Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
- 4 boxes of store brand cereal, $1.00 each
- 8 cans generic pasta sauce, $0.48 each (which I will later spice up, but this is cheaper than raw ingredients people!)
- 5 pounds of grapes, $0.99 per pound
- 16 yogurts (6oz cups), $0.25 each
- 2 24-oz Cottage cheese containers, $1.68 (should have bought more, may go back)
- 2 dozen eggs, $0.48 each
- 2lbs colby jack block cheese, $2.99 per pound
- 2.5lbs shredded cheese (including parmesan!) $0.99/8-oz bag
- kiss my husband good bye at 2:30am and hopefully welcome him home before 7:00pm
- wake to a babbling Levi at ten to six
- keep a rather cranky Levi awake until a reasonable napping hour by walking barefooted outside - and subsequently landing in bird poop
- use the majority of my alloted blogging time doing the previous two
- attack my grocery list - identify deals - ad match and SHOP (before lunch, ideally)
- play catch up with the laundry - is it me, or is this a daily affair?
- paint (yeah right, who am I kidding, this is likely dead LAST on my list)
- nurse a baby
- feed a baby
- feed a husband
- put them both to bed before 8pm
- make a meal to deliver to friends tomorrow - dessert included :)
- try to figure out what food is giving Levi loose poop - a common theme in his short life
- wait ONE more day before my new camera arrives at Best Buy (a topic yet to be blogged about)
- reminisce about the wonderful lunch I shared yesterday with friends and their babies after play group.
- wish I could do the same today - totally dragging - it's amazing how long the morning feels when hubby leaves before dawn. I literally count the minutes until morning nap
- probably have to find a second cup of coffee (very rare for me) see previous note on "dragging"
- try desperately to keep up with my running toddler
- continue to wonder why said toddler hasn't gained any weight in a month when he was gaining just fine before he started walking - wait - maybe that's the reason. Hmm...
- enjoy the mid 80's until the high 90's prevail tomorrow
- look for the following at Home Depot (if I ever get there, and don't worry hubby, I probably won't so we can go together Saturday): Closet door pulls, a drill bit to cut pull-holes in closet doors, a piece of molding to cover the closet door track, and a brushed silver door knob
- meet with the photographer who took all of Levi's pictures over the past year and possibly order a few to remember the year by
- show Levi his new touch-and-feel-flashcards
- remind myself over and over (and over) that, although at the end of the day I may have precious little to show for my efforts, my investment in this hurricane of toddler energy will pay off 100-fold - and then some.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Guess whose baby is in disposables this week? ooh ooh pick mine, pick mine!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
This is the face of a sick little boy.
Friday, June 11, 2010
The Boppy Pillow: I took my boppy everywhere. I took it to church when we went to the cry room, I took it on the airplane when Levi was 3 months old, I took it to friends houses. Until Levi was able to support his own head, I took that thing everywhere. Thank you Boppy, for saving my shoulder.
The White Noise Machine: Why didn't I find this thing sooner? This is the same one we use, on "waterfall" setting. It blocks out a lot of our creaky floor problem (although, not all of it) and allows me to do a few things around the house while my light sleeper naps.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
While my mom and step-dad were here for Levi's birthday party (which I will post pictures of the next time I get a moment to breathe) We decided what better time than the present to add a new room to our basement? This was, by my step-father, called a "simple project", just a wall, and a closet to frame, drywall, and paint. That's "all".
And I guess it wasn't much more than that. In fact, we didn't even hit any snags in the process. But it became apparent that our views of "simple" were quite different. You see, I equate "simple" with "fast" - These two do not belong together.
"Straight forward", yes. The entire project was quite straight forward. Everything was very standard procedeur. But there's a lot to be said for a standard procedeur when it's being completed in the home of a couple who has never (I repeat, never) done construction-based home improvement. We have a LOT to learn.
Needless to say, the finished product is nothing short of AMAZING. We still have yet to finish paiting, to hang trim, and to install doors. But in my mind, those are small details compared to the enormity which has already been finished.
So, as the Chaos dwindles in our home
And as the dust settles (literally)
And as I'm reminded that not only have I been an almost absent member of the blogosphere for the past week, but I've also let a LOT of things
go around this house...
I am also, in the same breath, SO happy with what we've done to our home, and SO grateful for those who made it possible. THANK YOU Eric, Jonathan, Brian, Bryan, and (yes) Brian. Not only do we have a lot of friends named Brian, but we have a lot of friends (and family members) who willingly donated their time and talents to help us with the project we've been talking about since we bought our house in June of "08.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I thought it would be a difficult time since he was catheterized the last two times he was there. Thank you Lord for making the baby memory VERY short!
at 12 months Levi is:
in the 46th percentile for weight (just over 22 1/2 lbs)
in the 96th percentile for height (32")
in the 75th percentile for head size
eating with a fork - a new development and he's REALLY slow with it
taking two 1.5 hour naps
sleeping 11 solid hours most nights
habitually scratching the back of his neck. Don't know what that's about but I mentioned it to the doc
eating everything except dairy and soy. Tried dairy last week on him, had two days of nasty diapers. Won't give him any more until 18 months. On the bright side, I can have it in moderation and still nurse him.
nursing 5-6 times a day for only short bouts
throwing mini temper tantrums
loving fruit, loathing vegetables
resisting diaper changes like the plague
getting small flicks on the back of the hand when he intentionally throws food off his highchair tray - and responding to them quite well.
enjoying his jumbo legos, his ball popper, his little kitchenette, and of all things, bubble wrap (with supervision)
eating 5 meals a day (used to be three meals and two snacks, but now I think they're all about the same quantity of food)
and MANY other things that I can't remember.
Blogger is being a poop. It won't let me add photos, change fonts, or do many other things. GRRR. Once it will, I'll add plenty of cute pictures from his party etc. I feel like I'm getting VERY behind.
Anyhow, happy Friday!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
painfully little except this:
Plan on spending twice what you budgeted
plan on going to the hardware store twice as many times
plan on it taking you twice as long as you suspected (or more)
My mom and step-dad came from Seattle for Levi's birthday. I got this CRAZY idea at Christmas that when they came we should put up a wall in our basement. The time came, and here they are, and there (across the room from me) is the wall.
I have a LOT to learn about this whole home-improvement thing.
There will be photos to share, but right now I'm swimming in dust. I can't count the number of tools between me and the other side of the basement, and I certainly can't name them all. Pictures to come, but just an FYI - my normal daily blogging time will (for a time) be taken up by a can of primer, a can of paint, and a few brushes.
NO idea it was this much work
SO grateful for everyone who made it possible
SO excited to have a new room, the new room I'd envisioned
VERY happy to have added value to our home
NOT ready to see my parents leave in but a couple hours.
Pictures to come,
Pictures to come