high pitch yell/squawk. It's not pretty.

You are also still teething hardcore. Rainy weather makes it worse (I guess it's similar to an old injury that aches in bad weather) so of course this month hasn't been pretty since we've had about 13 inches of rain not including the hurricane.

Sleep has been a bit sketchy...we've been pushing your limits and keeping you out later than normal a quite a few times this month. You've been a trooper, but we are now experiencing a few wake up calls in the middle of the night. Momma isn't too happy about that. Maybe you are going through a growth spurt? It's only been a few days, so I'm not too worried unless you keep waking up and asking for food.

You're monthly photos were taken during a nap time because as of lately you have decided that naps are for babies, and you are a big boy and don't want to nap. It has been quite a struggle.

You're exersaucer is still a huge hit and helps to by momma time to get stuff done.

You also started to use your Johnny Jump and while you haven't quite figured out how to jump in it, you like to spin around and around. Swinging is also a favorite as is trying to crawl. Although you have it a bit backwards and end up doing the superman more than getting up on your knees.

(Really mom? No photos please)

(The monkey keeps getting smaller each month...)
(Seriously, I don't want pictures taken!)

(5 months vs. 1 month)


As always you are such a joy! You think you're parents are crazy and love to crack up at us. You love to play and always need to be doing sometime. You amaze me everyday with what you can do.
Just in case you've missed the first 4 months (or just want to see how much he has changed)
Month 1
Month 2
Month 3
Month 4

Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekend Planning:Hurricane edition

Wow this week flew by! (Sorry to all you teachers who had to go back this week and think otherwise)

So most of our plans this weekend depend on Irene. The entire East coast looks like it's going to get slammed by a category 2/3 hurricane which is really unusual for here. I can remember 2 hurricanes hitting here, Floyd when I was in high school and Isabel is college. I'm one who enjoys storms like these as long as I know that I (or my family) don't have to go anywhere. Heck, with the storm in college we walked a block and a half to a friends house (because we lost our power and they hadn't) and hung out on their huge porch watching transformers blow!

Anyways, I digress...

  • Paint the quarter round (all 200 feet of it)
  • Paint the window frame in the kitchen
  • Look up yard sales
  • Make homemade pizza
  • Straighten up the sewing mess on the table (I'll blog soon about my newest creation)
  • Dust! (I've been slacking on this task for way too long)
  • Pick up some fabric from a friend
  • And maybe some of this...

  • Go to yard sales
  • Take Logan's 5 month's photos (already!?!?!)
  • Meal plan
  • Hit up the grower's market (again with the storm)
  • Start making baby food
  • Attend/host game night (if the storm allows travel)
  • Build hubby's new desk

Sunday -
  • Church
  • Small group
  • Grocery shopping
  • Relax and enjoy family time
  • Catch up on blogs and emails

So that's what I've got planned, how about you? Check out My Happy House to see what everyone else has going on!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday: Philly Cheesesteak style

Logan had his first Philly cheesesteak experience yesterday! Kevin has a friend from Pittsburgh who has never had one before, so of course we had to do a Pat's vs Geno's tour.

How to order:

Tyler did great for his first time!

Logan wasn't too impressed at first...

...but that soon changed

(Guess he's a Geno's fan?)

What's your preference?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Getting Organized

My life has been a plethora of tidbits and craziness for the past few months. Working has always helped to keep me on track because I was always busy had to stay organized or all chaoser so his schedule is anything but routine. Everyday feels like a Saturday to me, which in my minds means a relaxed day. But that needs to change. It's time for me to get organized in all aspects, physically, spiritually, socially, and mentally (aka, my house).

I'll start physically, eating right and exercise.

It has been forever since I have posted our meal plans for the week. In fact, I'm not even sure if I've EVER done it on this blog.

Now that the school year is just around the corner, and hubby's back to work, summer craziness is dying down. In an effort to get more organized here at home I'm back to planning out our meals.

Linking up with Organized Junkie Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Homemade chicken nuggets and potatoes
Tuesday: Turkey burger and pasta
Wednesday: Chicken/Rice/Broccoli casserole
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Homemade pizza

I also need to get back into shape. Saturday I carried the flooring up to the attic while the boys did a HD (Home Depot) run. 12-30lbs boxes up two flights of stairs helped me realize how out of shape I really am. Running is sadly out of the question since I don't have a jogging stroller, but now that it's getting cooler (ie. not in the 90's everyday) I'd like to try and get back into doing the 30 Day Shred. At the very least there's no excuse to not do sit-ups, push-ups and squats every night.

I'm hoping that posting on here will help keep me accountable.

So here's my plan:

(I'll start off easy...)

  • 4 nights this week- 8 minute abs, 50 squats, and 20 push-ups
  • Go for 2 walks
  • Shred 1x

Are you doing anything to get your life back together? Did you have a relaxed summer or did your schedule never changed?

P.S. The floor is finished in the attic, the chair rail is installed, as is the base boards! We need to caulk, and put up the quarter round and I can post! I ***might*** have a sneak peak photo...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday Morning Scene: Remodel

Just over a year ago Kev and his dad installed the Pergo floor in our living room. And today this is what they will be doing up in our attic:

I can't WAIT to see the room with flooring!

Baby and I will try to stay out of the way, and if he decides he wants to nap today (please, PLEASE, PUH-LEASE) I have the fun job of painting the baseboards. Which is much easier to do before they are attached to a wall. I would know since I've spent the past few days during nonexistent nap time painting the dining room and kitchen's. Oh the joy of owning a home :-)

If things go well the chair rail and baseboards should go up today as well, which means the room is basically done! Woohoo!

There will still be a few minor details left like the railing and window casing, which means I have to make a decision on the stairs ASAP!

I'm gonna be painting them, I just have to figure out exactly how. This is my inspiration from Pinterest.


So link on up at Katie's blog with your Saturday Morning Scene.

Saturday Morning Scene

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Weekend

Everyday here seems like the weekend to me! I guess that's part of being a SAHM. It definitely does take away from the excitement and anticipation of the weekend. Oh well. It's a price to pay I guess.

Tonight my parents are coming down to see little man and the attic progress, so today will be spent cleaning and cooking for that.

The attic project is still going in full force, and Saturday will be spent laying the floor! Yay!!! While Kevin and his dad do that I'll be painting the baseboards during LM's naps. If he naps. Otherwise I might just carry his exersaucer outside with me. Lol.

I CANNOT wait to show y'all the after pictures! It's not even finished, but it's amazing what walls and a coat of paint does!

Just a refresher of what we started with...

Sunday should be a day of rest, with no real plans after church. Which I'm looking forward to some family time and maybe a trip to the park.

So that's my plan how about you? I'm linking up with My Happy House blog hop.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sleepy Eyes

I'm staring at Logan's sleepy eyes right now.

I'm thinking it has something to do with being up since 4 am. Wait, I KNOW it has something to do with being up at 4 am!

I normally have a great sleeper at night. We get ready for bed around 7 and between 7:30 and 8 he's in the crib and normally out within minutes. Occasionally, going to sleep doesn't work and it takes some soothing, but it's never to much. Then between 4 and 6 am we'll have another feeding and if it's early enough it's back to sleep till 6:30-7.

This morning was a 4 am feeding and I happily climbed out of my warm, cozy bed and crossed the hall, glad for a feeding before 5 because I would be able to go back to sleep in about 15 minutes. Wrong, wrong, WRONG!

The normal 10 minutes pass, but instead of drifting off to sleep, he pulls backs and stares up at me. Just stares. Normally I soak that time in. Normally it's not 4 am. He shoots me a huge, gummy smile as I hoist him up on my shoulder and try to burp him. I pace around the room rocking and patting him, willing him to go to sleep. He was relaxed, so I thought I could lay him in the crib and he'd fall asleep. I lay him down, creep out of the room and crawl back into bed.

He begins to talk. And talk. And talk. Oh, and suck his fingers loudly and shake his bear blanket that has a rattle in it. I hear Kevin rolling around next to me and since today is his first day back at school I figure it's time to turn off the monitor and move baby's party downstairs. Maybe, just maybe he'll sleep in his swing. Or at the very least, be content and I can sleep on the couch.

Nope. A crazy thunderstorm (or 2 or 3) decided to come through. The cats went crazy, the baby got scared. I got scared. Kevin got up to make sure he closed the window in the attic, so at 6 am it was a party in the living room.

It is now 8:30 and Logan is in his exersaucer completely unaware that he's been up for over 4 hours. While I sit here drinking my milk with 2 coffee ice cubes for a little bit of caffeine and am so glad we don't have any plans for today. My nap time painting may be put on hold for a nap for myself.

That is if he decides he wants a nap...sigh. But who could be upset with this cutie???

Anyone else have a baby who doesn't seem like he/she needs any sleep?

Or a pet whose afraid of storms?

Friday, August 5, 2011

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

This was read at Michelle's funeral on Tuesday, I really liked it and thought I'd share. I know a lot of people have lost someone recently and this is a really is a neat perspective of things.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,
And all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart "

~Author Unknown