Monday, February 4, 2013


One year ago, baby boy, you arrived! We never could have known this kind of love until we met you. You are smiles and laughter and cuddles. You are mischief and persistence and joy. This last year of our lives has, without a doubt, been the best ever. We have watched you grow and can't wait to see what you are going to do next. At one year old:
  • You weight 22 lbs and are 30 inches long, 50th percentile in both.
  • You are a great eater. Some favorites are blueberries, mac n cheese, ravioli, bananas, and mandarin oranges.
  • You are a climber! You are lightening-quick on the stairs and you can be found pushing your trailer to climb on tables and reach things you want.
  • You are not walking yet but you are cruising everywhere. 
  • You have favorite books you like to read. Some of your favorites are Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Goodnight Moon, and I Am a Bunny.
  • You have cut down to only 1 bottle before bedtime. 
  • You play pat-a-cake and The Wheels on the Bus.
  • You have 6 teeth and definitely have some more on the way.
  • You are pretty consistent with two good naps a day and 10-11 hours a night.
  • You give awesome cuddles. When I get you out of bed, you curl up on my chest with your head on my shoulder. These are the best times.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Finally Friday! (February Style)

Chris and I joined the gym last night and I was so excited, planning my workout class time for this morning and planning mine and Jackson's day in my head. Then...guess who woke up with the yuckiest nose and the crankiest disposition EVER. I would not be happy if another mother brought their child looking like that to childcare at the gym. Alas, we are at home. After putting the screeching child down for a nap I am sitting down for just a moment to collect my thoughts and try to put the last couple of hours behind us. Mama said there'd be days like this.

Anyway! It is a beautiful sunny day (although I don't think it's supposed to reach much over 30 degrees today) and I want to get some things done. I can think of about 1.5 million things I'd rather do than clean, but I love having a clean house. Therefore I must clean it.

It's February! Usually a humdrum month in my book but it's starting off bright and sunny so I have high hopes this year. We finished January with a fun birthday party for the little guy and I have to say this year has started off quite well. I'm so thankful for family and friends and God's love that surrounds us.

Welcome February. I hope you're bringing some warmer days with you (I can hope!), bountiful tax returns, and some energy and optimism. Is anyone else ready for Spring?!? 

Thank you February for letting me be random today. It's time to get up, get some work done, and enjoy a nice Friday evening with my boys. I'll leave you with a sneak peak from an upcoming birthday post. Happy weekend!