Monday, October 08, 2007

pretty dang grateful...

to get to hang out with THIS GUY all day long! it's hard, sometimes, to not be "at work", feeling like i'm being productive and contributing to society and my household...but i know that i really am doing those very things by staying home. it just feels a little different, and i'm still adjusting...

yes, he knows they lost...what a mess last night...honestly...but i had to get a picture of him with his team gear on.
we're having a pretty decent monday. it's going to be 90 degrees, so i had to get an early start to make good on my promise to myself to get back in shape...went running for the first time since he was born. actually the first time since probably november?? not sure. i took pregancy and the winter months as an excuse to just do the elliptical machine and some prenatal yoga...and it is very clear that i took it easy! but the jogging stroller make it soooo very nice. highly recommended!! it is also highly recommended to leave it out in a very prominent place in the garage to remind you to get out and use it...even when it's so very hot and sticky out...

speaking of hot and sticky...camping this weekend was really pretty good, considering we had an infant along who isn't very flexible about his schedule or surroundings! he slept pretty well, although i did not. i was convinced that the nasty raccoons that were casing our tent late at night were going to carry him off if i fell asleep...i yelled at them. it did nothing. nasty creatures. but a good annual fall camping trip, even though the weather didn't line up with the whole idea of FALL. hello, october? where are you? pumpking spice everything tastes better when it's at least down to 75. so does knitting. it seems a little silly to play with wool when you're sweating all over it, but i got 75% of a sock finished!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

am i hearing what i think i'm hearing?

last night, sam was fussing a little bit. the kind where he's fighting going to sleep and just needs to suck it up and conk out for the night. he's like his mom that way.
the fussing sort of went like this: wah. wah. wah. wah. no screaming, just a half-hearted little deal. i laughed at him because i'm that kind of mother. at least so far. and his little sound, still going w/ the same rhythm, changed into a little laugh! i thought i was making it up, but he smiled and kept doing it, and i kept laughing at him. praise God, our kid has a sense of humor already! this is good, very good. and yes he wound up falling asleep, but only after more grub. kid is a pigggglet.

here he is in overalls--who doesn't love a baby in overalls??? well, the baby didn't care what we thought, because he peed all over said overalls. oh well, at least i got a picture.
SOOOO very much looking forward to camping this weekend! we're actually leaving tomorrow night, so we'll have all of Friday too. ahhhh...i did the shopping yesterday. it's fun to let go a little bit and buy mostly junky food. hot dogs, smores stuff, little debbies, hot cocoa...i realize some people do some seriously gourmet stuff on camping trips (or at least the backpacking magazines would have you believe this...) but we just do junk food. it's half the fun. top it off with some caramel sundaes (yes i'm mentioning them again--they are that good) and we'll be all set.

taking a new knitting project...i told myself i would finish something before starting a new something, but this is camping!! i have to comemmorate the event with socks!! i'm making monkey socks with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock...the color is Indian Summer. it's all fallish and yummy. perfect!