Saturday, January 30, 2010
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And guess what folks? My main man Michael Buble is coming to Richmond on July 6th...tickets go on sale on Friday, anyone else interested in joining us for the evening? We saw him in concert in Charlottesville and it was worth every penny, he's such a charmer.
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Friday, January 29, 2010
But on the bright side, I had a wonderful surprise phone call last night from my homeslice Dana..it was so great to hear her voice I almost jumped through the phone to give her a big ol' hug. It was so great to catch up with her for a few minutes.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I felt horrible leaving her this morning, she asked me to stay home with her several times, told me she was sick, and even tried to block the door at my Parents house this morning so I couldn't leave, tore something fierce at my heartstrings. Just like my girl Natalie Imbruglia said, I am TORN...I just want to be home with the girls when they are sick, they need their Momma, but with the Manila Peeps in town I have a lot of pressure to be at work, what is a girl to do?
Tonight I have a work event, dinner at Comfort and then a Basketball Game at VCU . I hate having to miss bed-time with them, but I am counting on our Friday Night Event being cancelled due to the impending snow storm, so I feel the need to at least hang out with them once. I will be however FURIOUS if our Annual Maggiano's Dinner is cancelled on Saturday Night. I have been looking forward to it for 12 months, if Mother Nature ruins my binge fest at Maggianos...she is going to get it.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
On a side note, when I dropped Olivia off this morning, I noticied that there are a few other babies out sick with RSV, so I guess that solves the mystery of where Avery picked it up...poor thing. And Olivia woke up coughing this morning, lets hope she avoids it...but not likely.
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Monday, January 25, 2010
So first of all I can start with Olivia's Half Birthday Celebration...
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So the little darling is on breathing treatments every four hours for the next few days, the good news is, the breathing treatment at the Doctor's Office seemed to help open her up a bit, so hopefully that helps her start to feel better. And we are keeping an eye on her diapers, because the last few haven't been very wet, if at all, so that isn't a good sign.
On a side note, she weighs 24lbs...I am taking bets, think she will get to 25lbs before her 1 year check up on February 26th?
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
I had such great intentions of actually posting a picture this weekend, I feel so bad that all I have done is blab for the last few weeks, but I haven't had a spare second to take any photographs let alone upload them. Actually that is a little bit of a fib, I did take a picture of the beautiful flowers that Brad brought home to me on Friday evening to cheer me up, but I haven't had a chance to upload them yet.
So you know how I travel to Manila for work? Well, the folks that work for me there are actually here this week, they are going to spend the week with us in Richmond and immerse themselves in our culture and the Capital One way of life.
I have done "well" on my diet for the last 3 weeks, however this weekend I fell off the wagon a bit, but tomorrow its back on and the rest of the week, outside of dinner on Wednesday and dinner on Friday I should be good to go. I am 10lbs lighter than I was on January 4th and I have only hit the gym once so far.
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
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Friday, January 22, 2010
I was moved to tears several times while watching the teleathon, the man that waited infront of a collasped building for 6 days because he knew his wife was under the rubble...they found her alive, and he was there to greet her...how is that for true love? And the fact that when they found her, she was singing about how thankful she was to be alive...how uplifting is that? And the children, oh man, the children....the footage was terrifying, but Brad has been giving me some insight from his customers that are on the ground there, and most of the time after he reads me an email I have to wipe away the tears, its horrible, beyond the horror we are seeing on TV. And Brad's company donated a lot of suppliers and had a lot of trouble connecting with an agency/organization that would actually take it from them, sad isn't it? The Red Cross wouldn't take it, Doctors without Boarders wouldn't take it...I mean really? They are just trying to help...
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I hate daycare, its a necessary evil, but I just want my girls to be happy, loved and cared for at daycare when I can't be with them. Is that too much to ask?
And then on top of that, I got an email this morning that just crushed me, I almost threw up, I feel horrible...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
And we are trying to introduce cow's milk to her at dinner in her sippy cup, but she isn't having it, she would much rather have water, in fact she literally turned up her nose at the milk tonight, I am hoping it just takes a little getting used to, because Olivia transitioned to cow's milk and a sippy cup with a quickness.
How about that Bachelor? Jake, Jake, Jake....I have to say, I am a bit disappointed in my girl Ali. She was crossing the finish line when the show ended last week, but last night she put herself back in the pack and slipped from the pedestal I had put her on. She is just a trouble maker, likes to stir the pot if you will, and I have no patience for that. And I happen to feel sorry for Vienna, just because she looks like a Fraggle doesn't mean the girls have to be so hateful towards her. I mean really! Ella's date made me an Ella Fan, and while I still think Corrie is a beautiful girl, she was mean on stage.
I can't wait to catch up on 24, I am a HUGE Jack Bauer fan, he gets me all hot and bothered and just seeing it waiting for me on the DVR menu is giving me heart palpitations, but Brad is traveling, so I have to wait for him. I am super duper pumped for The Deep End premiere on Thursday Night, its going to be a fabulous night for drama...ABC all the way.
My Parents are having a great time in Florida and my Mom has been sending Flip Video's to the girls, its adorable! Olivia loves to watch them.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010
That's right folks, I tried to take my dear friends Kristen and Kori to a cute restaurant downtown and turns out the wait was almost an hour, we were starving and decided that we didn't want to wait, so we set out in search of an alternative dining establishment, only to turn our evening into a scene straight out of National Lampoon's European Vacation...I think we saw Big Ben about 47 times in an attempt to get out of the city. I really need to get out more, I can honestly say I felt rusty, I didn't know how to find anything in my very own city and I have never felt that way before. Good Gracious. And then we finally made our way to the Southside, to a restaurant close to the movie theater because we intended on seeing It's Complicated, but the service was so slow we ended up missing the movie, sometimes the best laid plans just don't work out so well...but we still had a great time, thank goodness for great friends who spend their hard earned money to fly down here for a weekend to spend quality time with me and my darling family.
Sunday Night we celebrated Olivia's Half Birthday, a tradition we started when she hit the 6 month mark and we intend to keep it up. I love making them feel special on their Half Birthday, everyone at work seems to think its a bit nutso to celebrate their half birthdays, but I happen to love it, and after this year its confirmed, Olivia loves it too. And Olivia set the menu...Pizza and Cupcakes. Our neighbors joined in the fun, it was super casual and I am always up for some QT with the "peeps from my hood". And for the record, it's totally NOT about presents and to ensure the girls get that, presents aren't even allowed, its just about fun.
I did happen to laugh my face off while watching You Tube video's with Kristen, this one is in my top five, so I invite you all to check it out and prepare to laugh until you cry, just wait for the A$% smacks...hilarious.
Kristen and Kori flew home this afternoon after lunch and some shopping at Stoney Point, talk about a beautiful day to spend shopping outside with great friends! Brad took the girls to the airport while I had some minor toe surgery, so far so good, not much pain, but I am curious to see how it goes this week with trying to wear real shoes, the last time I had surgery I was able to wear flip flops, not so much right now.
School is still going well for the girls. Avery isn't napping well, usually only 20 minutes a day, which is NOT enough for her, but it is what it is.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
As for the reading...what is it that I am reading you ask? Well, I would be happy to tell you. I am reading True Compass by Edward Moore Kennedy (Teddy). The best part of me owning this book is that Brad's Parents gave it to me for Christmas, that just shows you how much they love me, they spent their money purchasing a book written by a Kennedy. But Mom T did joke that next she was going to get me Going Rogue, the Sarah Palin book...I told her that would be fine since I would likely be up for a Comedy after this one - HA. I crack myself up.
And the trashy TV, The Bachelor is back and cheesier than ever. On the Wings of Love, good lord, I laughed out loud when that song started playing while Jake was on a date with Ali, my front-runner. Usually I have a few favorites, but this season Ali is really my only favorite, I hope some of the others grow on me because if Ali gets the boot I won't be able to go the distance. And I have started to watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. First of all, all that show talks about is S-E-X, its insane. I have no idea how or why they have a show all about sex on ABC Family, but note to self, don't watch ABC Family with your Family, unless your Family is filled with adults. Good Gracious!
Work is work, frankly its kicking my behind these days, how in the world is it only Wednesday? I swear it should be Friday!
I am super duper excited about the weekend, my good friends Kristen and Kori are flying down from Boston on Saturday morning and I can hardly wait. I haven't seen them since we were at home in May and I can't wait to have some much needed girl time. Saturday Night is girls night, we will likely tear up the town and have dinner and drinks out and may if we are feeling wild and crazy, wait for it, wait for it....we just might see a movie. Sunday we are having a little Half Birthday Celebration for Olivia, which means her favorites, Pizza and Cupcakes! Delish. And they will head back to Boston late Monday afternoon.
Brad is in DC tonight, so that means I am on Riley duty. The last few nights he has slept pretty well, if he gets me up tonight I am going to Furious with a capital F. And what was that you said? Oh, you wanted to know how Avery was sleeping? Thank you for asking. She is a pro, sleeping through the night (knocking on wood as I type), but waking at 6am for the day, so the days are longer than normal, but I will take it, she will adjust as her body allows her to stay up past 7pm. Still no walking and no talking, despite the fact that Lois at daycare is convinced Avery repeats everything she says to her, I doubt it. I am one of those parents that doesn't count it as a word unless I can clearly make it out, none of this guessing crap, I have to hear it and know what it is as clear as day before it makes it into the baby book.
And Avery's Birthday prep is underway, her paper products arrived yesterday, if you every need to order solid color paper products I have the best website, super cheap and great selection, I love it so much I would marry it if I could...honestly, there are a lot of websites I love that much.
You know those super cutie patutie Holiday Shirts I had for the girls, the ones with the O and A on them? Well I purchased them here, and she is running a special on Valentine's Day Shirts. They are $12 and adorable. I have already put in my order for the girls.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No, I sure didn't, I broke it in March and yes I have already made several for 2010, so far so good.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes, actually several...
4. Did anyone close to you die? Not anyone close to me, but Brad lost a Fraternity Brother in March
5. What countries did you visit? Philippines and Japan
6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009? A positive body image
7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? February 24th - Avery's Birthday
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Becoming a Mom....again.
9. What was your biggest failure? Not losing the weight I had hoped
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? I was actually "sick" for over a month after getting back from Manila, very annoying.
11. What was the best thing you bought? My Kitchen-Aid Mixer, its changed my baking life.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? The whole country...the Presidential Inauguration was inspiring on so many levels
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Tiger, Tiger Woods Ya'll...
14. Where did most of your money go? To daycare expenses
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Bringing Avery home from the hospital, probably the best day of the year.
16. What song will always remind you of 2009? "It won't be like this for long" by Darius Rucker
17. Compared to this time last year, are you: (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter? (c) richer or poorer? I am happier, and I weigh just about the same, which should make me sadder...
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Working out...and eating better.
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Eating...HA. And not being thankful for all of life's blessings
20. How did you spend Christmas? Christmas Eve and Morning at our house and Christmas Dinner at my Parents house.
21. Did you fall in love in 2009? Yes, I sure did...with Sweet Avery.
22. What was your favorite TV program? Friday Night Lights
23. Do you hate anyone now that you did not hate this time last year? Nope, and I am pretty sure I am over hating people in general...
24. What was the best book you read? "Such a Pretty Fat" by Jen Lancaster and The Noticer by Andy Andrews
25. What was your greatest musical discovery? Say Hey, by Michael Franti, it just puts me in the best mood.
26. What did you want and get? A beautiful baby girl
27. What did you want and not get? A picture perfect labor, delivery and recovery...
28. What was your favorite film of this year? The Blind Side
29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I turned 30, and did ABSOLUTELY nothing. I did however have a 1 week old, so I guess that is a good excuse to do nothing and sit on my recently violated bum.
30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Losing the overweight 5th grader I have been carrying around on my waist
31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009? Comfy and Classic...but I did break out the leggings once and happened to love them.
32. What kept you sane? Trashy TV, and listening to my girls laugh
33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Michelle Obama
34. What political issue stirred you the most? Does that passing of Ted Kennedy count?
35. Who did you miss? All of my close friends from home...
36. Who was the best new person you met? I met so many wonderful ladies that I became friends with in 2008, but didn't get to meet until 2009 (My March Mommies)
37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009? That perspective is critical...
38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year? "It won't be like this for long" by Darius Rucker
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Sunday, January 10, 2010
So this is how it works, and feel free to steal the idea, I think its fabulous. You invite family and friends over to a party, ask them to dress in the color they suspect the baby will be, and then during the party, the Mom and Dad adjust their clothing to reveal the gender. Of course you decorate in pink and blue and have a table where the guests can guess Baby Names, or give suggestions to make it fun for everyone. I happen to love the idea. BUT here is the major flaw in us executing on this...IF we have a third we have seriously talked about not finding out the gender, I know, catch your breath, hold on to your seats, I really did just type that. Yup, Leigh Garfield Turner just said she might be okay with a surprise like that, Type A personality and all...but since this is all just hypothetical talk we don't have to really think about it for quite some time, if ever.
But speaking of IF we have a third, part of me would just like to make a decision now, if we decide two is enough for us and our family is complete I would just love to start purging all of this baby stuff that has taken residence in our house, my parents house, our garage, etc, you get the picture, its a lot of stuff and it takes up a lot of space...but we've decided that even if we have a third there are a lot of things we have that we won't/don't need, so when we have our Yard Sale this spring we are likely to start the purging process.
Everyone has been up here for a few hours, Olivia even stayed up late talking in her crib, so I was shocked to hear from her at 6:30am, but it was Avery's 5am wake-up call that really crumbled my cookie. I have promised myself and the girls that when they are teenagers and sleeping in until noon, I won't be that annoying parent that nags them to get up, we'll see if that actually works, but for now I am going to embrace the option to sleep in when they are still sleeping.
Brad is going to that Baby Shower I was telling you all about the other day, its today at 1pm. He knows one other guy that is going to be there and is already hoping he can sneak out after only 30-45 minutes. HA. Talk about an uncomfortable situation for a dude. Olivia and I are going on our Weekly Grocery Shopping trip this morning just as soon as Brad rises and shines, its a balmy 19 degrees outside this morning so we will likely bundle up to resemble Randy from the Christmas Story.
And while we are on the subject of babies...I want to throw a big Congratulations out there to my dear friend "M" who shared with me some good news on Friday afternoon. They are expecting a bundle of joy Mid-July. I am thrilled for them, and just know she is going to be a fabulous Momma!
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Saturday, January 9, 2010
So we got home around 10:30pm, apparently the girls had both been in bed since 7pm, which is about an hour early for Olivia, but the poor thing just isn't napping well at TCH, so I guess that means bedtime will have to adjust, which of course you've probably figured out that means she gets up at 6:30am because she is an 11-12 hour sleeper at night. Its not like we are sleeping in though, Avery gets up between 5:50am and 6am, so at least we're already up.
But anyways, back to the purpose of my post, when I finally crawled into bed after hacking up my replacement lung, I realized my glands were super swollen, my arms were killing me, like I could barely lift them, yet they were restless and my face hurt, strange huh? And then my hands felt like they were swelling up a bit...all very strange, and it lasted throughout the night. And then this morning at 5:55am when Avery got up, I didn't think I would be able to lift her due to the arm issues, so Brad got up with her, bless his heart (don't forget when he was out of town this week he got good sleep and I slept like crap). So I slept in and he spent the morning playing with the girls, but my arms are still acting up...thank goodness my gland pain has decreased I was ready to call the CDC on myself.
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Friday, January 8, 2010
Brad and I are going out tonight, our first date night of 2010 and we are going to his Uncle's Art Gallery opening and then to dinner. I am looking forward to it but have been having a small panic attack about dinner and what to do, do I order the healthiest thing I can find or use this as my cheat meal of the week? Decisions, Decisions! I guess it will depend on where we go and if anything healthy appeals to me...we will likely hit a restaurant downtown, Carytown or the Fan. YUM.
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Thursday, January 7, 2010
We have been battling with Avery for months now, she doesn't "need" to eat during the night but its been the only thing that will shut her up and put her back to sleep when she wakes up screaming her little face off. And we are at the point now where we need to start weaning her off of formula and moving her towards cow's milk, we are thinking we might switch the entire family to organic milk to avoid the hormones, but still TBD. When she gets a bottle during the night she is consuming almost 36oz of Formula a day, which is WAY too much. The lil Porker. So we are working to cut out the night-time bottle AND we are cutting her bottles back to 4oz each, which alone will bring her down to 24oz. And of course we are making these changes all at once, the same week she started a new school, no easing our way into these changes, we're going to get er' done. So far so good. She did wake up last night at 10:25pm (which is odd) and I had to go in, I rubbed her tummy and hit "Glowie" (Glow-Worm) about 47 times until she was in the lullaby zone.
She woke again around 1:30am, but I didn't even get out of bed, yes, I sat up, turned on the light, disturbed Riley who was sleeping soundly next to me, and waited for her to stop crying, it was only about 45 minutes...just kidding, it was really only about 10 minutes. HA. But it felt like 45 minutes, it wasn't fun, but I know it is a necessary evil, she just wasn't taking care of business on her own. And then another cry at 3:30am and a small cry at 4:45am, and then up for the day around 6am. I am hoping this is a step in the right direction, that we are making progress and a step closer to eliminating the middle of the night bottle.
Drop off this morning wasn't pretty, Olivia fell apart, and Miss Carolyn wasn't there today to save the day, but Da-Da-Da-Dora came through, and they put Dora on to distract her. I peeked back through the window after I dropped her stuff on and she was sitting on Miss Gina's lap, and the tears had ceased, but she didn't look all that happy. Poor thing! I can't wait to see her tonight. I hope she slept better, a 20 minute nap like yesterday is just not enough for her, I hope naps start to improve.
Guess what...my days of being a single Mom are over for the week - WOOT WOOT! Brad will be home tonight!
Posted by A Boy, His Girls & A Big Dog at 1:19 PM
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
My plan of attack involves eating right and working out as much as possible, but the "as much as possible" isn't so much right this second because the minute I exert myself I begin to cough up the one lung I have left in my chest. The other one is still laying on the Family Room floor...awful. So I worked out on Monday afternoon and paid for it for the rest of the night, I couldn't even talk without hacking my face off. So when I saw the Doctor this afternoon she told me to put the working out on hold until the cough is gone. And seriously, what is the deal with coughs? Why are they ten times worse in the evenings? I mean really! Give a girl a break, oh sleep, how I miss you.
So anyways, back to the eating right part...
Monday - brought my yogurt, lunch and snacks, all healthy of course. And made "Southern Oven Fried Chicken", from the Weight Watchers Cookbook, (Thanks Lisa!)
Tuesday - Oatmeal for breakfast, soup for lunch, lots of healthy snacks and a Lean Pocket for dinner.
Wednesday - brought my breakfast, lunch and snacks, again, all healthy. Had an Organic Burrito for lunch, only 300 Calories, da-da-dalish. And for dinner, another Lean Pocket.
See? On a roll...going solo...you know the rest.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
- Olivia didn't want to stay at school and I cried all the way home
- I kinda feel worse, health wise, I thought I was getting better until last night and my cough was out of control last night, and the congestion is still insane, so I basically feel like crap.
- I can't seem to sleep, I get about 5-6 hours every single night and its strange, I am not tired during the day, but I know its hurting my patience level.
- Avery woke up at 6am
- I had to write my Self-Appraisal for work today, I absolutely hate writing about what I have done all year
- I had to give 360 feedback to several co-workers today, some of which I can't stand, and I had serious trouble finding a single strength to talk about, I should have just declined their feedback.
- I am dieting and didn't go to the gym, the guilt is insane.
- I was starving all day...
- And tons of other stuff I don't feel like getting into...
But tomorrow is a new day. Brad is out of town so I am going to take some Tylenol PM and hit the hay, maybe that will help me recharge a bit.
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Monday, January 4, 2010
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
For the most part Avery will be fine. Actually, prior to yesterday I wasn't worried about her at all, but my old HS Principal and his "lady-friend" came to visit my parents and Avery froze and almost started crying when they approached her. She scurried across the floor and climbed into my lap as quick as her "four" legs would take her. I was shocked, she has never acted like that before, so now I am a bit worried her stranger anxiety is kicking in just as she starts at TCH.
I have been running around the house getting all their stuff together, figuring out which "baby" and which crib toys to bring for the girls to make sure they are comfortable and secure. And I have to prepare all of Avery's food for the day, which is going to be a big change.
Brad is traveling Tuesday through Thursday this week, which isn't going to help with the adjustment to TCH, but not much we can do about that.
I am now addicted to The Real World DC, I love seeing the city! Its so cool to see all the places I know and love. And their house is amazing. I am not sure how I feel about the roommates yet, they seem a bit young...but maybe they will grow on me. Kinda like the trash on The Jersey Shore, seriously, that show makes me laugh. I can't even watch that show without my jaw hitting the floor at least once.
And the big D (diet, not divorce, and not Dallas) starts tomorrow. I have already started packing my lunch and snacks, its all about preparation, its when I have to do things rush-style that I fall off the wagon.
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
First things first, take a look at our Family Room just after the carpets were cleaned and I took all the Christmas decorations down, it looks huge doesn't it? Too bad only 1/4 of the furniture was actually in there at the time the photo was taken. Can you imagine what I would do with all that extra space.
Now opposite of the toy kitchen...
I love this storage bin, but I could use about 31 more of them...
And finally, my internal debate, I love glass cabinets, I love the look, but I hate the look of clutter when the contents are a mess and will likely remain a mess. If I could only clean it up I wouldn't care, and maybe I can, but for now I am wondering if I should hang something inside to block out the clutter, maybe like fun wallpaper or scrapbook paper? Do people do that or am I just making it up in my head?
And another big announcement...Avery got her first pair of shoes today. We were going to get them for her for her Birthday (February 24th), but since she is starting to stand more on her own we decided we need to get her used to the extra weight on her feet, so we took advantage of the Stride Rite Winter Clearance event...and seriously, Stride Rite Clearance is like Target Full Price X Four. I just don't get it, but I remain loyal for the early walking stage, I am bought into their system and can't seem to break it. But you better believe I am going to order miss Extra Wide feet a cute pair of Nike's I found on legit clearance online.
And this is what happens when Avery wakes up from a nap long before Olivia...I dress her and Brad alike and make them pose for pictures. Ha! Just kidding, but its not a terrible idea, the striped sweaters just happened to work out. Speaking of the sweater Avery is wearing. We went to breakfast this morning, both girls are wearing the same sweater, Olivia is clearly a "she" and some lady asked me how old my son was...meaning Avery. Are you kidding me? I just said "SHE is 10 months old, I know its hard to tell sometimes". But what I felt like saying was "You saw us come in, she was wearing a pink hat, a pink jacket and clearly my older daughter is wearing the same sweater, do you think its a unisex sweater with a hot pink stripe in it?" But I didn't.
Yes folks, that is indeed Riley's toy in my darling daughter's mouth...and I sure did continue to let her chew on it until I got a great shot. Mom of the Year!
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Friday, January 1, 2010
I forgot to mention a few days ago that one of our dear friends, The Butners are expecting their second child late May, we are thrilled for them and can't wait to see Ford take on the role of Big Brother. We hope to make it down to Wilmington to visit them before Lil Butner makes his/her way into the World, but if not before, we will be sure to plan a trip this summer. And another bit of exciting news to share, one of Brad's Frat Brothers got engaged last night while onstage at an Emmet Swimming Concert in Arlington, Congrats to Tristan and Katie.
As for my day, I spent the day putting away more decorations, all of them are down now and just a few are still waiting for their trip to the storage space, the rest have already made their way there. Olivia wanted pizza for lunch, so we all dined on some yummy-goodness from Sal's before the girls attempted to nap, or should I say before Avery attempted to nap. Brad and I had hoped to spend a solid two hours together, watching a movie in bed since we haven't had much time together the last week or so with all the running around, but no such luck, Avery had other plans for us.
I forgot to mention that a part of my NYR (New Years Resolutions) I am going to plan my meals out and only shop for those items when I hit the grocery store. So far I have this coming weeks meals planned, which is actually going to be pretty easy since Brad is traveling for two nights. I will be sure to blog about the recipes I try and how they turn out. This week all three are from the Weight Watchers Cookbook my friend Lisa and her handsome son Owen sent me on Christmas Eve.
I can't believe we are down to the final two days of "Holiday Break", where has the time gone? I know that work is going to hit me in the face Monday morning so I am going to savor the last few days of peace and quiet (if that is even possible in a house with a 2.5 year old and a 10 month old)
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