Saturday, February 09, 2013

i had all kinds of things to say. then i sat down.

i've had several blog posts dancing around in my head lately...now i don't. would you like some random thoughts, instead?

i really love that "suit and tie" song...yep i do. it makes me feel like it should be spring already and be driving around with the windows down. it came out just a little too early for me here in indiana! is it dumb to sort of "ration" it, like not listen to it very much, so that i still love it in a month or two when i can play it in my sexy minivan with the wind blowing in my hair, wearing my mom jeans?

i signed up for a half marathon! eeeeek! i'm kind of going to count it as my first, since i've only done one before--the same race, actually. jeremy and i ran it together (pretty slowly) and i wanted to die when i was done. i blamed lack of coffee in the morning. makes sense to me. jeremy had to pull over on the interstate on the way home so i could puke. and buy caffeine tablets. yes, seriously. always said i'd never run that much again...hmmmm. but the funny thing is i'm actually a better runner now, three kids later. i'm running more miles with a faster average pace. it also helps that jeremy is a real marathon-er now and i make him plan my workouts for me. also getting a teensy bit excited because one of my long lost college besties is coming out from CA to run it as well.

we are reading the Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson in my Bible study group right now. it's pretty amazing to see how this is EXACTLY what each of us so desperately needed at this moment. thanks, God. each of us has had something resonate pretty deeply and it's only been two weeks of reading and reflecting on it. if you're a mom, you need it. probably right now, because it's winter and we're all cooped up and feeling a little crazy. oh, no, that's just me? eh.

made some cupcakes for someone's FIRST BIRTHDAY tomorrow! ack! just our little family tomorrow, more fun next weekend with extended family. also, what do you get a one-year-old for a birthday gift? i'm at a total loss...and in a way i feel guilty, but then again i'm so practical that i don't feel so guilty.  she doesn't really want anything, she doens't really need anything. the boys ever-so-sweetly picked out a few things for her, but i honestly can't bring any more toys into this house of my own accord and i buy clothes for her way more that i'd like to admit...so she's getting an entire cupcake of her very own...that i made with my own hands....is that lame?



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Amelia at 11 months.

Argh...posting this almost a month late. I wrote this several weeks ago, then Blogger wouldn't let me load a picture so I gave up.  Today, it magically lets me load a picture.  Same computer, same everything. Dumb blogger!
 
 

She's eleven months old! I almost let this slip by without a picture, since it was a crazy week.  We can't have that.

At eleven months, my sweet Amelia:
-pulls up and will cruise all over, with a bull-in-a-china-shop technique.  nothing stops her, and if it tries, she will muscle through it. she's pretty awesome like that.
-when asked, will find one of her two favorite baby dolls and give it a kiss. 
- eats EVERYTHING. and a lot of it. bread, cheese, and apples are favorites.
-still nurses 3-4 times a day. i will be pretty sad when she's done with this part of babyhood. she's so quick about it anymore that it won't change the rhythm of the day too much when she decides she won't sit still for it.  this is starting to happen a couple of times a week. she's had zero formula, which is pretty great.
-weighs about 17 pounds and is still wearing a size 2 diaper. funny girl.
-has mastered the sippy cup, which has greatly increased the peace inside our minivan.
-refuses to have anything on her feet, ever. socks and shoes are her least favorite things. too bad it's FREEZING outside.
-when told "NO", will just laugh at you...oh this girl. this is new for me. all i had to do with the boys was look at them sideways and they'd cry cry cry.
-can't get enough of her crazy brothers! she's especially sweet on Marcus...plants big juicy kisses on him whenever she can!
-completely attached to her "dottie"--her little blankie. Dottie was in the wash the other day and she gave me the DIRTIEST look when i tried a replacement...she was not fooled and also not amused.  Luckily, I was able to contact the company and two more are coming in the mail! Wahoo!
-has started being a teensy big apprehensive about (some) strangers. Mostly men. That's just fine.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Yesterday.

Marcus and I were having a conversation about why the baby can't have popcorn...it went something like this:

Marcus: Why can't Mimi have popcorn?
Me: The hulls aren't good for her guts.
Marcus: Oh. That's because she has little tiny guts.  I have medium guts.  You have BIG HUGE guts!!!
Me: Thank you?