Friday, September 30, 2011

Cole Update

Well, the Stinker Man is 7 months old and sits up great.  No signs of crawling yet and I am TOTALLY fine with that.  He'll crawl when he's good and ready.

He never ceases to amaze me with all the faces he can make.  Most of his best faces involve drool running down his face and all over his adorable clothes that you never see because he's wearing monster sized bibs to catch all that drool.

He chews on everything like it's his job.  Let me tell you, he does his job very well.  Just look at that serious chew face with his eyebrows up and all.  That stuffed orange didn't stand a chance.

He is the happiest baby I have ever been around.  Of course I know that I'm biased because I'm his mom ;o) Rarely is the kid not smiling and I love every second of it!  

I adore this age and wish it would last longer.  I'm soaking up every moment with my handsome little man.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Addicted to Pinterest

Image via The Idea Room

First pinned by Cindy Cloyd via Pinterest

So if you haven't checked out Pinterest yet then!!  

I'll wait...

It is a completely genius site that is creative inspiration to the extreme.  As you are browsing the web and you come across images that are inspiring, beautiful, useful, creative, insightful, etc. you "pin" the image to your board.  The image will link you directly to the site that contains that picture so you can come back to it at any time.  I have become completely addicted and can't wait to start making a lot of the ideas I have pinned.  These are 2 of my Halloween favs using Oreo cookies.  I can't wait for Ava and I to make these for her little friends.  I have a feeling that sharing Pinterest ideas will become a weekly post for me.  As I mentioned, totally addicted!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free Printables: Alphabet Tracing Sheets

Miss A started preschool 2 mornings a week this fall and loved it at first.  Now she's experiencing a little separation anxiety that I'm hoping is only temporary.  She loves all the things they do in school (painting, drawing, singing, dancing, listening to stories, etc.) and her teacher is so sweet and fun.  I thought I would try to reinforce some of the concepts she is learning at school at home too.  She's learning to write her name and letters so I found these adorable tracing sheets for her to practice with from Lawteedah.  I plan on printing them on card stock and laminating them so we can use them over and over again with a dry erase marker.  She's got the capital A down so now we have to work on the v and the a.  Doing these kinds of things with her makes me miss teaching.  However, I'm so blessed that I can stay home with my little ones and teach them!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm Totally Penny

Howdy folks!  I know it's been a while and I am scolding myself for that as we speak...errrr, read.  I thought I would jump back into things sharing one of my new goals.  My wee one, Cole, is now 7 months old.  Wow, how times has flown by with this little man!  Anywhoo, needless to say there is still baby weight 7 months later.  I decided the best way to handle this is to run.  It's cheap, no gym needed, you walk out your door and start going and it seems that everyone is doing it so why can't I?  I downloaded the Couch to 5K app for my phone and started running.  Now let me say I'm only at the end of week 2 but I am going strong and don't hate it...yet.  Now, my husband and I don't watch very many of the same shows but we both really like Happy Endings.  I love the character Penny and when I saw the episode posted below I almost peed my pants.  I do exactly what Penny is doing only I do it in my head.  For that, my husband is thankful :)  I'm just curious how many other people do this???  Me and Penny can't be the only ones...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

We're Alive

Cole:  6 months

Rapunzel (AKA: Ava) 3 years

Well, contrary to popular belief we are still alive and kicking over here.  I have lots to blog about since we've had a super busy summer.  Having 2 littles definitely keeps you hoppin'!  I'm hoping to get back into my regular blogging routine in the next week or so.

Jan...Thanks for your concern!  I've missed reading your comments :o)