My Valentine’s gift that Sam made at daycare. It brings me SUCH joy when I look at it.
Boy, it’s been quiet here! Rob’s parents were here last week and things are always a little more busy when they are here. It’s nice though, I like spending time with them and we get a break from worrying about dinner. (we also eat SO much more!!) It was also great because they watch Sam all last week, plenty of time with grandma and grandpa!
Rob and I even got away to Asheville last weekend on a mini day trip. We haven’t been to Asheville since I was pregnant! We ate awesome food as always and our coworker had free tickets to the Biltmore, so we paid a visit there. It was the perfect weekend too because the weather just so warm! And, it was just nice to be with Rob. I missed Sam like crazy, but it’s good and OK to be without him.
Rob and I at the Biltmore.
You can tell spring is just around the corner! Everyone’s getting a little more excited, the sun it staying out a little longer, even trees and the bulb flowers are starting to grow again. I’m excited to work on the house, the front yard and planting a garden again. And with warmer weather comes lots of time outside! Even now on these few warm days we’ve been getting, I’ve been sitting in our backyard with Sam and we’ve been able to walk the dogs. Exciting times ahead!
Pushing like a pro!
Grandma and grandpa went to the kid consignment store and got Sam a few things, including one of those push carts. Imagine my shock when I came home to find him walking and pushing it!! Goodness, my mommy heart can’t take it! Stop growing so fast Sam! But it’s so sweet. He has the most serious look on his face when he’s walking with it, like total concentration, but he’s so proud and happy too.
We’ve also been stepping up his food. With only a couple (less!!) of months till his one year birthday, Rob and I both agreed we need to give him more variety and more finger foods. And for about 2 weeks now, every solid food meal has been him feeding himself. He enjoys it more and it’s also easier for everyone. I try to give him little bits of want I’m eating too. We also introduced meats, we made a toddler friendly turkey loaf and cut it into little pieces. He loves it! I really want to get this book, to help us cook more kid friendly foods. I’ve also noticed, he’s becoming a bit picky on his foods. If there’s something extra yummy in his mix of foods (like mangoes), he’ll cry if I don’t keep giving it to him. It’s funny though because once he’s really into his meal, he doesn’t get as picky.
Exercise wise, I’m doing ok. From the snow storm one week and Rob’s parents last week, I kind of got a little lax. I exercised most days, but somedays not the entire workout. This week I’m getting back on track and even am doing week 4 over again, but taking it at my own pace. I’m at the weights and toning portion of my schedule and I’m really liking it. I ask Rob if he sees a difference in me yet and he said that I do look more fit! I haven’t weighed myself and won’t until the end. My clothes do feel a bit better, but I think I’ve come to the conclusion that my hips are different and my old pants may not fit the same if at all, oh well!
With Sam’s birthday looming (nooooo!!) I realized that I have NOT worked on his little scrapbook/smash book that I got. So as a way to relax and wind down at night, I’ve began working on it again. With that, I’ve been looking at photos of Sam when he was just so small and it’s amazing, sad and crazy all at the same time!! My mind can’t compute that Sam was ever that small, but he was!
I’ve also been reading too! (aka, doing stuff other that iPad and tv) I just finished The Flight of the Silvers (omg! love! and rob’s finally reading it after much harassing and the author is super cool and has tweeted with me). Now I’m reading Ender’s Game again after watching the movie. It’s very interesting reading books again that you’ve read when you were much younger. It’s almost like reading a new book because time, experiences and views have changed the way you look at things. Seriously, I highly recommend it! Pick a book that you know and love from when you were younger, a book the might’ve been a little over your head and read it again. You’ll be surprised to see how the book has changed.