Thursday, September 30, 2010
He LOVES the little park a block away from our house. His favorites are the swing and the slide.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is one of my favorite pictures if Brods to date :) Such a charmer!
Such a handsome boy! I am the luckiest mama in the world!
My 2 handsome boys :) Brody was way too into the sparkler.... can you tell by the waitresses face! lol
It was a great night with the best family!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
I was so excited for fall to arrive.... but now that its here... I wish it would have waited a little bit longer. A big thing happens this fall, my little boy turns one! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful happy little boy! But looking back I can not believe how it has gone by so fast.... it is a bittersweet feeling. Obviously I am happy and thankful for the things listed above, but why did it have to go so fast??? It seems like yesterday we were driving home from the hospital, PJ white knuckled and concentrating so hard on the road with our precious cargo taking his first ride in the Camry. And then the Holidays came, Thanksgiving shared with family, A snow storm snowed us in so we stayed an extra night in Butler over Christmas, Bubs first winter solstice at the farm.... So many memories. The snow that kept me and Brody in the house, staying warm snuggling .... Making cookies to take to family Christmas. My mom and sisters snow days spent with me and Brody, some heading out to Oak Park mall to do some shopping some spent on the couch chatting away. It has hit me that this fall and winter will be much different. Instead of spending the season wrapping gifts and baking cookies with my little man , I will be spending 40 hours a week answering phones, making coffee, typing up transmittals, sorting mail for people... Some like me, some don't, some appreciate my happy go lucky personality, some don't, some stop to talk and say hi, some walk right past without saying hi.... This fall will be much different for me. I think about it now and it brings tears to my eyes thinking that I can not plan my holidays 24/7 around my family, friends and ones I love.... I know there are wonderful memories to be made this fall and winter, and I will still get to spend the holidays with family and friends.... but it will just not be exactly the same....
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I could barely stop and take a picture I was chowing through this salad so fast!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Bubs was making a funny face, it looks like he was not having that much fun. lol But I promise he is :)
He is such a big boy! He learned to stack the rings that day!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I will be using this simple family friendly recipe many times in the future. The 2 mommies were even able to enjoy a glass of wine!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Radish (first 2 rows, big green) & Beet seedlings (second 2 rows, little green with purple stem)
Saturday, September 18, 2010
After playing I started on some spiced apples for bubs. They turned out delish! He had a few over lunch. I plan on freezing some because I made way too many for him to enjoy in the near future. My Granny had picked some apples at her assisted living facility and gave me a bunch. I had already made apple pie bars so decided to share the love :)Yummy spiced apples!
Friday, September 17, 2010
I love chicken!Bubs is also now clapping on command! And he loves to clap :) He gets this huge goofy grin on his face and then says "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy" while clapping away! And then of course we follow suit and join in :)
Life is great! Find something to clap for today, Oh wait TGIF! (insert clapping here)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I mean don't get me wrong, we had A LOT of fun! But I think from now on I might be a family vacation type of gal :) Have a happy Wednesday!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
It was crazy windy! Hence my face, lol.
Brody & Gramps being silly :)
I have the coolest, bestest, awesomest little boy in the world! Thanks for such a fun day :)
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
It took as awhile to get started with this program, 6 months after Brody was born to be exact. I remember my mom bugging me almost weekly to call and set up an appointment. For some reason I was not really feeling that we needed to. I though "oh this will just be one more thing to add to our already full plate" I am SOOOOOO glad I finally did make the call though!
Parents as teachers is a program that is run through school districts, I do believe its a nation wide program. To get a full description you can visit their website here.... Parents as Teachers. This is seriously a wonderful program!
So back to our visit on Tuesday. Kathleen came around 4:30 and by 4:45 we were on the floor with Brods and some new toys, testing them out. Brody of course was being a show off and talking the whole time :) That's my boy! He is right on track with his verbal skills as well as with his motor skills. Kathleen even noticed what an active boy he is! She brought a walker (kind of looked like a little push mower) over for him to try.... I have never seen him so determined! He was determined to get up and stand, leaning against it. And then when he did that he would give a little grunt of frustration when he could not walk with it. By the end of the visit though he had taken a few step on his own with the walker! He is becoming such a big boy, and so fast!
Kathleen gave us several GREAT ideas for homemade toys, and a little preview for what we should expect in the months to come :) We meet with her again on October 12th and I can not wait! If any of you have a little one you should totally look into P.A.T.
Happy almost Friday day!