Monday, January 31, 2011

date night

this first picture was us exactly one year ago on our first date night as parents! sadie was 2 weeks old, mike and i were both extremely sleep deprived, and i remember going to outback thinking 'i feel like i should still be pregnant. this is so weird.'
i think we talked about her the whole time! we were still in the first stages of what a *wonderful* but shocking change a baby makes upon your lives. and here we are exactly one year later. older, wiser, and more rested! ha!
we still talked about her some, but also just spent some time talking as a couple. i think that it is SO important to keep your marriage a priority even though at home all of our attention is on her (while she's awake anyway ;)
we are trying to be better about scheduling time for just us, and making it fun! (not just talking about bills and groceries and boring stuff like that)

thank you mom and les for babysitting on both date nights!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

stir crazy

i think i am going a little stir crazy...i'm not a person who has to be out doing things all day long, because i do enjoy being home, BUT i have been home for the better part of 5 days now. like i've run to the grocery store or the bank and that's about it. all three of us have colds. and sweet sadie is the least crankiest of all of us!!
it started with sadie getting a runny nose and sneezing thursday, then i got started getting sick on friday and felt horrible all weekend, then mike started feeling bad saturday night. hopefully we'll all be better in a couple days and we can do some fun things later this week.
but for are some random pics that made me smile.
1. sadie's dinner-we had fish tacos. i got her plate all ready and put it on the table where mike had a beer sitting, so it looks like sadie was going to have a miller lite with her fish tacos. ha!! 2. sadie showing me her new dump truck, which she loves. except the poor thing has been photographed so much that she knows the flash is coming so she squints or closes her eyes completely!

3. my big girl in pigtails!! i think this makes her look like such a toddler instead of a baby.

i hope you're having a great monday! i'm off to dry my hair and drink my hot tea and take some alka seltzer. fun!

oooh-tonight i worked on a little project for my scraproom/sadie's playroom. i will show pictures as soon as i finish it!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

can't believe...

she's already 1!
she has SOOO much personality now, i could write a book!
her vocabulary has increased quite a bit just in the last two weeks and she understands just about everything i say to her.
we went to her 12 mo. check up on tuesday and she weighs 23.9 pounds and is 32 1/2 inches long. at the top of the chart for height!
i can't get her to stay still long enough for a picture now, so this is the best i could do!
yesterday, i put her baby gate up in her room to let her play independently for a little bit. at first she cried, then got really quiet. when i came in to check on her, she was lifting the lid of her diaper genie and sticking her hand in the plastic. yuck! but she thought it was funny.
how can i scold her with a face like that?!

Monday, January 10, 2011

menu monday

hello. did you have a good monday? i did! i got so much accomplished, and i feel good about that. before we get to my menu for the week, here's a little project i did over the weekend...inspired by this post from becky higgins blog. if you don't read her blog, check it out. she is most inspiring! (thanks susanne for reminding me about her!)

anyway, i had the iron tray from southern living and just spray painted it white and distressed it a little. the black wood candle holder i already had too. the new stuff i got at hobby lobby. i just arranged it on the tray and put some season appropriate items in the glass containers (peppermints and pinecones) and voila! a new centerpiece for our dining table.

and here is my picture of the day today...all of my pantry items after a trip to the grocery store.

after watching nicole richie on "the talk" the other day (do you watch that show? hilarious.) and listening to her talking about the foods she does not give her children, i decided to nix any canned foods and get back to fresh fruits and veggies. i'm not getting crazy and giving my child sugar free vegan cupcakes, but i am making it a point to give her plenty of fruits & veggies and a large variety of foods, especially right now, since she's open to eating most anything. did you think i was never going to post my menu? well here it is...

monday-ham and cheese stuffed chicken breasts, roasted asparagus with parmesan
tuesday-salmon cakes, garlic sauteed spinach, tri color pasta with balsamic dressing
wednesday-ground beef and cheddar casserole, green beans
thursday-beany, cheesey, chicken and zucchini quesadillas
friday-spagetti and meatballs, steamed broccoli
saturday-mushroom, avocado cheeseburgers, waffle fries
sunday-eat out

and lastly, this pic of nana and sadie. this is the face sadie makes now anytime i try to take a picture of her and it really makes me laugh!

Friday, January 7, 2011

front tooth

this little one kept me up for 2 hours early this morning. i couldn't figure out why she was so sleepy but wouldn't go back to sleep?

the answer: she cut her 3rd tooth. yippee! we were starting to wonder if she was only going to have 2 bottom teeth forever. hehe :) it's her left front tooth, and the right one is about to poke through also. plus she's got 2 more bottom teeth that she's close to cutting. so i guess she'll go from 2 teeth to 6 teeth very soon!

happy weekend.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

what i wore wednesday

hi! well i had decided to quit doing what i wore wednesday because it takes a lot of effort to remember to take a picture and well, really, i was in an outfit slump. (maybe i still am) why when i have a very large closet full of clothes can i not find anything cute to wear? and why do i feel compelled to go and buy the cute stuff i see other people wearing on their what i wore wednesday posts? anybody else doing that?

but here i am again doing another week of pics. so here they are!

grey ruffly top-downeast basics

purple cardi-old navy




ring-michele busch

love pink t shirt-v's secret

green tank-target

workout capris-kohl's?

running shoes (you can't see them) but they are ryka's and they are wonderful!! way helping me to run better ;)

plaid shirt-forever 21

distressed jeans-gap


turquoise ring-santa fe street vendor

striped cardi-target






gold blouse-loft


belt-forever 21


necklace-forever 21

sadie belle's outfit-target

purple tunic-target




necklace-word of the year from lisa leonard, charms from the vintage pearl

blouse and skirt-downeast basics

scarf-y wrap thing (what's it called?)-forever 21


earrings-michele busch

have a great week!