Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Break

Today is the first day I have been on the computer all week!! Crazy I know! I had a meeting after school Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday and a wedding shower on Thursday. So when I finally made it home, my time was spent admiring my wonderful baby! Anyway I have been busy all day packing because we are going on our first mini-vacation tomorrow!! We are going to Atlanta for 3 nights and visiting the Aquarium, Zoo, Cocoa Cola Museum, and the Botanical Gardens. I can't believe how much I have to pack now with a baby in tow. I will be sure to update with lots of pictures! Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

7 months

DSC01844(rev 1)My little baby is growing into a big boy!! He is growing right before my eyes. At this age he is changing and maturing so fast. There is something new to enjoy everyday. So what is Andrew up to now?

DSC01841(rev 1)Clothes: wears 6-9 month clothes; doesn’t mind socks, hats, or sunglasses.

Food: takes 6- 6 ounce bottles and 1 fruit and 1 veg. a day. I think this will be increasing soon! He is beginning to eat yogurt melts, puffs, and teething cookies. Is still working on the sippy cup. He is not so sure about this!

DSC01847(rev 1)Motor Skills: can sit for as long as he wants, sits up in the bath tub, still not wanting to roll over, scooting on his stomach, can almost pull up, and can go from a sitting position to laying down.DSC01819(rev 1)

DSC01838(rev 1)Sleep: is refusing to sleep in his crib, so he is in the pack-and-play or our bed. He goes to bed around 8 and usually wakes once in the middle of the night and needs to be rocked back to sleep (luckily goes back to sleep quickly) then wakes up between 4-5 (5:30 this morning Woohoo!) to eat and goes back to sleep till I wake him up and 6:30. On the weekends he sleeps to about 7:30.

Naps: usually takes 2 hour to an hour in a half naps and short cat nap around supper.

He is such a happy baby and is very content with all situations. We take him every where and he never fuses!! We has been to every restaurant and store you can think of. He still loves the car seat, excersaucer, swing,  and stroller. He is becoming more squirmy when his diaper is being changed, and he thinks this is so funny! He is the absolute joy of my life and I am the luckiest mom to have such a sweet baby. We love you Andrew!!DSC01810(rev 1)DSC01828(rev 1)

Sorry to ramble! I am sure you did not want to hear every detail. I put it more on here for my own information. I plan on turning some of the posts into a baby book.  DSC01846(rev 1)

These are some of my favorite pictures. He was took these pictures in a few seconds and he was literally posing for the camera!!        DSC01859(rev 1)DSC01858(rev 1)   DSC01866(rev 1)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

About Me

Amberis hosting Friend Making Monday
I got this off my sister Carrie’s blog. Technically it is not Monday, but here we go anyway:


So here are the 20 getting to know me questions!
1. Do you cook every night?
I do not cook, but Nick cooks Sunday-Thursday night unless we eat at his parents. I help and clean up afterwards.


2. What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why?
usually Gain-b/c I like the smell


3. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?
We do laundry on Sat. and Sun. A load of towels, Andrew’s clothes, My clothes, and Nick’s clothes.


4. How often do you eat out per week?
Usually Friday and Saturday for supper


5. Where do you usually eat out?
Mexican, Steak House, or fast food
6. What is your favorite retail store?
Target, Books a Million, or Kohls


7. What's your favorite thing to drink?
diet coke


8. Do you take vitamins? What kind?
No but I should

9. What percentage of the household chores to you do?
50% usually
10. Do your children do chores? {Or will they, did they, etc}
not old enough

11. Do you go to church?
Yes and it was the best thing we did as a couple

12. Do you have a housework schedule?
yes  and try to stick to it

13. Do you keep a working budget?
not really but we do pretty well with money


14. What do you do at night as a family?
we eat supper, play with Andrew, spend time outside with Duncan and watering flowers, then watch a few shows on tv
15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?
plan meals for the week, pick out clothes for the week for me and Andrew, pack Andrew’s diaper bag, and prepare lesson plans

16. What do your mornings look like?
I usually feed Andrew between 4-5 (his idea not mine :) sleep till 6:00, get ready, get Andrew ready, pack lunch and breakfast, leave at 7:00
17. What time do you get up in the mornings?
6
18. What time do you go to bed at night?
by 10 but usually earlier
19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your household? {bills, school work, magazines, ads, etc}
We have a basket and we separate the bills into my bills and his bills.

20. How do you keep your household organized? {calendars, charts, etc}
Calender on the fridge and list

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