Monday, May 25, 2009

From Allison's Mouth...

A little background info: Allison gets timeout for disobeying. She always gets a warning first, however. So often, at our house you'll hear Brian or I give a warning, ("Allison, you need to sit down in your highchair or you get a timeout.), then start to count to three to give her a chance to decide to listen.

So, here's what we heard during breakfast on Sunday morning a few minutes after a warning she obeyed:

Allison: "One, Two... timeout!"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Heads up!

Look how strong he is... and yes, that is spit-uppy drool hitting my shirt the moment this photo was taken. Such is life of a mommy, right?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baby Weight

I'm faily lucky... baby weight comes off my fairly easily... for the most part. At 6 weeks post-partum now, I've lost 25 pounds and I'm back to wearing my regular jeans. But I've still got 8 or 10 pounds to go... and these 8 or 10 are the tough ones. Those 10 pounds is the weight I put on in 3 years of marriage. Allison was 8 months old before I was able to get them off compeltely and get back to my wedding weight (first time since my first anniversary!)... and South Beach helped me do that. Since I'm nursing Carter, I really can't do South Beach.

So, instead, running shoes.

In the last week I've had the extreme urge to own running shoes, which I don't wear on a daily basis at all. I haven't worn tennis shoes of any variety on a daily basis (or even a regular basis for anything but excercise) since the 9th grade. I want them to run in. I'm hoping that I'll have the will-power to get up and go jogging after Carter's morning feeding. I'm hoping that that will-power will get the last of my baby weight off before the end of the summer.

Thats my goal... 10 pounds gone by the end of August. Maybe I'll try to report here weekly... or biweekly to help keep me honest and accountable. Now all I need is a running partner to keep me getting out of the house for a jog around 7. Anyone near me game?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Smiley Boy

Carter started smiling on Friday, May 1st... his 5-week day (he's advanced!).

It took us a little while to get a picture of it. Isn't his smile cute? This hardly even shows it well... when he gets in a smiling mood he's all huge, full face smiles. They are adorable! In comparision, this is tiny, hardly-a-smile-at-all smile... but its still cute.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Toddler Ink

Allison's new hip method of tattooing, made especially for toddlers. No actual ink necessary!

Monday, May 11, 2009

5 Years

Five years and two kids later, I only love you more. Happy anniversary, Brian! Here's to many more...