Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
I ... rather my fingers... have a tendency of typing completely different words than I am thinking in my head....
And I am a horrible speller....
So, from here on out, I promise to write my posts... save them, and atleast and hour or two later I will reread them before posting.
If I reread them right now before hitting "publish post" I never can notice my errors... I need to step away and then come back....
So that is what plan.... Lets hope it works!
I have been out of school for 3 years now, and Brian is going on..... way more... I think atleast..... so it's obviously not us!
Can you guess?
After putting down half a month's "tuition" when I was 5 months pregnant and saving the first spot available for Leah, so that she can begin her schooling at the age of 8.5 months old.... she is FINALLY starting Goddard on Monday!
I am excited! Can you tell?
I am excited to get her back into daycare, on a routine, and interacting with kids. I didnt by any means not enjoy having Leah with her grandparents for the summer... she was spoiled, she napped, her grandparents got lots of quailty time, and it was very nice on our bank account....
I just think Goddard will be great for Leah! She is at such a great age right now that she is learning SOOOO much! She can wave bye bye (supposably... never to me... I just get crying when its time for me to leave!) she loves to push doors open and closed, her hand eye cordination and fine motor skills are getting better by the day.... I just think the enviorment at Goddard will be really great for her!
Most daycares give you a sheet every day that let you know when your child ate, slept, and had its diaper changed.... When Leah and I visted a few weeks ago, I saw one of these sheets. Their's included what they did that day... the little boy's that I was look at said "Today we worked on saying the word 'dinosaur'" I cannot wait to see what Leah's says!!!!!!
So Monday is Leah's first day of school! (It is called the Goddard SCHOOL and I feel alot better saying she is at school than daycare) Lets hope I am still this positive after dropping her off that morning and paying the bill!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
In my head I have a running list of things we already have planned to do, what we want to do, and what we need to do! When and where can we fit it all in!?!
Aug 7th - Brian's cousin Kaitlin's 21st birthday (FYI Kaitlin, I want to go!! So tell me whats going on!!)
Aug 14th - Tara and baby Jenna's baby shower!
Aug 19th - Leah's 9 month check up (Holy Moly!)
Aug 21st - Miss Anna's wedding shower
Sept 5th - Yours truly's 26th birthday! Always a great day!
Oct 2nd-ish - Baby Jenna is due!!!!!
Oct 16th - Anna and Vince's wedding... finally! They have been together almost as long as Brian and I and we already have been married 2 years with a kid!
Oct 31st - Leah's first Halloween!!
Nov 3rd - Exam.... dun, dun, dunnnnnnn....
Nov 13th - Miss Leah's 1st birthday party!!
Nov 18th - Miss Leah's 1st birthday!!!!!!!!
Nov 25th - Thanksgiving... headed somewhere with my family, location is currently unknown.... probably Memphis
Dec 4th - (date is a guess) headed to Cape for Craig's 30th birthday party. (I miss Cape!)
Dec 25th - Christmas - Duh!
Need to fit in:
Grants Farm! - Preferably when its a little cooler
The Zoo! - Again, preferably when its a little cooler!
A trip out to Columbia to visit my best friend Ashley's new house! I feel like she has been there for almost a year and I still have not seen it! I am a horrible friend!
Swimming.... preferably like 5 more times before the summer is over! Its depressing how little you get to go swimming once you become an adult... in college, in the summers, I went atlaest 3-4 times a week!
Buy Leah some new car seats - yes this can be done pretty much at any time... but we keep putting it off!
Repainting our house.... Something has come over me and I have the burning desire to repaint/redecorate our whole house! Brian says no... but maybe if I just do it all by myself .... I am just so tired of our boring beige house!!!!!
A winery trip with one of my other favorite friends, Ashley S., and her fiance Greg!
A birthday, wine tasting party, for my birthday!
KC for Labor day weekend? Leah's first roadtrip/vacation, visiting my favorite brother, renissance festival... I think yes....
Pumpkin patch for Leah's first Halloween!
A playdate with Kelly and Olivia
A playdate wtih Sarah and Leah (a highschool friend who also has a little Leah, 6 days older than my little Leah)
Lunch with Ashley S.
Lunch wtih Kate
Really just time to catch up with everyone and everything!
Looking at it all like this, we should definitely be able to do everything... but its so hard when the weekend comes around and we just want to be lazy and play around the house.... I need to just pull out my handy-dandy planner and just start scheduling things!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
She found the bookshelf and all the fun things on mama's bookshelf
She loves her kitties... but they do not love her as much....
And this can me the secret hideout!
No need for help!
She is just like her daddy and knows how to work the stereo system!
"I know these knobs do something!"
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Pretty good movie... way better than we expected, but they could have done it even better.... I am all interested in my greek mythology again.... When a big storm rolled in the other day I actually said "looks like Zues is getting mad!" Anyone know any good books on Greek mythology?
Leah does pretty good when we watch movies... she loves the open space of the basement, loves to pull out all the movies off the shelf, and will sit and pay attention every now and then.
One point where she decided to pay attention was when a creepy bat monster thing came on. It was scary looking even to me!
Brian yells : cover her eyes!
I respond : She's 8 months old! She has no idea what she is looking at!
Oh how we love our proptective daddy! .... but if she ever has nightmares about a creepy flying thing... its all my fault.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Life is crazy right now…. In every aspect….
I feel like I am running around with my head cut off, with 800 things to-do, and never able to “clear the table”.
Work – Ridiculous! I feel like I can’t get thru my to-do list… I get to cross one thing off each day but 10 more get added! My desk is a crazy mess of papers that I just want to get cleared!!!!!!! This is the complete opposite of my job a year ago… Be careful what you wish for right? My problem arises when I am doing the job of someone that is higher than me, and getting paid more than me… and I am sitting here with just a “hey thanks!”
Studying – Yeah… Im already behind! Imagine that!? This past weekend, I was in such a hurry to leave work (I left 30 minutes late because I had to finish something….) that I thought I left my study stuff at work… I did not study a single minute all weekend! …. Yes, everything was online and I could have very easily done so… but I didn’t have a calculator (this is what I kept telling myself)… Monday I get to work and think “Oh where’s my stuff!?” Yeah… it was in my purse all along! Oops! Thank goodness I am still on track for the study schedule for my class! Im just behind on my own personal goals…. Which is worse?
The house – I would love a day off (and then the energy) to give it a good cleaning…. But I will retreat back to what everyone keeps telling me “you have a baby, who cares!”
Leah – Teething. Strong separation anxiety going on at the moment. Little adventurer. Loves anything that she is not supposed to have and throws a nice tantrum as soon as you take it away. Loves any sized ball and loves to watch Mommy and Daddy throw them back and forth. (I bet Brian and I break something by throwing balls in the house way before Leah ever does!) She tries to have a conversation with you, especially at night when she is supposed to be going to bed, she is starting to use different tones to her voice and she gives you this look like “why are you not talking back to me?” … Overall, she is just pretty much AWESOME right now, but a total handful!
Brian – He is out of town again… which means one tired mama! I cannot sleep without him home… Im exhausted and just want my husband back.
Although I constantly feel like I have 800 things going on, I feel like we are at a really good place right now. I absolutely love our family times together; just the three of us hanging out… it just feels like everything is perfect and how it should be. Why can’t this be the only thing we have to do??
Saturday, July 17, 2010
In an effort to give her legs a little break... we put her in pants last night... and jeans today ( FYI she looks SOOOOOOO FREAKING CUTE IN HER JEANS!)
It will be in the upper 90's today.... and Leah will be in pants....
Are we cruel parents, or helpful parents?!
She does not have too many pairs of pants at the moment that fit her... so it definitely will not be any everyday occurance... but it should help right!?
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Brian was BBQing/talking to me, I was playing on the computer, and Leah was doing her thing in the family room.... (all are within 10 feet of eachother)
The next thing we know we hear Leah start to win and a gagging noise....
Tears are rolling down her cheeks... she kept making that face like she was trying to get something out of her throat... she would cry a little and gag some more...
I took her... threw her over my arm and started smaking her back.
I kept remembering how my mom would tell the story of my brother choking on a TV nob and my mom said she just beat it out of him...
Brian just kept saying "Should I call an ambulance!? Should we take her to the ER!?"
I knew she wasnt in serious threat... as long as she was crying and not turning colors we were "ok" ... but Leah was definitely not happy....
Eventually she "threw up"........ a price of paper!
Paper!? Where she got it... we have no idea! .... but she did try to eat it...
No more unsupervised crawling around....
Just wehn we thought everyhting on the floor was OK for her...its not! She can pull things out of no where too!
Scary.... but lesson learned...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I would want to add this "board and batner" to our house!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I am a bit depressed to say that I have not done very many of these at all!! ....
- Life is definitely still stressful.... definitely better than when she was a newborn, but is a new kind of stress now...
- Still not working as an actuary.... I cant even talk about this one... GRRR is all I can say... and then maybe tears....
- Passing 2 exams... Yep.. this one wont be happening... already failed one....
- I was doing awesome at taking my lunch to work... I sucked for a bit... but now I am getting better again.
- Saving more money for a new car... in the process.... Thanks only to my husband! ha!
- Losing all my baby weight! I did that.... but now I havent weighted myself in a few months and I am sure I have gained a little..... blah!
- More weekend trips... we did go to KC! Thats about it.... but I am proud to say that we visit the park alot on the weekends... we have good family time in our own city...
- Monthly dates.... uhhhh we just went on one, but it had been a while.... we need to give this a try again... its just hard to be away from Leah all week and then want to give her up for a long period of time on the weekend as well...
OK... I am depressed now... I need to think of some new ones for the rest of the year.....
and I want to make some of these to hang.... the website says they are super easy.....
And then there is this... it also seems simple enough... really I love wreaths on the door! I need way more! Now will I actually make any of them is the question....
Anyone want to help out? I will hire crafty people!
And no one say "what about your mom?" There is a big difference between crafty and artistic... my mom couldnt make a craft if it saved her life!
But really.... who wants to help!?
I really need to stay on track!
My study schedule is made.... 304 planned hours by Nov. 3rd.
Thats 6 hrs a week at work.... lunch and breaktimes.... with the ability to go out at lunch once a week so that I dont go crazy! (This also helps me not spend money!)
7 hrs a week at home studying thru the month of August.
9 hrs a week at home studying in the month of September.
Then bummed up to 13-15 hrs in October and 20 hrs for the last week or two before the test!
I can do it! I just need to be disiplined.....
Studying before blogging..... and before being lazy....
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
- Leah's 3rd tooth FINALLY broke through the skin!!!!!!!! I say finally because I have seen these top 2 middle teeth in her gums for amount 6 weeks now! I am sure the other one will be coming thru any day as well! I welcome them because Leah has been sleeping HORRIBLY the past few days, a bit crabby, and trying to bite everything and everyone!
- Leah discovered the fireplace this morning! I saw her do the "OHH whats that!?" and then headed straight to the mesh "fence" that hangs down... Our fireplace is pretty flesh to the floor, so very accessible for her to climb into... it has never been used, so its clean... but definitely NO place for a baby!!! Any ideas to keep her out!? I know there are little fence things, but I dont think they get attached to anything so I think that would just be more of something to catch her attention and then pull down. Maybe we need to put the class doors on it? We might be visiting Lowes this weekend...
- Its the end of another quarter... and to my nerdy, but adorable, husband, that meant reviewing our finances. He created a new budget for us last night... one I am totally OK with... and it is planned out so that we are saving to buy me a new car next year!! Whoohoo! Mini Van here I come!!
- This weekend is date night for Brian and I!!! We are off to see Eclipse, and then dinner at PF Changs! I cannot wait!!! We havent even been to the movies since.... Avatar!? And that was in January!