Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HOG MDA 2014

TJ was not able to ride in the poker run ths year because of his ear surgery, but we bought raffle tickets (only 6) and went to Tyme Out after for the drawings. We won 4 bottles of oil, a necklace and earring set and service for our car. Here are some pictures..

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Because I'm Cranky!!!

This is one of Peanut's my favorite outfits.....



Because often he is a cranky pants!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

30 Days, Again

I am going to participate in the 30 Days of Lists challenge again. It will be my 4th time. I am pretty sure I did not finish the last one because it was in my first month or 2 of pregnancy and I had no energy lol. I wrote all the topics down, though, so I can go back and finish them. I am also pretty sure I slacked off in sharing them here.

That reminds me -- I totally need to photograph and share all the PL pages I did at a crop last weekend!!

Anyway, I did the last 2 list challenges in a SmashBook but for this one I am going to incorporate it in my Project Life on 3x5 cards. I plan to do it that way from now on. I will get the list topics ahead of time and will prepare them for each day in September here on the blog! When I have some time I will make the cards up. But I will have them here to reference. That is my plan.

I also plan to participate in Ali Edwards' A Week in the Life challenge (I really ought to have some links for these but I am too tired) next month. My plan for that is to make a short list of things I did each day on 3x5 cards and then have a photo collage of the day. That will also go in my PL.

So, creatively, that is what am planning on doing in September. Plus another crop to catch up PL and do Jonathon's baby book and scrapbook. And finish up my pregnancy scrapbook.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Just Some Stuff Going On

Between work and playing and taking care of Peanut it is hard to blog as much as I would like. I thought I would post a little update here as to what is happening in our lives.

Well the big news is that at 10 weeks of age on August 19, 2014 Peanut said his first word!!! It was "hello". I was stunned. I was able to get him to say it again imitating me and he will say it on his own daily. I know there is no cognitive meaning behind it (he does not know it is a greeting); he just put sounds together and happened to make a word!! That is really cool. He is also outgrowing his 0-3 month clothes faster than he outgrew his newborns :( I am bummed because most of it is so cute.

As for me, I started work last week and for the most part I am loving it! I have one kiddo I am primarily assigned to this year and he is awesome! Of course there are challenges, too, but overall he is a joy :) I am also mostly in one classroom with a teacher I love, but I go to a different class for reading (with another teacher i love) and get some one on one time with my assigned kiddo. I will be working one on one with another, too on something specific so that will be cool. Just enough variety. Oh and my day breaks down really well. I do morning line up of course and lunch recess as usual, but it has changed this year. We also do a morning recess as a class. I feel like the days go by fast. Oh and for the first time in 6 1/2 years of working there i actually went down and saw what the basement looks like lol. I really never had a reason to go down before so on my first day back I checked it out and it is HUGE! And really well organized! Oh, I also bought a whistle for line up and recess :)

TJ had his follow up appointment on Thursday and was cleared to go back to work. He still cannot ride his motorcycle, though :(

Scout has been going outside off leash and loving it. Sometimes he goes a little too far and does not hear me call, but on the second check he comes running :) Sometimes Henry is out and they play or just relax together.

So that is what is going on. I will share more pictures soon, too.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Currently 8-22-14

Watching: Big Brother!! Jeopardy. News

Reading: Last Night at Chateau Marmont and Always Watching?

Listening: laundry in dryer

Creating or Cooking: fried potatoes and bacon, cucumber tomato salad, ritz crusted salmon, Rice a roni

Feeling: pretty good but tired lol

Planning: bedroom and craftroom cleaning tomorrow, hopefully

Loving: my baby said his first word -- HELLO !!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Peanut at 2 Months

Peanut had his 2 month check up last week. He is 9 lbs 6oz. That means he is only in the 3rd percentile so he is underweight. The doctor's advice was to just feed him often, which we do. I suspect he has a fast metabolism like his daddy used to. He is 23 1/4 inches which puts him in the 50th percentile. Yay.

He seems to be on track for everything else such as smiling, but one thing he is advanced at his speech!! He is babbling and making sounds already at 2 months!! Typically that doesn't start until 4 months. Looks like we will have a little talker on our hands!!!

Here are some pictures of Peanut in his my favorite outfit



and a Squishy Face!!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

ManCat Monday with Protector Scout

Hi Friends! Sorry I didn't post last week (oh wait, I did!), but I have great responsibilities here. In addition to helping take care of my brother I must guard and protect my family. And from what you may ask????? From the evil gray tabby that comes around some nights!!! I do not know what his deal is, but I do not trust him and I let him know!! Even though he is outside and I am in I fake attack through the door and sound my warrior cry!!! Unfortunately I scared daddy with that the other night. But rest assured he will nt be getting to my family!

I still hang out with my best friend, Henry. He likes to come over and hang on the patio and bird watch with me



We also play and have adventures. But guess what?? Henry wears clothes!! He lets sister dress him in a doll shirt!! He is nuts.