Sunday, October 31, 2010

7 Weeks

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Happy Halloween!

Well, if you guessed a sack of potatoes for what I was making, you're right!

Yesterday we went to Katie's Dog Grooming for a doggy play date.  There was a costume contest and a photographer there taking pictures.  The dogs loved it!  And they photographer got a really cute picture of Miles and the boys.  I will post it as soon as I get it.

 Outside with the Miles pumpkin.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Can you guess...

..what I'm making?

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 29 (30 Day Blog Challenge)

Hopes, Dreams, Plans for the Next 365 Days

Hmm, I gave up planning for the future a long time ago.  Whenever I'd make plans, they were sure to get changed.  But hopes and dreams?  Yes, please. 

I hope:
  • our cars are still running good in the next 365 days.
  • that Miles and T.J. get to have lots of fun daddy/son time together.
  • that we get to go on another vacation around the end of the summer or fall time next year.
  • I can lose this baby weight and more!
  • my feet go back to a size 8.
  • we will get the ice maker hooked up in our freezer.
  • I don't fall off the roof this weekend while cleaning out gutters and hanging Christmas lights.
  • I will get more organized soon.  My office/desk is a disaster.
  • work will be busy so T.J. can continue to be a SAHD.
  • we all stay happy and healthy.
  • my dogs will stop barking at every little thing they see or hear outside.
  • T.J. will learn to cook some good meals.
That's all I can think of right now at this late hour.  I am cutting this blog post close:)
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Wreaths and More

After my post about my worst habit, I decided I needed to get busy on some of my projects.  I think I am going to hang these on the pantry door in our kitchen to add a little holiday fun.

Here is the Halloween wreath:

 Here is the Christmas wreath:

 And because I like to include pictures of Miles whenever I can, here he is sneaking the bird.
 And doing the Al Bundy:)
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Little Man

I just can't get enough of little Miles.  Since getting him on a schedule, I have enjoyed more of his awake time.  He is smiling more and cooing.  Oh, and I LOVE his bumbo!  It's great to put him in it while I am doing stuff in the kitchen.  He just watches me and is totally content.  I am ready and looking forward to going back to work, but I am really going to miss Miles too.  I just can't get enough of him.

Why so many videos in one post, you ask.  Well, I was going to post a couple last night but Blogger was being difficult.  Then I got these two from today that I love and want to share too.  So it's a video overload.  Miles really likes looking out the window in his room.  It's so cute how he smiles and gets so excited.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Remember the pregnant feet HERE?
I can't believe how bad they are!  So gross!

My feet are almost back to normal.  At least the swelling is gone!  They are still about half a size bigger than they were when I first got pregnant.  I am still hoping that they will go back to normal!  I am not a big shopper, so I don't want to have to buy all new shoes!!
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Day 28 (30 Day Blog Challenge)

What's in my Handbag/Purse

I have a messy purse.  I am not good at taking stuff out of it when I get home.  I like a bucket purse with one strap.  Those are my requirements when picking out a purse. 

Back to what's in it.  I have my wallet.  I now have my checkbook.  I never used to carry it, but found a few times I needed it.  I also have hair ties, bobby pins, chapstick.  I have coupons, my camera, and tylenol.  I don't leave home without my cell phone, sunglasses, and ipod with headphones.  I usually have a few pens, business cards, and gum.  Because I never know if I will have a lunch break or not, I usually have a granola bar or two just in case.  It's heavy...really heavy!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Staying at Home

I can't believe I forgot to blog about the lastest happenings for our family.  T.J. has decided to quit his job and be a stay-at-home dad.  We knew his job probably wouldn't work out because his hours are so late and my job can be unpredictable.  His last day is Thursday, and I am so excited.  It will be so nice to have T.J. at home with our son instead of some stranger. 

I am also glad because with them home, I will get to see them a lot more during the day than if Miles was in daycare and T.J. was at work.  For my job I am here half the time and out taking depositions half the time.  For the time that I am home working, it will be so nice to get to see Miles and T.J. during the day!  If a good opportunity becomes available for T.J., he will definitely consider it.  But for now, it's daddy and Miles all day long:)
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Playing Yesterday

I posted the video yesterday of Miles playing but didn't get a chance to upload the pictures. 
So here they are:

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Day 27 (30 Day Blog Challenge)

My worst habit

My worst habit is starting a craft project and not finishing it!  I usually start a project one day when I'm feeling ambitious.  If it takes more than that one day, it's likely it will be hanging around my house for a while waiting for me to get it done.  I don't know why I am so bad about this.  My mom and sister are very good at finishing their craft projects.  Oh, well.  I will always have something to do if I ever get bored.

Fabric flowers that I was going to finish before Keriann came out this last weekend.  I didn't even touch them!

 A Halloween and Christmas rag wreath that I am in the process of making.
 A fake pumpkin to carve with the Bears kit.  Paper plate with the decorations for the wreath.  And under that is a sign to go in Miles' room that will say his name.  This is a real pile up of stuff on the wine rack!
 A sack full of sewn sock monkeys just waiting to be stuffed and finished.
 A shirt I promised to make for Ari.  Ahhhh!  This one stresses me out because I wanted to make it for Ari and my friends but I hate sewing knits.  I will get this done soon.  I just hope it's not too small for him by the time I do!!!
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Day 26 (30 Day Blog Challenge)

Your week in great detail

Well, I really dropped the bomb on this day.  If I was going to tell you about my week, I would seriously have to keep notes all week because I can't remember what I did yesterday.  So I am going to go ahead and just do a normal post:)

Here is a picture of our picture wall.  We got these frames at Ikea a couple weeks ago and I love how they look on the wall!  This weekend we got our professional pictures, so I got a few up on the wall.  I broke the glass in the frame on the left when I was cleaning it, so I need to get that replaced.  The other frames that are empty I plan on filling with either pictures we take or at his next pictures, which will probably be at 3 months. 

Today I read the book Twelve Hours' Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old by Suzy Giordano.  I am excited to start using the tips and techniques.  Hopefully it works!
Part of the plan is playing for the last four hours that Miles is awake. 
Here we are playing with some of Miles' toys.

We are in the process of putting him to sleep right now.  The method is to not use anything really, and have the baby learn to put themselves to sleep.  This will by far be the hardest thing, I think.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 25 (30 Day Blog Challenge)

Your day in great detail

I'm sorry to bore anyone reading this with the mundane tasks of my day today, but I will give the highlights to keep up with the challenge. 
  • Woke up to Miles crying.  T.J. brought him in this morning to snuggle with us.
  • Laid with Miles and relaxed just a little bit longer.
  • Keriann came in and took Miles.
  • Got up and got half ready.
  • Talked to mom on phone.
  • Made cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
  • Looked through the paper.
  • Ran to Wal-Mart to print some pictures and get contact solution with Keriann.
  • Then stopped at a party store to get some decorations for an upcoming event.
  • Last stop was Barnes & Noble to get a book on baby sleep (fingers crossed it works:)
  • Got home.
  • Got scrap fabric picked for Keriann to take home with her to finish a craft project when she gets home.
  • Said farewell to Keriann and Derrick.
  • Took a shower.
  • Gave Miles a bath.
  • Took Miles' 6 week photo.
  • Uploaded pictures from weekend on computer.
  • Did a blog post about weekend.
  • Uploaded pictures onto Facebook.
  • Ate a lunch of leftovers.
  • Worked on job I have out.
  • Put pictures in frames on wall.
  • Broke glass in big picture frame.
  • When glass broke it scared Baxter.  He has a scab on his back from a cyst thing popping.  Getting scared made it bleed and I did some doctoring on him.
  • Uploaded pictures onto Shutterfly.
  • Boiled some eggs.  (It actually went like this:  started water on stove, forgot about water, remembered and water was almost all gone, put more water in pan, cook eggs, put in fridge)
  • Made a card announcement of Miles' birth on Shutterfly and ordered them.
  • Made salads for dinner.
  • Watched Jersey Shore while eating dinner.
  • Finished this blog post.
Then I will:
  • Finish Jersey Shore.
  • Feed Miles.
  • Go to sleep!
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Someone turned 31!

Saturday T.J. turned 31! 
Keriann and Derrick surprised us with breakfast.  What a treat!
 Here is T.J.'s gift from Miles.
 Keriann and Derrick got T.J. a beer sampler with some Red Stripe.  We are going to start drinking it now so we are used to it when we go to Jamaica.
 Among other things, I got T.J. his first pedicure.  He is going to love it!
 Miles snuggling with the birthday boy.
 We met up with Natasha and her family for lunch and a birthday party.  We went to a place called Half Baked Pottery.  They had pottery painting, mosaics, and glass fusion.  I painted a bowl which I am afraid could be very ugly.  T.J. made a cute nightlight for Miles.  I want to go back soon to try the glass fusion.  It's really neat.

Derrick didn't want to make anything, so he was on baby duty.

 T.J.'s nightlight.
 Our beautiful pottery.  Keriann clearly is the best painter.  We have to wait a couple weeks before everything will be done and fired, then I will post the final product pictures.
 Last night Miles tried out his Bumbo for the first time.  I think we will be using this more often!
 Birthday boy and Miles.  He had to wear his I <3 Dad shirt on T.J.'s birthday:)
This outfit is 3 months.  The onesie is a little loose still, but fits pretty good.  He is such a big boy already.
Update on the cupcakes:  So the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes were delicious and I would recommend them!  The oreo cupcakes were a bit much and I wasn't a fan.  Other people liked them but just said they were really rich.
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6 Weeks

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 24 (30 Day Blog Challenge)

Where I Live

Indianapolis, the city where I live.
 There will always be a place in my heart for Des Moines, Iowa, where I went to college and grew up near.  But I am very fond of Indianapolis.  We love all that it has to offer!
 Monument Circle at Christmastime.
 The big race.
 Home Sweet Home!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Fun with Keriann & Derrick

Miles chilling in his swing.

 Auntie Keriann likes to give Mr. Miles lots of attention!
 We went to the pumpkin patch today.  Our lil pumpkin fit right in!
 Keriann & Derrick
 Family picture time!
 Tonight Keriann and I did a little baking.  We wanted to try a couple recipes that we found online.
 Then we made Oreo Cupcakes.
T.J. and Derrick each had a cupcakes, but Keriann and I haven't.  I was too full from dinner, so my review will come tomorrow. 
Derrick said the oreo one was pretty rich.  T.J. tried the cookie dough one and liked it.
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