Wednesday, December 30, 2009

He's 8 Months Old Today!!!

My baby boy is 8 months old today....and finally I'm not a day late posting about it. Scott is now pulling himself up to standing and crawling all over the place. We bought another baby gate for the bottom of the stars since he has curiously wondered over to them and started climbing up them. He loves to play with all of his toys, of course not one really holds his interest longer then a few minutes. We started him on some thirds for food and he has also had some "regular" food. He can use a sippy cup for his juice and water. He is growing so fast and it is just so unbelievable that only 8 months ago I was holding him in my arms for the first time.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Daddy's Laundry Helper

I'm Late but....Merry Christmas

Christmas has come and gone and I must say that my family was very blessed this year. After three and a half celebrations we came home with lots of gifts and memories. Our first celebration took place on Christmas Eve at my mother-in-laws home. Our nieces and nephews opened and then played with their gifts. Pizza is the tradition for dinner. Scotty took home some hefty gifts including a Fisher Price Learning Farm, and a Zebra that you can ride on.

We celebrated our first Christmas with Scotty the next morning. He opened the gifts that we got him (well open is such a big word). He more or less climbed on top of the boxes and then beat on the boxes. We got him a penguin that wobbles, a sports center toy and wooden blocks.

We then headed south to my mom's house where we joined up with my brothers, my sister-in-law, my mom and her boyfriend. Scotty once again received lots of toys and clothes. He seemed to enjoy the time spent here.

That evening we went to my Dad's house. My dad and his girlfriend took care of Scotty again. We went home with several gifts after the Christmas holiday. So many we just aren't sure where to put them all.

Monday, December 21, 2009

WW, My Little Bro and Meeting Santa

First of all, I am extremely sad that Weight Watchers has ended at work. Our leader was unable to make our last meeting so we didn't get to weigh-in. There are other options such as going to an off-site location or just hoping that a new group starts in the new year. The problem is that we are moving to two new locations in January and it will split our group. Rumor has it though that another group that is coming to our location had a group as well. Personally I find it so much easier for myself with my WW group at work.

This weekend my little brother Sam came for Christmas from Vet school. Lucky kid, he goes to school on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. He said he is ready to come home and has even put in for a transfer to a state school. I think it would be fun to go to school on an island and live in 90 degree weather but he has his reasons. He stayed with us for the weekend and helped my hubby put up our garage door opener. I'm glad we got to spend this time with him, as after Christmas he will be on his way to hang out with his girlfriend Christine in Philly.

Scotty got to meet Santa this past weekend. He didn't seem to mind sitting on the big guy's lap, in fact he didn't fuss one bit. He just stared at him and even cracked a smile.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oh Lordy...I'm Not Sure If I'm Ready for This Yet

This past weekend marked some milestones for my little guy. He decided that he would learn to crawl.....completely crawl not the launch and go method he was using. He goes so much faster with the full crawl. I just can't believe it.

Also he is pulling himself started with just the knees and now he pulls up to standing. He loves standing by our sliding glass doors and next to his Sesame Street cart. I am still in awe at how much he is growing and how fast time goes by. It really just seems like yesterday that we brought Scott home and we had no idea what to do next.....who am I kidding we still don't know whats going to happen next. But I must say it has been a blast so far and Scott is such a great little boy. He is only going to provide us with surprises.

A New Car

So after 5 years it was time to turn in my car and get a new one. Actually, we had been spending so much money fixing the ol' girl up every year that it was getting silly and plus we needed more space. I apparently developed an emotional attachment to my 2000 Grand Prix and after much thought decided it was due to the fact that this car meant something to me. It was the first time I had gotten a loan on my own, no co-signer needed and I paid it off. I worked hard to pay it off and was able to spend at least a year and half without a car payment.

We made the trek to CarMax and got an appraisal on my car and searched for our new vehicle. After test driving a mini van, a Buick Rendezvous and a Chrysler Pacifica, we decided on the Pacifica. I love it!! It is very basic and so roomy. The back is perfect for our beagles to lay around and the back seat is big enough for Scott and two adults. The picture makes it look darker then it is, but it is a midnight blue color.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I Had A DATE!!!

With my hubby that is. He decided last week that we needed to go out, just the two of us. He set up the babysitter and we hit the town yesterday afternoon. We went to the movies and saw The Blindside. Excellent movie if you haven't gotten the chance to see it. I starts out rather sad, but you know it is going to turn out great. It's not centered around football so for those that may not want to see it because of that..don't worry.

We then made a short trip across the street to World Market so I could buy a small gift for my supervisor at work. While there we made a beeline to the wine section. Ever since we bought our little wine fridge my hubby claims he is turning into a wine lover. So proceeded to purchase 6 bottles of wine of various types.

After shopping we went to eat at On The Border, a Mexican-style restaurant. They have some of our favorite chips and salsa. I ordered an avocado grilled enchilada and it was tasty. I think it needed a little kick, but I like my food spicy. Bill had southwest tacos which were equally as tasty with the fried onions on top.

It was so much fun to go out with my husband by ourselves. We decided that we needed to make it at least a monthly thing. I wonder where he will take me next??

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weight Watchers, New DVD and Spending the Day with My Baby

We have one week left with our WW leader at work. Hopefully we will be able to continue when the new year starts but the bad news is that we are moving to new buildings and we may not have enough people at one location. I know that there are several ladies that have mentioned continuing at our new location so hopefully we can recruit more members or we will have enough.

I wasn't going to go to the meeting as Thanksgiving weekend took its toll on me. But the more I thought about it and with the urging of my co-worker Kathy, I went to weight in. I nervously stepped on the scale and was so happy to find that I had only gained 0.4 lb. I think that is good despite the fact that my mom was up the entire weekend and I don't think I had one healthy meal.

While shopping for some Christmas presents at Borders I came across the fitness DVD section. I had been longing for a good yoga DVD. I was doing yoga twice a week in a small private class before I found out I was pregnant last year. I loved it! I have since moved away from that town and I don't have the time to make it to a local yoga class. While browsing the DVDs I came across The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga. I came home and tried it and I felt much better the next day. I bragged about it so much that my-coworker is going to borrow it too.

I got to spend the entire day with my baby boy today!!!! We had so much fun. We went to his swim class, which he is starting to love more and more each day. After class we came home, had lunch and both of us took a 2 hour nap. We got up and ran some errands, came home and waited for Bill to come home. It doesn't matter what we do I just love spending time with Scotty!!! He just makes my day.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Seven Months Already?!?!?

Yesterday my little guy turned 7 months old. He is growing so fast and he just makes my heart melt. He is weighing in at around 18 lbs and is 27.5 inches long. He is crawling around and I'm fairly certain his first tooth is going to be popping through anytime.

Happy 7 Month Birthday Little Man!!!