Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Half Birthday!!

Little man turned 6 months old yesterday! Woohoo!

I just cannot get enough of this sweet baby boy. I feel like almost every day he's doing something new. He babbles non-stop, which is pretty darn cute if you ask me. And he's pretty much sitting up all by himself these days :) We're still working on the eating table food thing. It's not really going as well as I would have hoped. Anyone have any good tips?

We had a couple firsts last week!

Thursday night, we went to Live on the Green at the Public Square in downtown Nashville, where the Wailers headlined. Addison did GREAT! He was completely mesmerized by everything going on. Live on the Green is yet another reason why we LOVE Nashville. It's a free event held on Thursdays. If you live in the Nashville area check out for information on what they've got lined up!

Addison also went to his very first Hockey game!! This Mommy and Daddy LOVE Hockey...and I think little buddy will be following in our footsteps :)

(I made the boys matching Predators it!)

So I've had this really fun yarn from Debbie Bliss in my stash for awhile, just waiting for the perfect project! And this weekend I figured out what I wanted to make...knitted baby pants!! I started looking around for patterns, but then decided to go ahead and just wing it. I finished them this morning, and tried them on the little guy...

This little guy makes anything you put on him look adorable...ha.

My pattern definitely needs a little adjustment, but I'm pretty pleased at how they turned out for my first pair of pants :)

On a sad note, I have had to take a step back from I messed up my ankle a bit, and am now waiting for it to heal before I can get back into my groove.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and enjoy this week ahead of you!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Time for an honest moment...

I'm gonna go off my normal blog path of babies and crafts, and be a little honest today.

The last couple of weeks I've been in a bit of a slump. I've felt so completely unmotivated, unproductive, and well...just gross. All I could muster these two weeks were a few outings, a couple walks, and one measly baby hat...pathetic (Haha). I'm not really sure where this slump came from. It's possible it was partly because Russ was gone for 2 weeks in a row, because lets just be honest, life is a little less fun without him around. I'm also just sick and tired of this stinking baby weight!! I know, i know, 9 months on, 9 months off, but at the rate I've been going it would be well over 9 months before I would shed these extra pounds. I want to fit into my skinny jeans again (the ones WITHOUT elastic...hehe)!! And most importantly, I just want to feel good. Slowly but surely I'm connecting the dots that when I'm eating healthy, exercising, and most importantly in The Word and spending time in prayer...I feel GREAT! And motivated too.

So with the help of the Good Lord, I am turning a new leaf.

First and foremost, I desire to spend more time with God. I want to be in His Word, and in constant conversation.

Second, I really need to start exercising more. The "plan" is to walk and run in the morning (I have a great little route down to Shelby bottoms), then do some good ole 8 min abs, arms, and stretch, and then some Pilates. The past TWO (count it 1, 2!) mornings I took a nice long walk and then a short run...gotta start somewhere. At times I'd say that I LOATHE running, but after I actually do it, it's truly rewarding.

Third, I need to eat better. Not only for myself, but for my little guy too. I have both a sweet and salty tooth. Don't know how that happened, as most people only have one, but I definitely have both. I'm really not much of a cook, so if anyone has some great healthy meal ideas, I'm all ears!

Fourth, I'd really like to get back into crafting. There are so many ideas in my head, and things I want to make. It's time to really dive in and get these things done!

I've started a little prayer/exercise/health/food/craft journal to hopefully help along the way. I don't know about you, but i LOVE journals. I love writing in them. I love finding old journals and reading things I've written years ago. I can't wait to have this one all filled up, and look back at the worn pages and see some real progress.

And that is my honest moment for the day. This is all on the internet now, so I suppose I'll have to stick to it ;) Hope you're finding yourself happy, motivated, and filled with Him!

Food glorious food!

Oh yea...little man had his first tastes of something other then breastmilk this weekend! I can't believe we're feeding him food already?!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ready for fall!

We're ready for fall...

...let the knitting commence!