Monday, September 29, 2008

This weekend in 60 seconds

Scott was away pretty much away the whole weekend so it was just me and Reesey. I swear that girl is going through the terrible twos early.... her incessant whining has been the soundtrack of my life this past week and this weekend was no different. All I can say is thank god for 7:00 bed time.
After the screaming child, who now glares at me, and throws everything on the floor, was in bed, I did manage to watch a few chick flicks. Now I'm no Sex and the City mega fan or anything but while searching for a movie I came across it and thought why not. I loved it! It pretty much sums up everything a chick flick should be. I really loved that it wasn't all cry-y and emotional.... there was some crude humor and fashion shows, and I wasn't bored the whole 2 and a half hours it took to watch it. I would definitely recommend it. Oh... and in case any guy has to sit through it.... I will give you the Scott review - Yes there is boobs in it. The end.

Yesterday we had family photos taken. At 5:30 p.m. I tried very hard to make sure that Reese slept so she would smile a bit.... but of course she had different ideas. So I'm not sure how they are going to turn out but if you get a christmas card from us this year and there is a picture of a screaming child on it, well, I tried.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Feeling neglected

So I seriously think that Reese is punishing me for dropping her off everyday and going to work. This morning as we were going up the stairs to mom and dad's - she pointed at mom in the window and very clearly said "Mom". "Nana" I said. "Nana". Then she wouldn't give me kisses or wave or anything. Pretty much everybody now gets a wave at least. Last week she was doing kissy faces at the cashier at the Co-op.

Needless to say I think that I have a one year old who is already capable of guilt trips! Yikes.

Hey mom, I just crashed. Can you put that damn camera down and help me out here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Light as a feather

Oh happy day.... I weighed myself this morning and I'm down another 2 pounds. Only 7 more to go to reach my goal. The goal is actually 2 pounds heavier than I was pre-baby but who's counting. It just seemed more attainable at the time.
I got my gym membership at the beginning of September and was wanting to go 3-4 times/ week. With work and well, life, I've actually been going more like 2 times a week. I've just been walking at a good clip and with a pretty steep incline, but last night I decided to kick it up a notch. I was pretty impressed that I ran for 15 minutes straight.
I won't even mention the 2 times my arm caught the iPod cord and sent it flying off the back of the treadmill. Nor will I mention the one time that while I was trying to save said flying iPod, I accidently hit the emergency stop, thus making a loud beeping noise, alerting the pre-pubescent boys beefing up at the weights of my presence.
Oh I am such a graceful creature.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Reese's Ist Birthday Extravaganza

The cake I made for her 1st birthday;

Kari-Ann - please note the quilt underneath the cake..... I couldn't find an appropriate table cloth.... so this worked perfectly.

Clapping for the cake.... what can I say - I'm an excellent cake baker. ( Thank you Duncan Hines)

The most awesome Mickey Mouse, plane push/ride toy. Oh yeah - the propellor actually goes. It only took Scott and I 30 ish minutes to pick it out. We were tempted to go with Mater the tow truck but thought we should attempt a little girliness for Reese. Not so much that we went with the Princess one or god forbid - Dora. Don't even get me started on Dora.

* Please note that she left her hat on for the cake opening AND the present opening *

A recent shot. Have some shame girl and put your boobie away!

And one from the wedding last weekend. Jer might appreciate the "pointing" shot. I think I need to work on the slightly upward head tilt.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Working on the Chain Gang

Hello all. Today is the end of my maternity leave. I am officially back to work. UGH.

Anywho, I am going to post pics from the big first birthday party and all sorts of other goodies... just not today!
Yesterday our little monkey took 4 steps. These steps required some coaxing and bribing with toys but still - steps. Our little girl is walking... and I got to see it before I got back to work! Today she is coasting back and forth between furniture without extra coaxing. I'm thinking it won't be long and she will be running.