Friday, May 29, 2009

Look at me! I'm blogging!

It so strange not to blog once a week- give or take. I don't enjoy it mostly for the fact that it's kind of my journal about my sweet daughter and all of her milestones. Really, all I can think of is that she's "talking" a lot more. Saying cute phrases like, "ba bababa baba ba ba," and "mama mamama ma." Isn't that darling!? She's my little cup of joy. She's so smiley and happy. She's a little clingy but I try not to give in to it too much. Sometimes it's hard, though, because she's so dang cute and such a great cuddler. I love when she rests her little head on my shoulder. Allow a moment for me to let out a contented sigh.
So, she is 8 months now. Well 8 months and some. It's amazing how fast it flies, and there is no way to slow it down. Ever since she's been born I've made sure to take the great advice given to me that is, "Take in every moment, because it passes by so quickly." I know a lot of mom's who can't wait to get to certain milestones but I just enjoy her as she is in the moment. Yeah, soon she'll be crawling really fast and I'll enjoy it then, but for now I'm enjoying her ever improving army crawl and her new found adventurous curiousity for different rooms, tiny things to be swallowed and doors. Ah, such wonders.
My little love.

I am finishing up week one of phase 2 in the Maker's Diet. I feel incredible. I've already lost some weight, I have more energy, I feel healthier and bouncier. Bouncier? Really? Yes, folks. Bouncier. It's fantastic. I really encourage people to read the Maker's Diet. It's not just a "diet" but a lifestyle change. It's superb. And you really do get to eat!

My little family and I have been greatly enjoying the warm weather we have had. Not the rainy cold stuff from the past few days but these last weeks have been awesome. We've done bonfires and grilling, and getting to hang out with our friends. Summer is so nice. Everyone feels happier and is more willing to get out of their cozy beds to do something. I love waking up to the birds chirping, the smell of freshly cut grass, the warm sun, cool breeze. Summer is definitly a renewing season. Spring is great, don't get me wrong, but it only gets you there. Summer is good.

I've also got my house good and cleaned. Well, it's 90% there. Just a few more things to get done and I will have officially Spring Cleaned my house for the season. It feels so good to have such a clean house! I love cleanliness and organization. I don't always like getting it there but, I sure do love it when it is.

I feel like I should have more to tell, and I guess I do, but I'm just going to have to leave it at this for now. I'll try to be better at finding a computer to get back here more often.

Have a GREAT Friday, everyone!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Well, hello!

So, it's been another good while. So let's update:

Amelia is now a power crawler! For about a week and a half now.. maybe two weeks. She's a little slow in her crawling but I think it's the footie pj's that we put her in. That, and she hasn't quite figured out just how to use her hands. She kind of slaps them down together at times or not far enough ahead of her. It's so cute, though.
I'm also pretty sure she's saying "mama." It is more of a "mamamama" but really, it's "mama." We all know it, so don't deny it.
She's also clapping! But that one's a little older. Doesn't make me less proud though.

Two weekends ago, we took our good friends down to my grandparents farm for a weekend of R&R. Some much needed R&R. We had a very good time. There was fishing, roasting wienies and s'mores, riding horses, stalking a humming bird as well as some other good times. I really don't think anyone wanted to go home come Sunday. In fact, we'd all still be there if it wasn't for jobs and my grandparents sanity.

Last weekend, Bryan, Amelia and I all went out with his family to Galena. It was beautiful, fun however overpriced but well worth it. It was a fun day and we're already making plans to go back with different people!
Sunday was my first official Mother's Day. It was FANtastic. Before church, Amelia "gave" me a card. It was the sweetest thing. She even signed it and everything!
At church we had a baby dedication and we were one of three families.
Then we went to Bryan's parents house for lunch.
We got home and Bryan mowed while Amelia and I took a nap.
In the evening we had a few friends over for some pizza and a bon fire with s'mores.
I also got a card from my love (Bryan) and it made me tear up just a bit.

It was great. The best! first Mother's Day I could have asked for.

Until next time!...