- Quit my job.
- Become a mommy.
- Renovate the crap our of our house (with major help from my parents).
- Got back into painting and other crafty past-times.
- Got back into shape (until Thanksgiving hit, and I have fallen way off the wagon).
- Started blogging.
- Borrowed a book from a non-university library and read the book cover to cover (even the books borrowed from a university library were never read cover to cover).
- Tried to go as green as I can without compromising on un-compromisables like the quality of TP.
- Drank more water.
- Enjoyed time with family.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Mommy got a new winter jacket! (Daddy got new dress slacks for work, not pictured, cause he was operating the camera.)
and he's a big fan. Now all we need is a bike pump to inflate the soccer ball, basket ball and football. Jack also discovered how fantastic the box is - because it's big enough for me to get inside so clearly there will be a lot of fun playroom time in the coming months!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Since mommy forgot his bib Jack graciously agreed to wear a dish towel. We served him some more of the pasta-pick-ups which I this time added garlic, salt and tomato sauce to- success! He likes it!
He had so much to eat that we had time to sit and chat after making and eating our deli meat sandwiches (try not to be too jealous of me Emily1).
We came home and read T'was the Night Before Christmas.
Ho Ho Ho!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Jack ate his first cookie (ever) it was a snowman, with no icing, of course. It was funny to watch him because if you give him a cracker he will devour it in 3 seconds flat and then scream for more. It took him about 10 minutes to eat this cookie... maybe he knew it would be his only one and he was trying to savor every bite?
Jack wanted to be just like Uncle Tom.
Friday, December 19, 2008
When I get down there, Matt explains that Jack took 2 steps from his activity table to him. So this begs the question, if a baby walks in the basement and his mommy isn't there to see it- did it really happen? I ask this because when we tried to get him to repeat his new 'trick' he would have none of it. I'm left to wonder if it was a real event or Matt's making it up. (It's possible!)
Please comment below and tell me: if a tree falls in a forest... does it make a noise?
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Lindsey and Cady hosted the mommies today for our cookie exchange and some festive fun! Well Jack found one of Cady's toys to be so interesting that he basically stole it and then proceeded to play with it for about a half an hour.
Apparently 'we' (the mommies) were impressed that he could walk so well on the wood because with less friction you have to be steady on your feet otherwise the car will get away from you. Matt and I are both convinced that he could walk (2 or 3 steps at a time) if he tried, but he seems to be the type of child who will wait to take any steps until he can just walk all the time.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Christian and Jillian both showed off their walking skills. There were some stolen crackers, some boo-boos and many many laughs. It was great to see such a big turn out. I can't wait to see more play groups with mass-baby-chaos!
It cracks me up to see them interact with their personalities and feelings coming into play, there is a whole new layer to this parenting thing and it's awesome!
Monday, December 15, 2008
When we got home from our errands I let Jack hang out in the kitchen while I put away the groceries. When I saw what he did in order to pass the time I realized- If there was ever a question who Jack's parents are the answer seems pretty clear:
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Yes, for the next 27 hours I am super-mommy. I will conquer all and I will complete my Christmas crafty tasks and mailings and shopping sprees and decorating! All because I have my Mommy here to help 'share the load'.
Christmas cards... phase one: complete!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We decided to test an hors d'oeuvres recipe seen on Oprah last week and it was a big hit! Gorgonzola cheese, crustini and sliced fig. Emily brought some of her award winning cookies, they were yummy. We're doing a cookie swap for the group 2 weeks... and I'm very excited!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
We all sat down and enjoyed our meal; Jack was asleep (which Mommy and Daddy were thankful for because we were able to get our first helping before he woke up to join us). This mean no cold food for Mommy!
Jack was so excited all day that he insisted on practicing running, not walking so much, but running -all day long!
Uncle Tom did not go unscathed either.
We're thankful for our new family.
Then on Saturday we threw Kristin and Rob a surprise impromptu baby shower! Because we aren't going to be able to make their actual shower in January.
By the end of the weekend Jack was a basket case. There was just so much action and excitement!
New skill: Clapping!